Rockhampton Parish Council
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Welcome to Rockhampton

Rockhampton is a tiny spread out village, just 64 houses and some 170 people including children. We are some three miles from the old market town of Thornbury and although close to the motorway network and half an hour’s drive from Bristol the village maintains a quiet rural atmosphere - rather different from the only other Rockhampton in the world in Australia which has a population of 500,000!

There are 5 working farms and 2 tree nurseries, 3 small engineering related repair works and an equestrian centre. There is a part time post office, however there are no general shops or pub so the only public buildings are the church and the popular village hall.

The village hall is well used by a number of organisations and hosts several events during the year which are publicised in the ‘4ward’ magazine delivered to every house at the start of each month. Village activities include the fete in the last week of July, twice yearly entertainments organised by the village hall committee, the village horticultural show, the harvest supper, an active WI (jointly with Hill) and a quilting group. There are also many hall bookings from organisations outside the parish.

There is a very thriving cricket club with two grounds and pavilions and which fields 4 senior and 3 junior teams, it has a most impressive web site with details. Thornbury rugby club has its ground in the parish.

There are services at St Oswalds church on most Sundays at 9.30. Details of these are available on the notice board in the church porch.

The Parish Council meets 4 times a year and at other times as required for planning or other urgent matters. There is also an active Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

See also the Village Hall section for events at the hall

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