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.
As all CMAS personnel are attending a full staff meeting on 19th April, the summer sessions for the Blockley Youth Club will start on 26th April. The missed session will be replaced with a special event handled by CMAS during the summer holiday.
Following the resignation of Jenny Walsh after two years as Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) the Parish Council is looking to appoint a new candidate. The job requirements are to undertake payroll, produce the budget and maintain financial records. Computer literate essential. Minimum of 10 evening meetings a year.
Approximately 4 hours per week. £12 per hour. Closing date for applications: May 8th 2018. Please contact the Clerk Alexia Monroe for more information.
Following the collapse of the Corsican pine on Easter Saturday a report was undertaken on the two remaining Corsican pines in the cemetery on Station Road, Blockley. This report can be found in the 'Services' section of this website.