Notice of Conclusion of Audit for Year Ending 31 March 2021

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 16(1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that the auditor has concluded their audit of the statement of accounts, which has been published.

A local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate may inspect and make copies. Please see the notice below for details.

Volunteers Sought to Create Community Emergency Plan

The Town Council is looking for volunteers to help us write a community emergency plan to help our community become more resilient. This plan does not take the place of the emergency services. It provides a framework for action in an emergency to co-ordinate community support, and to support principal authorities and emergency services by providing local knowledge and skills.
We are also keen to hear from anyone with skills or equipment that might be useful in an emergency situation such as medical or first aid training, 4 wheel drive vehicles, and so on.
If you can offer to help write or coordinate the plan then please contact the Town Clerk clerk@northleach.gov.uk.

2021 Elections – Statement of Persons Nominated

The Notice below provides the Notice of Poll for the Gloucestershire County Council Elections.

 

The notice provides the full list of candidates standing in the Gloucestershire County Council election for a councillor for the Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach division.

 

 

The following notice provides the full list of candidates standing for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire police area.

Preparations Underway to Make Sure Polling Stations are Covid Secure

As the local elections approach on Thursday 6 May 2021, Cotswold District Council is preparing to make sure all polling stations available for those who wish to vote in person are safe and Covid secure.  For Northleach with Eastington residents your polling station this year will be The Westwoods Centre. 

Voting in person will be different this year with polling stations following the Covid secure rules seen across shops and other indoor locations during the pandemic. This will include voters wearing masks, using hand sanitiser, social distancing and making sure items touched in the polling booths are cleaned. 

Staff will also be taking the necessary precautions to keep safe and have received additional training to help advise and support voters.

Voters are encouraged to bring their own masks and pen or pencil on the day to reduce wastage on the day, however, for those that need them they will be available.

Some polling stations have had to change due to some usual polling locations being unsuitable during the pandemic and so voters are being urged to check their poll cards to make sure they know where their polling station is.

Residents are also being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote, and if they want to, have applied for postal or proxy voting ahead of the rapidly approaching deadlines.  Residents can register to vote through the Government website which takes only five minutes to complete.

Residents can apply for postal voting now and have to get their application in before the deadline of 5 pm on 20 April and to be able to vote by proxy, applications must be in by 5 pm on Tuesday 27 April.   Application forms for postal and proxy voting can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission or voters can visit the council website at cotswold.gov.uk/registertovote or contact us on 01285 623002. 

The Death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Mayor of Northleach with Eastington Town Council Robert Platts has made the following statement:

“Northleach with Eastington Town Council joins the nation in mourning the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. A major national figure for more than seven decades, his legacy will live on through the many charitable endeavours that he shaped and inspired. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the Royal Family. On behalf of the residents of the parish, we send our condolences.”

In accordance with public health advice and the wishes of the Royal Family, physical condolence books will not be made available to the public at this time. Residents who would like to pay their respects are directed to the official condolence book at the royal.uk website.

A national one-minute silence will take place at 3pm on Saturday 17 April 2021.