Welcome to Gotherington Parish Council

On the Gotherington Parish Council website you will find the latest agenda and minutes for council meetings, along with local news about planning, roads and much more.




The agenda for the next meeting can be found here.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the non attendance of Lewis Harmer, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. … The full notice can be found here …

Update 24th August 2020 – The Meadow
Tewkesbury Borough Council has received an appeal against their decision with regard to The Meadow.

Naturally the Council will continue to defend the Parish against this development.

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New Tennis Booking Process

The Parish Council has been working to improve the Tennis Court booking process. On the 1st September players will be able to use the LTA’s software ClubSpark to make court bookings. To learn more visit Tennis Courts – http://tennis.gotheringtonparishcouncil.org.uk


** UPDATE 15th July 2020 ** 

Centaur Homes have met with Persimmon (without Parish Council knowledge) and have delayed the resurfacing of Malleson Road. The council have subsequently agreed to a short pause with works to be completed by the end August. This page will be updated as Centaur Homes progress. If you have any concerns or complaints over this delay they should be directed to Centaur Homes.


Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the C94 Malleson Road from outside the property known as 94 Malleson Road to outside the property known as 116 Malleson Road for a distance of approximately 200 metres.

The reason for the closure is for resurfacing works to carriageway. The road is expected to be closed from 08:00 on the 20th July 2020 until 17:00 on the 21st July 2020 only, or until the works have been completed.

For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Pedestrian and emergency access to premises on or next to the road will be maintained.

Click here for the formal notice

Council welcomes investment in MOD base

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed that it is developing plans for a new programme of investment in its site in Ashchurch … for more information click here

New Parish Council Website

The Parish Council website has a new look, with new content on the restarting of village sports (see below). However the old content is still available should you wish to check previous pages.

Update 16th June 2020 – The Meadow
Tewkesbury Borough Council planning committee have unanimously refused the application to build upon The Meadow.

“Application Reference: 19/01071/OUT – Land off Ashmead Drive, Cobblers Close, Gotherington

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Parish Council Meetings

Due to Coronavirus and in line with the new legislation ‘The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020’ the meeting was held as a conference call.

Recent News


Village Sports

Details of village sports and services can be seen below or on the right hand side. At present the page is focused on restarting sport as Coronavirus restrictions are slowly lifted.

Parish ServiceStatus
Use of Freeman Field for walkingOpen
Use of the RollerOpen
Use of the Cricket NetsOpen
Football PracticeOpen
Pilates & FitnessOpen
Use of Freeman Field for ECB Step 4 CricketOpen
Use of PlaygroundOpen
Use of Freeman Field for Group SportOpen
Use of the Pétanque PisteOpen
Use of Exercise EquipmentClosed
Use of the Rex Rhodes BuildingOpen
Use of the PavilionOpen

Restarting Tennis

As of Monday 8th June Tennis will be charged at £4 / hour / court. This fee will apply to all adult bookings including anyone who was a member of the Tennis Club. Under 18’s are allowed to play without cost, though they must still be booked via Hallmaster.

As of Friday 15th May the Tennis courts are OPEN, subject to the rules below.

From Wednesday 13th May the government has changed the legislation to allow some sports to restart. The Parish Council are working through the required changes to ensure any risks are minimized. The first sport to restart will be Tennis. As part of the changes there are a number of new requirements which must be followed.

  • You should only play with people from your own household; or with one other person from outside your household (singles only) whilst maintaining social distancing.
  • Use of the courts will only be allowed by booking via Hallmaster. No casual play is allowed. This is to support contact tracing should this be needed.
  • A 15 minute buffer period will be inserted into Hallmaster to reduce the likelihood of playing groups meeting.
  • Tennis balls; players should mark there own and should not handle any from different households.
  • Benches; these will not be available for use.
  • Net winders; these will not be available for use.
  • Court Access Gate; this will be left open to avoid the need to touch the handle.
  • No access to the Pavilion or any other Parish Council buildings is allowed.
  • Should there be any local spike in cases or should government guidance change, the courts may be closed at short notice.
  • All players must consider their own and other people’s health and safety and maintain high standards of personal hygiene. This includes using hand sanitizer immediately before and after using the courts.
  • Further information from the LTA can be found here.


Coronavirus Mobile Testing

Mobile Testing Unit locations

An important part of minimizing and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur. The mobile testing unit is now available at locations across the county. Please see this week’s locations below.

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 can have a test. You must book a test in advance. Please do not turn up to one of the locations without booking – anyone without a booking risks being turned away.

To book a test or for more information on testing, go to the NHS website or call 119.

This week’s locations:

These dates are subject to change. Please check the GCC website for changes.

Mobile testing unit locations

Coronavirus Help

In consideration of new Government guidance to stop non-essential contact with others, all Council meetings are postponed until further notice. This is in line with Tewkesbury Borough Council. The parish council will continue to operate remotely, though for obvious reasons some services maybe scaled back.

As ever, if you feel you need the help of a councillor, our contact details are here or in the back of the latest Topics.

Should you need any information about the virus, please refer to the NHS Coronavirus

Further information is also available from Tewkesbury Borough Council – Coronavirus Advice

Gloucestershire’s Community Help Hub – The hub now has a phone line which has been set up for those who do not have internet access. 01452 583519 The lines are open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm.

Should you need local help GOWNS is available here

Coronavirus Information

Here you will find information about local services during the Coronavirus Outbreak.

  • 27th May 2020 – New mental health service launched for young people
  • 27th May 2020 – Trial sites announced for better social distancing in town centres
  • 25th May 2020 – A guide to what’s available to help you and others
  • 7th May 2020 –AgeUK Gloucestershire During Covid19 we have adapted our support and we want to let local communities know that we are here to help. We have a variety of resources that we are keen to share with the communities.
    • We have an information and advice line where anyone (older people and their families) with an issue can call and get free advice – 01452 422660
    • We have set up a Freephone line if any older person is feeling lonely and wants a chat with one of our staff or volunteers – 0800 298 0579
    • We are also running an online social group which older people can join, get and share info and ideas on staying occupied, there are quizzes and discussion groups. https://www.facebook.com/groups/gloucestershirespringboard
    • We are promoting a campaign to Greet Your Street at 11am to get neighbours socializing on their doorsteps; we have posters that we can send out for households to show they are involved.
    • There is also a lot of advice and information on our website: www.ageukgloucestershire.org.uk