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 Election of a Councillor for Blockley Ward
The following people have been nominated to stand for election to this Ward. The election will take place on May 2nd 2019. The results of the uncontested election for parish councillors is posted below.
|JEPSON Sue||Amberlee, 11 The Leasows, Blind Lane, Chipping Campden, GL55 6ES||
The Conservative Party Candidate
|MCMILLAN-SCOTT Bella||The Old Farmhouse, Draycott Road, Blockley, GL56 9DY||
TURNER Clare Victoria
|(Address in Cotswold District)||Green Party|
The time for the next Parish Council meeting on April 18th in the Jubilee Hall in Blockley is 7pm and not at 6.45pm as previously advertised. It will be a normal monthly meeting as the Annual Meeting of Parish Council will be held in the Jubilee Hall on May 16th at 6.45pm and will be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish at 8pm. We look forward to welcoming the newly elected councillors and all members of the public are encouraged to attend.
The following nominations were accepted by Cotswold District Council Elections Team for the forthcoming Parish Council elections on May 2nd
Stewart Bell from Paxford for Paxford Ward
Simon Dunscombe from Northwick Park for Paxford Ward
Jenny Lidsey from Blockley for Blockley Ward
Tom Bradley from Blockley for Blockley Ward
Eleanor Thorneycroft from Northwick Park for Blockley Ward
Chris Scragg from Blockley for Blockley Ward
Jon Bryan from Blockley (Springfield) for Blockley Ward
There were no nominations from Aston Magna Ward, if there is anyone interested they may be co-opted at a later date.