Police and Crime Commissioner Election on Thursday 2nd May

Information from Cotswold District Council:

The Police and Crime Commissioner Election is taking place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

The election is for the PCC of Gloucestershire and is being run by the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) based in Gloucester City Council.

Cotswold District Council Local Returning Officer, Robert Weaver will be conducting the election within our District on behalf of the PARO.

For more information on the elections process, please visit Gloucester City Council’s website where the notices, information for prospective candidates, lists of candidates and other key information will be held.

The list of candidates will be known after 4pm on Friday 5 April with a notice being published no later than 4pm on Monday 8 April.

Voting on Thursday 2nd May

Poll cards

Poll cards will be posted to all registered electors on 25 March.  If anyone does not receive their poll card or has changed their address, name etc they should re-register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . 

The same link can be used for residents who are not yet registered to vote.  The deadline to register to vote at this election is Tuesday 16 April.

Postal and proxy voting

Anyone wishing to vote by post can apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote . The deadline for making an application is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April.

Anyone wishing to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf can apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote . The deadline for making an application is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Paper forms are available by contacting the district council office.

Voter ID required

Anyone voting in person at a polling station will be required to provide an acceptable form of photo ID before being given their ballot paper.

Anyone needing a free Voter Authority Certificate should apply online by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April or contact the district council for a paper form.

Polling stations

If anyone is unsure of their polling station, they can check the details on Cotswold District Council’s website by entering their postcode.

Temporary Road Closure: 405570 – Market Place, Northleach, Cotswold, 5-7 March 2024

*** Update 08/01/2024: THIS WORK HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 5-7 MARCH 2024***

The following notice has been received from the Highway Authority.


Gloucestershire County Council, as traffic authority, intends to make an Order under the relevant provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the 405570 Market Place Road from its junction with Mill End to its junction with Market Place for a distance of approximately 30 metres.

The reason for the closure is for works to install Gigaclear Infrastructure.

The said road is expected to be closed from the 8 January 2024 until 10 January 2024 only or until the works have been completed, whichever is the later.

For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk.
Alternative Route – as signed on site.

Pedestrian access to adjacent properties, and emergency access, will be maintained.

DATED: 21 December 2023

Please find a copy of the notice below:

Book Now For Holiday Activity and Food programme 2023

Cotswold District Council is working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council and local community organisation World Jungle to deliver another Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) for eligible children across the Cotswold district this winter.

The winter program of activities and events will provide young people with opportunities to socialise with peers, learn, and develop their skills. There is a diverse range of activities to participate in, including Pantomime tickets, ice skating, family engineering and Christmas parties.

With funding from the Department for Education, children in the Cotswold district will have access to free activities during the Christmas holidays this year. 

The Winter Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) program will be available from 16 December to 6 January, with specific eligibility criteria, catering to children in school reception classes up to year eleven who are recipients of benefits-related free school meals.

Furthermore, through grant funding, we are also able to offer the Holiday Activity Program (HAP), which includes holiday activities for all children aged five to sixteen across the district, regardless of free school meal eligibility.

Robert Weaver, Chief Executive of Cotswold District Council, said: “I’m really pleased we are able to offer these free activities for another year, in partnership with the County Council and World Jungle.

“The Christmas period can be a difficult time financially and I’m confident these activities will help a lot of families across the district.”

All activities are available to view now, please visit: https://gloucestershirehaf.com/cotswold-district-haf/

Children who have been referred by professionals will be able to book on to the activities before the booking system officially opens.

The activity booking system will officially open to all on Monday 4 December.

To sign up to the Children’s Activity Booking system (CABs): https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf/

Contact Information

Cotswold District Council Communications Team


Notes to editors

Further information:

Family support is also available through our Community Connectors, Bloodhound Education, as part of the Winter Holiday Activity and Food Programme 2023. They are on hand to help with booking activities, organising transport to attend activities and signposting families to other agencies where a need has been identified. To get in touch with Bloodhound Education, please email accounts@bloodhoundeducation.com or phone 0208 150 3767 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 2:30pm).

Elections 2023 – Notice of Poll for District and Town Councillors

A poll for the election of Town Councillors for Northleach with Eastington Town Council will be held on Thursday 4 May 2023, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.  The number of Town Councillors to be elected is eleven.  You will be able to vote for up to eleven candidates on the ballot paper.

A poll for the election of a District Councillor for Northleach District Ward will also be held on Thursday 4 May 2023.   You will be able to vote for one candidate on the ballot paper.

The names, addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates are shown on the nomination papers below.

Electors can only vote at their allocated polling station. The election will be by secret ballot according to electoral law, and as set out in notices displayed at each polling station.  Northleach with Eastington voters vote at The Westwoods Centre, Bassett Rd.

NOTICE OF POLL Election of Town Councillors
Northleach with Eastington Town Council

NOTICE OF POLL Election of a District Councillor
Northleach District Ward

Permanent Traffic Order – Notice of Proposal Documents

NOTICE is hereby given that Gloucestershire County Council has made a Variation Order under Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 of Part I and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Traffic Management Act 2004 and of all other enabling powers, the effect of which will vary the
Gloucestershire County Council On Street Parking Order 2017 (the 2017 Order) by introducing the restrictions on the roads detailed in The Schedule below in the Town of Northleach, Gloucestershire.

The restrictions set out in the Schedule reflect an administrative exercise to ensure that the restrictions, as marked on street, match up with the legal order. There will be no physical changes to the existing restrictions as marked on street.

Due to an anomaly on the legal order for these waiting restrictions, a new TRO has been proposed as an administrative exercise to rectify this.  Please see documents below.  The decision has been made to make the TRO and it will become effective on 6 April 2023.

A link to Cotswolds Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and traffic schemes on GCC’s website can be found here.

Permanent Traffic Order