Annual Parish Council Meeting 10th May 2017

The above meeting was held on Wednesday 10th May 2017 .

I am pleased to announce the following appointments.

Cllr Lt Col Bernard Barton-Ancliffe was re-elected as the new Chairman of Council and Cllr Audrey Ricks as Vice – Chairman.

Cllr Stephen Wall was re-elected as Chairman of the Highways Committee, and Cllr Jane Attwood as Vice- Chairman.

Cllr Audrey Ricks was re-elected as Chairman of the Amenities Committee, and Cllr Hazel Finch as Vice – Chairman

Cllr Roy Nutting was re-elected as the Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee and Cllr Lt Col Bernard Barton-Ancliffe as Vice- Chairman.

A full list of appointments, including Representatives on Outside Bodies , can be found in the Minutes, published on our documents page

There are still 2 vacancies on the Council, which are for St John’s Ward. If you are interested in serving on the Council, or just want to find out a bit more please contact the office and we will be pleased to advise what is involved.

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

This years Annual Parish Meeting was held on Wednesday 10th May 2017. Mr Robert Weaver, the newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Tewkesbury Borough Council kindly attended to address the meeting on his recent appointment , experience in local government and his objectives and vision for the future .

The following reports were tabled for the meeting :-

 Annual Reports of the Parish Council:

  1. Chairman
  2. Finance and Administration
  3. Amenities
  4. Highways
  5. Taxi Voucher Working Group

 The Draft Statement of the Parish Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2017, subject to Audit –

This will shortly be available on our documents / accounts page

Reports or and observations of the County Councillors and Borough Councillors.

Councillors Pearl Stokes , Kay Berry and Alex Evans

Reports of Representatives on Outside Bodies.

Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Market Towns Forum

Gloucestershire Association of Parish  Town Councils

GL3 Hub

Churchdown Community Association

Churchdown Firework Extravaganza 2017

Churchdown Firework Extravaganza returns on Friday 3rd November 2017. Final arrangements are yet to be confirmed but it is likely that the gates will open at 17:00 -with fireworks scheduled to begin at approximately 19:15.


Advance tickets will be available to purchase at discount through local outlets -to be confirmed –  and on line. On the gate tickets will be available on the night at the full rate.

Family tickets will also be available again this year  – *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)

Price to be confirmed.

We look forward to seeing you again this year for anther fantastic event !

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Churchdown Park Gates Closure

Following a 90 day consultation period on the closure of the park gates, at Full Council on 14th March it was confirmed that the gates will be closed at night from week beginning 8th May 2017. To this end, the gates will be closed & locked at 9:30 pm and will re-open at 7:30 am the following morning. A notice will be fixed to the gate advising all visitors of this.

Summer 2017 – Day Trips

Summer 2017 – Day Trips

The confirmed day trips are as follows:

Thursday, 27th July 2017 – Cotswold Wildlife Park (Burford)

Thursday, 3rd August 2017 – Cattle Country (Berkeley)

Thursday, 10th August 2017 – Drayton Manor Theme Park (Tamworth)

Thursday, 17th August 2017 – Weston-Super-Mare.

Coaches will leave Churchdown Park at 9:00am and return approximately 5:30/6:00pm.

Booking-in day will be Saturday, 8th July 2017 between the hours of 10:00am and 1:00pm.

See attached poster and booking details.   Summer Activity Poster 2017Coach Trip booking form 2017 & Consent form 2017.

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.


Churchdown Parks & Play Areas

Churchdown Park:
Children’s Play and Picnic Area
Multi Use Games Area
Wildlife Pocket Park and Ornamental Gardens
BMX track
Football pitch
Recreational Pond area (dogs on short leads only)

Chapel Hay ‘Rec:
Children’s Play Area
Grassed area for football and walking

St John’s:
Children’s Play and Picnic Area
Grassed area for controlled games

John Daniels Playing Field:
Children’s Play Area
Football pitches (winter)
Cricket pitch (summer)
Cricket Pavillion

Tudor Mead:
Children’s Play Area
Large field for football, games and walking
Basketball Area
Outdoor exercise equipment planned