Saturday, September 22, 2018

Olveston Football Club will be referred to as OUAFC and the Parish Council will be referred to as OPC.

Over a number of years, the status of the Recreation Ground at Old Down, a registered Village Green has been discussed but not to any great extent or detail. Specific matters have been have been looked at but not really the green as a whole. Due to events in the last six months there has arisen a need for the current council to gain a greater and more rounded understanding of the implications of having and managing a Village Green and the balance of improvements for the betterment of lawful sports and pastimes.

There is also a realisation by OPC that the issues of a Village Green are more complex and far more open to interpretation than it first thought. Because of this OPC is considering consulting specialists in the field of Village Greens and Common Land to reinforce its understanding of the restrictions and limits in relation to what has already occurred on the village green since the 1969 registration and what the council would like to do in the future.

This will help OPC to ensure that the Village Green remains appropriately protected, whilst maximising its potential in its use for lawful sports and pastimes and preventing unnecessary harm to the green.

It has become apparent that there have been a number of rumours and OPC would like to set the record straight in regard to the following items:

Restoring species rich meadows

Restoring species rich meadows, is now on Friday 16th March between 10-11:30am.  The event will be in Olveston on the Aust Road, close to the junction with Elberton Road, BS35 4DE 

The Electoral Commission have now published their final recommendations, and the Parish of Olveston is to be incorporated into the Severn Vale Ward that will be represented by two District Councillors.  A Draft Order is to be laid in Parliament in time for the Local Elections in 2019. Full details are available here

Olveston Parish Council welcomed Nina Lewis-Leaver as the newest member to sit on the Parish Council at the end of its meeting on the 23rd January 2018.

Nina, lives in Olveston with two daughters at Olveston CEVC School, and previously has helped run the local Mother & Toddler Group.

All current Council vacancies have now been filled.

The Parish Council have recently received a briefing note from South Glos Council concerning Waste management including the roll out of the new smaller 140 litre black bins, and the process for replacing existing bins.  Full details can be found here



Clerk – Olveston Parish Council


Our Parish Clerk, Richard Rogers, is leaving us as Clerk and will cease employment at the end of June 18


Richard has been Clerk to The Council for the past seven years during which time he has successfully navigated the many edicts and directives from South Gloucestershire Council. At the same time he has managed the increasing complexity of our Council business.


We thank Richard for his loyalty and will greatly miss the help and advice which he gave us all on Council matters. He takes with us our best wishes for the future.




John Hughes


Chairman – Olveston Parish Council


June 2018