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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It is that time of year again! MARCH 23rd & 24th is the weekend for residents of Blockley to pick up rubbish, tidy up after all the wind, clean road signs and get Spring off to a really good start.  Gloves, black bags, high-viz jackets and a few litter pickers will be available in The Great Western pub from 9.30am on Saturday morning.  We have limited equipment so we need to have it all returned as it has to be used in Draycott and Paxford.  All the rubbish should be left by the bus shelter by the war memorial and flag pole.  Thanks to everyone who takes part and please be safe.

 

Every 4 years all parish councillors have to stand for election - there are 11 seats on Blockley Parish Council.

This is your chance to have a say in the way your community works! The Parish Council is the first step in making your village's voice heard. Blockley is one of the most spread out parishes in England, so its Parish Council covers not only Blockley village, but also Draycott, Paxford, Aston Magna and right across the Fosse to Ditchford. For this, it needs 11 Councillors spread out over the area. Most Cotswold parishes have no difficulty in finding a full complement of Councillors, and can field a varied team to take on all the current issues - planning, traffic, green space, trees and burials to name but a few. You don't need special expertise to do the job, just commitment to your community - it's interesting and worthwhile. Give it a try by putting your name forward!

More information and an application form can be obtained from Alexia Monroe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or downloaded from www.cotswold.gov.uk.  Completed nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester between March 19th and 4pm on April 3rd 2019.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and articulate person for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council (job share available).  Candidates should have highly developed administrative skills and ideally have experience working in local government. A CiLCA qualification is preferred.

24 hours per week based at home and the parish office.

Salary range on Scale LC2 £12.64 - £14.03 per hour based on qualifications and experience. For an application pack please contact Alexia Monroe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message on 01386 701602.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MARCH 22nd 2019

 

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