Tuesday, 4 May 2021

MPC May meeting - Wednesday 5 May 2021 - REMINDER

  

 

REMINDER - The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 5 May 2021 – please note the change of date to that originally advised. This meeting has been brought forward from the originally scheduled date the following week owing to the government’s refusal to legislate to allow parish councils to hold Zoom meetings beyond 7 May 2021.

Hence you are invited to a Zoom meeting on 5 May 2021 at 07:30pm -  please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcuuqqTIuGtTIiY0COrO-igBiYVsmUn2V

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

The Agenda for this meeting is HERE

The draft Minutes of the March meeting are HERE

Meeting dates for your 2021 diary are as follows – all “second Mondays”:

12 July, 13 September, 8 November. These will be held at Maisemore Village Hall following the expected removal of lockdown restrictions.

 

 

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Maisemore Solar Consultation - Thursday 29 April 2021 - registration link

 

Some of you intending to go to the online consultation event this evening for www.maisemoresolar.co.uk may not have received the registration link from the organisers - here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3Vr9hK38Q02QuQDAEwLVqw

Sunday, 25 April 2021

MPC May meeting - Wednesday 5 May 2021 - please note change of date!

 

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 5 May 2021 – please note the change of date to that previously advised. This meeting has been brought forward from the originally scheduled date the following week owing to the government’s refusal to legislate to allow parish councils to hold Zoom meetings beyond 7 May 2021.

Hence you are invited to a Zoom meeting on 5 May 2021 at 07:30pm -  please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcuuqqTIuGtTIiY0COrO-igBiYVsmUn2V

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Meeting dates for your 2021 diary are as follows – all “second Mondays”:

12 July, 13 September, 8 November. These will be held at Maisemore Village Hall following the expected removal of lockdown restrictions.

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Maisemore Solar Farm - Community Consultation

Those who attended the Annual Maisemore Parish Meeting on 12 April 2021 were granted an audience with the promoters of the new Maisemore Solar Farm, and following their presentation there was a lively debate as to the pros and cons.

 


Their website is now live - www.maisemoresolar.co.uk - where you can read up about the proposals and respond to the consultation - please also let the Parish Council know your thoughts.

 

From the website:

Renewable Connections is investigating the potential for a 40MW solar energy farm in Maisemore, Gloucestershire. Once operational, the project would supply enough power for 11,000 homes, and make a valuable contribution towards tackling the climate emergency in Gloucestershire.

As we prepare an application to submit to Tewkesbury Borough Council, Renewable Connections is undertaking consultation to inform local communities of our proposed plans and invite any feedback. We will also be hosting virtual community information events to present our proposals and answer any questions given the COVID-19 pandemic.

We welcome any feedback you wish to provide so please do get in touch.

 

A leaflet is also being distributed in the post, or you can download it from https://www.renewableconnections.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Renewable-connections_leaflet_Maisemore-Solar-Farm.pdf 

 

There is an online consultation event to be held by the promoters on 29 April 2021 at 7pm. Please register your interest via the promoter's website form.


The matter will also be discussed at the May Parish Council meeting - please check your emails as to when this will take place since we are investigating alternatives to the 10 May 2021 date presently published following the government's withdrawal of the ability to use Zoom for meetings beyond 7 May 2021.


Sunday, 11 April 2021

MAISEMORE APM - Monday 12 April 2021 on ZOOM - reminder and update

 

STOP PRESS - there will be a presentation from Ed Perrin who will speak on behalf of Renewable Connections re the Solar Farm proposal for Maisemore

 

 

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place via Zoom on 12 April 2021 at 7.30pm – all are welcome to attend this meeting where the Council invites a number of local organisations to speak about their activities held over the last year, and those activities planned for the year ahead.

This is an opportunity for everyone to have a say.

We hope that you will attend.

 



You must register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcO2upzgsH9UUG59Eb95xcX2SOoSeM7_x

Should you wish to simply type it in, I’ve converted the URL to this for ease of entering - https://tinyurl.com/MPC-20210412

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Any questions? Please contact the clerk Leo Williams - 07896 901800 - clerk@maisemore-pc.org.uk

 

Monday, 5 April 2021

MAISEMORE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - Monday 12 April 2021 on ZOOM

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place via Zoom on 12 April 2021 at 7.30pm – all are welcome to attend this meeting where the Council invites a number of local organisations to speak about their activities held over the last year, and those activities planned for the year ahead.

This is an opportunity for everyone to have a say.

We hope that you will attend.

 



You must register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcO2upzgsH9UUG59Eb95xcX2SOoSeM7_x

Should you wish to simply type it in, I’ve converted the URL to this for ease of entering - https://tinyurl.com/MPC-20210412

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Any questions? Please contact the clerk Leo Williams - 07896 901800 - clerk@maisemore-pc.org.uk

 


 

Thursday, 1 April 2021

The new building going up at Overton - details:

The Parish Council has had several approaches regarding the new large building being erected at the ever growing Complete Utilities transport and maintenance depot at Overton Farm.


