Welcome to Berkeley Town Council

Welcome To Berkeley Town Council

The council exists to help make Berkeley a great place to live, work and visit. You can use this website to find out how we work and what we do. There is information on how to book council facilities and plenty of visitor information.

Berkeley is an ancient English settlement, referred to in the Doomsday book as “Berchelai”. Berkeley is the birthplace of Edward Jenner, the originator of vaccination, who in 1796 discovered the vaccine for smallpox. The Vicarage, Edward Jenner’s home is now Dr. Jenner’s House Museum and Garden, you can still see the hut in the garden where he carried out his first vaccinations. The town is also noted for Berkeley Castle, the site of the imprisonment and gruesome murder of King Edward II in 1327.

The town is located mid-way between Bristol and Gloucester on the south bank of the River Severn. The town sits on a hill, surrounded by marshland which forms part of the flood plain for the River Severn. The central area of Berkeley is a designated conservation area and includes many listed buildings.

Following the 1974 re-organisation of Local Government, the Parish of Berkeley regained its Town Status and its Mayor. Within these pages there is information about the Town Council and the facilities it provides. If you would like to find out more about Berkeley Town Council, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council Office. 


Berkeley Town Council News


Pictures from around our town

Berkeley Town Council

In the area

Your Council

The Council consists of 9 elected Members. Elections to the Town Council are held every 4 years.


The aim is to gather resident feedback and to encourage input into the future vision for the Town.

Historic Town Trail

Berkeley is an ancient settlement, coins were minted here in Saxon times and it is referred to in the Domesday Book.

Planning and our plans

Our plans for 2023 and beyond

Planning Applications

All the planning information can be found on the Stroud District Council Planning system.

Any comments that you may wish Berkeley Town Council to consider when making its recommendations to the District Council shall be forwarded to the Clerk of Berkeley Town Council.

More detailed searches, including the ability to search farther afield, are available on the Stroud District Council Planning pages.






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Contact us

Contact Berkeley Town Council

Questions? Call us!

01453 511964 / 07510 075101

We are a full time council but we work flexible hours.

If no one is available in the Town Hall council office contact us.

Customer support

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail and we will reply to you as soon as possible. 

Main office address

Berkeley Town Council,
Town Hall, Salter Street,
Berkeley, Gloucestershire,
GL13 9DB

Please inform us about your visit.