Local News

European Parliamentary Elections, 23 May 2019

 

Voting for the European Parliament will take place on 23 May 2019.  Cotswold District is part of the South West Region of the UK, which will return six MEPs.

In order to be able to vote at any election, you must be included on the electoral register.

If you are not already on the register of electors, and wish to vote at this election, your application to register must be recieved by midnight on Tuesday 7 May.  You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact Cotswold District Council’s Elections Team for a paper form.

If you are not sure whether you are on the electoral register, please telephone 01285 623002 to check.

Poll cards will be sent out to all registered electors on 23 April 2019.

If you can’t make it to the polling station on polling day, you can choose postal or proxy voting. 

Visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk for details on how to register or to apply for postal and proxy voting.

The Elections Team will be available to provide help and assistance throughout the election process.

 

Cast Your Vote in the District Elections on 2nd May

Elections to Cotswold District Council will take place on Thursday 2 May.

 

For information on how to vote, see:
https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/how-to-vote/

At the polling station

  • Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm on election day.
  • You don’t need to take the poll card to the polling station, but it speeds up the process if you do.
  • Tell the staff your name and address or give them your poll card.
  • The staff will check the details on the Register of Electors and give you your ballot paper.
  • The ballot paper lists the candidates and how many you can vote for.
  • A large print of the ballot paper is available for you to look at before you vote and there is also a Tactile Voting Device which can help you mark your ballot paper.
  • Go to one of the voting booths and put a cross (X) on the ballot paper next to the candidate(s) you’re voting for
  • Take the ballot paper back to the staff and place it in the ballot box.
  • If you need help with any part of the voting process, just ask the staff.

Police Message: Multiple Vehicle & Contents Thefts

We have receieved a Police alert detailing multiple thefts this weekend.

Please note their advice in bold below.

Kind regards
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk

Police have received the following reports:

  • Inc. 443 05/04/19 – Ebrington theft from vehicle with trailer and tools stolen
  • Inc. 503 05/04/19 – Sherborne theft from vehicle parked in NT car park, hand bag stolen
  • Inc. 100 07/04/19 – Northleach theft of a grey Mitsubishi L200 registration WR57 GUW, vehicle contained tools. Stolen with keys.
  • Inc. 102 07/04/19 – Ebrington theft of two vehicles Blue BMW M140 registration LJ67 XVX and a Grey Audi A3 sport registration KS58 AXP both stolen with keys in burglary
  • Inc. 163 07/04/19 – Northleach theft from vehicle tools stolen
  • Inc. 182 07/04/19 – Northleach theft from vehicle tools stolen

Police are advising residents not to leave valuables in vehicles either at isolated car parks or outside their homes. Vehicles have been mainly targeted for tool thefts that cost the owner thousands of pounds to replace.

Also high powered vehicles are being stolen by organised crime groups to use in further crime. Police are advising that keys are not left on show in homes near to where cars are parked on driveways. It is best to either buy a key protection bag for keyless entry cars (available from police stations) or hide the keys.

This is an unusually high number of incidents over the past weekend.

Many thanks,
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
Stow Neighbourhood Policing Team

Elections: Result of Nominations

The results of the nominations for the May elections are now out. Our parish is uncontested meaning there were fewer nominations than seats, so candidates for the Town Council are elected unopposed. There were two nominations for the District Council seat, which will be subject to contested election on 2nd May.

All nine current town councillors submitted nominations and are elected unopposed. Although this is good news for the Town Council in terms of continuity, it still leaves us with two vacancies. The council will be looking to co-opt to fill the vacancies; please let the clerk know if you are interested.

 

Mobile Library Times for Spring-Summer 2019

The Mobile Library will be visiting Northleach Market Place

14:15 until 16:15

on

Wednesday 20th March 2019
Wednesday 17th April 2019
Wednesday 15th May 2019
Wednesday 12th June 2019
Wednesday 10th July 2019

A good selection of books for both adults and children

Use a computer free of charge

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries
or call 01452 426973

It’s free to join the Library

Results of the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Voters last night gave the Northleach with Eastington Neighbourhood Plan their resounding support.  Over 90% voted in favour of the plan with only just over 9% against.  The turn out was 31% – higher than for other plans already voted on in the District. In total 448 votes were cast, 405 for the Plan, 42 against and 1 spoilt paper) 
 
Northleach is the third community in the whole of the Cotswolds to have successfully taken a plan to referendum, the other two being Lechlade and Tetbury.
 
This is a huge achievement for the Town and Parish – thanks go to all who have participated in the process and to the many many who have given their time to ensure its success.

Chris Hancock
Chairman of the Steering Group
Northleach with Eastington Neighbourhood Plan