This would appear to be the building given permission in 2019 following submission of this application:


18/00766/FUL | Change of use to utilities depot, including ancillary recycling operations, retention of existing office/storage buildings as built, erection of new maintenance building, landscaping and drainage (part retrospective) | Overton Farm Maisemore Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 8HR


https://publicaccess.tewkesbury.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PCGXKSQDI5J00

 

It's the yellow building on this site plan:


... and looks like this on plan and in elevation - it's approx 42m long x 16.5m wide x 8.5m high :




The walls are green coated metal sheeting and the roof is grey coated metal sheeting.


Inexplicably the Parish Council as then constituted submitted a SUPPORT comment for this combined application:

Perhaps they didn't realise this building was included?


Monday, 29 March 2021

The Dog Bin has arrived!

The new long-awaited dog bin has now been installed at the village hall. 

 

Please use it. 

 

Please don't abuse it.


Please desist from hanging full bags on bushes!

Friday, 26 March 2021

Increased traffic on 30 March 2021

Please note that there is a race meeting at Maisemore Park on Tuesday 30 March 2021 - traffic on the local roads will be significant.

https://www.gloucesterraces.co.uk/

https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk/news_articles/preview-ledbury-gloucester-races-at-maisemore-park-tuesday-30-march

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Luke Chamberlayne - R.I.P.

 

It is with much sadness that we report the sudden death of Luke Chamberlayne on 6 March 2021, after surmounting the sixteen years of serious disability that followed his cycling accident. 

Luke died shortly after welcoming his new granddaughter Sophia into the world.

 



The private cremation will be on Monday, 29 March 2021. The cort├Ęge will leave Paddock House, by the Church, at 11am. You are invited to pay your respects on Church Road. Parking at the Business Centre.

The family is supporting two charities in his memory:

Great West Air Ambulance, which saved his life and Regain, the sports injury charity, which funded his specialised wheelchair and other exercise equipment. There are links to both below.

Great Western Air Ambulance -  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/luke-chamberlayne2

Regain - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/luke-chamberlayne

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Agenda for March Parish Council Meeting published

The agenda for the meeting of Maisemore Parish Council at 7.30pm on Monday 8th March has been published on this site here.

The meeting will be held via videoconferencing, using Zoom, in accordance with Section 78 Coronavirus Act 2020.

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  for the public participation section.

If you want to attend, please register in advance for this meeting at https://tinyurl.com/MPC-20210308.

 

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

From Community Alerts:

Our News Newsletter - March Edition

We are pleased to share our March OUR NEWS newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watch across England and Wales) for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters - from households to volunteers. The newsletter can be viewed by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/OurNewsMar2021

This month we look at cyber-based scams, including phishing emails and sextortion. We include a reminder of our Community Grants Programme which is ending soon and look at Census 2021 which is coming to all households on the 21st March. We also hear from a Coordinator in Derbyshire who began his scheme in April 2019 and now has 71% of his village signed up as members!

With all of the above and much more, we hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and would love to hear from you on what you would like to read more of. Please send your suggestions to deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

Thursday, 25 February 2021

20/01275/AGR | General Purpose Agricultural Building. | Land Off Church Road Maisemore Gloucester Gloucestershire

Since Maisemore Parish Council's response to this application has been significantly redacted, thus losing its meaning in places, would anyone wishing to see the response in full please contact the clerk at clerk@maisemore-pc.org.uk for a PDF copy (we can't attach here) or look at these screenshots:









Wednesday, 24 February 2021

The Four Steps to Freedom - REISSUED

I don't know what went wrong with the previous email - let's try again with a different picture.

 

We await information re the May PC meeting but it looks like we'll be holding the July one at the hall.

 


 

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

We have a new street name!

 We have been advised that the new development at Bell House Farm will be called:


      HONEY BEE CLOSE



This was one of the four names initially put forward for consultation. 

 

It was the least liked name when the parish councillors discussed the matter.

 

The developer has the final say when it comes to street naming.

Friday, 12 February 2021

ADVERTISMENT FEATURE - GIGACLEAR

 If anyone's thinking of installing Gigaclear broadband, they have a reasonably good offer on at present - 200 for £25:


https://www.gigaclear.com/valentines2021


THIS ROMANCE WON'T HANG AROUND - Offer ends 15th February


We could all use a little bit of tlc right now - your broadband included. So, from 11th-15th February, we're supercharging your streaming with 200Mbps of superfast speeds for just £25 a month fixed for 18 months*.

USE OFFER CODE: BROADBANDBLISS


Although apparently the T+Cs state it's for new customers only, the posting at Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gigaclear/posts/3636547553105201 - has comments suggesting people have had a renewal at that price. 

 

Certainly when I took up the 200 service just before Xmas when it was previously offered, I had no trouble getting it as a renewal - for £20 then!

