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.
Cotswold District Council will be providing litter picking equipment for the annual villages litter pick.
BLOCKLEY VILLAGE: MARCH 3-4TH. Equipment can be collected at the bus shelter and rubbish bags left there for collection.
DRAYCOTT: MARCH 3-4TH. Equipment can be collected from Steve Finch, 11 Northcot Lane, Draycott.
ASTON MAGNA: MARCH 10-11TH. Equipment can be collected from Spire View, Aston Magna.
PAXFORD: MARCH 10-11TH. This will be organised by the village committee.
30m of Bell Lane in Blockley will be shut from its junction with The Square to outside Button End for essential carriageway repairs. Diversion signs will be in place.
BLOCKLEY JUNIOR YOUTH CLUB
@ Blockley Sports and Social Club
18th Jan: Blindfold Taste Testing
25th Jan: Football or Bath Bomb Making
1st Feb: Pizza making
8th Feb: Chocolate making
22nd Feb: Slime Making
1st Mar: Film Night
8th Mar: Games Night
15th Mar: Smoothies and Milk shakes
22nd Mar: Youth Workers for the Night
29th Mar: Fancy Dress Party