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

Learn more about the parish

News & What's On

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


Check for planning information affecting the parish

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

Retro Fit

October 31, 2023

Unlock a warmer and greener home with the Low Carbon Community Project. This autumn and winter, Tewkesbury Borough are inviting homeowners to receive bespoke guidance from experts on upgrading heatingsystems, insulation, windows, lighting, and more to lower energy bills and keepcosts down.Places are limited, so apply ASAP! Find out more, and register for the project


Crown Close

October 26, 2023

As of 9th November Crown Close and its associated footpaths will be closed while the new Rooftops development takes place.

Christmas Light Switch On 2023

September 19, 2023

Bishop’s Cleeve is holding its Christmas Lights Switch on Event on Saturday 18th November. The event attracts thousands of local residents to the centre of the village. This year the event will have a stage with free entertainment, open air market, food vendors and activities on The Green including a Father Christmas and Reindeer. The event will be free to attend. The craft market will be held in the car park of Cleeve Hall (Vistry). We want to make sure attendees have a wide selection of arts,crafts, gifts, games, entertainment, activities and food and refreshment stallsto browse and purchase goods from.‍ Links to the forms can be found on clicking the link below. All forms must be returned with the relevant supporting documents to admin@bishopscleeveparishcouncil.gov.uk by the 18th October.

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Gotherington Lane Update

September 15, 2023

Following a discussion with the Highways representative for Gloucestershire North, we can confirm that the roadworks on Gotherington Lane will continue until at least September 21st, but could run until the end of the month. This is partly due to water pipes having to be re-laid, which had not been originally anticipated. We have discussed the residents concerns about the layout of the junction with Vale Road, and these issues are being taken back to the Highways Department. Any updates will be issued on this page as soon as we are made aware of them.

Stoke Road Surgery Patient Participation Group Newsletter

September 11, 2023

Stoke Road Surgery Patient Participation Group have released their Summer 2023 newsletter. Please feel free to read it below.‍


Dog Fouling

August 31, 2023

Do you know you can be fined for failure to remove dog faeces? Tewkesbury Borough Council have a Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control which can be found on the link below.

Public Space Protection Order (Dog Control)

Community Connexions

April 25, 2023

Community Connexions are looking for volunteer drivers to enable them to help more members of our community. The charity help many local residents by providing vital transport to people. This helps people retain their independence and tackle loneliness from social and rural isolation. Connexions rely on volunteers to help deliver their services and without volunteers they wouldn’t be able to take people shopping, to visit their loved ones or to health appointments. They are in urgent need of volunteer drivers in the local area. Expenses are paid and you can give as little or as much time as you have. Some volunteers give a few hours a week, others are nearer full time. Interested? To find out more please look at https://communityconnexions.org.uk/volunteer email info@communityconnexions.org.uk or call 0345 6805029.

Stoke Road Surgery Patient Participation Group Newsletter

April 11, 2023

Stoke Road Surgery Patient Participation Group have released their spring 2023 newsletter. Please feel free to read it on the link below.

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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.‍