Claygate Parish Council
Welcome to Claygate Parish Council website. The Parish Council is composed of ten elected members of the local community who serve a 4-
Claygate Parish Council was first formed in 2000 and elections were held in May of that year. Brian Rhodes, the founding Chairman, was the initial driving force that brought the council into being, together with other members of the then 'Claygate Village Residents Association'.
Role of Claygate Parish Council
The Parish Council is a statutory elected local authority which acts as a voice for the electorate in matters of local concern. The Parish Council also provides or maintains the following range of facilities: -
Freda Collins has been employed as our Clerk since September 2001. She completed an induction course at the University of Gloucestershire in Feb 2003 and gained a AQA certificate in Local Council Administration in April 2004. The Clerk is totally responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Parish Council, in connection with its function as a Local Authority, are carried out.
The Parish Council took over responsibility for the 'Old Village Green' in 2001 and the 'Meadow Road Island' in 2009 both of which are now maintained by the Enviroment Committee of the Council.
The Council is responsible for maintaining the recreation ground bus shelter
A new bench has been funded by the Parish Council located adjacent to the Recreation Ground bus stop for the benefit of bus passengers. This seat is a memorial to Brian Rhodes, the founder of Claygate Parish Council.
The Parish Council provides funding for the provision and maintenance of the Summer hanging baskets and panniers.
Christmas Trees and Decorations
The Parish Council provides the trees and associated decorations for the Parade and old Village Green. Also funding for the lighting displays.
"Switching On" of Christmas lights -
The Parish Council is responsible for the provision and upkeep of the Village notice boards located in Hare Lane and Church Road. All parish council meetings are advertised on the boards together with information and events from Village organisations.
Hare Lane Notice Board
Church Road Notice Boards
The Parish Council is responsible for the upkeep of the Village sign located at the corner of The Parade. This was erected to commmerate the Millennium.
Highway Garden Sites
The Parish Council is responsible for maintenance of thirteen highway garden sites located throughout the Village.
The Parish Council provides grants for groups and organisations located in Claygate. Some of the past recipients of these grants have been: -
1st Claygate Scout Group
Claygate Village Hall,
Recreation Ground Trust
Claygate Village Association
Claygate in Bloom
War Memorial Project
Claygate Old People's Club
Claygate Youth Club