Police & Crime Commissioner Election – 5 May 2016

PCC-Elections-2016-cropThere are only a few days to go until the election takes place for the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner. Cotswold District Council is reminding  local residents that their vote is important.

Sarah Dalby, Electoral Services Manager at CDC, comments: “This is your opportunity to choose the local PCC who you think will be the best choice to oversee policing matters in the county.  You must vote to ensure your views are represented, so please go out and vote on 5 May.”

It is particularly important for those voting by post to fill in their ballot papers privately and return them as soon as possible. Postal votes for the election were sent out last week, quite a few have been returned already. If anyone has a postal vote, they can post it in the pre-paid envelope or hand it in at a polling station in the district on 5 May. Bear in mind that postal votes must be recieved by the Returning Officer by 10pm on election day.

To find your polling station, and persons nominated, see the attached notices.


For anyone wishing to know more about the candidates, details can be found on www.choosemypcc.org.uk.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on the day. The result should be known by late afternoon on Friday 6 May and will published be on the website www.cotswold.gov.uk.

Sarah Dalby added: “We’ve been made aware of a Facebook thread saying that you need to re-register to vote in June’s EU Referendum and we’re keen to get the word out there that this is not the case!  Anyone who is already registered to vote next week will also be registered to vote at the EU Referendum, and eligible electors will be able to cast their vote.”

New Exercise Classes – Stay Strong & Steady

Active-Together-320Northleach with Eastington Town Council is introducing, in partnership with Gloucester County Council, an exercise class given by Denise Nethercott with the title ‘Fit for Life’.

The weekly class will start on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at the Westwoods Centre, Bassett Road, Northleach at 3pm and will last one hour. There will be a charge of £5 per class. The first class will be a taster, will include tea and coffee and will be free of charge.

This class is aimed at those of us who are less active and need help with balance to prevent falls in particular. Also, people with medical conditions who need gentle exercise to build up strength and co-ordination. Perhaps those who have recently had a course of physiotherapy who would like to continue with supervised professional and relevant exercise. The class can be taken either sitting or standing, whichever is most convenient.

As well as beneficial, this class can be lots of fun with a few laughs on the way – please do join us.


Neighbourhood Plan: Site Analysis Report Published


Map of potential development sites (click to enlarge)

Here is the latest news letter about the Neighbourhood Plan, delivered to all households in February. It identifies several potential development sites to deliver the things that you, the community, told us you wanted in the survey of the parish and in earlier consultations (you can read a summary in our State of the Parish Report).

The Steering Group’s thinking has also been informed by the Site Analysis Report, a copy of which is available to download or view below. Also here is the first draft of the Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan. These documents are also available in hard copy for you to view at the exhibitions currently underway.

After the open day on 12 March, the displays will remain up for you to view at Westwoods until 19 March. We welcome your thoughts and comments.

Chris Hancock,
on behalf of the Steering Committee

Northleach & Fosse Lions Litterpick in Northleach

Join-Local-CleanupThe Northleach and Fosse Lions are organising a litter pick around Northleach on Saturday 19th March 2016 meeting in the Market Place at 10am and finishing around 12:30pm. This is part of the Country Life magazine’s “Clean for the Queen” project to celebrate her 90th Birthday. They will be working in conjunction with CDC who are providing litter sticks, bags and gloves. Everyone is welcome to come along and help. ‪#‎CleanForTheQueen‬