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Advance Notice of Memorial Safety Testing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Northleach with Eastington Town Council intends to undertake memorial safety testing in the cemetery and churchyard at St Peter and St Paul Church, Northleach.

Work will commence in January 2022.

The Council understands that the memorial safety testing may cause concern to grave owners and families of the bereaved and wish to give our reassurance that testing will be carried out respectfully and within national guidelines. If you require any further information about the safety testing procedure, please contact the Town Clerk.


Remembrance Sunday Road Closure

The traditional open air service in Northleach to mark Remembrance will be held at 10:50 on Sunday, 14th November 2021 at the War Memorial on 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.



Have your say on Cotswold District Council’s Budget 2022-23

Residents and businesses in the Cotswolds are being urged to give their views on the District Council’s spending plans as it prepares its budget for the next financial year. The Council is keen to gather residents’ views on key areas including car parking, council tax and the Council’s plan to invest in the District.  A short survey has been developed which can be found on the Council’s website. The survey closes on Friday 19th November.  

Residents and businesses will have the opportunity to speak to Cabinet members and senior Council officers about the proposed budget at a series of events during the consultation period.

A special episode of CDC LIVE will feature a live budget Q&A on Thursday 28 October on the Council’s Facebook and YouTube channels. You can join the Q&A from 2 pm to 3 pm – ask your questions live or send them in advance to communications@cotswold.gov.uk. Members of the Council’s Cabinet and Senior Officers will be visiting town and village centres across the District from Monday 1st November to speak face to face with residents and discuss the Council’s financial position and the forward plans with them.

Residents can find out more about upcoming engagement events at www.cotswold.gov.uk/budget or by following the Cotswold District Council on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The Budget Consultation is now live and will be available on the Cotswold District Council website at www.cotswold.gov.uk/budget until Friday 19 November. More information about the Council’s priorities and Council Tax are available on the Cotswold District Council website.

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

NOTICE is given that, due to the resignation of Rob Platts, a vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for the Town Council.  Please see the document below for details if the vacancy is to be filled by election.  Anyone who is interested in becoming a Town Councillor is invited to contact the Town Clerk by email in the first instance.  The Clerk’s email address is clerk@northleach.gov.uk 

Befriender Needed in Northleach

Cotswold Friends is a charity dedicated to helping isolated and lonely older people in Northleach and is currently looking for someone who could spare some time to befriend a lady in Northleach. This would involve popping in for a chat and a coffee, or accompanying them out to a local café.

If anyone is interested in this valuable role then please contact Bridget on Tel: 01608 652019 or bridget@cotswoldfriends.org.

For more about Cotswold Friends have a look at their website: www.cotswoldfriends.org

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.