Monday 30 December 2019

Parish Council meeting agenda

The agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Monday 6th January has now been published and can be seen here.

Councillors will consider the budget for the coming year and decide on the precept - how much will be added to Council Tax for the village.  Last year's budget is here.

Saturday 14 December 2019

Christmas Get-Together this Sunday

Just a reminder that this year's Christmas Get-Together will be in Maisemore Village Hall between 2.30 and 4.30pm this Sunday, 15th December.

The Get-Together is a chance to meet old and new neigbours.  Mince pies, refreshments and mulled wine will be available.  There's no charge, but donations will be welcome.  There will be a raffle in aid of the Village Hall.

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Parish Council meeting minutes

The minutes of the last Parish Council meeting on 4th November can be found on the Agendas & Minutes page - accessed from the bar menu at the top of this page.

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Monday 6th January 2020 in the committee room of  Maisemore Village Hall. 

The meeting will start with an opportunity for residents to ask questions and raise issues about any item on the agenda. This session normally lasts up to a quarter of an hour. 

If you would like to get something on the agenda so that it can be discussed, please contact the Clerk at least a week before the meeting - or 01531 650885, preferably with an indication of what you would like to see done.

Monday 9 December 2019

Bin schedule over the Xmas period

Good news!

There's no alteration to the bin collection schedule over this Xmas - it remains on Tuesdays as usual.

See my other posting regarding Xmas trees.

Treecycle 2020 - a message from Tewkesbury Borough Council

Treecycle 2020

Start your New Year’s resolutions off by recycling your Christmas tree!
  • Brown bin customers can put it out alongside their brown bin or inside if it will fit. Tall trees should be cut in two if they are over 6ft/2m tall.
  • They can be taken to the household recycling centres and sent for composting.
You can also deposit your tree between 4 - 19 January at:
  • Wyevale Garden Centre - Evesham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve
  • Dawn Nurseries - Shurdington Road, Shurdington
  • Dundry Nurseries - Bamfurlong Lane, Staverton
  • GL3 Community Hub - Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown
  • Gotherington Nurseries - Gretton Road, Gotherington
  • Greenway Nurseries - Main Road, Shurdington
  • Tewkesbury Garden Centre - The Mythe, Tewkesbury
  • British Garden Centre (formerly Wyevale) - Shurdington Road, Brockworth
  • Pamington Farm - Pamington Nr Tewkesbury
  • Over Farm Market - Over, Nr Gloucester
  • Norton Garden Centre - Tewkesbury Road, Norton
  • Primrose Vale - Shurdington Road, Bentham

Wednesday 20 November 2019

A417 CLOSURE - Late January

Today I had this email: 

Please be advised of the following temporary road closure: 

A417, Maisemore 

This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 23rd January 2020 to 28th January 2020 (each night from 19.00 to 07.00). This is to allow for resurfacing works by GCC. 

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514. 

Greg Burford 
Gloucestershire County Council
Roadspace Co-ordinator (Tewkesbury District Area)

Monday 18 November 2019

November Our News Out Today - the National E-Newsletter For Neighbourhood Watch Supporters

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

The November edition of Our News, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out today.  This exciting edition introduces the national winners of our 2019 Neighbour of the Year competition, inspiring member stories, national campaigns for you to get involved in such as Cyberhood Watch and Together for Good: The Neighbourhood Watch Big Curry, a new crime report, member offers, and updates from Neighbourhood Watch Network on what we are doing to support you!

Grab that cup of tea.. put your feet up.. and enjoy.

Kind regards

Deborah Waller | Senior Communications and Digital Manager

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK  | Building Safer and Stronger Communities

Sunday 17 November 2019

General Election candidates

Candidate Name

Home Address
Constituency /
Country  of residence

Description of candidate
BURRETT Julian Marcus
Reddings Lane
Staunton Coleford
GL16 8NZ

HARPER Mark James
The Old Shop
Newham Bottom
Ruardean Glos
GL17 9UB

The Conservative
Party Candidate
Beech House
Plump Hill
Glencoe Lane Mitcheldean
GL17 0EU

Labour and Cooperative Party
Lorien Cottage
St Briavels
Lydney Glos
GL15 6SE

The Green Party 

The full Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll can be found here.  

Additional information about the General Election can be found on the Forest of Dean Borough Council website here.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

General Election notice

The formal notice of the General Election on 12th December 2019 has now been published and can be seen here.

