Dog Bin – Churchdown Community Centre

The Dog Bin situated in the corner of the car park in the Community Centre has been sealed ready for relocation to Parton Road (by the bus stop).

Please do not place any dog waste bags on top of the bin (or around it) as this will not be cleared.

Many thanks for your assistance

Geraldine Connor, Clerk to the Parish Council.

Churchdown Park Car Park Proposed Closure at Night

The Council is saddened to report that the Churchdown Park Car Park is being used by members of the public who clearly race cars over the tarmac and turfed areas, leaving clear damage to our ground surface and lawns which will now need remedial work. Further, a huge amount of litter is deposited on the ground rather than in the rubbish bins provided – despite the goodwill of volunteer litter pickers and paid staff who seek to tidy the car park daily, the littering issue is becoming severe and insurmountable, without the use of further Parish Council funds.

Consequently, the Council is considering the closure of the car park gates at night, from 9.30 pm to 6.30 am.

The Council welcome any views on this proposed course of action from residents and users of this amenity, including all the parks within this site and the allotments. Any proposal would not take effect until March 2017 and only after an appropriate period of consultation with our residents and users. If you would like to make any comment regarding this proposed course of action, please contact:

Geraldine Connor

Clerk to Churchdown Parish Council
Parton Road, GL32JH

14th December 2016

Churchdown Firework Extravaganza 2016

Churchdown Firework Extravaganza returns on Friday 4th November 2016. Gates open at 17:00. Fireworks scheduled to begin at 19:15.

Buy Tickets Online Now!

Tickets are available to purchase from Local Outlets including the GL3 Community Hub, Council Offices & Badham Pharmacy – buy early to avoid disappointment!

ADVANCE TICKETS
Adult £4 / Child £3 / Family* £12

ON THE GATE TICKETS
Adult £5 / Child £3 / Family* £15

*A Family Ticket consists of 2 Adults & 2 Children (Discount Applied At Checkout When 2 Adult & 2 Child Tickets are in the basket) Child Prices are for ages 4 – 16. Under 4’s are Free (No Ticket Required)

Terms & Conditions:

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). E-Ticketing software is developed by Jack Vockins / Webterior. MyChurchdown is the promoter for the Firework Extravaganza event which is organised by Churchdown Parish Council. Ticket Validation is in use. In the event of cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If unable to do so, we will issue a full refund.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

Active Together grant

Churchdown Parish Council has received an Active Together grant from Gloucestershire County Council with the support of local Cllr Jack Williams. The Purpose of the grant is to provide a package of activities to encourage outdoor exercise and play, with a range of activities on offer for a wide range of people to enjoy.

Some of the funding will be used in Churchdown parks to encourage people to make use of local facilities. Churchdown is renowned for the number and quality of its parks, including the award winning Churchdown Park.

The first activity the funding was used for was the “Churchdown Day in the Park” held on the 16th August. This is a very popular free event which is held annually at Churchdown Park. There is a variety of activities, but the main focus is on nature and exploring the natural world. The aim is to encourage families, especially those with children, to come to the Park, and enjoy and learn about the natural environment.

Cllr Jack Williams said ” It was great to see so many people turn out for the Day in the Park. From speaking to many people that attended it was a huge success and everyone really enjoyed the day.  Having attended the Day in the Park last year I was more than happy to support an Active Together grant application from the Parish Council as it’s a great event to get people active outdoors in one of Churchdowns parks”

The second part of the grant is to make improvements to  mini football field at Oakhurst Close including regrading the pitch and installing new goal posts.

“The ground is very uneven at the moment so using this grant to make improvements here is a great idea to enable Children to improve their skills.” added Cllr Williams

The third aspect of the grant is for provision of a Minibus for the Wednesday Walking group which was established 5 years ago as a “Health Walks” group and is volunteer led. Participants, some of whom are over 80, enjoy local walks of varying distances and the company of fellow walkers.

Active Together funding can be used to encourage sport and physical activity projects in your local area from community walks to alternative sport classes, outdoor gyms through to skateboard parks – as long as it gets people in your local community active. Any not for profit organisation, as long as the purpose of the grant benefits the wider community, can apply for a grant.

If you could make use of an Active Togther Grant please visit http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/activetogether for more information. Cllr Jack Williams would love to hear your ideas to  encourage sport and physical activity projects in Churchdown to get in contact please email jack.williams@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Summer Activities For Children 2016

The Council is running various coach trips again this year. The booking in day will be Saturday, 9th July at the Parish Council Offices, 10 am to 12 pm. It is possible to book after this, just give the office a call to make sure that there are still some spaces on your preferred trip, and then come in to pay (all trips must be paid for at time of booking, cash payment only).

On the coach your baby or child will need their own seat, plus a car seat/booster seat if this is what they use in a car. Booking forms are available to download below:

 

Coach Trip Booking Form  /  Consent Form

West Midland Safari Park – 28th July

Bristol Zoo – 4th August

Drayton Manor Theme Park – 11th August

Day In The Park – 16th August 

Swindon Oasis (Swimming & Ice Skating) – 18th August

 

 

 

 

Taxi Voucher Scheme

The scheme is open to the vulnerable, elderly and disabled who are unable to access public or private transport. Successful applicants will receive £60 worth of vouchers to use for medical appointments, social visits etc.

Please phone the Parish Council office for an application form. Vouchers will be sent out at the beginning of April.

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