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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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.

Your opportunity to ‘Have your say’ on behalf your local community

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:

  • Attend monthly evening meetings (except August and December)
  • Review and comment on correspondence and queries by email
  • Be interested in local issues
  • Have an understanding and willingness to represent the views of the whole community

Please contact the Clerk, for further information on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01386 700238.

Council meeting dates, agendas, minutes and general information are available on our website at


The Mobile Library will be visiting Springfield, Blockley from 13:50 until 15:50 on:

  • Tuesday 1st March 2016
  • Tuesday 29th March 2016
  • Tuesday 26th April 2016
  • Tuesday 24th May 2016
  • Tuesday 21st June 2016

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