National Moment of Reflection on Sunday 18 September

Northleach with Eastington Town Council, the High Bailiff and Town Trustees invite you to assemble at the War Memorial on the Market Place for the National Moment of Reflection. This will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September. All residents who wish to join us are welcome.

Please make sure that you arrive by 7:50pm, as to ensure a smooth and respectful occasion.

The silence will be followed by the local reading of the Proclamation of accession of King Charles III.

See more at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-moment-of-reflection.

Footway Improvement Works Starting 1 August

Residents will have seen signs advising of roadworks due to start on 1 August for 5 weeks. Gloucestershire County Council is carrying out footway improvement works along West End, High Street and East End. Traffic flow will be controlled by traffic lights and stop and go signs.

Please find attached the traffic management plan of the works taking place. There currently is no specific timescale for each section as this could change on a daily basis as it is dependent on many factors.

For more information on planned roadworks across the county see the Gloucestershire Roadworks map.

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Grand Opening for the Northleach Community Activities Chest

We are excited to announce the launch of a new project in collaboration with Cotswold District Council Community Builder Sue Pilling and funded by the Cotswold Youth Network Small Grants scheme.

The Northleach Community Activities Chest will be unveiled today at the Community Picnic taking place on the King George V Playing Field today, Friday 29 July.

The chest is a box of game and sports equipment which is freely available for anyone to borrow and use on the playing field. When play is finished, return the toys and games equipment to the box ready for the next family or group of friends to use. Simples!

The project came out of a proposal from students at the Cotswold School and Northleach Primary School who said they wanted to have more to do in the summer holidays. Children will help to take responsibility for keeping the equipment safe and promoting its use amongst friends.

The box contains bat and ball games and other fun stuff and we hope that more equipment will be added as time goes by. If you have any unwanted outdoor games or sports equipment that you would like to donate to the project then please get in touch with Sue.

There’s a QR code on the chest too so you can give feedback or make any suggestions.

Sue.pilling@publicagroup.uk

Notice of Public Rights to Inspect the Accounts 2022

Notice is hereby given that the unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year ending 31 March 2022 has been published on the Council’s website. The documents have been published with this notice. As the accounting statement has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Please see the above documents for details. We regret that these documents are not available in an accessible format. If you would like to receive the information in an alternative format then please contact us.

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.