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.
BLOCKLEY PARISH COUNCIL – ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN
Blockley Parish Council is pleased to confirm that, as in previous years, we shall be carrying out our Spring Clean across the Parish. This important community event leaves our villages looking clean and lovely in time for the spring and summer seasons.
The main dates of the Spring Clean are as follows although of course volunteers can undertake this on any dates around this period:
Paxford March 12th
Aston Magna March 31st/April 1st and 2nd
Draycott April 8th and 9th
High Viz jackets, litter pickers, gloves and black bags are being provided by Cotswold District Council and will be distributed as follows:
Paxford Paxford Village Hall
Blockley Bus shelter at the top of Churchill Close
Aston Magna Distributed directly to volunteers
Draycott On the village green 10am on April 8th
The Mobile Library will be visiting Springfield, Blockley 1.50pm until 3.50pm on:
Tuesday 28th March 2017
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Tuesday 20th June 2017
A good selection of books, for both adults and children and use a computer free of charge.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries or call the Contact Centre 0845 230 5420
It’s free to join the Library
Local Police Report ~ February 2017 Blockley Parish
Number of incident reports logged police over a three month period:
Breakdown of crime related incidents dealt with by police over a three month period:
|Incident related to crime||Nov 2105 - Jan 2016||Nov2016- Jan 2017|
|Crime - other||3||3|
|Theft - other||0||3|
|Violence against the person||4||4|