Parish Council News
Meetings are still being held remotely using the Zoom video conferencing platform. If there are any residents who are not able to attend the virtual meetings but would like items raised in the public forum, please feel free to telephone the Clerk in advance of the meeting.
At the March meeting we remembered Ken Davey, who sadly passed away in February. Ken had been a parish councillor since November 2019 and brought a wealth of experience to the role. He played an active part in council business and undertook a great deal of work in exploring the possibilities for recreation facilities in the parish, and we are grateful for the contribution he made on this project and to the work of the council in other areas. Ken will be greatly missed by his fellow councillors.
Road Safety Survey.
The Parish Council is working with the Community Speedwatch team in reviewing road safety issues both in Southam village and across the wider parish. It is hoped to produce a map of the various types of hazard, such as speeding traffic, poor visibility at junctions etc. This will be combined with the data extracted from the VAS signs and evidence provided by the Community Speedwatch surveys to form the basis of discussions with the Highways Department and the Police. A survey was enclosed with the April/May 2021 newsletter and residents' input would be very welcome. Please take this opportunity to share your concerns with the Parish Council so that we can ensure that all views are represented in our discussions.
There is an active group of litter pickers in Southam but there are several areas which are not covered. If anyone is interested in registering as a volunteer litter picker or if they would be interested in being involved in one off "spring clean" events, please contact the Clerk, Liz Dowie, for further information.
The Council's Facebook page is now live. This will act 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.