Blockley Parish lies on upland farm and woodland close to the northern extremity of Cotswold District. It forms part of the boundary between the headwaters of the Rivers Thames and Severn. Significant clay deposits lie between the attractive limestone hills; springs form the main source of the several steeply-falling streams which flow through Blockley, Aston Magna and Draycott villages. By contrast, Paxford village, also within the Parish, lies on more open, level ground drained by the Knee Brook, a tributary of the River Stour.
The human and visual characteristics of Blockley Parish are strongly influenced both by its relatively isolated location in the rural North Cotswolds and by the industrial history of Blockley village, its main centre of population. With a population of about 2000 (in the 2001 census) it is one of the largest parishes in England in terms of area, at about 12 sq miles (30 sq km). The entire Parish lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Following the resignation of Alexia Monroe as Clerk to the Parish Council, all correspondence from June 21st 2018 should be addressed to:
The Chairman of Blockley Parish Council
The Parish Office
c/o The Heritage Centre
The telephone number and email address will remain unchanged, any messages will be monitored regularly and a prompt reply given.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the St George’s Hall Charity will be held on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 at 7.30pm in St George’s Hall, Blockley
To consider, and if thought fit, pass the following Resolution:
THAT Blockley Parish Council be and is hereby appointed as the sole trustee of the Charity.
By order of the Committee of Management
Temporary closure of A429 Stratford Road and A429 Aston Magna junction to Batsford junction. Gloucestershire County Council intends to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the A429 Stratford Road and A429 Aston Magna junction to Batsford junction, from its junction with 3/127 Todenham Road to the junction with 3/125 Stow Road to Vicarage Road, Aston Magna for a distance of approximately 3.5 km.
The reason for the closure is for carriageway resurfacing.
The road is expected to be closed from 25th June until 18th July 2018 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk.
Alternative route - A429 High Street, A44 Oxford Street, A44 London Road, A44 to Chipping Norton, A4300, A429 to County Boundary, A429 County Boundary to Aston Magna junction.
Pedestrian access to premises on or next to the road and emergency access will be maintained.