NORTH NIBLEY PARISH COUNCIL: ANNUAL REPORT 2011/12.

The Council is pleased to present its Annual Report for the year ending 31 March.

In May 2011 a new Council was elected, for a four year term, with three new Councillors joining the Council to replace those who stood down. Details of your Councillors and all Parish Council activities can be found on the new Parish Council website at: http://community.stroud.gov.uk/northnibley


Parish Council Activities. The Council has been very active this year:


Parish Council Property. The Council owns land, throughout the Parish.

  1. Land at Nibley Knoll. Working with the Nibley Knoll Trust to ensure the long term future of the Hill for the Community.

  2. Land at Breakheart Hill. Fencing and improving the quality of the land for future use.

  3. The Cemetery. Carrying out a full health & safety assessment; making repairs and improvements; and introducing a long term Maintenance Plan. Following a review, Burial fees have been revised with effect from 1 April 2012.

  4. Jubilee Recreation Field. Working with the Recreation Field Trust on the Pavilion opening event; and planting a tree in memory of Edna Purnell.


Parish Council Finances. The Council has been able to hold the Precept at £12,000 in 2011/12, ensuring Council tax levels have been held at the previous year’s level. Following a further year of careful financial management of the Council’s resources we are pleased to be able to freeze the Precept level for a third year, meaning that Council Tax payers should not face any further rise during 2012/13.



Mr David Purnell. Chairman of North Nibley Parish Council.