East Harptree Parish Council
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Welcome to the East Harptree Parish Council website where you will find information about council meetings including minutes and agenda, details of annual budgets and financial information, planning and place making plan information and councillors contact details.
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EAST HARPTREE PARISH 

The parish sits below the Mendips on the south side of the Chew Valley and includes the hamlet of Coley. The village has a primary school, church, public house and village club, hall and theatre. It is suggested that the name derives from the old English word "hartreg" meaning grey hollow. Alternatively it is mentioned in the 1086 Doomsday Book as "Harpetreu" meaning "The military road by the wood."

Among the places of interest are in the Parish are Harptree Court, until recently the setting for the Great British Bake Off, the ruins of Richmont Castle beseiged in 1138, visited by King John in 1205 and demolished by Sir Henry Newton during the reign of Henry VIII, the nearby Harptree Combe, Eastwood Manor and Farm, St Lawrences Church and the Clock Tower gifted to the village in 1897 by Mr W W Kettlewell to mark the 60 year reign of Queen Victoria.

East Harptree along with West Harptree and Hinton Blewitt form the Mendip ward of Bath and North East Somerset District Council with an elected councillor, currently Cllr Tim Warren. The local MP is Jacob Rees - Mogg who represents the constituency of North East Somerset.

The Parish Council maintains an email contact list to notify parishioners of forthcoming events and to pass on information about Parish Council business, planning applications, information from BANES and the like. If you would like to receive this information please email the Parish Clerk with your contact details.


The next scheduled Parish Council meeting is on 17th October 2017, 7.30pm at The Theatre. The agenda is now on the Meetings page.

                Welcome to Pam Lambert-Carver who has joined the Parish Council - her contact details are on the Contact the Parish Council page. 
                                   

The Parish Council is pleased to confirm that the nomination of The Waldegrave Arms as an Asset of Community Value has been confirmed. Full details  can be found on the Village News & Events page
 
 

The Accounts and Annual Return for the year to 31st March 2017 are now available on the  
Budgets and Finances page.
 

Parking around the village. 
There have been a number of instances recently where vehicles have been parked badly causing inconvenience and obstruction to other road users and pedestrians. This is a particular problem around the junction of High Street and Middle Street. More worryingly, there have been two incidents where an emergency vehicle and the road gritting lorry have been unable to pass parked cars at the top of Church Lane. The Parish Council asks all residents to show consideration to others when parking and to keep all roads clear to allow energency and service vehicles to pass. After all, it may be you who needs the emergency vehicle one day.

This website is being rebuilt and content will be added over the next few weeks, please bear with us.




The Parish Clerk, Alan Butcher, can be contacted by telephone (o1749 870358) or email to eastharptreeparishcouncil@gmail.com