The Parish of Churchdown, situated in the Borough of Tewkesbury is located approximately 4 miles from Gloucester and 5 miles from Cheltenham and is one of the largest Parishes in Gloucestershire. It is a common mis conception that Churchdown ends by the Hare and Hounds, but in fact the parish continues down to the first roundabout before Innsworth.

On this site you will find information on the council and its services, as well as useful local information. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Council Offices on 01452 713528.

Click Here To Find The Parish Boundary

The Council Offices are situated on Parton Road in Churchdown Park. The Offices are run by two members of staff, Miss Geraldine Connor, Clerk of Churchdown Parish Council and Mrs Denise Bullock, Assistant Clerk.

The Council also employ two Handymen that do regular litter picks and maintain the Council’s property including their play areas.

The Parish Council own and manage eight recreational grounds (Churchdown Park, Chapel Hay Rec’, John Daniel’s, St Johns Play Area, Zinnia Close Play Area, Oakhurst Close Play Area, Shamrock Close Play Area & Tudor Mead Play Area & Outdoor Gym).  Churchdown Park and John Daniels’ include Football pitches and Cricket Pitches and a pavilion. There is a Pocket Park including a wild flower meadow and a Community Orchard at Churchdown Park. There is also a ‘state of the art’ concrete skatepark for skateboarders and BMX users and a dedicated dirt BMX track.  Dogs are not permitted within the Children’s play areas.  Dog owners must have control of their dog(s) at all times, if they are within an area that allows them to be off-lead.  Please ensure you read the notice regarding the control of dogs before entering.

Please note that the main gate at Churchdown Park is open to vehicles between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:30 pm.

During winter months the flood lights in Churchdown Park alight at 5:00 pm and are automatically turned off at 9:30 pm.

Ponds

The series of linking ponds is now a beautiful amenity and wildlife area. A professional planting plan has been drawn up and will be implemented in stages.

Allotments

The Parish Council own and run two Allotment sites they are Churchdown Park situated within the Office site and Audenfield situated on Old Parton Road.

Street Furniture

Situated around the village are Parish Notice-boards, seats and benches, bus shelters, dog bins and litter bins most are owned and maintained by the Parish Council.

Community Events

The Council run various events throughout the year including Summer Coach Trips during the Summer School break,  a “Day in the Park” scheduled for the 3rd week in August (held on a Tuesday) where families can get together and enjoy various activities, and the legendary Firework Extravaganza held at the beginning of November (on the first Friday evening), plus additional seasonal activities.

Planning Applications

Planning applications can be viewed and commented on the Tewkesbury Borough website. All applications are viewed and commented on by Councillors and all comments are then returned to Tewkesbury Borough Council for Delegation/Committee. The Parish Council can only comment on applications on behalf of Residents all final decisions are made by TBC.

Burial Ground

The Parish Council own and manage a Burial Ground situated on Chosen Hill.  This is a civil ground and caters for all religions & faiths.  Within the grounds there is a lawn area where you will find full burials, a scattering of ashes area where a commemorative kerbside plaque can be placed and an area for interment of ashes again where a kerbside plaque and a memorial stone may be laid.  There is also a Rose-Garden circle where Standard Rose Trees may be planted in remembrance of a loved one.  All in all, this is a beautiful and peaceful area.

Grants

The Parish Council are a grant making body and encourage requests for grants which are viewed in November of each financial year.  Application forms can be obtained here http://www.churchdown-pc.gov.uk/notices/grant-applications/ or from the Parish Offices.

Taxi Voucher Scheme

Offers those who have disabilities or are elderly £60 worth of taxi vouchers. For further details/information relating to the Scheme please contact Mrs Denise Bullock, Assistant Clerk at the Offices.

Parish Council Chamber

The Council consists of 20 Councillors who meet on every second Tuesday of each calendar month (excluding August) in our Parish Council Chamber at 7.30pm. The Chamber is available for hire by local Charities and Community Groups.  Please see attached fees and booking form. Chamber hire charges Chamber Hire Form_ 2017

Public Toilets

There are public toilets situated outside the Offices including a disabled toilet these are owned and maintained by the Parish Council.  These are open daily between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.

Advice and Information Centre

Tewkesbury Borough Council have an Advice and Information Centre situated in the Parish Council Offices, which is open Thursday mornings 9.15am – 1.00pm. Tel: 01452 550644.

For Councillors serving on the Parish Council, please see  List of Councillors for Publication May 2018

For dates of Committee Meetings for 2018, please see Wall Chart 2018 – Jan to Jun and Wall Chart 2018 – July to Dec

For specific Committee Members, please see Ctte &WG membership 2018-19