The Town Council meet this Wednesday 19th September at 7pm, in the Westwoods Centre. We have invited Highways Officers along to talk to us about their proposal for reopening the Old A40, potential repairs and costings. If the plans go ahead the Parish will be asked to contribute financially and so we encourage residents to come and hear the plans. Please find a copy of the agenda below.
There will be a FULL road closure on the A429 Fosse Way at Stow on the Wold from Monday 17th September through until Wednesday 26th September. Although this road closure is outside our Parish, it could affect a number of you who commute and shop around Stow.
The closure is to allow contractors to install a new foul sewer into the existing main foul sewer within the A429. The road will be closed 24/7 as the excavation will be 2–3m deep and has to cross the A429 to the middle of the opposite carriageway. The actual connection will be taking place from Fourways Cottage (adjacent the Unicorn car park) across the Northbound carriageway to midway in the Southbound carriageway.
Gloucestershire County Council will also be taking advantage of the road closure to undertake additional carriageway works, so as to minimise any future disruptions and road closures.
Please find below details of the road closure documents and diversions:
For further information please call Highways Amey on 08000 514 514
Northleach with Eastington Town Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish. The Plan sets out a vision for the future and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. This plan has been submitted to Cotswold District Council, and is subject to a six week consultation, prior to being considered by an independent examiner. The examiner will consider the plan and its supporting evidence, and review the representations made. Should the examiner find that the plan meets with the Basic Conditions, it will proceed to referendum. Should more than 50% of votes cast support the plan, it will be made.
The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to view on Cotswold District Council’s website:
All comments must be received by 17:00 on 17th October 2018. The comments form can be downloaded from the link above.
Commenting on the Plan, Steering Group Chair, Chris Hancock said “Developing a Neighbourhood Plan in a small but important rural parish in the middle of the AONB is a challenging task in seeking to balance the need for development with the preservation of the environment and built heritage. Four years of work have however produced an plan for consultation which we believe will deliver those things most needed – provision for increased parking and improvements to the town centre, the expansion and improvement of educational facilities, a “green ring” around the town and allocation of green space as well as a detailed Design Statement to assist in the future protection of our environment.”
Please be advised of the following temporary road closure:
A40 London Road, Andoversford & Dowdeswell
This road will be closed between 24th August 2018 and 14th September 2018, to allow contractors, working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, to carry out carriageway resurfacing. Works will be carried out overnight, between 19:00 and 07:00 hours.
In May and June, three of our councillors stepped down from the Council. The Town Council filled the first of its two vacancies last month following the resignations of Laurie Colton and Will Rayner in May and are delighted to welcome Rob Platts and Emma Nevins as our new councillors.
Please find below the third vacancy notice following the resignation of Phil Waters. If no election is called, we will look to co-opt a new councillor in the next few months.
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk
On the first Saturday in August a stroll round Northleach revealed a wonderful array of floral delights many of which sadly were not entered into the Town Council’s competition. Despite recent weather conditions conspiring against the creation of floriferous masterpieces the residents of Northleach excelled themselves and gave us a delightful morning. Inevitably with a competition there have to be winners and the task was difficult but in the end the overall winner had to be the vibrant and exuberant display created by
Mr. and Mrs Clifford in Crail View
and the runner up was
Mrs C. Cooper of Ward Road
and both won vouchers from the garden centre in Moreton in Marsh. Congratulations to both these competitors. Anyone taking a wander through the Town would be well advised to keep an eye open for the glorious hydrangea in Mill End, the charming display outside Dover House and the excellent barrels outside the Cotswold Hall. A big thank you to everyone who has put in so much effort to create lovely displays for all to enjoy despite all the adversities that the weather has thrown at us over the last weeks. Lastly our thanks go to David Fox who, with his daughter Georgia, kindly devoted his Saturday morning to judging our offerings.