Date of next Council General Meeting - Please note the meeting will commence at 18:30 and be held at St Nicholas Church Parish Hall
25 November 2019 - agenda not yet available
Schedule of meetings for 2019 (all subject to confirmation)
16 December 2019
Provisional dates for 2020
27 January 2020 24 February 2020 23 March 2020 27 April 2020
Follow this link for details of Age UKs homeshare scheme which aims to bring older people, who have spare rooms, together with people who need low cost accomodation for their mutual benefit. The scheme is overseen and supported for safety.
Household Recycle Centre opening times have changed to Winter times. Opening times are 10am to 4pm. Closed Wednesday.
Due to the high incidence of vehicles skidding off this road in wet conditions over the last two years GCC Highways have conducted tests on the road surface and have found that it is below standard. The road is scheduled for a new surface coating but in the meantime temporary speed limits of 40mph have been put in place along the majority of the road from its junction with the A435 in the south to the A46 at Aston Cross in the north.
To mark World Car Free Day, Gloucestershire County Council launched its new campaign "Travel by-cycle around Gloucestershire" on Friday 20 September at Tewkesbury School. For more details follow this link
GCC have produced a booklet explaining their plans for cycle paths in the county. To download a copy click on the image > > >
New to the site - online map of footpaths
This link is on the home page and the amenities page
NOTE: the closure of 2 public footpaths which cross the Barleyfields development near Pamington has been extended. See here for details
Details of this 203 mile long, way-marked, bridalway and footpath running from Gloucestershire to Derbyshire can be found here and on the amenities page, where there is also a link to the Wikipedia entry
Scam phone calls
These calls are taking place all the time. There have been recent scam phone calls received in the parish. The calls take the form of a recorded message alledgedly from a card provider such as VISA saying that there are concerns over a particular transaction. You may be asked to press a button on your phone if the card use was not yours. The advice is not to respond to anything in the phone call but to hang up and to call your own bank or card provider.
Also beware of calls claiming to be from the Inland Revenue leaving messages asking you to ring back. These come with a threat of taking you to court soon if you don't respond. DON'T ring the number back as this is a scam and you will be charged a lot of money per minute for the call. The taxman will not ring you in this manner. If you need more reassurance ring your tax office on it's normal numer.
Tewkesbury Borough Council - Ashchurch Concept Master Plan
There was a public meeting on the 10th December 2018 organised by Ashchurch Rural Parish Council to provide information to the parish residents and to get feedback on views in order for ARPC to make an informed response to TBC regarding the plan. Annette Roberts, Head of Development Services, TBC, was in attendance. The full report on this Question & Answer session can be viewed here. Clearly the responses have been ignored and so far as it is possible to tell none of them have been published by either TBC or the JCS team. Despite the obvious flaws with siting such a development at this location an announcement has been made that this plan has now been approved by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
For continuing information on this topic see the Planning page.
For details of the Parish Council's revised Taxi Voucher scheme see Travel Vouchers
Many road closures are taking place in the Parish as part of the GCC road resurfacing program. Latest details can be found here
The Amenities page has been updated. It now contains more links to useful resources such as full details of Wingmoor Farm opening times, Bishops Cleeve Household recycling centre. A new addition is a link to the Rural Services Network who support rural communities. They offer a regular weekly newsletter service.
Also new to the Amenities page is a section dedicated to the Ashchurch War Memorial. There is a brief history of the 24 men commemorated.
The Consultations page has been replaced by a new Planning section. This will provide information on Planning Issues in the Parish
The Travel Voucher section explains the council's taxi voucher help for people struggling with mobility problems
Tewkesbury shopper service - here for more information
picks you up from home on a Friday morning.
The Library Service Mobile Library
The mobile service has been withdrawn - see here for details
More details of library services may be found here:
or call 01452 426973
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