Please be advised of the following temporary road closure:
A40 London Road, Andoversford & Dowdeswell
This road will be closed between 24th August 2018 and 14th September 2018, to allow contractors, working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, to carry out carriageway resurfacing. Works will be carried out overnight, between 19:00 and 07:00 hours.
In May and June, three of our councillors stepped down from the Council. The Town Council filled the first of its two vacancies last month following the resignations of Laurie Colton and Will Rayner in May and are delighted to welcome Rob Platts and Emma Nevins as our new councillors.
Please find below the third vacancy notice following the resignation of Phil Waters. If no election is called, we will look to co-opt a new councillor in the next few months.
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk
On the first Saturday in August a stroll round Northleach revealed a wonderful array of floral delights many of which sadly were not entered into the Town Council’s competition. Despite recent weather conditions conspiring against the creation of floriferous masterpieces the residents of Northleach excelled themselves and gave us a delightful morning. Inevitably with a competition there have to be winners and the task was difficult but in the end the overall winner had to be the vibrant and exuberant display created by
Mr. and Mrs Clifford in Crail View
and the runner up was
Mrs C. Cooper of Ward Road
and both won vouchers from the garden centre in Moreton in Marsh. Congratulations to both these competitors. Anyone taking a wander through the Town would be well advised to keep an eye open for the glorious hydrangea in Mill End, the charming display outside Dover House and the excellent barrels outside the Cotswold Hall. A big thank you to everyone who has put in so much effort to create lovely displays for all to enjoy despite all the adversities that the weather has thrown at us over the last weeks. Lastly our thanks go to David Fox who, with his daughter Georgia, kindly devoted his Saturday morning to judging our offerings.
The County Council has introduced a new grant scheme called ‘Growing our Communities’. Our County Councillor Paul Hodgkinson has £10k a year for the next 3 years to spend in his county division to give support to community initiatives which:
- contribute to identify and reduce social isolation
- develop self- supporting community hubs
- promote digital/virtual support networks
- promote healthy lifestyles
- support safer neighbourhoods.
The full details and criteria are here:
The Town Council is looking at ideas for this but we are encouraging any community group with relevant ideas to apply directly as well.
Cat Crompton, Town Clerk
Northleach with Eastington Town Council is sponsoring a flower competition. Any floral display outside the house or shop can be entered (hanging baskets, window boxes, barrels, planters but nothing artificial). The closing date for entries is 28 July.
Judging will take place on 4th August and the winners’ names will be announced in September.
The competition is open to anyone of any age living or working in the parish of Northleach with Eastington, both residents and businesses. The floral display(s) entered must be located in the parish.
To enter, download and complete the entry form with your name, address where the flowers will be displayed, and contact information. There will be printed competition entry forms available in the Chemist, Fruit Cakes, Black Cat Cafe, the church and the Westwoods Centre, which you can complete and return by hand, if preferred.
Personal data provided will be used for the sole purpose of organising the Town Flowers event. Information will be held until the competition has ended and then destroyed. The Town Council will only use the information you provide to contact you about the event, communicate with participants and to announce the winners.
The Town Council currently has three vacancies for councillors and are hoping to fill these seats at the next Council meeting on Wednesday 25th July.
The Council has wide ranging responsibilities, making decisions for residents on a very local level. Responsibilities include the Westwoods Centre, the Pavilion and playing field, play areas and water meadow, most of the Town’s grass cutting, the Cemetery and the allotments. In addition we liaise with Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire County Council over issues that affect the town.
We also have ad hoc subcommittees and working groups. Over the last few years these have included the community litter pick, play area project, MUGA working group and winter planning.
There are certain criteria in order to apply. You must be:
- British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
- At least 18 years old
- Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election or appointment.
If you would like more information please contact the Clerk or one of the councillors whose details are on the notice boards in town or on the website www.northleach.gov.uk.
To be considered, please send your expression of interest to the Clerk by Monday 23rd July. The easiest way to do this is by emailing email@example.com but you could also write to us or call 01451 861499.