Blockley Parish Council

Serving the communities of:
Blockley, Aston Magna, Paxford, Draycott, Ditchford and Northwick Park.

  • Blockley Parish Council

    Blockley Parish Council

    Serving the communities of Blockley, Aston Magna, Paxford, Draycott, Ditchford and Northwick Park.

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  • Blockley Parish Plan

    Blockley Parish Plan

    The Parish Plan presents an opportunity to make the parish an even better place.

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  • Burial information

    Burial information

    Find out about burial registers, burial guides and burial forms.

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Blockley Parish Council Website

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.

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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


Jennifer Walsh


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

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.


The County Council has been undertaking a major project to upgrade street lighting, with the main aim being to meet its carbon reduction target of 60% by 2020.

Skanska UK PLC has been engaged to carry out these works.  
Work to upgrade the lighting within the parish has been taking place during the last 24 months in residential areas. Skanska are now returning to complete these conversions along with traffic route lighting. This remaining work will include wall brackets & wood pole-mounted units as well as some heritage lanterns.
Work may necessitate the need to temporarily reduce the pavement width and to use barriers to ensure that work can be undertaken safely. Where wall mounted units are to be converted on private properties, Skanska will inform the individual owners of the necessary works, prior to starting.
During this period, on-street parking may be affected. Residents and pedestrians are asked to be patient and as every effort is taken to minimise the inconvenience.


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