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

Neighbourhood Development Plan - Time's Running Out

September 5, 2022

The second Neighbourhood Development Plan questionnaire is now available. Please complete this and have your say on how our village develops over the next decade. Any member of your household aged 16 years and over is eligible to complete this questionnaire. A separate business questionnaire has been posted to local businesses.  Paper copies for both questionnaires can be obtained from the parish office. Please contact Claire at planning@bishopscleeveparishcouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01242 674440. To complete these questionnaires online please follow the link below.

Online Questionnaire links

Homelands Community Building

July 12, 2022

The Parish Council is pleased to have received confirmation that Vistry will commence the building of the long awaited new Community Building on land off Gotherington Lane in August this year. This build is scheduled to last for 11 months meaning the new building should be available from Autumn 2023. The Parish Council has worked hard alongside Vistry and Tewksbury Borough Council for over two years to get this project to the point where we will all soon see a new community building for Bishop’s Cleeve taking shape. We want to thank all parties for working together to get this much needed new facility to the point of commencement. The Parish Council will take ownership of the new Community Building when it is completed, so if you are interested in looking at the plans or want to enquire about hiring the rooms in the Community Building from late next year, please contact the Parish Office on 01242 674440 or email clerk@bishopscleeveparishcouncil.gov.uk

Bishops Cleeve Street Fair

June 9, 2022

Please be aware that due to the Bishops Cleeve Street Fair, Church Road will be closed between 07:30 and 18:30 on Sunday 12th June. For more details please see


Young Persons Award 2022

April 8, 2022

The Parish Council has launched its annual Young People’s Award to highlight the achievements of young people in Bishop’s Cleeve. The Council recognises that many younger people in the community make a valuable contribution, particularly during the last 2 years, and wishes to mark this with an award. Examples of behaviour which would be considered include volunteering, fundraising, being a carer, overcoming a barrier including illness or disability or helping others. There are five categories: 6-13 years, 14-19 years, 19-25 years, Group and a Special Recognition Award. Each winner will receive a £100 voucher of their choice, with a £50 voucher for the runner up, as well as medals &framed certificates. If you know of anyone who deserves an award, please complete a nomination form which is available https://forms.office.com/r/TAv7qpfnCw or paper copies can be found in the Parish Office. Alternatively, contact the Parish Office or email clerk@bishopscleeveparishcouncil.gov.uk. All nominees must live within the parish at the time of their nomination. The closing date is 30th June 2022.

Jubilee Memorial Badge

April 8, 2022

Bishop's Cleeve Parish Council are offering those under 18 a memorial badge for the Queens 70th Jubilee. Please complete this form for each child if you would like to receive a badge. The closing date for applications is 2nd May 2022. https://forms.office.com/r/LD54CNUP4J

Peter Richmond

March 9, 2022

It was with great sadness that the Parish Council learnt, on Thursday evening, of the sudden death of Councillor Peter Richmond. Peter had been a parish councillor for 23 years, having joined the Council in 1997 following a period as a member of Swindon Village Parish Council. During his time as a Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Councillor, Peter was very active and was heavily involved in bringing the Sports Field, Pavilion and Bowls Club to fruition and was then instrumental in the building of the current Parish Office and Garden. Both projects lay testament to his dedication to his community. Peter will be sorely missed by his fellow councillors, the Council staff and the community whose environment he spent many years helping to improve. The Council’s thoughts are with his family ad friends at this very difficult time.

Bishop’s Cleeve Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!

January 24, 2022

Bishop’s Cleeve Platinum Jubilee Celebrations! Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council invites our whole community to come together in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, across the extended Bank Holiday weekend, from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. We wish to celebrate our Queen’s extraordinary service to Great Britain, and at the same time memorialise our own community, its growth and change over the last 70 years. We need your help to make this weekend the mostmemorable of celebrations! 

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Help with council tax for those hit by Covid

January 21, 2022

Households in Tewkesbury Borough who are in exceptional financial difficulty could be eligible for a reduction in their council tax bill. Tewkesbury Borough Council aims to reduce council tax for those adversely affected by Covid-19 and is now inviting applications to its Council Tax Hardship Fund. This reduction is a one-off discount which will be applied directly to successful claimants’ council tax accounts, reducing the amount they have to pay. Council tax payers do not need to be on low income to qualify; the only criterion is that they must have experienced financial hardship because of the pandemic, even if this was only temporary. Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for finance and asset management, Councillor Robert Vines, said: “The Covid pandemic has had a devastating effect on many people's finances, so I'm very pleased that this Hardship Fund will allow us to go some way towards offsetting their losses by offering those affected a reduction in their council tax bill. "I’d encourage anyone who has been impacted by Covid to check if they are eligible for this financial help.” Applications are open now with a closing date of Sunday, 6 February. To apply for council tax hardship relief,

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January 20, 2022

Please be aware that Gloucestershire County Council intend to temporarily close the B4634 Old Gloucester Road and C83 Stoke Road to carry out carriageway patching works. The road is expected to be closed from 07:00 on the 14th February 2022 until 19:00 onthe 31st March 2022 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk. ‍