Local News

Cotswold Flood Warden Meeting Thursday 9th June

GRCC will be holding the first Cotswold Flood Warden meeting on Thursday 9th June at The Westwoods Centre, Northleach.  Location map here.

The meeting will start at 7pm and close at 8.30pm. Tea/coffee and cake will be available from 6.30pm so come along early to have a chat.

This meeting is for Flood Wardens signed up to the scheme and anyone else who is interested in signing up/finding out more.

Outline agenda;

  • Welcome & introductions
  • Role of the volunteer Flood Warden
  • Roles and responsibilities of Local Authorities in managing Flood Risk
  • Warning and Informing – overview of resources
  • Discussion-  key flood concerns in your community
  • AOB future meeting themes/guest speakers

A summary flyer is below containing relevant information.

Please confirm attendance, via email, to helenr@grcc.org.uk by 8th June so that they can ensure enough refreshments and seating are provided.


Annual Town Litter Pick Saturday 7th May

Residents, Staff, Councillors, DofE Volunteers and members of the Cotswold Fosseway Lions completed the Annual Town Litter Pick on Saturday morning.  This year the group met at 9.30am on May 7th for a health and safety briefing before setting off to pick up litter from all over town. 

We a delighted to report that the amount collected was considerably less than in recent years.  If anyone would like to volunteer to pick up litter at any time of the year we hold equipment that can be borrowed by arrangement. 

We currently have DofE Students doing weekly litter picking as part of their award.  If you are interested in volunteering in this way, contact us for more information.


Northleach Cemetery Memorial Safety

Memorial Safety Inspections in Northleach Cemetery were completed recently, and a number of unstable memorials were identified. Those requiring urgent repair have been marked with a notice and yellow stake. Memorials belong to the rights holder of the grave.

We would like to contact those owners so they can arrange to repair the memorials, but unfortunately the addresses we hold are out of date. If you are the owner of one of the affected memorials or a relative of the deceased, then please contact us as a matter of urgency on admin@northleach.gov.uk. Where the owners do not come forward, memorials will be laid flat for safety. A list of memorials affected can be found below.

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

NOTICE is given that, due to the resignation of Alan Wellman, a vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for the Town Council.
The vacancy will be filled by election if a request from 10 local government electors for the Town is received within 14 working days of the date of this notice. The request must be received by 28 April 2022.

Requests should include each electors’ name and address and should be sent to the Chief Executive at the address below or by email to elections@cotswold.gov.uk
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 5 July 2022.

If 10 signatures are not received by the date given, the Town Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.  For further information please email the Town Clerk. clek@northleach.gov.uk