The Parish Council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council's operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council's role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, such as the village hall or community centre, playing fields and playgrounds, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and listed buildings) and environmental issues are also of interest to the council.
Peter Yates-Round: Weston-in-Gordano Parish Council Chairman.
Born in Kent, Peter moved to the Bristol area in 1975. He, his wife and two daughters moved to Portishead in the mid 80’s and have now lived in Weston-in-Gordano for over 11 years. Peter’s business background has been 35 years in the franchised retail motor trade; he currently runs and owns his own Management Consultancy Business. Peter has served on the Weston-in-Gordano Parish Council for over 9 years, and as acting Chairman is passionate about the PC pro-actively serving the community and that through its actions and initiatives provides valuable support for those who live within the W-i-G Parish boundaries.
Jon Bennett: Parish Councillor.
Jon has lived in the Bristol area for nearly 30 years, and moved to Weston-In-Gordano in 2002. He is married and they have 3 children who attend, or have attended, local primary and secondary schools. He is a professional engineer, having worked in the aerospace sector for more than 20 years. He is also a keen hockey player. As well as being a Parish Councillor, Jon is also Chair of the village Social Committee. He is a keen advocate of village life.
David Giles: Parish Councillor.
A native Bristolian David and family moved to the village in 1983. Having retired as Managing Director of a national DRG subsidiary he has also been:-
Chairman of Governors Filton College, Chairman Watershed Media Centre, Chairman Avon Ambulance NHS Trust, Non Exec. Director Frenchay Healthcare Trust and Member of the West of England Business Council. He was Chairman of the £4.5 million Jack & Jill Appeal for new childrens’ wards at Frenchay and Chairman of the £1.4 million Starfish Appeal for a hydrotherapy pool at Claremont School. Lately he has just retired as a Trustee of the University of Bristol Union. He is still Area President for Wilts. Avon and Glos for British Red Cross. In the village David has been Treasurer of the Parochial Church Council and Chairman of the Friends of SS Peter and Paul.