Swell Parish

Serving the people of Lower, Nether and Upper Swell

Swell Parish Council strives to make the parish an enjoyable place in which to live and work. It is hoped that in time this website will contribute towards this aim by making it easy to access information about what is happening in the parish. Use the search facility or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If it is not there please get in touch with the clerk with any suggestion to make it better.

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This is election year for all of the seats on Cotswold District Council and of importance in Swell, all of the seven seats on the parish council.

Have you ever thought of playing your part in the parish and becoming a parish councillor? Well now is your chance.

To be a candidate at this election, you must deliver completed nomination papers and supporting documents by hand to the Returning Officer at the Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX as soon as possible and not later than 4.00 PM ON WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL 2019. More »

These papers can be obtained from the clerk or by going onto the Cotswold District Council's website:


Don't be put off by the size of the nomination document. It covers many eventualities. Nomination for the parish council election consists of completing three forms and returning them as above.

Parish council meetings are held bi-monthly and usually on the third Tuesday of each month in the village hall. They don't last long, perhaps one and a half to two hours.

Your preparation for each meeting consists of reading the papers for the coming meeting.

Prior to the setting of the agenda you can make known to the chairman or the clerk any concerns you may have or ideas of ways that the communities of the Swells can benefit.

Perhaps your special interest is the local environment, planning matters, highways, opportunities for young people, parish history and more - the parish council can reach all of these aspects of the community in terms of its legal powers to take action and its ability to tap into the contributions made by the higher authorities of Gloucestershire County Council, Cotswold District Council and that of the police, fire and hospital services.

Don't delay if this is for you.

For more general information about the forthcoming elections go to:

https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/news/march-2019/the-local-elections-will-soon-be-here-thursday-2-may-2019/ » Less

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:19 by Chris Tombs