Parish Council


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.




The Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) is currently the subject of examination at a series of hearings in Bath.  There are three “Matters” which seriously affect  Tickenham: the most relevant of these is Matter 7.7(c) relating to possible development in Nailsea and which poses the question –

Is there evidence that the development of the SDL is viable and developable, including in respect of necessary infrastructure provision, during the JSP plan period?
(SDL = Strategic Development Location)

Tickenham Parish Council has responded and appointed Cllrs John Banks and David Franks to represent it at the hearings in the autumn sessions.  A copy of the response is attached here:

Matter7.7c further submission Examiners

Two other Matters [6.3 and 7.4(c)] are also relevant and the attached submission also applies to those.


This document gives more detail about the transport proposals contained in the Joint Spatial Plan.  Below is the response from Tickenham Parish Council.

JLTP 4 RESPONSE 14.03.19


About 150 Tickenham residents attended the public meeting on 2nd January to be informed about the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (November 2018). The Plan includes a proposal for a road from Hanham Way, Nailsea, to join the B3130 near Washing Pound Lane: it would carry hundreds more vehicles through the village to the M5 J20 at Clevedon.  So far as could be identified, all those present preferred a direct link road to J20 through the valley – as was proposed many, many years ago!  Obviously there are concerns about the impact of that route too, but it is unbelievable to think that a route through the heart of Tickenham is acceptable – or even sensible.  Such was the feeling at the meeting that an action group has been formed to fight Tickenham’s corner!  A copy of the slide presentation from the public meeting is available below.


TPC JSP response Final


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 meet 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.

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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