Wednesday 15 July 2015

Speeding signs are on the way

A typical vehicle
activated speed sign
The Parish Council has learned from the County Council that the poles have been ordered for vehicle activated speeding signs in the village.

The poles are being part-funded from County Cllr. Phil Awford's community budget and part by the Parish Council.

The plan is for four poles in the village, and the sign will be moved from pole to pole, with variable displays to get the greatest impact.  The location of the poles has been decided in discussions between the County Council and Parish Council, and these are shown on a plan of the village here.

Tuesday 14 July 2015


There was a small but very significant misprint in the latest issue of Grapevine.  

It said that the Parish Counil had not raised any objections to the proposed development at Rectory Farm.  In fact, a detailed representation was made following the well-attended PC meeting.  This representation is on the Tewkesbury Borough Council website and can be seen here.

Does your hedge need a haircut?

Some hedges in the village are getting a bit too big for their boots!

The Parish Council has been asked to remind residents that, if their hedge borders a pavement or footpath, it needs to be kept in check so that people can walk freely without brushing against the hedge.

This can be an even bigger problem for anyone with a pushchair or using a wheelchair - and there are now a few spots in the village where such users are unable to get past without going on to the road.

So please take a look at your boundary hedge.  If it overhangs the pavement, then there should be at least 2metres (6ft 6in) headroom from the pavement surface and, where the pavement permits, a clear width of at least 0.9metres (3ft).