Tenders are invited for Grass Cutting and Weed Spraying contracts covering the period 1st April 2018 – 31st October 2018.

Tenders are invited for Bus Shelter Cleaning contract covering 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019.

Full details and specifications are obtainable from the address below during office hours, Mon – Fri, 9.15 am to 1 pm.

 Closing date for Tenders is 12 noon, Monday, 6th November 2017.



Audenfield and Churchdown Park Allotments

The Prize for the Best Allotment will be awarded on 12th August 2017.

The Council would like to thank all tenants who have responded to the recent findings of the allotment inspection .

Can we remind all allotment holders that it is your responsibility to cut the grass paths between your plot and your neighbours – specifically the path farthest from the gate on each site. This helps maintain both sites and is necessary to avoid trip hazards and keep our amenities safe, as well as beautiful.

Can we remind  all tenants to show respect to other allotment holders and adjacent residents when lighting bonfires -always inform other allotment holders before you light a bonfire and never do so until one hour before sunset . The local sunset times are published in the local press and are available on line.

Thank you

Keep Our Village Beautiful for All

The Parish Council strive to ensure that the Village is maintained and kept tidy – to this end the Parish Council engage a number of contractors to cut back overgrown hedges, trees  and weeds on public footpaths . However it is the responsibility  of every Resident to ensure that plants and trees on your property do not encroach on Public Rights of Way .  Please help to keep our Village tidy and Public Rights of Way accessible for all by doing what is necessary . Thank you

Accounts for year ending 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 – https://www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate




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

Office Closure – Easter

The Parish Office opening hours for Easter are as follows:

The Offices will close at 1:15pm on Thursday, 13th April 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 at 9:15am.

Wishing you a Happy Easter

Geraldine Connor

Clerk to the Parish Council

Precept 2017 – 2018

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 under the documents/ finance /budgets tab

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.

RTA – Parton Road

A Driving Instructor very kindly went to the assistance of a gentleman that had fallen in the roadway on Parton Road (outside the Community Centre) on 2nd February 2017 and waited with him until the ambulance service arrived.  The Instructor used his travel blanket as a pillow for the gentleman and the family would very much like to thank him for his assistance and return the blanket to him.  If this was you, or if anyone knows who this kind person was, would you please contact the Parish Council Office so that we may pass on contact details.

UPDATE:  The driving instructor who assisted at the scene was Bill Bowditch and made contact with the Council Offices this morning (3rd March).  We will be forwarding contact details onto the family concerned.  Thanks everyone.