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.


August 2023

Gotherington Parish Council meeting moved from 7pm on Tuesday 08th August 2023, to 7pm on Tuesday 15th August 2023.

July 2023

Road Closure Extended – Gotherington Lane
There has been an extension to the road closure period, it is now expected to be closed from the 24/07/23 to the 10/09/23.
Please visit one.network for live roadwork updates.
Gotherington Lane closure 24-July-2023 to 10-Sept-2023

Borough Councillors Report July 2023
Please click the link to see an update from Gotherington’s Borough Coucillors: Cheryl Agg & Nigel Adcock.
Borough Councillors report – July23

Road Closure – Delayed by 1 week – Gotherington Lane 
The road above will now be closed (as per the attached plan) from 08.00 24/07/23 to 15.00 20/08/23:-  Gotherington Lane Closed 24-Jul-23 to 20-Aug-23                     
This road closure is required for Developer-led S278 Carriageway improvement works in this location. Emergency and Pedestrian access will be maintained.                    
If you require any further information regarding this closure, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514.

May 2023

Gloucestershire Highways – ‘Report It’ webpage link
Please be see the link to Gloucestershire Highways REPORT IT webpage. You can use this link report potholes/other highways issues. Please also feel free to contact Gotherington Parish Council clerk so that the local Councillors are alerted to any issues.

Gotherington Lane Road Closure
The road above will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 08.00 17/07/23 to 15.00 13/08/23:-  Gotherington Lane Closed 17-Jul-23 to 13-Aug-23                     
This road closure is required for Developer-led S278 Carriageway improvement works in this location. Emergency and Pedestrian access will be maintained.                    
If you require any further information regarding this closure, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514. 

Extension to Footpath Closure
The section of footpath from The Butts to Longfurlong will remain closed until the 27-December-2023. Please see links to Map and Closure Extension Notice.
AGO12 Closure Map
SoS Extension Notice Site

April 2023
Road Closures

U40353 Gotherington Fields – from its junction with the A435 to its junction with Bozard Lane
The road is expected to be closed from 08:00 on 9 May 2023 until 18:00 on 11 May 2023 (or until the works have been completed).
The reason for the closure is for a water hydrant renewal.

Gotherington Road, Gretton
The road above will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 08:00 on the 14 May 2023 until 17:00 on the 16 June 2023
This road closure is required by Severn Trent Water to install a new water connection in this location. Emergency and Pedestrian access will be maintained.                     
If you require any further information regarding either of these two road closures, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514. 

January 2023
How can the Bishop’s Cleeve council improve walking and cycling facilities in Bishop’s Cleeve

Those who travel in and around Bishop’s Cleeve are invited to let the council know what would help them to walk and cycle in the area.
The council has committed to creating a 26-mile cycle spine, running from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve, via Gloucester and Cheltenham.
In order to maximise the benefits of this segregated cycle route, the council wants to ensure cycle facilities in Bishop’s Cleeve help people to link up with the new route.
Feedback will help the council to understand the challenges and opportunities, and inform a strategy that will enable us to bid for funding to make improvements.
An online survey will allow residents to provide comments on cycling in the area and use a map to pinpoint where facilities can be improved.
To take part and have your say, visit https://haveyoursaygloucestershire.uk.engagementhq.com/local-cycling-and-walking-infrastructure-plans-engagement.
The survey will run from Friday 20 January until Friday 17 February.
There will also be events where residents will be able to talk to officers, suggest improvements that should be made, and find out more about cycling in their area. The next event will be:

Cllr David Gray, Cabinet member for the environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “The cycle spine is an important part of the council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency and creating a Greener Gloucestershire.
“As part of this, we need to ensure that communities have suitable facilities to link them to this new cycle route.
“I’d encourage residents in Bishop’s Cleeve to let us know how we can improve facilities in their area.”

November 2022

The Playpark project was recently completed with the new equipment and surfacing hugely enhancing the usability of the area.  Many thanks to the Parent Consultation Group and all that contributed to the development of the Playpark.

