The Charter

South Gloucestershire Parish Charter

The Charter is a framework for South Gloucestershire Council and the Town & Parish Councils (or Local Councils) to work in partnership in order to improve the wellbeing of the varied communities that make up South Gloucestershire. Through this Charter the respective councils agree to work in partnership whilst respecting each-other’s rights as separate democratic bodies.

The charter sets out how the local councils and South Gloucestershire Council will endeavour to work in partnership for the benefit of the local community while respecting their mutual rights as separate democratic bodies. 44 Town & Parish Councils and 3 community groups are signed up to the charter and a number of those local councils are represented on the Town & Parish Council Forum (previously the Parish Charter Working Group). This group meets quarterly to monitor progress and to raise issues that need to be addressed.

Download the Charter

Become a forum member

Join the Forum

Town & Parish Councils often have a ‘common cause’ needing discussion with South Glos Council or WECA for information, action or suggested change.  Membership of the Town & Parish Council Forum is free and Clerks & Councillors can participate. Forum meetings give the chance to look key SGC decision makers in the eye and get a response or a promise of a way forward.

If your Council hasn’t participated and you’d like to find out more please contact one of the team .