Come & Meet Town Councillors At Our Monthly Surgeries

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.

Regards,
Mrs Catriona Crompton – Town Clerk

Northleach’s New Playground is Open

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).

North Cotswold Food Bank, Donations Requested

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.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk

SEA Consultation For Northleach with Eastington Neighbourhood Plan

To whom it may concern
The independent examiner of the Northleach with Eastington Neighbourhood Development Plan (‘NENP’) has noted that the final version of the SA/SEA has not been consulted upon, and that in order to comply with Regulation 13 of the SEA Regulations, a consultation must be run. This consultation will run until 17:00 on 6th December 2018.

The submission plan and supporting evidence, the SA/SEA and the examiner’s note are all published in full at: https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/communities/neighbourhood-planning/neighbourhood-plans-in-force-or-development/northleach-with-eastington-neighbourhood-plan/

Regards,
Joseph Walker
Community Partnerships Officer
Working for Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Councils

Almshouse Vacancy

The Charity called Duttons & Allens Almshouses.

In the Parish of Northleach with Eastington, Gloucestershire.

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 Dr. B. G. James, Secretary to the Northleach Town Trustees, Old Timbers, High Street, Northleach, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 3EU, and they must be completed and returned to him by 30th November 2018.

Highways Officers To Attend Council Meeting Re Old A40 Repairs

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.