As you may have heard, from Friday 25th May 2018 the laws on data protection are changing. We want to make sure we stay legally compliant, but more importantly, we want to make sure we are only contacting people who are happy to hear from us.
To keep personal data more secure, we are moving our community email list to a new platform. This will give you more control over your data because you’ll be able to unsubscribe or change your contact preferences at any time.
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We look forward to keeping in touch.
The Annual Town Meeting takes place on Wednesday 23rd May at 7pm. This is the meeting postponed from April and is traditionally a round-up of last year’s work and community news. Everyone is welcome. Please join us from 6:30pm for refreshments and to meet councillors and staff.
As two of our councillors are stepping down in May, this would be a good opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a councillor to hear about what we do and what we achieved last year.
The Annual Town Meeting will be followed by our Annual Meeting of the Town Council (agenda out next week), which is the “business” meeting of the Council where a new Chair and Vice Chair are voted in and the committees agreed. Residents are welcome to stay for both.
Northleach with Eastington Town Council is sponsoring a flower competition. Any floral display outside the house or shop can be entered (hanging baskets, window boxes, barrels, planters but nothing artificial). Judging will take place on 4th August and the winners’ names will be announced in September.
The competition is open to anyone of any age living or working in the parish of Northleach with Eastington, both residents and businesses. The floral display(s) entered must be located in the parish.
To enter, download and complete the entry form with your name, address where the flowers will be displayed, and contact information. There will be printed competition entry forms available in the Chemist, Fruit Cakes, Black Cat Cafe, the church and the Westwoods Centre, which you can complete and return by hand, if preferred.
Personal data provided will be used for the sole purpose of organising the Town Flowers event. Information will be held until the competition has ended and then destroyed. The Town Council will only use the information you provide to contact you about the event, communicate with participants and to announce the winners.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Annual Town Meeting that was due to take place tomorrow evening (25 April) has been postponed. This meeting follows a different format to the other Council meetings and usually involves a review of the last year and information from local community groups.
This meeting has been rearranged to take place before the Council meeting in May on Wednesday 23rd. Unfortunately due to other bookings and the Council’s diaries we are unable to fit it in before then. Apologies to anyone who was planning on coming tomorrow.
Agendas and further information will follow nearer the time.
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk
On Saturday, we were delighted to welcome all the people who turned up to give the Town a really good Spring clean!
Sixty people came to help litter pick across the town, over the playing fields and into the woods. About 25 bags of rubbish were collected plus a number of interesting other items! Some bulkier objects were left in situ and will be collected next week.
Many thanks to the Northleach and Fosse Lions who helped us organise this event and provided the cakes for us to enjoy. A big thank you to the Northleach Pavilion who supplied the hot and cold drinks at the end of the event.
Would you like to help us on a regular basis? We now have a number of litter pickers and hi viz jackets so would love to hear from anyone who could do an occasional clean in their area. Thank you to all those who already assist with this.
Many thanks again to the helpers.
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk