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.
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.
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
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
- NEW 7th May 2020 – Mobile Covid-19 testing site set up in county
- NEW 7th May 2020 – Phased reopening of Household Recycling Centres. Following updated advice from government, Gloucestershire’s two largest Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will reopen next week for pre-booked visits with strict social distancing measures in place.
- NEW 7th May 2020 – Bulky waste collection service resumes – Tewkesbury Borough Council will start taking bookings for its bulky waste collection service from Monday 11 May.
- NEW 30th April 2020 – Garden waste collection service resumes. Tewkesbury Borough Council’s garden waste collection service will resume from Monday 4 May.
- 26th April 2020 – Suspension of garden waste collection continues
- 16th April 2020 – Blue Badge renewal dates relaxed
- 14th April 2020 – Suspension of garden waste collection
- 8th April 2020 – Waste collections over the Easter bank holiday
- 3rd April 2020 – How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020
- 3rd April 2020 – GCSEs, AS and A level awarding: summer 2020
- 3rd April 2020 – COVID-19 Small business grant fund
- 3rd April 2020 – Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 30th March 2020 – Tewkesbury Borough Council, Environment and Waste. From today the garden waste collection service has been suspended and will not run for at least 2 weeks. A number of drivers and collection staff are unable to work due to Covid–19 which has meant the remaining workforce are focussing on the main waste services. This is not a decision we take lightly and we have managed to collect for as long as we could, even when other councils had stopped their garden waste collections.
- 24th March 2020 – Inline with the Prime Minister’s direction of 23rd March the childrens playground and sports equipment have been closed until further notice. This is as a health and safety precaution due to the Coronavirus – Covid 19.
- 20th March 2020 – Freeman field remains open, though you are reminded to maintain a minimum of 2m / 6ft separation when exercising.
- 20th March 2020 – Newspaper Deliveries. Graham Lewis from Woodmancote is willing to deliver newspapers to Gotherington to anyone who wants them. You can pay remotely over the phone using your debit card at the end of the month. Telephone Number 01242 672945
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.
- Cotswold homes are looking to build 105 new homes, including 42 affordable homes on the Bishops Cleeve allotments on the A435.
- Barton Willmore have once again submitted an application to build on ‘the Meadow’. A dedicated page can be found here.
- Tewkesbury Borough Council Press Release : UK Parliamentary general election – Thursday 12 December 2019
- Notice of Election for Tewkesbury Constituency
- The November council meeting agenda is available. GPC Agenda 13th Nov 2019
- 2018/19 external auditors report and Notice of Conclusion of Audit is available here.
- Temporary Road Closure and Restrictions A435 B4079: Ref/68480 Road Closures Link
- Result of poll – Cleeve Hill Borough Ward
- GPC Notice of Co-option. 2019
- European Parliamentary Election Notice of Election – SW Region
- GCC Highways Briefing Note March 2019 GCC Highways briefing note for Parish and Town Councils
- Notice of Election Parish Council: Election of Councillors for the Parish Council
- Notice of Election Borough Council : Election of Councillors for the Borough Ward – Cleeve Hill
- Local Elections to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019.
- Revised GPC Facebook Page – you can like the page here to keep updated with PC business and events.
- Expression of Interest S106 Funds from Persimmon and Centaur Developments. See the results Here
- The Annual Parish Meeting (APM) will be on 14th May 2019 at the Village Hall at 7.30pm. APM Agenda
- Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet has approved the proposed annual budget for 2019/2020 and now it’s time for you to have your say here.