Streetbank: A New Way to Share & Reduce Waste

Northleach has been challenged to come up with ideas to reduce waste and recycle more. Here’s one idea that could help us become the gRRReenest community in the Cotswolds:


Have you ever asked your neighbour to borrow something? Have you got a booster seat, a drill, a bike pump, a ladder that just sits in storage most of the time and you wouldn’t mind lending it to someone in your community? Streetbank is a free website and only takes a minute to join. If you add a few things that you’re happy to lend or even give away, or add a skill which may help a neighbour, in return you can see what other people in Northleach are willing to share.

There is a really short video that sums up the whole idea:

Borrowing instead of buying will save us all money and cut consumption in the process. Recently listed by the Times as one of the 50 websites you can’t live without, 1,500 people are meeting through Streetbank every month. We know it works. To make it work in here Northleach, we just need people here to join and start sharing.

Sign up for free to save money, reduce waste and make your community stronger.

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Staff Wanted @ Cotswold Lion Cafe

cotswold-lion-cafe-210The Cotswold Lion Café is looking for café staff to become part of its friendly team at the Cotswold Lion Café housed in The Old Prison, Northleach.

They said “Recently under new management, we are looking to develop our offering and build our already strong customer base. We want someone enthusiastic, positive and passionate about excellent customer service as well as great food.”

Previous customer service experience is preferred; if you do not have the experience but have a great attitude you will be considered. Hours can be very flexible; the café is open between 9.30am – 4.30pm, closed on Monday during the winter months. The role will include but not be limited to serving customers, organising stock, maintaining the overall appearance of the café and assisting with events as and when required. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to develop their customer service skills and who enjoys meeting new people daily.

Please contact Café Manager – Jess
Telephone – 01451 861563
Email –
Address – The Old Prison, Fosse Way, Northleach, GLOS, GL54 3JH

Job Vacancy: Admin Assistant, Cotswold Conservation Board

AONB_LOGOThe Cotswold Conservation Board is recruiting for a full-time administration assistant who will be based at the Old Prison in Northleach. Please see the full details attached.

They said: “This is a superb opportunity to be part of a team working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty and increase the understanding and enjoyment of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).”

The closing date is 10am on 2nd February.

Chip Your Dog for Free on 11 February

Cotswold District Council have received funding via the Dog’s Trust and will be offering free micro chipping (dogs only please) on Wednesday 11th February 2015, 10 am – 12 noon.

This will take place at the Pavilion Tea Room on the Playing Field. The procedure only takes and few minutes and then they will complete the relevant paperwork. They will also be handing out dog bags and giving advice if required.

All dogs need to be micro chipped by 2016 and normally this costs up to £30 but you can have it done on the 11th February for free.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton

Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Doorstep Callers Advice

A few residents at East End have notified us that they had doorstep callers last weekend, claiming to be on a criminal / youth rehabilitation programme and selling household goods. Incidents have also been reported this week in Moreton. Commonly called the “Nottingham Knockers” they usually offer self-produced “permits” which are worthless. Genuine Pedlar’s Certificates are relatively hard to come by and the majority of these callers will not have one. One of the requirements for issuing a Pedlar’s Certificate is that the applicant does not have a criminal record, so anyone claiming to be on a “Criminal Rehabilitation Programme” should be a good warning. Many people feel intimidated by these callers and will buy goods just to get rid of them.

I have spoken to the Local Policing Team and Neighbourhood Watch and they have issued the following advice:

  • If possible do not answer the door to these people.
  • Never let them into your house for any reason.
  • Persons receiving a visit from these callers are asked to phone the Police at the time on 101, so that they can come out and check them over. Please do not assume that someone else will be making the call. (However, there may be times when there are insufficient resources available for this to be done)
  • The callers often say they have been trying a neighbours door – never share information with them. For example do not explain that people are on holiday or at work till late as they may use this information.
  • Please notify any neighbours or family members who you think may be vulnerable to these callers.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton

Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Local Plan Consultation Begins in Cotswold District

Cotswold-District-map-504We have received the following press release from Cotswold District Council. The Local Plan 2011-2031 is an important document – it will set out local planning policies and determine which sites can be developed for housing or other uses over the 20-year period of the plan. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say!

RELEASE DATE 13 JANUARY – A Local Plan consultation document detailing the Cotswold District’s development strategy, proposed site allocations and strategic policies is being made available for public comment from Friday 16 January to Friday 27 February 2015.

During this period, the public will be able to view the document online at  and hard copies will also be available at Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road headquarters and Moreton Area Centre office, as well as public libraries across the District. Each Town and Parish Council will also have copies and the public can contact any of them if they wish to view the document.

Cotswold District Council is also hosting two drop-in sessions for residents to view proposals and discuss them with the Forward Planning team – Wednesday 28 January at the Council HQ, Trinity Road, Cirencester and Thursday 29 January at the Council’s Moreton Area Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh.  Both sessions will run from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.

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