  



Thursday, 11 February 2021

Advice on Scams and Frauds - Neighbourhood Watch Message

 

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Safer Cyber Day 9th Feb

 

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Letter re Flooding issued on behalf of all the local Parish Councils


                                                                                                            6th February 2021

 

This is an open letter regarding the status of flooding, road infrastructure and planning intentions for the area North of Gloucester served by the A417. The road and area fall within the responsibilities and jurisdiction the Gloucestershire County Council, the Forest of Dean District Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, the MPs for the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire Highways and the Department of Environment. This letter details the facts of the problem and ongoing environmental and economic threats to the area if no coherent plan, by identified stakeholders can be agreed. Discussion and cooperation are required urgently.

 

For the attention of;

Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon George Eustice MP

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP

Chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Neil Parish MP

Conservative Party Co-Chair Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP

Mark Harper MP for Forest of Dean

Laurence Robertson MP for Tewkesbury

Richard Graham MP for Gloucester

Rob Bird - Head of Tewkesbury Borough Council

Tim Gwilliam - Head of Forest of Dean District Council

Mark Hawthorne MBE - Head of Gloucestershire County Council

 

The area of the A417 in question runs from A40 Gloucester northern bypass at the Over roundabout, transiting north-west through the village of Maisemore, past Hartpury College, through the village of Hartpury, through the twin villages of Corse and Staunton, and connects with Junction 2 of the M50 before continuing to Ledbury. This 10-mile section of the A417 route also serves the adjacent villages of Ashleworth, Hasfield, Eldersfield, Tirley, Corse Lawn, Redmarley D’Abitot, numerous other smaller settlements, light industry, farms and haulage companies. It is the only A road linking the above to Gloucester and onwards to the M5. This stretch of the A417 is also a designated diversion route for M50 closures.

 

Issues:

One mile of this road between Over and Maisemore runs parallel to the River Severn and is now subject to increased frequency and duration of closure from flooding. To be clear, ten years ago it did not flood every year, but now floods 3-4 times a year, each of 7-10 days duration, and the trend is increasing.

 

Closure cuts off direct line of travel for many thousands of residents, causing huge disruption, frustration and financial loss for all concerned. Diverted traffic causes colossal congestion and damage to minor road infrastructure and vehicles, and directly impacts on alternative routes and the populations of the town of Newent and the villages of Highleadon, Tibberton, Taynton, Rudford and Highnam. Placed into context, this issue directly impacts many, many thousands of residents and cripples the entire community and economy of the area. It can take two hours at times to travel eight miles, a loss of valuable time for all concerned, children being late for school, and emergency services being unable to get through - this is but the tip of the iceberg.

 

The issue is recognised by Gloucestershire Highways who investigated and determined a solution of raising the road and culverting to allow continued displacement of flood water whilst keeping the road open. The cost in 2015 was estimated at £25 million but was rejected on the grounds of allegedly being ‘not deemed good value for money’. This is an extraordinary statement when the aggregated cost to the community, infrastructure and the environment has been considerably greater than this, and still rising.

 

At complete odds to logic is also the decision by the Forest of Dean District Council to build an additional 4000 houses, either concentrated at Churcham on the A40 or dispersed within neighbouring communities, namely many of those mentioned above. To consider such a plan prior to having a fit-for-purpose road infrastructure is complete madness. The A40 is already subject to considerable delays and the magnitude intensifies when augmented by displaced traffic from a closed A417.

 

Requirement:

It is only right and proper that a fit-for-purpose road network is provided for the thousands of residents and businesses in this area. Considering the numerous and disparate authorities across the topics and geographical boundaries, and without visible evidence of sound judgment prevailing, this letter implores the Government to act and demonstrate grip before it is too late.

 

Additionally, I was alarmed to read recent correspondence from Mark Harper MP to constituents, which is quite worrying and demonstrates that he is both being advised incorrectly and is quite disingenuous. More importantly, it underlines again the need for understanding the facts. To quote:

 

“the works required to raise the road would, I understand, require the A417 to be shut entirely for at least several years.  Several years’ worth of disruption on this scale would plainly not be acceptable to most, if not all, of my constituents.”

 

This statement is completely wrong. The proposed Highways solution is to build a new parallel raised section of road. There is absolutely no mention, nor has there been mention of closure for the existing road whilst this work is taking place. He continues:

 

“On average, the A417 at Maisemore is closed by flooding for approximately 2 weeks every calendar year, sometimes more and sometimes less”

 

Without question, the frequency and duration of closures in the past five years has been considerably greater than this, and the trend is upwards.

 

We invite a full and considered Government response with a view to finally getting resolution on this significant issue.

 

 

Cllr Matthew Fuller, Staunton Parish Council (North), on behalf of;

 

Maisemore Parish Council

Eldersfield Parish Council

Ashleworth Parish Council

Hasfield Parish Council

Tirley Parish Council

Redmarley D’Abitot Parish Council

Tibberton Parish Council

Rudford & Highleadon Parish Council

Highnam Parish Council

Staunton Parish Council

Deerhurst Parish Council

Apperley Parish Council

Taynton Parish Council

Newent Town Council

Hartpury College


EDIT 7/2/21 -
Hartpury Parish Council removed