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.
NOTICE OF VACANCY in the office of Councillor - Blockley Parish, Blockley Ward
NOTICE is given that, due to the resignation of Richard Connolly, a vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for the Parish Council.
The vacancy will be filled by election if a request from 10 local government electors for the Ward is received within 14 days of the date of this notice. The request must be received by 15 August 2017.
Requests should include each electors name, address and signature and should be sent to the Returning Officer at the address below.
If 10 signatures are not received by the date given, the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 18 October 2017.
Dated 26 July 2017
Returning Officer, Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 1PX
Highways Road Closures
Schedule from 10th July to 4th August 2017, the following roads will be subject to temporary traffic orders as listed below. Diversions will be sign posted.
B4479 Station Road, Blockley
From Jctn B4035 county boundary/Craxfield House to Jctn B4479 Paxford Bridge to Clay Lane, Paxford. Approx. 3.9Km
B4035 Pudicote Lane
Jctn B4035 county boundary/Craxfield House to Jctn B4035 Paxford Road. Approx. 1.1Km
Jctn Park Road to Jctn A44 Road from Five Mile Drive to Broadway Hill. Approx. 2.8Km
The Mobile Library will be visiting Springfield, Blockley
13:50 until 15:50
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Tuesday 18th July 2017
Tuesday 15th August 2017
Tuesday 12th September 2017
Tuesday 10th October 2017
A good selection of books for both adults and children. Use a computer free of charge.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries or call 01452 427933
It’s free to join the Library