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

Christmas Opening Times

December 14, 2021

Please be aware that the Parish office will be closed 12pm 24th Decemberuntil 9am January 4th We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year‍

Environmental Sub-Committee

November 30, 2021

Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, joining Gloucestershire County Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council in this declaration. This autumn, with face-to-face Parish Council meetings re-enabled, the Council has formed a Environmental Sub-Committee. This sub-committee will consist of 7 Parish Councillors and up to 7 non-councillors, individuals drawn from the local community, because of the expertise, energy, and enthusiasm they provide in matters of climate, green energy and protecting our local environment. The aims of the Environmental Sub-Committee for Bishop’s Cleeve are: a. To promote green initiatives to our community c. To encourage and support recycling and green energy/lifestyle initiatives d. To grow community awareness and engagement with local environmental projects This sub-committee will only succeed in these aims with the involvement of local experts to ensure we are focused on what matters most to Bishop’s Cleeve. Please do consider joining us if you think you can add relevant expertise and enthusiasm to our activity. Anyone interested in joining this sub-committee should email councillorwilliams@bishopscleeveparishcouncil.gov.uk in the first instance.

Stoke Road, Stoke Orchard

November 22, 2021

Stoke Road will be closed to through traffic between Bishops Cleeve and Stoke Orchard to allow for installing of a new drainage pipe.

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Road Works Bulletin

October 8, 2021

Please be aware of the road works affecting the Parish this week can be found


Council joins Recycle Your Electricals campaign after launching new collection service

September 23, 2021

Tewkesbury Borough Council has joinedthe nationwide Recycle Your Electricals campaign to encourage residentsof Tewkesbury Borough to take advantage of its new kerbside collection servicefor small electricals. Small electricals are one of thefastest growing waste streams in the UK so the council has joined over 80 localauthorities across the UK to participate in Material Focus’s campaign tosignificantly reduce the amount of electrical equipment going to waste.

For more details please click here

Improvements to the Security of Council Owned Open Spaces

August 4, 2021

As part of the Council’s consideration on how to improve the security of our open spaces and accepting that simply enclosing areas is not the answer, we would like to ask you, the community, whether you have any ideas / suggestions on how these areascould be secured / redesigned to prevent these events reoccurring. If you have any ideas, please do pass them on by either responding to the social media post, emailing clerk@bishopscleeveparishcounci.gov.uk or coming along to the Parish Garden on Saturday 7th August from 10am to discuss your thoughts with councillors.

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Temporary Closure to Part of Gotherington Lane

July 21, 2021

Gloucestershire County Council intend to temporarily close part of Gotherington Lane. It will be closed from its junction with Sunrise Avenue to outside the property known as Homelands Farm for approximately 550 metres. The road is expected to be closed from 23rd August 2021 until 13th December 2021 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk. For more information

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Tewkesbury Borough Council boroughwide Community Governance Review.

July 9, 2021

Tewkesbury Borough Council is conducting a boroughwide Community Governance Review. The purpose of the review is to enable the council to consider what, if any, changes are needed to parish arrangements. For more information


Cleeve Club is Back!

July 7, 2021

Bishops Cleeve Parish Council and Bowerbirdy are pleased to bring you a range of free and fun activities between 2nd-20th August for children aged 5-15. All sessions are free to book. Please click HERE to read more.

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