Summer view across Charfield

Welcome to the official web site for Charfield Parish and the Parish Council.

Charfield Parish Council

Discover who your Councillors are. Find out what a Parish Council is and why we have one, how it is funded and what your Council is responsible for.

Find out about Council meetings; see the minutes of recent past meetings and the agenda for the next one. Explore the document archive and accounts.

News Categories

Defending Charfield Village

Our village is currently under attack from two separate developers. At the east is an unwelcome proposal for more than a hundred homes, while the green space beside the primary school is sought for thirty plus homes and a care home.

Both of these proposals have been refused through the normal planning process and are unwanted by the residents of Charfield, but the refusals are being contested and a public inquiry is set for early 2015.

Please follow the news updates to the left, and CLICK HERE to go into more detail.


The Village and Parish of Charfield

Charfield is a rural parish of about a thousand homes, located on the border between the counties of South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire. Close enough to the M5 motorway to make commuting feasible, and yet far enough away to retain a countryside feel, Charfield lies on the English side of the River Severn between Bristol and Stroud, close by the Cotswold market town of Wotton Under Edge.

Public Rights of Way

Tree Warden

Play Area

Charfield Burial Ground

The parish is crossed with many beautiful paths and rights of way. Click here for information and a map. Keep an eye on the web site for planned walks around the village, which all meet at the PROW noticeboard by the Memorial Hall. The Chairman of the Council is also one of the Tree Wardens for the area. Click here to access information about some of the more interesting trees you can meet in the parish, as well as useful tree information. The Play Area behind the Memorial Hall is owned by the Parish Council. Click here for information about the Play Area. The play equipment is regularly inspected, but if you find anything amiss, here is information about what to do. The new burial ground opened in 2012. It lies above the village at Churchend and is operated by Charfield Parish Council acting as a Burial Authority. To access the burial ground web site in a new window, click here.
Contact the Clerk : Hannah Saunders
Telephone 01454-294960