Town Council Newsletter – January 2010

TOWN COUNCIL MEETING ~ Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 7 pm
Property and Premises Maintenance Committee
Monday, 31 January 2011 at 7 pm
Westwoods Committee
Tuesday, 1 February 2011 at 6 pm
Finance, Funding  and Grants Committee
Tuesday, 1 February 2011 at 7 pm

Do you know that if your property borders the river your responsibility extends to the middle of the watercourse and not beyond ?  Many residents who are riparian owners have installed bridges with the agreement of the Town Council and KGV Trustees.  To make life easier we have now developed a policy for applications and the design of bridges.  These details will be circulated to riparian owners in the New Year.

HELP !!   HELP !!!   HELP !!!!!!
We need your help to identify the selfish dog owners who do not pick up their dogs’ mess and leave it for everyone to walk on.
The areas that are currently being identified as the worst are:

~ The north side of West End between Guggle Lane and The Wheatsheaf
~ The south side of East End between Dutton Leys and Eastington Road

If you have noticed a specific area in the Town where this is a problem or have any information that can help us to identify the culprits, please contact the Town Council office.  Anything you can do to help us will be treated in confidence and passed on to the relevant authority.
…………It is an offence and a health hazard not to pick up your dog’s faeces.

At the last Northleach KGV Trust meeting in December, Northleach Club Limited was congratulated by Trustees on the way it has turned the Pavilion Bar results around and made it such a success.  Trustees voted in favour of offering NCL a lease renewal, initially for 12 months, while they worked together to develop a secure and sustainable future for NCL, the Pavilion, the local community and the Trust.

Residents will remember that the Town Council supported the Trust in 2009 – 10 by investing over £8,000 in the Pavilion building when the previous tenant absconded leaving debts to the Trust, the Town Council, local traders and many others.   Trustees are now seeking a solution for the benefit of local sports clubs, the Trust and the community at large.

Bus Services
The County Council is looking at how Council run bus services are provided.  For more information see: 

Cheltenham Festivals
Jazz Festival:     27 April – 2 May 2011
Science Festival:     7–12 June 2011
Music Festival:     29 June –10 July 2011
Literature Festival:     7 – 16 October 2011

The Gloucestershire Waste Core Strategy for 2012-27 can now be viewed at:

Winter Weather
We have been advised by Gloucestershire Highways that in the event of bad weather their “resources are generally prioritised on a 24-hour shift pattern to maintaining the strategic road network.  Resources are therefore unlikely to be available for restocking of bins until after the severe weather conditions have passed.”
In the circumstances, we are asking residents to use the grit/salt in bins wisely and economically to make it last longer.

Caroline Braidwood, Town Clerk, The Westwoods Centre, Bassett Road, Northleach, Gloucestershire  GL54 3QJ     Tel:  01451 861499
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  1. We visited Northleach on Sunday 27th March 2011 . Make sure you don't need to use the public toilet. Marks out of 10 would be a – .

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