Defford and Besford

Parish Council

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Vale Public transport Group

Meetings January 2020

New Homes Bonus

Click here to view the proposal from Wychavon

Bus Timetable 50, 52, 53 & 54

Click here to view, route X50, 50 route 52, 53, route 54


The Council serves the needs of both Defford and Besford with six councillors in Defford and three from Besford.  Elections are held every four years.

Parish Council Meeting Dates 2020

Meeting Dates 2020

Contact details

To contact any of the current councillors please click here for more information and details on how to get in touch.

GDPR Statement

Please find a link, click here to the Councils GDPR statement..

Annual Governance

Click here to see Notice of Unaudited Annual Goverance Return 2018/9

Click here to see Annual Goverance Statement 2018/9

Welcome to Defford and Besford Parish Council

The Parish of Defford and Besford lies in the Avon Valley, just to the north of the River Avon in the south of the County of Worcestershire.

Defford and Besford Parish Council was set up in 1894 and minutes and papers for the period 1894 to 1972 can be accessed at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.   Since this time two principal Acts of Parliament have increased the general powers of parish councils, and removed onerous constraints; the Local Government Act 1972 and the Localism Act 2011.

As of the 2011 census, Defford had a population of 571 and Besford 147.

Website Pendas CS Ltd 2016

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