Who we are and what we do
Walton-in-Gordano is in the Gordano Valley Ward of North Somerset Council - a Unitary Authority
• The Council has no standing committees.
• The Council has no bye laws, and holds no property beyond one street
light and two notice boards.
• The Village Hall is run by a charitable trust and the burial ground at St
Paul’s Parish Church by East Clevedon Benefice.
• Regular meeting Agenda items cover Emergency Services, Traffic,
Planning, Highways and Finance.
• Unresolved issues remain on the agenda, which has additional items
added as they arise.
• The meeting minutes posted on this website go back to 1973.
• We hold an Annual Meeting each May to elect a Chair, Vice Chair and
Representatives to Outside Bodies.
• The Annual Parish Meeting in May, receives reports from local interest
groups and discusses matters of local concern.
• This small Parish doesn't have a Parish Plan, Quality Status, or Local
Charters, although we learn from the requirements of those things in terms
of best practice.
• We are a Civil Parish of some 280 people living in around 160
homes, 13 miles west of Bristol city centre.
• The Civil Parish covers the village of Walton-in-Gordano and the
areas of Walton Down and Walton Bay.
• We have up to five Council members and employ a part-time
Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer.
• Council Members serve for a term of four years and can put
themselves forward for relection at the end of their term.
• The Council uses the Clerk’s home address for postal purposes
and current files, and digitises all archive files.
• We meet as a full Council on the second Monday of every
month except August.
Our Village Hall