Police & Crime Comissioner Election in Gloucestershire – Statement of Persons Nominated

The Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll for the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucester local area has been published.

The deadline for requesting a postal vote for this election has now passed. Electors may request a proxy vote up to 5pm on Wednesday 24 April and this is the same date for anyone needing a Voter Authority Certificate if they don’t have acceptable photo ID.

A list of acceptable photo ID can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website:

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

Check your poll card for details of your local polling station. The local polling place in Northleach is The Westwoods Centre, Basset Road, GL54 3QJ. 

Holiday Activities in Cotswold District Spring 2024

Information from Cotswold District Council:

For Holiday and Food Programmes in Spring, Summer and Winter 2024, there are lots of activities on offer including Circus, Fundays, Forest School Days, Holiday camps and more ….

Activities go on view before going live on the Children’s Activities Booking System (CABS) and our website on the following dates:

Spring view 4th March – Go Live 11th March
Summer view 17th June – Go Live 1st July
Winter view 18th Nov – Go Live 2nd Dec

To find out more visit: gloucestershirehaf.com.

Once bookings go live, if you need help with bookings or transport, please contact the community connectors Bloodhound Education on email: accounts@bloodhoundeducation.com.

Changes to Parliamentary Boundaries in the Cotswolds

Press release from Cotswold District Council:

Changes to parliamentary boundaries across the Cotswold District to come into effect for next General Election.

The Boundary Commission for England has completed a review of Parliamentary constituencies which will impact communities in the Cotswold District at the next General Election.

Changes to the Parliamentary boundaries mean that Cotswold District will now form part of two parliamentary constituencies, rather than the one it currently does.

North Cotswolds constituency (70,915 voters) will be formed of Cotswold, Tewkesbury and Stroud district wards.

South Cotswolds constituency (72,856 voters) will be formed of the Cotswold and Wiltshire local authority areas and one ward (Kingswood) from the Stroud district.

The changes were approved at the end of 2023 meaning they will come into effect for the next General Election. The two-year review process included a number of statutory public consultations, where more than 60,000 representations were made.

The changes do not affect the boundaries for any wards for local council elections and will have no impact on council services.

The full report from the Boundary Commission including the final recommendations has been published here: https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/2023-review/

Cotswold District Council’s Returning Officer and Chief Executive, Robert Weaver, said: “Although these changes alter the Parliamentary constituency that you live in, they do not affect which council area you live in, nor the services you receive. Your councillors will remain the same and it will not affect future council elections.

“At the next general election, all registered voters will be sent information saying which parliamentary constituency they are part of, and residents can look up their new constituencies on the Boundary Commission website.”

Maps can be found via the links below:

North Cotswolds constituency
South Cotswolds constituency

Every constituency must contain between 69,724 and 77,062 electors. The number of constituencies in England has increased from 533 to 543 and the number of constituencies in the South West has increased from 55 to 58.

Have Your Say On Parking in Cotswold District

Press release from Cotswold District Council:

Cotswold residents are invited to give their views on parking in the district as Cotswold District Council launches its consultation on current parking provision.

Take the survey

The consultation, which runs until 26 February 2024, builds on the current parking strategy which was updated in 2016. Since 2016 several factors have influenced transport and parking behaviours, such as the climate agenda, the Coronavirus pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis, and the wider economy.  

Cllr Tony Dale, Cabinet Member for the Economy and Council Transformation said, “We want to hear from residents as well as business owners about parking in the Cotswold district. Your views will enable us to develop a parking strategy that is fit for our car park users. 

“We want to know where you park, the purpose of your visit and what could be improved about specific car parks, among other things. It’s really important we hear from those who know the car parks best and we’d appreciate any feedback you have.” 

The Council’s car parking strategy looks at what car parking is needed across the district based on the number of people parking, what the needs of those people are and what might be required in future. 

Once complete, the new strategy will set out how parking can be improved across the district that the Council will then look to deliver in partnership with the County Council, local parish councils and other organisations where possible. 

Find out more and take part in the consultation >>

Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2023/24

There are changes to waste collections over Christmas and New Year.

Northleach’s usual “everything” collection day is a Friday. The last collection before Christmas will be on Friday 22nd December.

A food waste only collection is scheduled for Saturday 30th December, one day later than usual as crews catch up after the bank holiday.

The next “everything” collection will take place on Saturday 6th January.

Normal service resumes from Monday 8th January.

Garden waste service is suspended from Monday 25th December and will resume on Monday 8 January 2024.

More information

You can check your collection day online.

View the Friday waste collection calendar:

Enquiries should be directed to Cotswold District Council.

Christmas Trees

Real Christmas trees will be collected from the kerbside for those properties with a current garden waste licence. Please put your tree out on your scheduled garden waste collection day between Monday 8 and Friday 19 January 2024.

Trees can be put out on their own or beside the garden wheeled bin (if being presented). Householders can also reduce their trees and put them inside the bin if they wish. Please ensure all decorations, lights and stands are removed first. 

All residents can take their real Christmas trees to the to the following drop off points:

  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Cirencester, GL7 6EU
  • Batsford Garden Centre, Batsford, GL56 9QB
  • Hillier Garden Centre, Lechlade, GL7 3DP

Trees need to be dropped off by no later than Thursday 18 January.

Elections 2023 – Notice of Poll for District and Town Councillors

A poll for the election of Town Councillors for Northleach with Eastington Town Council will be held on Thursday 4 May 2023, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.  The number of Town Councillors to be elected is eleven.  You will be able to vote for up to eleven candidates on the ballot paper.

A poll for the election of a District Councillor for Northleach District Ward will also be held on Thursday 4 May 2023.   You will be able to vote for one candidate on the ballot paper.

The names, addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates are shown on the nomination papers below.

Electors can only vote at their allocated polling station. The election will be by secret ballot according to electoral law, and as set out in notices displayed at each polling station.  Northleach with Eastington voters vote at The Westwoods Centre, Bassett Rd.

NOTICE OF POLL Election of Town Councillors
Northleach with Eastington Town Council

NOTICE OF POLL Election of a District Councillor
Northleach District Ward