Our Village - Saltford Parish Council

View over Saltford House towards Kelston Roundhill, taken by Cllr Jon Godfrey
Photograph (copyright) Cllr Jon Godfrey

Saltford is a large village with a vibrant community. It is situated between the beautiful World Heritage city of Bath and the bustling city of Bristol, surrounded by green belt land which preserves its rural setting.

Saltford’s conservation area is steeped in history, stemming from the village’s key position between the River Avon and what is now the A4 Bath Road. Beyond its historic core the village expanded considerably in the 20th century, and now has c.4,200 residents (of which the electorate is c.3,420).

Saltford has the 7th highest parish population in the B&NES Council area (2011 census, not including Bath itself). The Saltford community is friendly and active, with around 60 societies, groups and organisations. Much of the community activity is centred around Saltford Hall, run by the Saltford Community Association (SCA). The SCA also oversee many of the village’s activities and events.

There is a wide variety of outdoor sport and recreation facilities in and around the village that benefit residents and visitors. These include tennis, cricket, football, walking, golf, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, rowing, and sailing. The Bristol to Bath Railway path passes through the village, which is popular with walkers and cyclists alike. The Saltford Rowing Centre provides modern headquarters facilities for Avon Rowing Club and Canoe Avon. Bristol Avon Sailing Club is also based at Saltford. 

Many boats can be seen along the river in Saltford. Please note that moorings conditions apply; current information about Mead Lane moorings can be found here

Saltford has a cafe plus several pubs, takeaways and restaurants. It is also home to many local businesses and shops, some located on the A4 Bath Rd, including the volunteer-run Saltford Community Post Office and Library. Saltford Primary School and its active PTA are also located in the village. Saltford is proud of its status as a Fairtrade Village.

Information on long-term air quality data in Saltford is available on the B&NES Council website, which also has live air-quality information. To find out current pollution levels with regards to air quality please visit DEFRA’s air quality forecast page.

Grass and vegetation cutting is a B&NES Council responsibility. For an interactive map detailing information about this please go to the Map Categories B&NES Council webpage and select ‘vegetation cutting regimes’ on the left hand bar (selecting ‘+’ for frequency information).

Saltford is a popular place where people enjoy living, working and visiting. The biennial Saltford Festival showcases all that is best about Saltford.

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