Monday, 13 July 2020

Update on Carriageway resurfacing in Maisemore

Phil Awford, our County Councillor, has provided an update on the road resurfacing in Maisemore - as shown by the line on the map below.

It will also include works around the 30mph gateway at the south end of the village.

These works are now programmed to take place from 2 October 2020.

Prior warning will be given.

Share Scam reported by a villager:

As reported to me:

Scammer rang purporting to be from USA solicitors (Richieson Securities LLC) handling hostile share takeover and wanting to buy some shares I had from a company I used to work for. There is a company Richieson Securities in New York with web page

Conversation to begin with was much as you would expect although strange. However they then said that a Performance Bond would be needed to be raised in which case I would have to pay 20% of shares value and also would need to sign Power of Attorney!!!!!!!!!!

The first loud alarm bell went off ref Performance Bond as I handle that at work and know the ins and outs. No-one in there right sense would agree to anything over 0.05%  and I’m certainly not giving anyone Power of Attorney yet!

Telephone numbers scammers are using : +1 716-995-6899 (Buffalo, New York) and 020 7193 7078. Accents are Far Eastern. I have since found on web that the UK number has been flagged up as one scammers are using.

They had my name address and home telephone number from a shareholder list I expect.

I have informed the FCA and the company I have shares with.


Info on the London number given:

Burglary in Maisemore

Message from Neighbourhood Watch just received:

A house in Old Road, Maisemore was entered between 7pm on 10th July and 9pm on 12th July, while the owners were away. The offenders entered by forcing open a ground floor window and carried out an untidy search.  Cameras, alcohol and a pair of binoculars were stolen.

Please call 101 if you have any information regarding this crime and quote incident number 509 of 12th July.

Alternatively report information on line at

Its more likely that homes will now be left unoccupied as people try to catch up with family and missed holidays.  If you do go away overnight, please take steps to leave your home secure and give it the appearance of being occupied.

If you see or hear anything suspicious report it straight away to 101 or online and if you believe a crime is being committed then dial 999. You can also report information regarding criminal activity anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Update on Carriageway resurfacing in Maisemore - SUPERSEDED - see later posting

I chanced upon a highway surveyor at the bridge today and quizzed him on what road works were being undertaken.

He advised that complete resurfacing was being carried out between the Maisemore side of the bridge and the Church Road junction.

He had no idea of time-scale though...

Virtual Parish Council meeting on 6th July 2020.

Maisemore Parish Council will be holding a 'virtual' meeting on Monday 6th July 2020 at 7.30pm via video conferencing, using Zoom.  

The link for this is:

Meeting ID: 775 3123 5431 - Password: 3utVdc (you shouldn't need these if clicking on the link above)

The agenda for the meeting is here and the minutes of the previous meeting are here.

Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be accessed from the Agendas & Minutes page of this site.

Residents are invited to give their views and to question the Parish Council on issues on the Agenda; additionally they can, at the discretion of the Chairman, raise issues for future consideration. There will be a time limited of 10 minutes in total.

Members of the public may not take part in the Parish Council meeting.

Please note that the free version of Zoom which we're using has a time limit of 40 minutes. After that time you will have to rejoin the meeting by clicking on the same link - so keep it handy.

We hope to welcome you in the ether!

David Jones

p.s. if you'd like to join but are unsure of the "technology", please contact me beforehand for a "trial" meeting to acquaint you with how it works.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Carriageway resurfacing in Maisemore

Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close and restrict part of the roads as detailed in the Schedule below (abstracted from ten locations throughout Gloucestershire):

A40 Over Roundabout - Old Road, Maisemore

​The reason for the closure is for carriageway resurfacing.

The roads are expected to be closed during various times on a rolling programme commencing 2nd July 2020 where the presence of approved signage will indicate whether the closures and restrictions are in force. Further advance warnings of dates/times will be displayed on site prior to the closure/restrictions taking effect. Some roads will be closed overnight and others during the day. This order can permit the closure of the roads in any order, or simultaneously as required and it is anticipated all works will be completed by 7th October 2020. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit

Saturday, 13 June 2020

St Giles, Maisemore will NOT be reopening on 15 June 2020

Please note that although the government have relaxed the rules regarding church opening, permitting churches to open from Monday 15 June for private prayer, St Giles at Maisemore will NOT be reopening at this time.

Gloucester Cathedral WILL be reopening from Monday 15 June on restricted hours: noon - 3pm - full details explaining what parts will be open can be found at

Sunday, 7 June 2020


As some of you may know we were due to open our garden next weekend for the National Garden Scheme.

Sadly of course we are now unable to do this however we have quite a large number of plants that we have grown and intended to sell as part of our open garden days. (Hostas, Penstemons, Salvias, Irises and many more).

We will therefore be displaying these on tables at the end of our drive next weekend (13th and 14th June) from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

All plants will be £3.00 each and payment will be by an honesty box.

Collection Nr. 30, Hosta, Astilbe, Penstemon, Salvia, Hemerocallis ...

The address for those who don’t know is Weir Reach, The Rudge, Maisemore.

All proceeds will go to the NGS who support a large number of charities such as Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice UK.

Any support would be much appreciated. Please note the garden will NOT be open.

Please Stay Safe and remember Social Distancing

Sheila and Mark Wardle