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.



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

Gotherington Post Office will be temporarily closed from the 22nd July.  See information as follows:

Consultation Hub – Gotherington GL52 9EW

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.

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

Restarting Tennis

As of Monday 29th March 2021 Tennis will be charged at £2.50 per half hour per court. Tennis Club members will be allowed to book at a reduced rate outside of Club Sessions. Under 18’s are allowed to play without cost.

  • Use of the courts will only be allowed by booking via Gotherington Tennis Club / Gotherington Tennis Club – Home Page (lta.org.uk)
  • 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.
  •  No casual play is allowed. This is to support contact tracing should this be needed.
  • 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.


26th MARCH 2021

From 29 March – Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed. It is understood this will include gatherings in private gardens. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts will reopen and organised adult and children’s sport, such as grassroots football, will also return

4th January 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement the council are now obliged to close the Tennis Courts until further notice. We will reopen the courts as soon as we are permitted and it is safe to do so.

No booking of village buildings during this period will be possible.

The children’s playground will remain open for use.

For questions of Coronavirus and what is and is not permitted, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


3rd November 2020

In line with UK Government policy on Coronavirus, the Parish Council will be stopping the use of all sports facilities until further notice. This will come into effect on Thursday 5th November and run until Wednesday 2nd December. During this period no sport may be played on Freeman Field and the Tennis courts will be locked.

No booking of village buildings during this period will be possible.

The children’s playground will remain open for use.

For questions of Coronavirus and what is and is not permitted, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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. Please check the GCC website  for daily updates.


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.

  • 24th Nov 2020 – Tewkesbury Borough Council Fund for businesses online application form can be found here.
  • 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