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Meetings.

Temporary legislation to allow virtual meetings ended on 7th May and the Council returned to "in-person" meetings in July.  We will continue to meet in the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month but if any resident would prefer not to attend in person at this stage they are very welcome to submit questions or comments to the Clerk in advance of the meeting. 

Road Safety Survey.
We would like to thank all residents who completed the road safety survey in April 2021.  We received 110 responses from across the parish and we have put together a summary of all the concerns raised in each area.  The data extracted from the VAS equipment and the summary of residents' concerns formed the basis of discussions at a site meeting with Gloucestershire County Council Highways Department in October.  A number of areas were identified at the meeting which required further research and discussion and these are summarised in the notes of the meeting.
Parish Councillor Vacancy.
There is currently one vacancy on the Parish Council and we are keen to co-opt to fill the vacancy as soon as possible.  The level of involvement is not onerous and having a full complement of seven councillors enables the Council to be represented across all areas of the parish.  If you are interested in becoming a councillor, please contact the Clerk or any of the councillors.  Alternatively, you can find out more by coming along to one of our Parish Council meetings.
Police Community Engagement Vehicle.
Our local PCSO Farah Devji-Large and her colleagues will be bringing the Community Engagement Vehicle to Southam Village Hall car park on Sunday 10th April and Wednesday 27th July from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Public Rights of Way.

The Cotswold Warden is liaising with Gloucestershire County Council regarding various issues on local footpaths including the hole in the decking on the footbbridge on footpath ASM11 (Southam to Prestbury), and the broken stile on ASM118 as it meets Bentley Lane and Southam Road.  It is hoped that this stile will be replaced with a kissing gate.

New Noticeboard.

The noticeboard on School Lane has now been replaced.  The display boards are now lockable and anyone wishing to display notices on the noticeboards may email them to clerk@southamtoday.org.uk or post them through the letterbox of Genoa House, Southam Lane.

Social Media.

The Council's Facebook page acts as a digital noticeboard to complement the existing methods of communication.  If you use Facebook please like the page - Southam Parish Council - to receive news from the other tiers of local government, Gloucestershire County Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council, and from around the parish.

Report a Problem.
Tewkesbury Borough Council are responsible for fly tipping, 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)

News from the Parish Council and from around Southam is also published in the newsletter which is delivered free of charge to all households every 2 months.