Clerk's Jottings.

Report a Problem.

Tewkesbury Borough Council are responsible for flytipping, waste collection, noise and much more.
​Gloucestershire County Council are responsible for potholes, blocked drains and other highway hazards.

​Please report these issues through their websites.

​Both Councils can be accessed via https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/do-it-online/ (scroll down to the "Report It" sections)

Parish Council Updates.

Councillors.

At the last election in May 2019 two vacancies arose on the Council.  We are now very pleased to report that, following the co-ooption of Ken Davey and Carli Burke we have a full complement of 7 councillors.

Travellers' site.

In December 2019 the Council considered a planning application which seeks to change the use of the land on Kayte Lane so that it may be used as a permanent travellers' site.  The Council lodged an on the following grounds:

No need for a permanent solution on land which is subject to an injunction, inappropriate development within the Green Belt, inadequate access arrangements due to site location, no demonstrable long term need to include this site within the Borough's supply of traveller sites.  The application was subsequently refused

Flood Wardens.

Cllr Karen Licence has taken on the role of Flood Warden for Southam.  Although the built up area is not within a high risk area, incidents of excess surface water may be reported to the Flood Warden or the Clerk.  This will assist with identifying necessary maintenance works such as clearance of ditches or gullies.

Changes to the Website.

The website has been reviewed and updated to make it more accessible.  It is hoped that all content will now be more accessible to those who, for example, navigate the website using just a keyboard or listen to content using a screen reader.

 

A new page has also been added giving details of current planning applications.  Whilst the Parish Council will consider all applications at its meetings  - time limits for comments permitting - residents may also submit their own comments direct to the Planning Department at Tewkesbury Borough Council.  Full details of how to do this can be found on the Planning Applications page.

Remembrance Sunday.

The Parish Council is liaising with the Royal British Legion about the Remembrance Day serviceIt is unclear whether, due to Covid-19 restrictions, it will be possible to hold a service at the war memorial in the usual way but any updates will be communicated to residents nearer the time.

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