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.
Holiday Play in 2018
Churchill Close, Blockley
Wednesdays 1.30pm to 4pm
11th April, 30th May, 1st & 8th August & 24th October
Our Play Ranger activities take place outdoors in all weathers and are open access. This means there is no registration, children are free to come & go as they please.
Under 7’s are welcome and should be accompanied by a parent or carer.
The truth about the recent Mail Online article about the damage to the Polish headstones in the Station Road cemetery in Blockley is that a branch from a poplar tree fell during recent storms. There has been no vandalism or wanton destruction of Polish graves. Whatever news is spread around social media, the branch was removed by local professional tree surgeons and other trees in the cemetery were checked after the storms.
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.