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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 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

Blockley &            

Aston Magna         March 31st/April 1st and 2nd

Draycott                 April 8th and 9th

 Please do join your fellow parishioners and volunteer to help with this community event by sending an email to the Parish Clerk at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where your details will be passed to the appropriate Councillor to make contact with you to confirm the precise arrangements.

 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


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