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Claygate Parish Council

Please note this web site will not be updated a new site will arrive in the new year----------------------------------------- Claygate Parish Council website. The Parish Council is composed of ten elected members of the local community who serve a  4-year fixed term of office.  All members belong to at least one of the defined committees. There are three committees, Planning, Environment and Highways & Transportation.  In addition to these a Communications Working Party.  The aim of the Parish Council is to improve the quality of life for all those who live and work in Claygate, whilst preserving its unique character as a warm, caring and sustainable village community.
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: -

Parish Clerk

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.

Village Greens

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.


Bus Shelters

The Council is responsible for maintaining the recreation ground bus shelter

Community Bench

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.


Hanging Baskets

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  - always a popular event


Notice Boards

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

Village Sign

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: -

Claygate Guides
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

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