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 17:30 with fireworks scheduled to begin at approximately 19:30.

Tickets

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 3 – 16. Under 3’s are Free (No Ticket Required)

Price to be confirmed.

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

Terms & Conditions:

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). E-Ticketing software is developed by Jack Vockins / Webterior. MyChurchdown is the promoter for the Firework Extravaganza event which is organised by Churchdown Parish Council. Ticket Validation is in use. In the event of cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If unable to do so, we will issue a full refund.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

Speed Watch

Road Safety Update

In January the Police conducted speed checks on Cheltenham Road East and in other areas of the village. This action resulted in 12 Blue light stops and 13 static stops. 7 verbal warnings, 3 TORs (Traffic offence reports) 2 for excess speed and 1 for dangerous tyres and 1 VDRS (Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme)

Since the police action the volunteers involved with the Churchdown Speed Watch group, ‘Slow down Churchdown’, have carried out some speed surveys in the village. Over a fortnight they recorded 1,119 vehicles, 443 in the 20 mph zones, 676 in the 30mph zones.In the 20 zones, 398 vehicles (90%) were exceeding the speed limit.  236 (53%) at speeds of 26 and more with more than 10%  over 30mph. In the 30 mph zones, 321 of the 676 vehicles (47%) recorded were exceeding the limit with 13% doing 36 or more.  1.9% were exceeding 40 and a few in excess of 50.   Results have been passed on to the Police so they can target their actions in the village.

If you would like to be involved or would like the group to focus on a particular area, please email churchdownspeedwatch@talktalk.net or contact the Parish Office.

Dangerous parking in both Brookfield Road and Station Road, as well as other areas is a huge cause for concern. We are pressing for regular patrols from the Police to tackle the dangerous and obstructive parking within the village.

As always, if you see a pothole, it is important that these get reported to Gloucestershire Highways they can be inspected and repaired. You can report potholes online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/reportit or by calling 08000 514 514.

If you have any concerns, please get in touch by calling 01452 713 528 or email  clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.uk or admin@churchdown-pc.gov.uk.

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.

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Churchdown Parks & Play Areas

Churchdown Park:
Children’s Play and Picnic Area
Skatepark
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

Churchdown Ponds – Update

The ponds are now a flourishing area, more bulbs have been planted this spring by local school children. Dogs are allowed on a short lead only. We hope to have more wildlife activities in the ponds area this year including the Day in the Park when local falconer Mike Davie will be putting on a fantastic display.

Taxi Vouchers

The closing date for Taxi Voucher Applications is 30th June. To be eligible you must live in Churchdown, not have access to a car and find it difficult to access  public transport. £50 worth of vouchers. Phone us for more information…

The scheme is now closed for this financial year. Details for FY 2014/15 will be released at the end of April