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Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council

Village Green

The Village Green is owned by the Parish Council and is one of the village’s main assets.  We are therefore responsible for the maintenance of the grass and all trees on the Green, and engage outside contractors to cut the grass fortnightly between April to October, to re-turf any damaged areas of the Green as necessary and to carry out maintenance works on the trees.

Village Green Bookings

The Village Green is available for hire by local organisations wishing to use the Green for funding raising or other purposes but excluding commercial activities.  Applications from organisations based outside the village may be considered on an individual basis and subject to specific agreement by the Parish Council.   All applications to use the Green must be submitted to the Parish Council after 1st September for the following year, using the application form attached below.  Applicants may view a copy of the current policy on use of the Green by clicking on the relevant link below.  This policy is revised annually and all applicants are therefore asked to refer to the latest policy before submitting their applications.

We would remind local organisations that the first consideration of applications will be made at the Council meeting on 1st Wednesday in February each year.  Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis, and organisations are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible after the 1st September start date.

Local groups who have still not yet applied to use the Green are invited to check availability on the schedule below and submit an application, as these will now be considered as they are received.

Use the attachments below to download a copy of the application form for the use of the village green and to view a copy of the rules regarding the use and hire of the village green in 2019.

Bye-Laws

Friday 12th April 2019

Notice is hereby given that Bourton on the Water Parish Council has made new byelaws which will apply to land owned by the Parish Council within Bourton, with the exception of the Cemeteries and Allotment Sites which are subject to separate Rules. 

The laws will come into force on Monday 13th May 2019.

The objective of the new bye-laws is to revoke the existing bye-laws established in 1966 and replace these with a set which are more relevant to modern day life.  The new laws will also enable greater regulation of unauthorised activities on the Village Green, in particular. The scope of the new laws is deliberately wide in order to address all reasonably foreseeable circumstances to future-proof them against the need for further amendment in the medium to long-term.

The new byelaws are displayed in full below and are available in hard copy from the Council office; an abridged version is displayed on the Council’s notice-board opposite the Village Green.  Signage will also be displayed in and around the Green to raise awareness of the new laws.

Bob Hadley, Chairman of Bourton on the Water Parish Council

Youth Band Concert - May 2018

We were delighted to welcome the Youth Band from Miesbach in Bavaria who were invited to play on the Green during the May Bank Holiday weekend during their tour of the Cotswolds.