The Council is pleased to present its Annual Report for the year ending 31 March 2016. The current Parish Council has just completed its single year of service and will stand down in May. The new Parish Council is due to be elected on 5 May.

Details of all Parish Council activities can be found on the Parish Council website at:

In recognition of its status the Council was delighted to be awarded Foundation Status under the Local Council Award Scheme. The Award is due to be received at the Parish Meeting on 4 April.

Parish Council Activities. Your Parish Council has once again been active this year, working on behalf of the Community. The Council:

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

  1. Land at Nibley Knoll. The Council’s 6 acres at Nibley Knoll continue to be managed by the Nibley Knoll Trust to ensure the long term future of the Hill for the Community.

  2. Land at Breakheart Hill. Following consideration by the Council a decision has been taken to sell this piece of Parish Council land. The land is due to be put on the market imminently. The Council has identified several potential uses for the resources generated which should in the longer term help the Council to hold and possibly reduce future calls on the Council Tax.

  3. The Cemetery. Further work has been carried out to maintain the Cemetery in accordance with the long term Maintenance Plan. Mrs King has continued in her role as Burial Clerk and worked hard to assist local families deal with their arrangements. Thanks are also appropriate to a number of parishioners who have worked voluntarily to keep the Cemetery tidy.

  1. Jubilee Recreation Field. The Council, through their representative on the Trust (Mr Keith Larkin), has continued to work with the Recreation Field Trust.

  2. The Closed Churchyard at St Martin’s Church. The Council, having taken over responsibility for the Closed Churchyard at St. Martin’s Church in 2014, have continued to carry out essential maintenance and repairs to the churchyard.

Parish Council Finances.

In 2015/16 the Council was required to increase the Precept to £15,240, in part to meet increased expenditure at St Martin’s Churchyard.

Looking ahead to 2016/17

Parishioners are welcome to attend the monthly Council meetings held in the Village Hall.

Mr David Purnell.

Chairman of North Nibley Parish Council.