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Revised Notice of Intention to Close the Old A40

Gloucestershire County Council has re-issued the notice relating to the closed stretch of the Old A40.

Ref: CD/64320

Dear Sir/Madam

RE: Revised Notice of intention to close part of 3/332 Hangmans Stone to Countryside Museum from the junction with A429 to the junction with 3/146 Cheltenham Road to Fosseway – Hampnett/Northleach, Cotswold District.

I am writing to notify you that due to an administrative error made by the Council’s publications contractor, the above notice is being reissued. Please find attached intend to  notice in respect of the above road. The Local Highway Authority propose to make an Order under s15(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1984 to close the road from the 9 October 2017 and the Order will remain in force for as long as necessary to undertake repairs. The Order will be revoked on completion of the repairs.

Should you have any observations in respect of the above closure please can these be sent to Legalcorporatedivision@gloucestershire.gov.uk quoting ref CD/64320  no later than 6 October 2017. Please note any representations that may have been sent to the County Council in respect of the original notice are still valid and will be considered prior to the making of the Order. Any queries please contact 08000 514 514.

Kind regards,

Janet Smith
Senior Legal Advisor (Highways)
Legal Services
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG

Old A40 Collapse, Ground Investigation Report

The Town Council has received the following update from Highways about the collapse at Prison Copse:

“A copy of the factual report summarising the results of the Ground Investigation undertaken earlier this year is attached. This report sets out the detail of the borehole logs obtained from site and the results of the samples tested in the laboratory.

The next stage is to relate the borehole results to the surrounding geology and local geological maps. This results in a ‘Geotechnical Interpretive Report’ (GIR), which is being compiled at present and will aid us in specifying and procuring the treatment required at the site. As part of this we will confirm which budget the works should be sourced from and in what year works will take place.

The Geotechnical team are currently focused on making sure the Geotechnical Remediation Scheme at Horsley is delivered. Once the team have the Horsley work underway they will turn their attention to the A40 slip report and we will send you a copy of it when it is completed.”

Keep Onesiphorus in Northleach

Onesiphorus – “Onesi” to his friends – has been sponsored by local charity Friends of the Cotswolds and is one of the many hares on this year’s hare trail, running throughout the district.

His aim is to raise funds for the restoration of the Old Prison. He is due to be auctioned on 6th October at Cheltenham Racecourse with all the other hares. But, with a bit of crowd funding, we hope to keep him for the town and help raise money to finance the refurbishment of the prison at the same time. Just £1 from every resident would see us well on the way to reaching our target!

Make a donation

Keeping Onesi in Northleach is a project by district councillor Chris Hancock, who will attend the auction to place the bid with the funds raised. All monies raised by the appeal will be donated to Friends of the Cotswolds, via the auction if his bid is successful or given directly if he is not.

How will the funds be used? The immediate need is to refurbish the outer circle of the site, where the farm carts and implements are stored. This involves replacing rotten timber, protecting and repairing stonework to the external wall and repainting the timbers and fencing. The cost is expected to be £15,000. Over £6,000 has already been raised, but we hope that if Northleach can bid successfully to keep Onesiphorus we will raise another £2,500 towards that target. He can then be seen in Northleach for the rest of his natural life and help promote our town, our special buildings and our events.

So how did Onesi get his name? His namesake Onesiphorus Paul was a key social reformer in the 18th century.  He worked to significantly improve conditions for inmates with the aim of avoiding reoffending. His building-designs, of which this is one of the first and few that survive, went on to be the models for prisons all over the world. Hence, the building is of national and international importance and Grade 2* listed. It is now owned by the Friends of the Cotswolds, the charity which, together with the town, successfully campaigned to ensure that it remained a public building.

Old A40, Northleach – Notice of Temporary Road Closure

UPDATE 14/09/17 – This notice has been reissued with a new deadline of 6 October.

Please find attached and below a notice relating to the closed stretch of the Old A40. Should you wish to make any representations please contact Gloucestershire County Council direct by 14 September.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton,

Clerk
Northleach with Eastington Town Council

Ref: CD/64320

Dear Sir/Madam

RE: Notice of intention to close part of 3/332 Hangmans Stone to Countryside Museum from the junction with A429 to the junction with 3/146 Cheltenham Road to Fosseway – Hampnett/Northleach, Cotswold District.

I am writing to notify you that the above road is still closed due to structural damage to a retaining wall as such the carriageway may be in danger of collapse. The Local Highway Authority propose to make an Order  under s15(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1984 to close the road from the 15 September 2017 and the Order will remain in force for as long as necessary to undertake repairs. The Order will be revoked on completion of the repairs.

I attach a copy of the Notice to this effect. Should you have any observations in respect of the above closure please can these be provided no later than 14 September 2017.

Kind regards
Carrie Denness

Principal Lawyer
Legal Services
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG
Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Road Closure – All Alone – August 2017

UPDATE 08/09/17 – WORKS RESCHEDULED & WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 13/09/17 TO 15/09/17

UPDATE 01/09/17 – WORKS POSTPONED

The closure of All Alone for resurfacing has been brought forward and is starting tomorrow. The road will be closed to traffic from 30th August – 1st September from 0730 to 1730 daily.

During this period, Amey will not be able to guarantee access for vehicles in or out of the work area (solid red line on map) except in emergencies. If you normally drive into or out of this area during the hours when the closure will be in place, you are requested to make alternative arrangements. Please also avoid leaving parked vehicles on the road. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

The work is being carried out by Amey on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council – Amey Ref 22016513

Notice of Councillor Vacancy August 2017

Following the resignation of Carol Stokes a few months ago, the councillor vacancy is being advertised by Cotswold District Council via the attached notice. The process is that if 10 residents request an election then that is how the position will be filled. If an election is not called then the Town Council may fill the vacancy by co-option, and will invite interested local residents to contact us for details.

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton
Clerk, Northleach with Eastington Town Council