Rowde Parish Council works together for the benefit of the local community: providing support to local groups and initiating projects to improve the environment and facilities for its residents. Rowde Parish Council supported the opening of the Community Shop and the extension of a footpath on Marsh Lane, including a new permissive footpath opposite the Rowdey Cow Cafe. The Parish Council was involved with a project to install (pedestrian) crossings on the High Street to calm traffic, and to re-develop the Sports Field.
Other areas of responsibility for the Parish Council include: consulting on planning permission, considering road safety and the condition of pavements, the provision of allotments, litter picking, and the upkeep and maintenance of the play areas and play equipment.
Rowde is a vibrant community with lots of groups for all ages, including an active Youth Council (which has raised its own money for a skate park and BMX track), a Mother and Toddlers group, a Book Club, Rowde Runners, Bingo and many more. One of our aims is to help unite the community more effectively and to encourage people to participate in more local activities.
The Council meets on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. We encourage Rowde villagers to take an active role in their community and welcome any new members to the Parish Council.
If you would like to become more involved in shaping local matters, please contact the Clerk, Rebekah Jeffries, on tel: 01380 501919 or John Hawkins (Chair), on tel: 07929 424781.
We are currently looking for new Parish Council members, please ring John or Rebekah for more information.