Friday 28 August 2020

Maisemore Local History Society - September meeting



The first winter season meeting of the Maisemore Local History Society is programmed to take place on Thursday 24 September 2020 at Maisemore Village Hall (as noted in the Grapevine), but owing to the rescheduled roadworks and the associated road closure that will be in place on that evening, it looks like it will have to be postponed to another date - I'm seeking clarification from Gloucestershire Highways.

Thursday 27 August 2020

Notice of planned road closure due to resurfacing - late September

Spotted on Facebook - I believe we haven't yet had formal notification - and they've brought it forward from early October


Notice of planned road closure due to resurfacing 
Highways Commissioning Block 5, 6th Floor East Shire Hall Gloucester GL1 2TH
08000 514 514
Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for carriageway resurfacing
A417 Lower Maisemore Road. For approximately 5 Nights (excl. weekends) between the hours of 19:00 to 07:00
The PLANNED start and end dates are currently Wednesday 23rd September Tuesday 29th September, 
Our Ref: 11281993 – 851742 27 August 2020
Dear Sir/Madam
We will be resurfacing the road at the above location as part of our promise to invest £150 million in the county’s roads. To ensure the safety of road users and our work force we have, under Sections 14, 15 & 16 of the Road Traffic Act 1984 as amended, made a Temporary Traffic Order to close the road.

 No photo description available.

Monday 24 August 2020

A449 Travellers Rest roundabout to A40 Wilton roundabout resurfacing - 7 September 2020 to 21 October 2020

 I've had a letter from Highways England, presumably sent to me in Maisemore owing to the fact that the diversion route potentially goes through the village:
Tel: 0300 1235000
20 August 2020

Dear Customer

Re: A449/A40 resurfacing works

I'm writing to inform you of some upcoming maintenance works on the A449/A40, near

This work will be carried out by our contractor, Kier, on our behalf.

What we're doing and why? What are the benefits?

We'll be resurfacing the A449 and A40 from the A449 Travellers Rest roundabout to
the A40 Wilton roundabout. The work has been identified following the deterioration of
the carriageway. The work will also include the repainting of road markings, replacing
road studs and repairing damaged drainage gullies. The newly resurfaced road will
provide a smoother and safer surface for road users, and will extend the life of the
road whilst minimising the need for future maintenance.

When will this work take place?

We'll work from 7 September 2020 to 21 October 2020, Monday to Friday, 8pm to

To minimise disruption to our customers, the work will be delivered in phases.
Please refer to the signs at the side of the road for further information, including
closures and diversions. Alternatively, information can also be found on our website at
highwaysengland. co. uk/roads.

Our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather or unforeseen
circumstances. We'll notify you by using the black and yellow signs at the side of the
road should there be any change to the programme.

What does this mean for you

During closures, we'll provide a fully signed motorway and non-motorway diversion
route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the closures at all times.

If you'd like to be kept up to date with future works along the A449/A40, please
subscribe to our mailing list by emailing

I'd also like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption to those living
close to the work. We'll make every effort to carefully manage noise levels and
additional lighting to minimise the impact.

We're following the latest government guidelines and will incorporate any new
measures, including social distancing guidance, into our safe workplace planning.
All our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and
none of our sites are open to the public.

All major construction projects are closely monitored, and the situation is kept under
constant review

Find out more

If you have any questions, or if you would like to know more about our work, please call
us on 0300 123 5000 or email You can also visit our
website at or write to us at Highways England, National
Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park, Birmingham, B32 1AF.

Yours faithfully
George Patterson-Payne
Customer & Correspondence Manager

I've deduced that the area of works is as I've indicated here - the website map was blank and didn't show any diversion routes.

Friday 21 August 2020

Police Warn of Dog Snatchers In Gloucestershire

 From Community Alerts:

Saturday 8 August 2020

August E-Newsletter edition of "Our News" is here

From Cheryl Spruce (NWN, Head of Membership and Community Engagement, National)


Download link:


This month’s theme is Crime Prevention and we have highlighted our launch of our new “Safety In Neighbours” campaign, which launched at the tail end of July. This has been a great campaign and we have received lots of positive feedback.

As well as continuing our theme across the newsletter, we are excited to launch our first ever Impact Survey, which we are pleased to say we have received over 21,000 responses.  We would like to congratulate West Midlands and Hampshire, which we have received the most responses from their members and members of the public. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have already completed the survey and for those of that haven't, we ask you to fill in the survey and ask others to do the same.

Please continue to share our newsletter with your coordinators, members, supporters, and partners across your networks.

Best wishes

Central Support Team


We need a volunteer for the village play facilities




Can you spare ½ hour per month? 

We need a volunteer to inspect the play area and MUGA  (multi use games area). 

Training will be given. 

Please contact Anne Nicholson on 01452 525333