Parish Council

CORONAVIRUS  –  DO YOU NEED HELP?

If you need assistance with anything Tickenham Parish Council is able to help.  We can assist with

  • Shopping
  • Collecting medications
  • Or just a phone chat if you’re feeling low

Just ring one of the following:   John Banks 07778 519983     Pam Trenchard  856234Ann Loader 07443 598877      Mike Perrott / Lesley Hudswell   854160 Vena Prater 07740 085015 and we will arrange for someone to contact you.

OUR PAVEMENTS NEED YOUR HELP!

During the past few months more and more people have been out walking.  This has drawn attention to the overgrown pavements throughout the village.  The pavements are narrow at the best of times so when weeds grow against the boundaries of your properties and shrubs hang over the paths, they become almost impassable and people have to step into the road.  That is scary!  We are appealing to you to do your bit for the community by clearing any weeds and debris on the pavement by your boundary and cutting back overhanging shrubs and trees.  This will be much appreciated by your fellow Tickenham residents.     Thank you.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING THE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are required by law to make arrangements for meetings to be held digitally.  There are two ways in which you can  join the meeting on the 9th April 2020 as a member of the public:

  1.  The easier option is to join the meeting by telephone link, as follows: Dial 0330 221 0097.                                                                                    When prompted enter this Access Code: 763-442-501                             You may be asked for a pin: you don’t need one so just press # after you have entered the code.  This should take you into the meeting:  please identify yourself so that we know who is present.
  2. The better option is to join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone.  That way we should all be able to see each other!  Go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/763442501 and follow the instructions.   One of the councillors, as organiser, will  start the meeting.

There will be no Annual Parish Meeting or Annual Meeting of the Parish Council (the latter is when officers are elected.)

THE JOINT SPATIAL PLAN 4

Following examination by the Government Inspectors, the four local authorities have formally withdrawn the Plan and all documents are withdrawn from the public domain.   The Parish Council awaits consultation from North Somerset Council on the Local Plan 2023 – 2036.

Tickenham Parish Council

Tickenham Parish Council has been in existence for getting on for 100 years and before that the Parish Meeting for a further thirty or forty years! Many things have improved over that time and the Council continues to consider a variety of issues affecting the village, not least planning applications and highways issues. There is much variety and some frustration but being a parish councillor is a commitment to maintaining the ethos of the village.

Tickenham is served by North Somerset CouncilCllr Nigel Ashton is our Ward Councillor and holds a surgery during the monthly Village Market (2nd Saturday of the month) in the village hall committee room, from 10.30am.

Further information:

The parish council meets every 2nd Thursday of the month in the village hall committee room, from 7.00p.m. The Annual Parish Meeting is held in April and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council (when it elects its officers) is held in May.

Link to Tickenham Parish Council Facebook page:

A taste of Tickenham past …

1894  First Parish Meeting
1895  Allotment rent is 8s4d (42p) per annum
1918  Request for reduction in rats in village
1923  Election of first Parish Council
1924  10mph speed limit requested
1925  351 parishioners attend Annual Parish Meeting
1930  Problems with water on the road 
1946  Top of Hill Lane has no water, electricity or gas 
1953  TV sets at Village Hut for coronation
1966  Talk of street lighting: residents say ‘no’ 
1972 ‘Gardeners Question Time’ held in village hall
1975  Street numbering of Clevedon Road
1980  Village Field purchased
1992  Tickenham wins Best Kept Village competition

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