Hillesley and tresham parish council

Serving the community


Welcome to Hillesley and Tresham Parish Council’s website: your resource for local information and the improved home of the Hillesley Happenings magazine.

Hillesley and Tresham is a rural parish on the western ridge of the Cotswolds. It is about twenty miles north west of Bristol and three miles south of Wotton Under Edge. It was formed in 1991 when part of Hawkesbury parish was transferred back to Gloucestershire from Avon.

Hillesley and Tresham parish is made up of Hillesley, Tresham, Lower Kilcott and Upper Kilcott settlements. It also includes outlying houses and farms. Walkers on routes of the national trail, The Cotswold Way, and the long distance footpath, The Monarch’s Way, pass through the parish.

Our Council

Hillesley and Tresham Parish council consists of up to 8 councillors (including a chair) and the clerk. The Parish Council is a multi-talented team, very dedicated and committed to its service of adding value to the community. Stroud District Councillor Rich Wilsher and Gloucestershire County Councillor Linda Cohen are also an important part of the team.

We run monthly meetings in the Parish and hold an annual Parish meeting. We encourage members of the public to attend to get a glimpse of how the council operates and share opinions and ideas. 

Parish Council Meetings

Next Meeting Date TBC

Previous Parish Council Meetings

July 2024

Tuesday 9th July 2024 at 18:00

Location: Hopkins Hall, Hillesley

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NB earlier time

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June 2024

Tuesday 11th June 2024 at 20:00

Location: Hopkins Hall, Hillesley

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View Minutes

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Useful Links

We’re slowly expanding our website to make it a central hub for all local information. If you can’t find a specific resource, please contact us.

Hillesley Happenings Newspaper

The Hillesley Happenings is the local newspaper, run by the community. Although it has changed its name over the years, the paper has been in print for over five decades! Still going strong today, the monthly issue is hand-delivered to every house in the village and digital copies are available online here. You can also follow the Hillesley Happenings on FaceBook to stay up-to-date with the latest news!

Contact the council

Get in touch with the council to add an item for discussion at our next meeting or to raise a concern. Alternatively if you’re interested in a specific piece of information or resource and are unable to find it on our website, please do get in touch and we will do our best to help you. 

Contact our Clerk

Julie Rowley

Contact our Chair

Cllr Simon Lee