UPDATED: Overnight Road Closure A40 Farmington Section

Update 01 August 2023: We have been informed that owing to unforeseen technical issues on site last night, 31 July, this road scheme is due to finish one day later; Wednesday 9 August, instead of Tuesday 8 August as previously advised. Same start time of 20:00 applies.

What: Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for carriageway resurfacing

Where: A40 London Road Farmington. See below for details of the road closure area.

When: For approximately 11 nights (excl. weekends) between the hours of 20:00 to 07:00

The PLANNED start and end dates are currently Tuesday 25 July to 8 August 2023; however, keep an eye on the web page detailed below or the signs on site for any short notice changes.

871083 A40 London Rd Farmington Residents Letter

This is part of a sequence of roadworks in the local area this summer, which will also include carriageway resurfacing of the Fosseway.

For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/roadworks.

Administration Officer Job Vacancy

Hours: 12 per week

Starting salary: SCP 14-16 – £25,409 to £26,357 pa pro rata

depending on qualifications and experience (pay award pending)

We have an opportunity for a community-focused individual to join our team as the Administration Officer, helping to ensure the smooth operation of local services.

This is a part-time, permanent position, reporting to the Town Clerk. Responsibilities include managing allotment tenancies, cemetery burials and deeds, and general administrative support to the Town Council. This job is varied and hands-on, requiring travel around the parish to complete inspections, meet contractors, or attend meetings of the council and committees, which will involve some evening work.

This is a customer facing role, and you would need to be confident in dealing with people from all sectors of the community. The ideal candidate can work independently and has excellent organisational and IT skills. Some experience of local government and/or the bereavement industry would be desirable, although not essential as training will be provided.

Applicants are requested to submit a completed application form (download from the links below) and covering letter.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Sunday 16 July 2023.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 24 July 2023.

To discuss the role, contact the Town Clerk clerk@northleach.gov.uk.

Job description

Job Application Form (Word)

Application Form (PDF)


Notice of Public Rights To Inspect the Accounts 2023

Northleach with Eastington Town Council approved its Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year ending 31 March 2023 at a meeting on 14 June 2023. These documents have been submitted to the external auditor and are available to review.

Any resident has the right to inspect the accounting records and associated document for a 30 day period commencing on Monday 19 June 2023. Please see the attached notice for details.

Notice of Electors Rights 2023

Statement by the Responsible Financial Officer

I confirm that the Accounting Statements contained within the current version of the AGAR and accompanying documents are unaudited and subject to change.

Pauline Rigby, Town Clerk & RFO

AnnualReturnForm3_2022-23 – Northleach

Document accessibility

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.


Northleach with Eastington Hanging Basket Competition 2023

Message from the Charter Fair organisers

Northleach with Eastington Hanging Basket Competition 2023

Open to Private Residents and Businesses

All entrants must be situated in the parish of Northleach with Eastington.

Only living (real) flowers/ plants / are to be used.

All exhibits must be visible to passers-by until 24 June 2023, and can be of any floral design within a hanging basket.

The competition is organised by Northleach Charter Fair and Music Festival 2023 Committee and the judges’ decision is final.

Entrance is £5 for all residential premises, £10 for businesses.

There will be a cup presented to the winner and additional prizes.

Enter NOW

All entry details are within the form.

Deadline extended to 18 June!


Oyez Oyez Oyez: Welcome To The New Northleach Town Crier

The role of Town Crier dates back to mediaeval times when many people could not read or write. Town Criers performed a valuable public service passing on important announcements and a loud voice was essential.

These days town criers perform more of a ceremonial function. A competition held on the eve of the Coronation resulted in the appointment of Matt Backhouse to this volunteer position. His first task was to proclaim the coronation of the new king!

To book the Town Crier, please contact matt.backhouse1@gmail.com.

Town Council Election Results 2023

The election results for Northleach with Eastington Town Council are in.


Election Candidate Votes % Outcome
Mark Tennant 356 9% Elected
Patsi Rainey 343 9% Elected
Flam Wellman 322 8% Elected
Brian Dennis Hulcup 301 8% Elected
Chick Saunders 269 7% Elected
Jules Russell 233 6% Elected
Terry Morley-Blackwell 232 6% Elected
Simon Guy Woolley 231 6% Elected
Matt Jackson 228 6% Elected
Byron James Anthony Hadley 226 6% Elected
Laura Kirkby 220 6% Elected
Valerie Glynn 178 5% Not elected
Andrea Jane Richell 167 4% Not elected
Gina Blackwell 162 4% Not elected
Alan Charles Richell 157 4% Not elected
Rosalind Sara Lyon 148 4% Not elected
Gerry Ponfield 45 1% Not elected

Voting summary

Details Number
Seats 11
Total votes 3818
Number of ballot papers issued 699
Number of ballot papers rejected 28

The existing councillors will retire on Tues 9 May and new councillors take office on the same day.