The results of the nominations for the May elections are now out. Our parish is uncontested meaning there were fewer nominations than seats, so candidates for the Town Council are elected unopposed. There were two nominations for the District Council seat, which will be subject to contested election on 2nd May.
All nine current town councillors submitted nominations and are elected unopposed. Although this is good news for the Town Council in terms of continuity, it still leaves us with two vacancies. The council will be looking to co-opt to fill the vacancies; please let the clerk know if you are interested.
Wednesday 20th March between 6.15 pm and 7 pm – Northleach with Eastington Neighbourhood Plan information session. Do you have any queries about the Neighbourhood Plan before the Referendum on Thursday? If so, there is an informal question and answer session at The Westwoods Centre on Wednesday 20th March between 6.15 pm and 7 pm.
Wednesday 20th March at 7pm – Northleach with Eastington Town Council meeting. Are you interested in the Council’s work in the Town? Do you want to make a difference to what happens in the Parish? All the current councillors are up for re-election in May. If you are interested in applying to be on the Town Council please come along and see what it involves. This month’s meeting is the last one before nominations go in so its an ideal opportunity to observe and meet councillors if you’re not sure about applying!
Thursday 21st March 7 am – 10 pm at The Cotswold Hall – Referendum Vote on the Neighbourhood Plan. Please remember to vote on the Northleach with Eastington Neighbourhood Plan. Details on the plan are available in the Westwoods Foyer and on the Cotswold District Council website https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/communities/neighbourhood-planning/neighbourhood-plans-in-force-or-development/northleach-with-eastington-neighbourhood-plan/
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk
The Charity called Duttons & Allens Almshouses.
In the Parish of Northleach with Eastington, Gloucestershire.
Northleach Town Trustees
Charity nos: 203543: 203544: 203545: 203546: 206980
A one-bedroom residence at Allen’s Almshouses, Mill End, Northleach is available for a person in need, resident in the Parish of Northleach with Eastington.
In special cases, to be approved by the Charity Commission, persons who do not reside in the Parish of Northleach may be appointed if otherwise qualified.
Forms of application to occupy the Almshouse may be obtained from:
Christopher Hancock, Secretary to the Northleach Town Trustees,
Great Union House, Market Place,
Northleach, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 3EJ.
Alternatively please telephone 01451-861284
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed forms must be returned by Friday 29th March 2019
Northleach Town Council is pleased to announce that from the New Year it will be hosting a regular Town Councillor surgery on the first Saturday of each month at the Black Cat Café, The Market Place, Northleach.
The first surgery is scheduled to take place on Saturday 5th January 2019 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH TOWN COUNCILLORS.
Local residents are invited to come and meet their Town Councillors to ask questions and discuss issues on an informal basis. There will be two members of the Town Council available at this surgery.
Mrs Catriona Crompton – Town Clerk
An early Christmas present for the town …
The final safety inspection of our new playground took place on Thursday, and confirmation came in yesterday afternoon that we could open. We’re grateful to Playdale’s area sales manager who went the extra mile and came over this morning to drop the Heras fencing so that our new playground could open in time for Christmas.
We hope you will agree that this is a fantastic new facility for the Town. There will be an “official” thank you and grand opening in due course, but in the meantime, the Town Council would like to say a huge thank you to all everyone who helped to bring the project to fruition. We would particularly like to acknowledge the generous grants and donations recieved from Northleach Town Trustees, Cotswold Fosseway Lions Club and Cotswold District Council’s Community Projects Fund.
As companies are closed over the festive period, the rest of the fencing will come down in the New Year. Enjoy your new playground (and please don’t play on the Heras fencing).
We continue to collect donations for the North Cotswold Food Bank at the Westwoods Centre and are asking for your help this Christmas period. With schools off the need increases as children who normally receive free school meals will not be in receipt of these for a few weeks.
The Cotswold Fosseway Lions (formerly the Northleach & Fosse Lions) have just made their fortnightly delivery to the Food Bank of items left at the Westwoods Centre. Their support in this is really appreciated by the Town Council. The list of items needed is updated regularly and can be found here: https://northcotswold.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
I have spoken to the team at the Food Bank. In addition to the normal long life tins and packets of food that they distribute they are also in need of general household cleaning products. They specifically stated toilet roll (large packs are fine as they split these up), jay cloths, sponges, washing up liquid, cleaning liquids and washing machine items. (They noted that capsules or liquid washing machine items are best as powder clogs in the cold warehouse).
The next delivery will be going early on Tuesday 18th December. Items can be left in the Westwoods foyer.
Many thanks for your donations over the last few years.
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk