Your Council and Parish

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council office is located at the Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Road; the office is open from 9pm - 2pm Monday to Friday.

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the community. It represents the interests of the people of the parish with South Gloucestershire Council and central government when determining issues which will affect the parish. The Parish Council is also responsible for directly managing some services and facilities for the benefit of the local community. 

The Parish Council operates in accordance with its Standing Orders. Conduct of financial transactions is governed by the Financial Regulations.

Parish councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the district council and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

The parish is divided into three wards, Central, East and West. Each ward elects 5 Councillors to serve on the Parish Council for a period of four years. Elections are held at the same time as the elections to South Gloucestershire District Council in May 2011, 2015 etc. If a vacancy arises during the term of a council, eg due to a resignation, then a replacement will be sought either by election if called for by parishioners or by co-option by existing council members. 

Parishioners wishing to raise an issue with the Parish Council are welcome to attend a Council Meeting or to contact a Parish Councillor directly.

About the Parish

In the census of 2011, the population of Frampton Cotterell was recorded as approx 6,500 people in 2,577 households. 

The majority of residents of the parish live in the village of Frampton Cotterell but the parish also covers the more sparsely populated countryside to the west of the village. The village of Frampton Cotterell is contiguous with the village of Coalpit Heath which lies in the Westerleigh parish and also with residential parts of the Winterbourne parish (along Court Road).

Other local websites

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