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.

Restarting Tennis

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.
  • All other sports equipment including the playground and Freeman Field remain closed for sports use.
  • 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 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.

  • NEW 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

Current News

May Parish Council Meeting

There was a Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 13th May 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.

  • The council have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk. Click this link for details.
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