Update on Councillor Vacancy

The current Town Council was elected uncontested in May as only 10 people came forward to fill the 11 positions. This means that we have a vacancy to fill.

The new council met last week and consists of 8 previous councillors and two new people, Mrs Amy Hasler and Mr Will Rayner. There has been some interest in the vacancy and councillors agreed to advertise the post over the next few weeks and  invite interested parties to come to the June Town Council meeting on Wednesday 24th to explain why they would be interested in the role.

If you are interested and would like to know more please look at the website www.northleach.gov.uk which gives a lot of information about the council. Alternatively you can contact me or one of the councillors directly.

Kind regards
Cat Crompton

Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Get Set for Children’s Summer Fun Activities!

We have received this information about summer activities in Cotswold District:

Children across the Cotswolds will have a fantastic range of activities on offer this summer many of which are free.

The 2015 ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme provides activities for children of all abilities to have fun, learn some skills and make new friends – there is something for everyone! Look out for new style brochures coming home from school in early July and posters around the area.

Cotswold District Council’s ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme, now in its ninth year, is hugely popular amongst children and families, encompassing a varied programme of workshops (fees payable) together with a whole host of free community fun days and events linking in with national campaigns too including National Play Day and Love Parks Week.

The programme is coordinated by community organisation, World Jungle, who this year were delighted to have received further support from Gloucestershire County Council to run four additional summer holiday activity programmes for children and families to enjoy in Bourton and Northleach, Tetbury, Stow-on-the-Wold and South Cerney.

A week-long programme specifically for Northleach and Bourton will run alongside the central ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme. It will include a combination of free and subsidised indoor and outdoor activities using community venues and local green spaces, each week building up to a free community fun day event. A preview of the summer programme can also be found now on the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk.

Funding was also provided under the ‘Children’s Activity Fund’, a grant scheme from Gloucestershire County Council, and with the backing of the local county councillor for the area. Councillor Paul Hodgkinson, said: “I am really pleased to be able to support this project which will hopefully benefit many children and their families across our County. Our underlying aim is to promote the physical and emotional health of children. The events will take place in the heart of our communities, encouraging people to make more use of our local green, public and community spaces too. We are looking forward to a great summer ahead.”

For more information, please contact Ben Ward from World Jungle on 07889 512644, email ben@worldjungle.org.uk or visit www.worldjungle.org.uk .

Help the Old Prison by Completing a Questionnaire

Message from Simon Randall about the Old Prison.

I hope you will forgive this email out of the blue. I am Chairman of the Friends of the Cotswolds which owns the Old Prison. We are applying for a Heritage Lottery Grant to develop a 21st Gallery to house the rural life collection and interpret both the collection, the prison buildings and showcase the Cotswolds in general. As part of our application we really need to hear from anyone familiar with the complex with their views on what we should provide there and what would make them become regular visitors. Accordingly I am attaching to this message a relatively simple questionnaire seeking your views and it would be much appreciated if you could complete it online and return it to me as soon as possible. As an incentive everyone completing the document will be eligible to enter a draw for a £100 shopping voucher.

Meanwhile if you have any queries please do not hesitate to let me know.

Kind regards,
Simon Randall

Direct link to the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HLFapr2015

Or complete and return this Word of PDF version (instructions on form):


Filming in the Market Place on 8 May

Please find attached a leaflet that is being delivered across some of the town over the next few days. It details filming due to take place on Friday 8th May that will affect access to the Market Place. Over the next few weeks there will be some technical people around measuring up and the prep work will start on Thursday 7th in the Market Place. The filming at The Cotswold Hall will happen on Friday 8th and so the Elections on the 7th will not be affected.

We are liaising with the team to try and ensure that you are kept informed.

kind regards

Town Council 2015 Election Update

Following the close of nominations for town and parish council on Thursday last week, the full list of candidates for all elections has now been published on Cotswold District Council’s website: http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/current-future-elections/ (see ‘Notice of Uncontested Elections’).
uncontested election
Northleach Town Council needed 11 councillors, 10 residents have put themselves forward and so the all these people have been elected uncontested. Current councillors will remain in position until four days after 7th May. At the May meeting the new council will look to co-opt another interested person to fill the remaining position.

The new council will consist of the following current councillors: Nick Blades, Laurie Colton, Carol Davies, Vicki Hewer, Brian Hulcup, Pauline Rigby, Peter Mills and Alan Wellman. In addition Will Rayner and Amy Lesley will join the Town Council and we wish them a very warm welcome.

At this point we would like to say a really big thank you to the councillors who are stepping down. Stephen Chilton, Nick Fisher and Graham Stock have all made a huge impact to the Town Council over the years. They have been key in committee and project roles and all of them are people who “get things done”. They will be greatly missed.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton

Northleach with Eastington Town Council