Bleadon Parish Council

What we do

Bleadon Parish Council meets the eligibility requirements i.e Qualified Clerk and the appropriate number of Councillors elected in May 2019 to use the General Power of Competence as granted by the Localism Act 2011. The power permits the Council to do anything an individual can do unless prohibited by law. The Parish Council resolved to adopt this power on Tuesday 20th August 2019 (Minute Reference 325.7 Page 1625) and to commence on the 1st September 2019. This supersedes the Powers as set out in the Local Government Act 1972.

The Parish Council is directly responsible for the following assets:

  • Allotments
  • Bench Seats
  • Bleadon Village News
  • Bus Shelters – 3 at Bleadon Road/ Tenterk Close – Church Rooms and Celtic Way
  • CCTV
  • Children’s Play Area and Equipment
  • Closed Churchyard – Maintenance and Upkeep
  • Coronation & Jubilee Halls as Custodial Trustees – Operated by an independent Management Committee
  • Coronation Hall Car Park
  • Lay-Bys – 2 at Roman Road
  • Parcel of Land – Celtic Way
  • Notice Boards
  • Plant Tubs
  • Public Toilets
  • Purn Quarry
  • Street Lights -  Shiplate Road – The Veale – Old School Lane
  • Village Cross
  • Village Pump

STATUTORY CORPORATION

As a statutory corporation a local council is distinct from its members and has its own legal personality. The council may therefore own land and take or defend legal proceedings in its own name. A local council is directed by – and consists of – its chairman and councillors. The correct name of a local council in England is either the Bleadon Parish Council or The Parish Council of Bleadon according to its local custom. (LGA 72 s14). In the name of some English parishes the word “Town” “Village” “Community” or “Neighbourhood” can be substituted  for the word Parish (ss 14 17A and 245). In Wales a local council is always called a Community Council with its names in English and Welsh written as “XXXXXXX Community Council” and “Cyngor Cymuned XXXXXXX” (s 33). (Some community councils in Wales are entitled to use the description ”XXXXXXXX Town Council” (or “Cyngor Tref XXXXXXXX”) under LGA 1972 s 245B.) A local council’s name can be changed only by the principal council under LGA ss 75 or 76.