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.
On November 16th there will be a presentation by Shipston Area Flood Action Group at 6pm in the Jubilee Hall. All those who have an interest in the Knee Brook are welcome.
Parish Councillors were delighted to welcome Mr Stewart Bell of Paxford as a new Councillor yesterday evening. Stewart was educated at Chipping Campden School and runs a software company in Paxford where he lives with his wife and family.
Play Rangers will be holding an afternoon of fun and activities on Wednesday 25th October from 1.30 to 4pm on Churchill Close in Blockley. All children welcome and Play Rangers will be onsite in ALL weather!