Supporting Ukraine

Fighting in Ukraine has seen millions of people forced from their homes and the humanitarian crisis is growing. The Town Council is supporting Northleach for Ukraine, an initiative coordinated by local resident Karolina Urbanska. They are seeking donations of food, nappies, medicines and other vital supplies. Karolina works closely with the Polish Association in Banbury where donations are sorted, prepared for customs, and transported onward to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland and in Ukraine.

There are three drop off points in Northleach:

MoLo Holiday Housekeeping Specialists Ltd
Unit1, The Old Coalyard, West End, Northleach GL54 3HE
Monday – Friday 9AM – 4PM

Westwoods Community Centre
Bassett Road, Northleach GL54 3QJ
Monday – Friday 9AM – 1PM

Church of St Peter & St Paul
Mill End, Northleach GL54 3HL
When the church is open (hours vary)

The list of supplies needed is updated at least weekly, with updates posted on Facebook (search for Northleach). Items must be in good condition and with a good amount of time before expiry please. No clothes or duvets, as these are not required at the moment, and it diverts resources away from their main effort as they have to find somewhere else to store or take them. Thank you for your support.

Karolina is looking for volunteer drivers to help with taking donations to Banbury, preferably someone who is travelling in this direction anyway, perhaps with their work, and who could make the journey on a regular basis. If you can help, please email banburyforukraine@gmail.com.

Other ways you can help

One of the best ways to help is by donating money through trusted charities and aid organisations. Cash can be transferred quickly to areas where it is needed and used to buy local supplies.
The main appeal is being run by Disasters Emergency Committee which shares funding across 15 charities including the British Red Cross, Oxfam, and the International Rescue Committee.

Many other charities have launched appeals to help Ukraine. Sadly, any request for financial assistance is also an opportunity for scammers. Please make sure the charity is genuine before giving away any financial information.

The Government has also launched a scheme to enable Ukraine nationals to come to Britain. Under the scheme people in the UK will be able to nominate an individual or family to stay with them rent-free, or in an unoccupied property, for at least six months. To find out about the scheme and register your interest visit: Homes for Ukraine.

Council Covid Update As Prime Minister Confirms Plan B

Newsletter from Gloucestershire County Council

What are the latest changes to the covid rules and how will this affect me?

  • Face coverings will become mandatory in most public venues (other than hospitality venues) from 10 December, unless exempt. Masks continue to be required on public transport and in shops.
  • From Monday 13 December, people are being asked to work from home if they can.
  • From Wednesday 15 December you must show a valid Covid pass to enter certain settings.
  • If you come into contact with an individual who may be infected with the Omicron variant, you will need to self-isolate. This applies even if you are fully-vaccinated or aged 18 or under.
  • International arrivals from non-red list countries who are fully vaccinated will need to isolate at home and take a PCR test on or before day 2 following their arrival. They will only be permitted to leave isolation if this test result is negative. If their test result is positive, they will need to isolate for 10 days.
  • View the latest drop-in vaccination clinics on the NHS vaccination Covid portal.
  • Covid hangs around like smoke so if you’re meeting with others inside, make sure to let fresh air in.
  • Find out more about the latest Covid guidance by visiting the Government website.

Visit the County Council website for the latest covid information and local test centre locations.

Advance Notice of Memorial Safety Testing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Northleach with Eastington Town Council intends to undertake memorial safety testing in the cemetery and churchyard at St Peter and St Paul Church, Northleach.

Work will commence in February 2022.

The Council understands that the memorial safety testing may cause concern to grave owners and families of the bereaved and wish to give our reassurance that testing will be carried out respectfully and within national guidelines. If you require any further information about the safety testing procedure, please contact the Town Clerk.

 

Remembrance Sunday Road Closure

The traditional open air service in Northleach to mark Remembrance will be held at 10:50 on Sunday, 14th November 2021 at the War Memorial on the Market Place. Residents are warmly invited to join us to mark the occasion.

The Market Place will be the subject of a road closure order for the duration of the ceremony. The temporary road closure will ensure that people can pay their respects without the noise of passing cars or risk of traffic accident. The closure order will apply to the Market Place and West End between the Market Place and Cotswold Hall. The closure will be in place for just the short period of the ceremony itself and the Town Council hopes that no one will be too badly inconvenienced by these arrangements. Please ensure that all vehicles required to be used during this time are removed prior to the order taking effect. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Public notices advising of the road closure will go up shortly and a copy of the legal order can be found below.

 

 

Summer Fun Activities @ Westwoods

This summer Gloucestershire County Council is offering 4 weeks of activities for school-age children across the Cotswolds, including at the Westwoods Centre, Northleach. See poster for details. Bookings are now open to all children. There are plenty of spaces so get booking!

Book Here

All sessions are 11am to 3pm and lunch is provided. #HAF2021 #summerofplay

More activities and locations here: https://cotswolddistrict.coordinate.cloud/list

2021 Elections – Statement of Persons Nominated

The Notice below provides the Notice of Poll for the Gloucestershire County Council Elections.

 

The notice provides the full list of candidates standing in the Gloucestershire County Council election for a councillor for the Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach division.

 

 

The following notice provides the full list of candidates standing for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire police area.