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.

Meetings.

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.  

Noverton Park.

The Parish Council has received notification that the Cheltenham based County to County Property Group has acquired land at the end of Desert Orchid Road and will be submitting a planning application in due course to build five detached houses.  Residents will have the opportunity to comment on the plans.

Cleeve Hill Golf Club

Tewkesbury Borough Council announced in September that the current tenant had given notice of its intention not to renew its lease next spring.  The future of the golf course now looks more positive in that the Borough Council has agreed to develop the terms for a long lease and Cleeve Common Trust has agreed to take on the licence needed for playing golf on the Common.  The bid process will start at the end of November in the hope that a new tenant might be in place by April 2021.

Local Council Award Scheme.

The Parish Council is applying to renew its Local Council Award (Foundation Level).  The accreditation process is carried out by the National Association of Local Councils and this is a means of ensuring that the Council meets a set of minimum standards and is operating lawfully and according to standard practice.

Social Media.

The Council will be trialling a new Facebook page in the New Year.  This will act as a digital noticeboard to complement the existing methods of communication and will be used to share information from the other tiers of local government, Tewkesbury Borough Council and Gloucestershire County Council.

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