Tormarton Parish Council Receives Award in National Scheme


Tormarton Parish Council has been received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Tormarton Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.

The Award Scheme report highlighted the council’s particular areas of strength, including its policies and procedures.

The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.

In terms of the future, the council is now reviewing ways in which it can keep on improving its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this. Tormarton Parish Council and other local councils like it, are at the front line of the government’s localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to delivery services whilst being efficient and cost-effective. 

About The Parish

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Tormarton Parish Council represents the villages of Tormarton and West Littleton and has five Councillors, who all serve the Parish. The Parish Council consider a wide range of issues that effect both villages and strive to ensure that all Parishioners are fairly represented.

Tormarton is a small Cotswold village in South Gloucestershire located just north of Junction 18 of the M4 motorway and 4½ miles from Chipping Sodbury. It has a population of just over 300 people who come from a wide variety of backgrounds bringing a wealth of qualifications, skills and abilities to enhance village life. There are still a number of active and successful farms operating within the village environs and these make a significant contribution to the rural character of the village. The Cotswold Way, designated as a National Trail in 1988, runs right through the village. Tormarton has a pub, hotel, and a number of B and Bs. The closest amenities are to be found in Marshfield , Chipping Sodbury, and Yate. The historical city of Bath is a short distance to the South. The National Trust property Dyrham House, situated in Dyrham Park, is located four miles south of the village on the A46.

West Littleton is a small village located to the north west of Marshfield on rising ground. It boasts around 50 inhabitants, with 25 houses, two working farms and St James’s Church. It is located between the M4 and the A420. The closest amenities are to be found in Marshfield and the historical city of Bath is a short distance to the South. The National Trust property, Dryham House situated in Dyrham Park is located a few hundred metres from the village. West Littleton is a beautiful village with many buildings having stone tiled roofs and walls built of Cotswold stone. Dry stone walling in Cotswold stone abounds, defining field and private home boundaries alike. The central part of the village consists of houses arranged around the Common giving a sense of openness and space. Some houses in the village date back to the 15th century with some possibly even back to the 14th.