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.
UPDATE - Planning application 16/01925/OUT for Erection of up to 38 new dwellings and associated works (Outline application) off PARK ROAD, BLOCKLEY has been refused by Cotswold District Council.
We are seeking councillors to represent the parish which comprises Blockley, Aston Magna, Paxford, Draycott, Ditchford and Northwick Park.
We welcome applications from people of all ages, interests and geographical areas of the Parish.
You would be required to:
Council meeting dates, agendas, minutes and general information are available on our website at www.blockley.org.uk
The Mobile Library will be visiting Springfield, Blockley from 13:50 until 15:50 on:
A good selection of books for both adults and children. Use a computer free of charge.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries or call the Contact Centre 0845 230 5420.