Stowey Sutton Parish Council

Stowey Sutton Parish Council

The Stowey Sutton Parish Council comprises several councillors & employs a part-time Clerk. We manage and fund a range of activities including maintenance of Parish Council owned common land and the playgrounds and the inspection and maintenance of trees.

We also review and comment on all planning applications within the parish; coordinate with Bath & NE Somerset Council on issues that affect the parish and help deal with local issues raised by parishioners.

You are welcome to contact your Parish Councillors about any local issue of concern. Their contact details can be found on the Your Councillors page. You may also contact Sue Heathman, the Parish Clerk, by email or post. You are invited to attend Parish Council meetings which are held at the Methodist Hall in Bishop Sutton. Prior to the start of each meeting there is always an open surgery for members of the public to raise any issues of concern they may have. Details about forthcoming meetings can be found on the Agenda page & the records of previous meeting can be found on the Minutes page.

Surface Dressing

B&NES are currently in the process of pre-patching this year’s surface dressing sites ahead of this year’s main surface dressing programme. There are a few remedial sites on this year’s programme to pick up defects from last year’s programme which are covered by a two year guarantee.

Click Here for some additional literature on the process.

The process is heavily weather dependent and, as B&NES are utilising a specialist sub-contractor, they will not only be impacted by any adverse weather during their works window but potentially prior to the programme start date should the contractor experience delays elsewhere.

Programme of works

Call for Sites

Stowey Sutton Parish Council are seeking sites available for purchase to develop for recreational purposes in Bishop Sutton.

Any sites offered will be further considered by the Parish Council before any offer is made. Please contact the Clerk, Jenny Howell, on 07902 906 993 or by email

Flower Festival: Going for Gold

Chew Valley Flower Decoration Society is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. As a member of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) one of the societies main aims is to raise money for various charities and this year is no exception. Proceeds from the weekend will be going to the societies chosen charity for this year, The Children’s Hospice South West and also to Holy Trinity’s upkeep.

There is to be a Flower Festival entitled “Going for Gold” in celebration of the occasion, to be held in Holy Trinity Church, Bishop Sutton, BS39 5XD on 24th and 25th June 2017. This will be staged by members of the main society, members of Chew Valley Junior Flower Club, children from Bishop Sutton Junior School, Bishop Sutton Pre-school and Forest club and members of the church. The festival will feature flowers depicting the five decades from the late 1960’s to contemporary designs and much more.

Friday 23rd June Preview 7 pm tickets £6 to include a glass of wine

Saturday 24th June 10.30am – 5.30pm. Storytelling at 11.30a.m. and 3.30p.m. approx

Sunday 25th June 10.30am – 3.30pm

On Sunday evening a Finale concert by “Vox in Frox” at 7pm tickets £10 to include a glass of wine

There will be light refreshments available during the festival, also plants, cakes, produce, cards and crafts. There will also be a Grand Draw with excellent prizes

Details from Diane Clark 01275 333047 Email:
Janet Warden 01275 332321 Email:

Click here to download the poster.

Exercise of Public Rights Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017

Click here to download the Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2017.

Click here to download the Exercise of Public Rights Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017.

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