National Trust – Part Time Business Support Job

The National Trust is recruiting for a new part-time (3.5 days/week) Business Support post to be based at Sherborne. The post is a fixed-term contract running to March 2017.

The link to the job details is at and it is also advertised on Reed at

The deadline for applications is 19 August.

Cotswold District offers extra funds to keep streets clean

Press release from Cotswold District Council on 24 July 2015

Grey-refuse-bin-and-beige-sackCllr Lynden Stowe, the Leader of Cotswold District Council has allocated an individual allowance of £2,000 to each Councillor to fund additional street cleansing work within their wards.

Each elected Member will be able to request the Council’s waste service provider, Ubico Ltd, to provide extra services up to the value of £2,000 by a deadline of the end of January 2016. This means that residents can now make requests to their Ward Councillors for additional work such as enhanced street cleaning, grass cutting, clearing up during or after a local event, and installation and emptying of extra litter or dog mess bins (provided they are on land owned by Gloucestershire Highways, Cotswold District Council or a town /parish council.)

Commenting on this extra funding, Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for Health, Environment and Communities, said: “We know that residents place a high priority on the maintenance of clean streets and the timely disposal of unsightly litter. The crews from Ubico Ltd often receive praise for the high standard of their street cleansing across the District, and this new fund will enable the public to benefit even more from their expertise. Any resident wishing to make a request for extra cleansing work should contact their Ward Councillor; they will consider each request they receive and then decide whether to allocate funding from their individual £2,000 budget.”

To contact your local Ward Councillor just go to (opens in a new window) and insert your postcode.

The Ward Councillor for Northleach is Chris Hancock.


Information on Local Housing Availability

The work at Bicknell Close (formerly Fortey House) is almost complete. The development by Bromford Group consists of homes to rent and homes to buy. I have attached leaflets (below) from Bromford giving contact details for both the rented and sales homes.

Homes for sale: There are still 2-bed and 3-bed homes available to buy so if you are interested please call the number on the Bromford sales leaflet 0845 6010 878 for more information.

Homes for rent:  we have not been able to get definitive information from Bromford on whether there are still homes available for rent so please call Gloucester Homeseeker for details of these and other local properties to rent – there is a currently a one-bed bungalow in Fortey Road available. You need to be registered with them to apply for these properties.

If you are interested but not sure if you qualify we would strongly advise that you call and ask the advisors on the numbers attached. The Town Council is keen that local people and those with a Northleach connection get the opportunity to buy or rent these properties.

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Public Consultation on Changes to Bus Routes, July 2015

slide-4-bus-shelter-loos-210Gloucestershire County Council is consulting on proposed changes to public bus routes in the North Cotswolds, which will take effect from 26th July 2015. The routes affected include Pulhams 801 and 855.

If you rely on public buses for transportation, we urge you to take part in the survey on the GCC website as soon as possible. The survey closes on Sunday 5th July.