Welcome to Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council

This website provides information about the work of Bishop's Cleeve Parish Council together with local information and news. Bishop's Cleeve is a large village in Gloucestershire, lying within Tewkesbury Borough. The Parish is divided into three wards which each have serving Parish Councillors in addition to the elected Borough and County Councillors.

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About the Council

We are part of a 3-tiered system of local government comprising the Gloucester County Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council and Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council.

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The Village

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News & What's On

Catch up on parish news and upcoming events and activities in the village


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Local Directory

Find links to local organisations

A comprehensive list of useful contacts within your Parish, and its surrounding areas.

Community Provision

See how the Parish Council supports the community

The Parish Council considers ways in which it can support and work with the community through the Community Committee which meets every month.

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Bishop's Cleeve Parish & Council News

Browning Tree

March 27, 2023

It is with regret that we have to announce that the Browning Tree located at the junction of Station Road and School Road is scheduled to be felled on March 27th and 28th. This horse chestnut tree was gifted to the Parish by Mr. James Browning, a publican from Cheltenham, who used to spend his leisure hours at the Kings Head. The tree originally stood on the village green outside the Kings Head pub, but was relocated after the First World War, when the war memorial was erected (this too, was subsequently relocated to its current position at the top of ChurchRoad). A metal framed wooden seat wasplaced around the tree and this has now been relocated to the Parish Gardens,where the seats have been replaced using old pews from St. Michaels and All Angels Church. Unfortunately, the tree now has significant die-back in the crown and some disease in the trunk and as such, poses a risk to safety given its close proximity to overheadwires, passing traffic and near-by properties.‍

Thinking of Becoming a Parish Councillor?

March 16, 2023

For more information please click on the image above. Pop along to our workshop on the 21st March where you can speak to our councillors and discover more

Finlay Way Play Park

March 3, 2023

Bishops Cleeve Parish Council are pleased to announce that the Finlay Way Play Park is now open after its recent redevelopment works. We hope you all enjoy the play park. Please do pop down and take a look. We would love to hear any feedback. If you do share pictures please ensure that you have permission to do so.‍

Race Week 2023 Road Closure Notices

March 3, 2023

Please see the road closures planned for raceweek.‍ Should you have any further queries regarding this closure, please contact the Gloucestershire Highways helpline 08000 514 514.

Road Closures

Parish Councillor Work Shop

March 3, 2023

Bishop's Cleeve Parish Council are holding an informal workshop for residents of Bishops Cleeve who would like to know more about the council and how to become part of it. The workshop will be attended by some of our councillors and you will be free to ask questions to find out how you can join the team.We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 21st March at 7pm.

Skate Park Design Pop In

March 2, 2023

Everyone is welcome to pop in and see the designs for the new skate park coming to Cheltenham Road Sports Field.Please join us on Wednesday 22nd March between 6pm and 7pm to let us know your thoughts.

Take Part in the Fun Day 2023

March 2, 2023

Bishops Cleeve Parish Council are on the look out for things to make this years Fun Day bigger and better than before. We are looking for: Family Entertainment Musical Entertainment Volunteers to help on the day Stall holders Food Vendors If you have any ideas, reccomendations or want to take part yourself please email us at admin@bishopscleeveparishcouncil.gov.uk We look forward to hearing from you.

Temporary Closure of Public Bridal Way

February 15, 2023

Gloucestershire County Council intends to make an Order to temporarily close the public bridal ways AUC17, CHS1, CHS2, ABC26 & ABC27 AND 50341. The Order will come into force on the 18th March 2023 and it is anticipated that the lengths of public highway will be closed until 30th April 2023 or, for up to six months until completion of the works.

More details here

Rural services Network

February 1, 2023

The Rural Services Network in partnership with the Citizens Advice is running a Rural Cost of Living Household Survey and they want your responses. Results from the survey will build on the Rural Cost of Living research they commissioned last year and help them to lobby Government Departments, MPs and other policy makers for a fairer deal for rural communities. The survey will run until 31 March 2023.

Survey Link