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.
May 31st is the new date for the Annual Parish Council meeting at 6pm and the Annual Meeting of the Parish at 8pm in the Jubilee Hall in Blockley. This replaces the meetings on May 17th.
Blockley Parish Council has several councillor vacancies, the latest after the resignation of Becky Porter after many years of service, having made an exceptional contribution to the environmental work of the Council. BPC is looking to encourage residents of Blockley, Paxford, Aston Magna, Draycott and Ditchford to consider joining the Council. The main responsibilities include looking after the churchyard and cemetery, trees, bus shelters and notice boards, being consultees on planning applications and representing residents to District and County Councils.