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Photographic ID Will Be Required to Vote from May 2023

From May 2023 individuals who wish to vote in person, including those acting as a proxy on behalf of another individual, will be required to produce an accepted form of photographic ID to prove their identity before they will be issued with a ballot paper. This is a national change implemented by the Government as part of the Elections Act 2022 which councils are required to follow when running elections.

This change will apply for the local elections taking place in the district on 4 May 2023. 

To vote in person, voters must be on the electoral register and bring a suitable form of photographic ID to their polling station. The most commonly used IDs include:

  • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
  • Photographic driver’s licence issued by the UK, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (including provisional)
  • European Economic Area (EEA) photographic ID Card
  • UK Biometric Residence Permit
  • An identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (PASS card)
  • A Blue Badge
  • A concessionary travel pass funded by HM Government or local authority

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

Voters who do not produce valid identification or a Voter Authority Certificate (more information below), will not be allowed to vote.

Only original documents will be accepted; scanned images or copies will not be accepted.For more information see here.

Permanent Traffic Order – Notice of Proposal Documents

Gloucestershire County Council Traffic Order 2017.  West End and Market Place. Northleach Variation Order 2023.  Rectification: 76546.

It is proposed, as an administrative exercise, to amend the extents of the existing No Waiting at Any Time restrictions along West End and Market Place on the legal Order and tiles to match what is marked on-street.


There is currently an anomaly between the existing legal Order and tile and the waiting restrictions as marked on-street on West End and Market Place. No material changes will be made to the restrictions as marked on-street.

For further information please see below. 

Christmas Message from The Town Council

Councillors and Staff at Northleach with Eastington Town Council would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Please look at our website Northleach with Eastington Town Council where you will find contact details for Town and County services in our Can We Help section.  If there is any important local news over the holidays it will be posted here on our website. 

Our next full refuse collection (all bins) will be on Friday 23rd December.  Waste collections will run one day late over the Christmas and New Year Period.  Our first full collection (all bins) after Christmas will be Friday 6th January.  Please note: the garden waste service is now suspended and will restart in Northleach on Friday 20th January 2023.

The Town Council Office and The Westwoods Centre will close from 23rd December and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.    


Snow clearing guide 2022-23

When snow falls or ice is forecast, there’s a few things you can do to keep your home and community safe.

Be prepared for snow and ice this winter by clicking through the topics on Gloucestershire County Council’s Snow Clearing Guide by clicking here.

Christmas and New Year Refuse Collections 2022/23

Refuse, food waste and recycling collections for week commencing Monday 26 December 2022 will run one day late due to no collections taking place on Boxing Day.  In Northleach FOOD bins will be emptied Saturday 31 December.

Collections for week commencing Monday 2 January 2023 will take place as normal, including on Bank Holiday Monday. 

In Northleach our first collection of BLACK bins and RECYCLING bags and box after Christmas will be Friday 6 January.  Green bins won’t be emptied until Friday 20 January 2023.  

Please note: the garden waste service is suspended from Monday 26 December 2022. Collections will resume on Monday 9 January 2023.

Temporary Two-Way Traffic Lights A40 – Ash Dieback Works

Various local sections of the A40 will be closed temporarily for ash dieback tree felling.  The works generally take place between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 on a rolling programme commencing 5th December 2022 where the presence of approved signage will indicate whether the closures and restrictions are in force.  

The section nearest to Northleach is expected to be completed between 12th December to 20th December 2022 inclusive, (excluding weekends)
from 09:30 to 15:30 daily, there will be a two-way temporary traffic light system set in place, rather than a full closure with diversion route. Essential Ash Dieback work is to be completed at 2 different identified areas along this route.

Further advance warnings of dates/times will be displayed on site prior to the closures and restrictions taking effect. This order can permit the closure and restriction of the roads in any order, or simultaneously as required and it is anticipated all works will be completed by 24th March 2023.

For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk.