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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Clerk’s Newsletter May 2017


May  2017

The Parish Council is pleased to announce its exciting programme of events for Summer 2017.


The day in the Park has been confirmed as Tuesday 15th August 2017 with an emphasis on FUN!!

Some of the attractions that have confirmed their attendance are as follows:

Falconry display; Pony rides (small charge applicable); Circus skills; marvel at the wonders of pond life and be involved in finding different species; visit the Community Orchard and learn about various orchard fruits; sing-along with Robin, Punch & Judy; Sock Puppets (new this year); willow weaving; fairground attractions; bouncy castles, a tea tent and much, much more.

We look forward to you all enjoying yourselves at our special event.  Remember Free entry but some stalls/rides may incur a charge


The Parish Council organise 4 day trips during late July and early August to coincide with School’s Summer Break.

Following feedback from parents and children last year, we have been asked for a variation to the current venues (Bristol Zoo, Drayton Manor, Swindon Oasis; West Midlands Safari Park).

To this end, after consultation, we will be arranging the following tips:

  • Cotswold Wildlife Park (Burford)
  • Cattle Country (Berkeley)
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park (Tamworth)
  • Day at the Beach (Weston Super Mare)

Confirmed dates are: 27th July; 3rd August 10th August and 17th August 2017

The Parish Offices will be open on Saturday, 8th July 2017 between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm for those wishing to book any of the four coach trips.


Churchdown Parish Council have recently funded and commissioned the erection of a beautiful memorial seat within our Parish.

The seat itself is a World War 1 Memorial seat to mark the centenary of the Great War. It also serves as a memorial to the late Cllr Bill Whelan who served our Parish for many years.

It is hoped that the location of the seat will provide a place to rest for many walking and using public transport on Innsworth Lane…


Churchdown Parish council are pleased to announce that the precept requirement for 2017 and 2018 represents a nominal reduction from the 2016 -2017 figure.

The full calculation can be found on the Churchdown Website under the documents/ finance/budgets tab.


The draft Neighbourhood Plan has been approved by Innsworth Parish Council to be sent to Tewkesbury Borough Council for Strategic Environmental Assessment and subsequent public consultation.

The Plan was considered by Churchdown Parish Council at the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 10th May 2017 – Members of the Council have made observations and proposed amendments to the Plan, which has now been sent back to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group for amendment. It is hoped in due course that the amended Plan will be approved and then submitted to the Borough.

The Steering Group are looking forward to presenting the Plan to the public and doing consultation, which, it is hoped will take place in July and August

For any enquiries on the Plan please contact the Neighbourhood Coordinator, Ruth Warne, on”.




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.