In order to vote, you have to be registered.  You can register on line at the government's voter registration page here.  The deadline for registrations for the General Election is midnight on 26 November.

Saturday 9 November 2019

Remembrance Sunday

There will be a Service of Remembrance at St Giles Church, Maisemore on Sunday 10th November, starting at the war memorial at 10.45 am.

Amongst the wreaths laid will be one from Maisemore Parish Council on behalf of the people of the village.

Friday 8 November 2019

Christmas Get-Together

This year's Christmas Get-Together will be in Maisemore Village Hall between 2.30 and 4.30pm on Sunday 15th December.

The Get-Together is a chance to meet old and new neigbours.  Mince pies, refreshments and mulled wine will be available.  There's no charge, but donations will be welcome.  There will be a raffle in aid of the Village Hall.

Tuesday 5 November 2019

Are you registered to vote?

In order to vote in the General Election on Thursday 12th December, you must be registered.

You can do this on the government's voter registration page here.  The deadline for registrations for the General Election is midnight on 26 November.

If you want to apply to vote by post, register before 5pm on 26 November.  If you're going to be abroad, you may prefer to appoint a proxy to vote for you, as sending a postal vote from abroad may risk it not arriving in time.  A proxy should be someone you know and trust.  Links to register for a postal or proxy vote are on the same page of the government website, here.

Monday 4 November 2019

Parish Council meeting

There is a Parish Council meeting this evening (Monday 4th November) at 7.30 pm in the committee room of Maisemore Village Hall.  The agenda can be found here.

How To Avoid Becoming A Victim of Cyber Fraud

Thursday 24 October 2019

Friday 11 October 2019

Warning from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Urgent notice - email scam awareness


Dear supporter,

Unfortunately, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has been the victim of an email phishing scam today. Phishing scams are fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information by disguising themselves as a trustworthy entity in electronic communications.
An email has been recently circulated among our contacts with the subject: Dalma Zsalako shared “Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Ltd DOC” with you.
Please be aware that this email has not been sent by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and that your data remains safe. However, if you are a recipient of this email please delete it immediately and do not click on the attachment.
If you have opened the attachment we suggest running an anti-malware programme on your computer immediately.
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused and rest assured that the security of your information is of utmost importance to us. We have acted on this issue immediately in order to prevent any further distribution of the email in question.
If you have been affected by the email and have any concerns, please get in touch at

Message sent by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Thursday 10 October 2019

Neighbourhood Watch Review

Tewkesbury Borough Plan - My mistake!

The original caption on the plan of the Tewkesbury Plan housing allocation for Maisemore was incorrect.  The plan does NOT include the 'restored landscape area' of the Rectory Farm site within the village boundary.

This has now been corrected.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Have your say on Tewkesbury's Plan

Tewkesbury Borough Council wants to hear from the public about a crucial planning document - the Pre-submission Tewkesbury Borough Plan - before submitting it to the Government for independent examination.

The Plan provides detailed and locally-specific planning policies on issues in Tewkesbury Borough, such as housing, employment, retail, the urban and natural environment and transport. It also includes smaller-scale sites allocated for housing and employment development.
The housing allocation map for Maisemore shows the Bell House Farm site as an allocation and the Rectory Farm site as having planning permission.  The settlement boundary has been drawn in accordance with the Parish Council's submission. 

The plan feeds directly in to the Joint Core Strategy - the over-arching strategic planning document for Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough which sets out how much growth needs to be accommodated in the three areas and the broad strategy for how that growth will be delivered. 
The consultation will run for just over six weeks until  5pm on Monday, 18 November - any comments received after the deadline cannot be accepted.

To read more about the plan, the consultation process and to make comments, visit 

The plan is also available to view at the Public Services Centre on Gloucester Road in Tewkesbury, or at libraries and advice centres throughout Tewkesbury Borough.

Monday 7 October 2019

Death of Brian Knowles

It is with great sadness that Maisemore Parish Council announces the sudden death of Brian Knowles over the weekend. 

Brian and his wife, Jocelyn, who died a few years ago, enjoyed a long retirement in Maisemore at their house in Church Rise - nearly 25 years. 

Besides being Parish Clerk for a period, Brian organised The Grapevine, our newsletter, for many years only recently giving up its editorial. 

He will be sadly missed.

Friday 27 September 2019

Thefts of lead from church roofs