Welcome to the internet site of Churchdown Parish Council. The Parish of Churchdown, situated in the Borough of Tewkesbury is located approximately 4 miles from Gloucester and 5 miles from Cheltenham and is one of the largest Parishes in Gloucestershire. It is a common mis conception that Churchdown ends by the Hare and Hounds, but in fact the parish continues down to the first roundabout before Innsworth.
On this site you will find information on the council and its services, as well as useful local information. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Council Offices on 01452 713528
Cllr Mrs Stokes, Cllr Bill Whelan and Mrs Ruth Warne collected an Award from Action for Market Towns for “The Re-creation of Churchdown Park” which won the Environment and Culture category for the South Zone.
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The Council Offices are situated on Parton Road in Churchdown Park. The Offices are run by three members of staff, Mrs Ruth Warne Clerk of Churchdown Parish Council and Mrs Susan Cowley, Assistant Clerk and Mrs Linda Lewington, Offfice Assistant.
The Council also employ three Handymen that do regular litter picks and maintain the Council’s property including their play areas.
Facilities – the Parish Council own and manage five Parks, including play areas, Football pitches and Cricket Pitches, changing Rooms with showering facilities and a pavilion. There is a Pocket Park including a wild flower meadow and a Community Orchard at Churchdown Park. There is also a brand new ‘state of the art’ concrete skatepark for skateboarders and BMX users.
Ponds – Construction of a series of linking ponds is almost complete which will be a beautiful amenity and wildlife area.
Allotments – the Parish Council own and run two Allotment sites they are Churchdown Park situated within the Office site and Audenfield situated on Old Parton Road.
Street Furniture – situated around the village are Parish Notice-boards, seats and benches, bus shelters, dog bins and litter bins most are owned and maintained by the Parish Council.
Community Events – the Council have run various events throughout the year including Car-boot Sales, a Firework Extravaganza and a Summer Play Scheme and hope to continue in future years.
Planning Applications – Planning applications can be viewed and commented on the Tewkesbury Borough website. All applications are viewed and commented on by Councillors and all comments are then returned to Tewkesbury Borough Council for Delegation/Committee. The Parish Council can only comment on applications on behalf of Residents all final decisions are made by TBC.
Burial Ground – the Parish Council own and manage a Burial Ground situated on Chosen Hill.
The Parish Council participates in the Churchdown Community Safety Partnership with the Police, TBC and various agencies to help reduce crime and fear of crime. They also participate with other Community/Environmental Groups including the Community Orchard Group.
Grants – The Parish Council are a grant making body and encourage requests for grants which are viewed in November of each financial year.
Pilot Taxi Voucher Scheme – in 2004 the Council launched a Pilot Taxi Voucher Scheme for residents of Churchdown, Innsworth, Down Hatherley and Staverton which is still running. For further details/information relating to the Scheme please contact Mrs Susan Cowley at the Offices.
Parish Council Chamber – the Council consists of 20 Councillors who meet on every second Tuesday of each calendar month (excluding August) in our Parish Council Chamber at 7.30pm. The Chamber is available for hire by local Charities and Community Groups.
Public Toilets – there are public toilets situated outside the Offices including a disabled toilet these are owned and maintained by the Parish Council.
Advice and Information Centre – Tewkesbury Borough Council have an Advice and Information Centre situated in the Parish Council Offices, which is open Thursday mornings 9.15am – 1.00pm. Tel: 01452 550644.
Opening Hours – Monday – Friday 9:15 – 13:00