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A Parish Council - What is it?
A Parish Council is a type of local authority found in England which is the lowest, or first, tier of local government. They are elected bodies and have variable tax raising powers.

Woolaston Parish Council - What does it do?
Woolaston Parish Council is responsible either directly or as agent for the District Council for the maintenance of the cemetery, grassed areas within the village and for administration of what have been called "Parish Lands". Woolaston Parish Council is currently providing significant financial support for the Village Hall, though like the playing field these facilities are owned and managed through a charitable trust. Council has other duties concerning public footpaths and obstruction to rights of way. Woolaston Parish Council is notified of all planning applications, though its powers are only advisory. It is consulted on the making of certain byelaws. The Parish Council also administers some local charities.

Council Meetings - When are they?
There is a Parish Council meeting in the Memorial Hall, generally, at 8.0 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month, apart from January and August. Any member of the public wishing to attend is welcome to attend as an observer.
The Annual Parish Meeting takes place in April and is open to any member of the Public. The Agenda, and dates of meetings are posted on the Parish Council notice board and on this website.

Parish Councillors - What do they do?
The Councillors represent the electors and residents in the Parish of Woolaston. All Parish Councillors work on a voluntary basis and must live within the Parish. No Parish Councillor has the right to act individually: the authority of the Council comes from the body as a whole.

Parish Councillors - Who are they?
The Parish Clerk - What does she do?
Parish Clerk is the Responsible Officer of the Council in Law and has a number of specific duties and responsibilities in executing the resolutions of the Parish Council.  The Clerk is required to ensure that the actions of the Council are legal and implements the policies decided by the Council. Duties of the Clerk include managing resources, maintaining the financial records and preparing them for audit, and the preparation and distribution of the Minutes of all meetings.
Who else represents the Parish?
The member for Hewelsfield & Woolaston on the Forest of Dean District Council is
Mr Patrick Molyneux
Edge Farm Keynsham Lane,
High Woolaston,
GL15 6PX
Tel: 01594 529174

The Member for Sedbury (Woolaston) on Gloucestershire County Council is
Mr Patrick Molyneux
Edge Farm Keynsham Lane,
High Woolaston,
GL15 6PX
Tel: 01594 529174
The Member of Parliament for The Forest of Dean is

Mr Mark Harper MP
House of Commons,
Tel: 01594 823482

Members of the European Parliament.
There are six members of the European parliament that represent the South West which includes Woolaston. Their contact details can be found by clicking HERE. (opens in a new window)
Other Councils.
Forest Of Dean District Council FoDDC
Gloucestershire County Council  GCC
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Parish Clerk - Who is she?

Ashley Rees
Tel: 01291 620137

Mick Fairless

Chairman of the Council, member of Cemetry Committee

Roger Southee

Vice-Chairman, member of the cemetery committee

Mary Greenslade

Chairman of Planning and Development, member of the cemetery committee

Andrew Lord

Vice Chairman of the Planning and Development Committee

David Harris


David Storrar