Wednesday, 1 December 2021

The churchyard is...

 ... looking great at the moment - well done to the maintenance company.





Sunday, 28 November 2021

Pascale Chamberlayne - RIP

 

Pascale Chamberlayne, 22.03.61 to 17.11.21

It is with great sadness that we are reporting the death of Pascale Chamberlayne on 17th November 2021. She passed away peacefully in Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court with her family by her side.

Her final days were happy, with her parents visiting from France and a heart-warming commitment ceremony celebrating her daughter Emilie and partner Joe’s love.

Pascale saw such beauty in nature and described it wonderfully in her words and art. Her kind outlook on life helped her navigate difficult times with resilience and warmth. She meant so much to all of her family and we will hold her in our hearts forever. 

A funeral will be held on the 6 December at 12:45 in St Giles Church. Please arrive before 12:30 for the service in order to sign into the attendance register and enter the church. The service will be followed by a procession down Church Road at 13:45. The family will be wearing dark colours. 

The family will be supporting two charities in her memory: 

• Sue Ryder, who provided Pascale’s end of life care with the highest degree of attentiveness and compassion within their beautiful and peaceful centre.


• Macmillan Cancer Support, who supported Pascale through her at-home treatment.



Please feel free to share the above details with people who knew Pascale.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

The Chicken Farm extension proposal - MPC's response

 

21/00870/FUL | Erection of 2 No. additional poultry houses and associated infrastructure on existing poultry farm. | Astmans Farm Poultry Unit Maisemore Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 8HP 

 

Thank you to all those people who attended the Maisemore Parish Council meeting held on Monday 13 September 2021 at Maisemore Village Hall. 

A near capacity (for the Committee Room) crowd turned out and people were able to raise a wide range of issues with Mr and Mr Smith - the owners.

The owners have agreed to share the production cycle timetable with the Parish Council and we'll advise you on here each time it's received. Although a cycle is in theory 48 days long, it can vary depending on how quickly the chickens grow and what size is required by the processors. 

Not all the smells in the village originate from this facility, despite people here blaming it all the time. We were categorically assured that the "bad smell day" in early September was NOT a consequence of this facility.

Certain times in the cycle are likely to lead to more odour risk than others, and the provision of the timetable will allow us to more closely monitor what might be going on.

One interesting fact gleaned on Monday was the fact that last year the "gable fans" - only turned on when the temperature inside is getting too excessive for the roof fans to cope with - were only turned on on one day in 2020.

 

Following the meeting, the draft MPC response, strongly objecting to the expansion on many grounds, was refined to accommodate additional points raised during the meeting, and submitted to TBC yesterday. It is now available on their website via this link:

https://publicaccess.tewkesbury.gov.uk/online-applications/files/1EC7946F8F124672175C94C6500B7736/pdf/21_00870_FUL-MAISEMORE_PARISH_COUNCIL-986903.pdf


 

It has to our surprise been initially published in non-redacted form. However if you find the copy you download has been redacted, please contact the MPC clerk to request an original copy - clerk@maisemore-pc.org.uk.

 

There have also been 31 public responses to the consultation (not counting statutory consultees' responses) - not surprisingly all are objecting to the expansion - they're available at: 

https://publicaccess.tewkesbury.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QVXLVBQDGAO00

Please note that it's not too late to submit your own comments if you haven't already done so - please copy the MPC clerk in on your response. Note submissions published at TBC's website are redacted and hence appear anonymously.

Saturday, 14 August 2021

The Speed sign is broken

 ... and we're trying to fix it. The batteries have been replaced but it didn't wake up! :-(

Friday, 30 July 2021

CHICKEN must be popular!

A Planning Application has gone in to DOUBLE the size of the existing chicken "factory" in Maisemore from 94,000 birds to 188,000 by building an identical shed alongside the existing one. 


It will be at the same level necessitating a lot of excavation, with the spoil formed into a small hill and landscaped. 

Check out the Planning documents at https://publicaccess.tewkesbury.gov.uk/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=QVXLVBQDGAO00 

Any responses will need to be submitted by late August. This is before the next Parish Council meeting. Subject to demand we may have a special meeting to discuss this. Please contact the clerk - Leo Williams - clerk@maisemore-pc.org.uk - c/o The Paddock, Main Road, Huntley, Gloucestershire, GL19 3EA - 07896 901800