Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Update on Carriageway resurfacing in Maisemore

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

Monday, 1 June 2020

Roadworks this week in Maisemore

Received today from GCC Highways:

Opposite The Firs (c/way and f/way)   
New foul water connection,
Promoter: Gloucester City Homes,
Contractor: Aqua Construction Ltd   
01/06/2020 - 05/06/2020

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Tewkesbury Borough Plan

Notice of Submission of the Tewkesbury Borough Plan to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Notice is hereby given that Tewksbury [sic] Borough Council submitted the Tewkesbury Borough Plan, in accordance with Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 22(3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, to the Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 18 May 2020 for examination.

The Local Plan and all supporting documents submitted can be viewed on the Council’s examination library webpage:

The documents include:
  • Pre-Submission Tewkesbury Borough Plan (Regulation 19)
  • Pre-Submission Tewkesbury Borough Plan (Regulation 19) Policies Map
  • Pre-Submission Regulation 19 & 20 Consultation Statement
  • Pre-Submission Regulation 19 & 20 Responses Database
  • Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment
  • Pre-Submission Tewkesbury Borough Plan – Schedule of Changes Addendum
  • Key evidence and supporting documents

Under the current COVID19 restrictions the Borough Council offices and libraries and advice centres are closed to visitors. The Council are therefore unable to make paper copies of the Tewkesbury Borough Plan available for inspection at deposit locations. Copies will however be made available at these locations upon re-opening. Further information and opening times will be available on the Council’s website ( when available. Additionally, any person wishing to view a paper copy of the submission documents may contact the Council so that we may record your request and arrange to make an appointment to view the documents at the Council’s offices when they have been re-opened.

To register for an appointment please contact us via:
  • Telephone: 01684 272081
  • Email:

The Tewkesbury Borough Plan will now be subject to an independent examination to be conducted by the Planning Inspectorate. This is a continuous process running from the date of submission through to receipt of the appointed Planning Inspector’s Report. Part of this process will involve hearing sessions where attendees will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by the appointed Planning Inspector. The Inspector will determine whether the submission of further written material to the examination is necessary. Once confirmed, all details relating to the examination process will be advertised, made available on-line and sent to all respondents via an independent Programme Officer.

Those who made representations at the Pre-Submission stage will, if the Inspector deems it appropriate, be offered the opportunity to submit further material or take part in specific Hearing Sessions at his/her request and will be notified regarding the examination process by the Programme Officer.