October 2022

After a complete refurbishment over the last couple of months we are delighted to announce that the Tennis Courts are back open again.

The upgraded Courts can be booked via the booking tab on the Clubspark website https://clubspark.Lta.org.uk/GotheringtonTennisClub/

Your booking will be confirmed via email which will also contain your 6 digit code. Simply enter your code at the new electronic gate to gain access at your allotted time.

12th September 2022

As a mark of respect for Her Late Majesty The Queen, and in accordance with Operation London Bridge; September’s Parish Council Meeting is cancelled.


25th August 2022

The Parish Council has seen a number of changes in recent months, including the departure of the Clerk. The Council has reverted back to this WordPress website which better suits the Parish needs. However it is going to take awhile to update.

Councillors are still available either directly via their email addresses shown at Councillors – Gotherington Parish Council or you can send a message to the Clerk or the Chair via the Contact Forms Contact the Clerk – Gotherington Parish Council or Contact the Chair – Gotherington Parish Council


Previous News

  • 24th November 2021  Gotherington Post Office – The Post Office will reopen from Monday to Friday from 26th November
  • 26th October  Gotherington Fields, Gotherington – Bozard Lane will be closed from 08.00  13/12/21 – 17.00 15/12/21             
  • 6th October 2021 Gloucestershire County Council will close part of Gretton Road from its junction with Manor Lane to outside the property know
    as Gorse Green Cottage for a distance of approximately 50 metres. The reason for the closure is for a new water connection for a development
    site. The road is expected to be closed from 08:00 on 8th November 2021 until 17:00 on 12th November 2021 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. 
  • 18th August 2021 The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of free pet care. We urgently need additional dog walking volunteers to support a resident of Gotherington and their adorable dog who would love some additional walks, so hoped that the parish council may be able to help us to promote our need for volunteers in the village. Registered Charity No: 1134680 Apply to : appeals@cinnamon.org.uk 
  • 16th August 2021  Road Closure Cleeve Road (Note the previous road closure planned in August has been postponed – this is a new temporary closure)
  • Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the C95
    Cleeve Road from its junction with Gretton Road to its junction with Pullen Court for a distance of approximately 70 metres.
    The reason for the closure is to enable access to an underground structure for cable renewal.
    The road is expected to be closed from 18:00 to 06:00 (nights only) from the 20th September 2021 until the 27th September 2021
  • 19th July 2021  Post Office Closure

5th July 2021  New Community Hall – Gotherington Lane

Bishops Cleeve Parish Council have devised a plan for a new community hall at Homelands

To comment on the plans, visit: https://publicaccess.tewkesbury.gov.uk/online-applications and search for 21/00638/FUL and 21/00639/ADV.

21st June 2021   Hedges & Overgrowth blocking footpaths

We often receive complaints about this issue.  Please ensure your hedges and trees are cut back from footpaths and clear weeds from outside your property.  Please report issues to https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/roads/your-highways-report-it/

15th June 2021   Community Governance Review

Tewkesbury Borough Council is conducting a boroughwide Community Governance Review. The purpose of the review is to enable the council to consider what, if any, changes are needed to parish arrangements. The council has published its Terms of Reference for the review, which can either be viewed at www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/community-governance-reviews or alternatively, at the Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5TT, by prior appointment. The council is conducting the initial consultation stage of the review and welcomes representations from any person or body who may wish to comment or make proposals on any aspect of the matters within the review. The initial consultation stage will run from 15 June 2021 to 15 September 2021

14th May 2021 Become a Parish Councillor and protect and enhance your community – The Council urgently needs 3 new members

Please contact the Clerk –  clerk@gotheringtonparishcouncil.org.uk if you are interested in becoming a Councillor for Gotherington Parish.  The Council has a number of projects to take forward with ample funding but needs active council members to drive these forward.  The Parish is under constant attack from developers and needs members with planning knowledge or interest.  

14th May 2021   Gotherington Lane, Bishops Cleeve

The road above will be closed  from 08.00 14/07/2021  to 17.00 16/07/2021 for Carriageway patching and repair works by Ringway/GCC.   If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514.