Welcome to Rockhampton Parish Council Website

The next meeting of the Parish Council  will be on Monday 22nd August in the Village Hall commencing at 7.30 pm.

The draft minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council meeting which was held on Monday 23rd May 2022 will be available to view on the Minutes and Agenda page from Monday 6th June 2022.

Know Your Place

Know Your Place is an interactive digital collection of historic maps which offers a unique insight into the history of the places where we live, work, and visit in South Gloucestershire. It provides the opportunity to explore our neighbourhoods and how they have changed, through using old maps, historic images, and other heritage data. Know Your Place has a Community Layer, which members of the public can add any heritage related information to. This could be about something someone has an interest in or has fond memories of. Contributions can be made in a variety of ways, such as sharing memories of people and places, mapping dug-up discoveries from back gardens, or recording a local architectural detail or building that has personal meaning. This information can be provided in different forms, such as photographs, personal memories, or documents. Anyone is welcome to add to the Community Layer and the information added will be available for everyone to discover. The Community Layer allows people to engage with local heritage, and the more that is added to it, the richer and more diverse our knowledge of local heritage will become. Link

Mobile Post Office  Service in Rockhampton

The Parish Council understand that the Post Office are considering removing the weekly service to the Village due to low usage. If you want this service to continue that please consider using it if you are not already. The Van calls opposite the Village Hall every Friday between 9.30am and 10.30am. To see all the services that the service offers click here


Emergency numbers for Electrical and Gas emergencies

In 2016 the UK launched a nationwide emergency number for Electrical Emergencies, but many are still unaware of whom to call in the event of an electrical emergency or power cut. 

The national number 105 is used for: 

  • Reporting Power Cuts & Requesting Information During Power Cuts 
  • Dangerous Low-lying Cables
  • Reporting Broken Cables
  • Electrical Emergencies Involving Water
Likewise, the Emergency gas number 0800 111 999 is to be used in the event of:
  • Smelling Gas (at home or in public spaces)
  • Carbon Monoxide monitor alerts you to a leak
  • Open Fire spotted in a public gas line
  • ****This number is to be used regardless of if you have a connection to the mains or if you use a tank***

The old Telephone Box

The old telephone box is now in the ownership of the Parish Council and during the ‘lockdown’ has been used as a public library for anyone who wishes to either leave any books or take away to read.  Over the coming months this will be fitted out with some shelving to hold the books. Thanks goes to Cllr. Mike Goode for undertaking this task.

The role of Parish Council

Parish Councils are the lowest tier of Government in England. The Parish Council is as the title implies responsible for the area enclosed by the parish boundary which can include various communities. Parish Councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and have a vital role in acting on behalf of the communities they represent.

About us

Rockhampton Parish Council meets four times a year and host an Annual Parish Assembly meeting once a year.

What we do

  • The Parish Council gives views on behalf of the community on proposal that affect the parish, e.g. planning applications
  • Parish Council provide input to consultations at local and national level
  • Work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the Parish
  • Contact relevant authorities when problems arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • Help other tiers of Government keep in touch with their local communities

Rockhampton Parish Newsletters

Please click here to read issue 2 Newsletter (Autumn 2020)
Please click here to read issue 1 Newsletter (June 2019)