Permanent Traffic Order – Notice of Proposal Documents

NOTICE is hereby given that Gloucestershire County Council has made a Variation Order under Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 of Part I and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Traffic Management Act 2004 and of all other enabling powers, the effect of which will vary the
Gloucestershire County Council On Street Parking Order 2017 (the 2017 Order) by introducing the restrictions on the roads detailed in The Schedule below in the Town of Northleach, Gloucestershire.

The restrictions set out in the Schedule reflect an administrative exercise to ensure that the restrictions, as marked on street, match up with the legal order. There will be no physical changes to the existing restrictions as marked on street.

Due to an anomaly on the legal order for these waiting restrictions, a new TRO has been proposed as an administrative exercise to rectify this.  Please see documents below.  The decision has been made to make the TRO and it will become effective on 6 April 2023.

A link to Cotswolds Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and traffic schemes on GCC’s website can be found here.

Tribute to Former Councillor Alan Wellman

The Town Council was saddened to hear that former Councillor and Mayor Alan Wellman passed away peacefully at the weekend.

Alan served on Northleach with Eastington Town Council continuously for 60 years which by any measure is an exceptional example of dedicated community service. He demonstrated a sustained willingness to lead by fulfilling the role of chairman for 12 years – his wise words diligently guiding the council of the time.

During his time as chairman, he oversaw significant events in the town, notably the building of the Westwoods Centre on the old grammar school site as well as the opening of the long-awaited bypass.  Even after his resignation at 89 years old he continued to offer support and advice. Staff and fellow councillors always knew a quick telephone call to Alan would help fill in a gap in their knowledge.

Last year Alan was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Parish for his loyal service to the people of Northleach, a richly deserved accolade for someone who was a true inspiration. It’s been a pleasure working alongside him and he will be sorely missed.  We offer our sincere condolences to Alan’s family at this sad time.

Photographic ID Will Be Required to Vote from May 2023

From May 2023 individuals who wish to vote in person, including those acting as a proxy on behalf of another individual, will be required to produce an accepted form of photographic ID to prove their identity before they will be issued with a ballot paper. This is a national change implemented by the Government as part of the Elections Act 2022 which councils are required to follow when running elections.

This change will apply for the local elections taking place in the district on 4 May 2023. 

To vote in person, voters must be on the electoral register and bring a suitable form of photographic ID to their polling station. The most commonly used IDs include:

  • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
  • Photographic driver’s licence issued by the UK, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (including provisional)
  • European Economic Area (EEA) photographic ID Card
  • UK Biometric Residence Permit
  • An identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (PASS card)
  • A Blue Badge
  • A concessionary travel pass funded by HM Government or local authority

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

Voters who do not produce valid identification or a Voter Authority Certificate (more information below), will not be allowed to vote.

Only original documents will be accepted; scanned images or copies will not be accepted.For more information see here.

Grounds Maintenance Contract 2023-25

Northleach with Eastington Town Council is inviting tenders for a two-year grounds maintenance contract with the option to extend for a further year. The scope will include grass cutting, strimming, hedge trimming, and other ground maintenance tasks as defined in the Specification and associated Plans. Areas of work comprise playing field, recreation grounds, churchyard and cemetery, and highway verges.

Please see the Invitation to Tender for further information and how to apply:

Tenders are to be returned in a sealed marked envelope ‘GM Tender’ to Pauline Rigby, Town Clerk, Northleach with Eastington Town Council, Westwoods Centre, Basset Road, Northleach, Cheltenham GL54 3QJ on or before noon on Thursday 12 January 2023.

Remembrance Day Sunday 13th November 2022

The traditional open air service in Northleach to mark Remembrance will be held at 10:50 on Sunday 13th November 2022 beside the War Memorial at the Market Place. Residents are warmly invited to join us to mark the occasion.

The Market Place will be the subject of a road closure order for the duration of the ceremony. The temporary road closure will ensure that people can pay their respects without the noise of passing cars or risk of traffic accident. The closure order will apply to the Market Place and West End between the Market Place and Cotswold Hall. The closure will be in place for just the short period of the ceremony itself and the Town Council hopes that no one will be too badly inconvenienced by these arrangements. Please ensure that all vehicles required to be used during this time are removed prior to the order taking effect. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

Public notices advising of the road closure will go up shortly and a copy of the legal order can be found below.