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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.
After a successful first visit in October, the Police Community Engagement Vehicle will be in Southam Village Hall car park 
again on Wednesday 19th January 2022 from 10.00am to 3.00pm.  Our local PCSO, Farah Devji-Large, and her colleagues will be on hand to give advice on home security and answer residents' questions.
Litter Picking.

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 for further information.

Social Media.

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.