YOUR TOWN COUNCIL
Although the area has gone through several name changes since it first appeared in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Manegodesfelle, Mangotsfield has been in existence for many centuries. There has been a parish council since parish councils came into being in 1894. More details are contained within the Wikipedia site on the link below:
From just seven members in 1927, Mangotsfield Rural Parish Council representation grew to 11 members in 1958 as a result of private house building in the mid 1950's. 1961 saw a further increase to 13 councillors and yet a further increase to 15 councillors in 1966. Mangotsfield Rural Parish Council changed its name to Emersons Green Town Council in Spring 2015 following a community governance review. The present Emersons Green Town Council now consists of 16 members representing the 4 wards of: Badminton, Blackhorse, Emersons Green and Pomphrey.
The council has representatives on a variety of external bodies including: Emersons Green Library Users Group, Safer Stronger Community Groups, The Avon Local Councils Association, the Town + Parish Council's Forum. The council has delegated powers to consider and make responses on planning applications, and this happens every other week at the planning committee. The Town Council also manages almost 90 allotments off Dibden Lane. It ensures the protection of Emersons Green Common, Muddy Lane, Windsor Place, Vinney Green and Rodway Hill Common as well as looking after other open spaces and verges throughout the local community. It supports a team of litter pickers who do a marvellous job at keeping the area clean and tidy.
SUPPORTING LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
The Council has the power, under Section 137 of the 1972 Local Government Act, to support local community groups and each year makes donations to groups that, without the support, might not be able to offer the activities and opportunities to both the young and elderly residents of Emersons Green.
This year the council is making £17,000 available to local groups and clubs. The maximum amount available for each application is £2,000.
The Council considers applications throughout the year. The Council is only able to award funding for organisations that run schemes attended by residents who live within our boundary. When completing the application form you will need to confirm that this is the case. In the past organisations have provided post codes of their members to enable this to be confirmed. A current copy of your financial accounts and latest bank statement will also be required.
Please ensure that you complete your application form with as much information as possible.