What a fantastic day ! We had sunny weather and a great turnout . A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers – we simply could not do this without you ! Also a big thank you to all the local parents and children who came to enjoy the day and make it such a success – here are a few memories of our special day. More pictures to follow !


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.  If you are unable to attend on this day, the Council Offices are open between 9:00am & 1:00pm Monday to Friday.  Don’t miss out!!

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


Clerk’s Newsletter for Summer 2017




We are delighted to announce the Co-option of two new Councillors for Churchdown Parish Council. Mr Chris Kemley- Franklin and Mr Alan Porter were both Co-opted at the recent meeting of Full Council held on 13th June 2017. We very much look forward to working with Chris and Alan in the future and extend a warm welcome to both!

2017 AUDIT

Churchdown Parish Council are pleased to announce that the Annual Governance Statement, Annual Accounting Statement and Annual Internal Independent Auditor Report for the financial year 2016-2017 are now available to view –  All documents and requisite notices can be found on the Churchdown Website under the documents/ finance/budgets tab.


The Day in the Park on Tuesday 15th August 2017 is approaching fast! This year we have  an emphasis on fun and are delighted to announce 2 new attractions: –

‘Junior Rodeo Ride’

‘Wipeout Sweeper Arm’

We also have the following attractions: –

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 will be arranging the following tips:

  • Cotswold Wildlife Park (Burford) – 27th July;
  • Cattle Country (Berkeley)- 3rd August
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park (Tamworth)- 10th August
  • Day at the Beach (Weston Super Mare)- 17th August 2017.

All prices are available to view on our website – all prices are subsidised by the Parish Council and offer the opportunity for a fanatic day out for all!

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.



The draft Neighbourhood Plan has been approved by Innsworth Parish Council – Churchdown Parish Council are in the process of considering the Neighbourhood plan and have invited the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to consider some proposed amendments to process the plan to the next stage: the submission of the Plan to Tewkesbury Borough Council for Strategic Environmental Assessment and subsequent public consultation.

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

Geraldine Connor

Clerk to the Council

Council Offices, Parton Road                                      

Tel: 01452 713528        

Accounts for year ended 31st March 2017

Please find attached Notices in relation to the Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights for the Accounts Period ended March 2017, in accordance with  The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Accounting Statement – Section 2.pdf

Accounts for year ending March 2017

Annual Governance Statement

Annual Internal Audit Report March 2017

Declaration of Status – Public Accounts March 2017

Local Audit & Accoutability Act 2014


Geraldine Connor


Town & Country Planning Act 1990 – Robert Hitchins Appeal – Public Inquiry Meeting

At Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5TT on 20 June 2017 at 10.00am

REASON FOR INQUIRY: Appeals by Robert Hitchins Limited relating to the applications to Tewkesbury Borough Council for

A mixed use development comprising demolition of existing buildings; up to 725 dwellings and a local centre of 0.33ha (A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,D1,D2 uses); primary school, open space, landscaping, parking and supporting infrastructure and utilities; and the creation of a new vehicular access from the A38 Tewkesbury Road. AND A mixed use development comprising demolition of existing buildings, up to 1,300 dwellings and 8.31 hectares of land for employment generating uses comprising a neighbourhood centre of 4.23ha (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, D1, D2, B1), office park of 1.31ha (B1) and business park of 2.77ha (B1 and B8 uses), primary school, open space, landscaping, parking and supporting infrastructure and utilities, and the creation of new vehicular accesses from the A40 Gloucester Northern Bypass, Innsworth Lane and Frogfurlong Lane.

At Land at Tewkesbury Road, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PJ and Land at Innsworth, Innsworth Lane, Gloucester, Gloucester GL3 1DU. Planning Inspectorate References: APP/G1630/W/16/3154464 APP/G1630/W/16/3164033  

An Inspector instructed by the Secretary of State will attend at the place, date and time shown above to hold an inquiry.

Members of the public may attend the inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, express their views. If you, or anyone you know has a disability and is concerned about facilities at the inquiry venue, you should contact the council to confirm that suitable provisions are in place. Documents relating to the appeals can be viewed at the Council’s offices by prior arrangement.

Contact point at the Planning Inspectorate: Leanne Palmer, Room 3/O, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN Tel: 0303 444 5471 Where applicable, you can use the internet to submit documents, to see information and to check the progress of cases through GOV.UK. The address of the search page is –




22ND JUNE 2017 – 7 TO 9 PM




For enquiries regarding the Evening Session please contact Mrs Ruth Warne, Clerk to Innsworth Parish Council, on 07493050720

Memorial Seat



This beautiful memorial seat was erected by Churchdown Parish Council this year, in honour of all veterans of the great war – and subsequent conflicts.

Pictured on the left is Mr Ken Plowman who served 18 years from 1942 to 1960. Ken was just 16 when the Second World War broke out. Ken trained and was based in Canada for a year. He trained as a Fighter Pilot and Army Glider Pilot; he now lives in Churchdown.

In the centre is Lt. Col Bernard Barton – Ancliffe. Bernard served from 1969 to 2006 in the Royal Signals and served in operations all over the world including Northern Ireland, Iraq and the former Yugoslavia. Bernard was posted to Churchdown [ Imjin barracks] and liked it so much he decided to stay here! Bernard is now in his second year of serving as the Chairman to the Churchdown Parish Council.

On the right is Roger Western – Roger was just 11 years and 11 days old when the Second World War broke out. Roger left school on a Saturday and joined the Fleet Air Corps on the following Monday! Roger served from November 1944 till January 1947 but was never old enough, in service to draw his tot of rum…..!

Churchdown Parish Council would like to thank Ken, Bernard and Roger for taking the time to allow us to take a picture with those servicemen who remind of us all, of the great service, dedication and ultimate sacrifice paid by all Members of our Armed Services






Following the recent advertisement for two Parish Councillors in St John’s Ward, notice is now given that the Parish Council will be co-opting two members at its next Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 13th June 2017.

To be eligible candidates must be aged 21 or older, and must in addition

  • either be on the Electoral Roll of the Parish
  • or during the whole of the past 12 months have either lived in the parish, owned or leased land in the parish, worked in the Parish, or lived within three miles of it.

Candidates have been invited to the Council meeting at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 13th June 2017 and invited if they so wish, to address Council for not more than 5 minutes.  Following all the addresses, Council will make a resolution co-opting the successful candidate, who will be required to sign a Declaration of Acceptance of Office and Register of Interests immediately and join the meeting as a Councillor.  Also, the Register of Members Interests must be completed and returned within 28 days the successful candidate will then serve until the elections in May 2018.

For copies of this notice and for further information please contact: –

Miss Geraldine Connor, Clerk to the Council, Parish Council Offices, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2JH.  Tel: 01452 713528, email: