East Harptree Parish Council is a civil local authority in Bath and North East Somerset. A parish council is the lowest tier of local government but the closest point of contact for the local community. As an elected corporate body, it has variable tax-raising powers and is responsible for the civil parish, which includes East Harptree village and Coley.
The next parish council meeting will now be Tuesday September 21st and will be in The Theatre, East Harptree. During the pandemic, emergency legislation allowed us to meet virtually via Zoom, but this legislation ended on May 6th. Meetings from May 6th must be in person, but the ability to actually hold meetings has been restricted by more general Covid regulations as we came out of lockdown.
Due to the continuation of Covid restrictions, the Parish Council had to cancel its June and July meetings, and due to the high number of Covid cases locally at present (July), we have decided to postpone the meeting on August 3rd. The September meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 21st, when hopefully it will be safe to meet indoors again and we will be able to continue with our monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
The parish council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at The Theatre, East Harptree. If you’d like to raise a matter, please contact the clerk. The agenda for the next meeting will be published by the previous Thursday, three clear day before the meeting. Public participation is limited to 15 minutes.
Agenda for the next meeting will be posted here and the village noticeboard by Thursday 16th September.
Minutes of Last Meeting
For any further information please contact the Parish Clerk, Sarah-Jane Streatfeild-James : email@example.com
Parish Council Actions
A parish council is only as relevant as the actions it takes and over the past five years the council has
made a number of decisions on behalf of the community. These include downsizing eight, planned
four plus-bed houses to two- and three-bed houses, and awarding an annual grant of £2,000 to East
Harptree playing fields for maintenance.
See all decisions made
Latest Coronavirus Information
Please see the BANES website for the latest coronavirus news and health advice.
For closer-to-home coronavirus updates, please visit the East Harptree Village Neighbour Aid
Coronavirus and the Parish Council
The Coronavirus Emergency and the Government’s limit on the size of gatherings means that the
Parish Council is unable to meet. At its meeting on 17th March 2020, councillors agreed a Business
Continuity Motion to allow the council to function during these difficult times. Matters concerning
the Parish Council should initially be directed to the parish clerk or any councillor. This website will
be updated to advise parishioners of decisions taken by the parish council during the period in
accordance with the Business Continuity Motion.
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