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UPDATE: 30th March 2020

In order to protect staff at the Parish Office, the Parish Offices are closed. One member of staff will attend the offices to deal with telephone enquiries only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings but will not be opening the doors to anyone. Staff will have access to their email accounts remotely and the following message will be given as an automatic response:

Thank you for contacting the Parish Office. Due to the current situation, the Parish Office is closed. Emails can be accessed remotely but we ask that if your communication is to do with services that are not the Parish responsibility, please contact the following:

Roadworks, Street Lighting, pot-holes, overgrown PROW (Public rights of way), Internet issues etc., please contact Gloucestershire County Council via the website: www.gloucestershire county council and follow the link.

General Waste, Dog bins, Dog Behaviour Issues, Bin collections, Environmental issues, Planning applications etc. please contact Tewkesbury Borough Council via the website: www.tewkesbury borough council and follow the links.

If your inquiry does not relate to any other above, we will respond to your communication as soon as reasonably practicable. Thank you for your understanding during these difficult and uncertain times. Keep safe and be well.

During this time of uncertainty, the Play Areas, Parks & Skate-Park are CLOSED. This measure has been taken to keep you safe as well as others. Please, please do not climb over the gate/fence. Please take heed of the government’s guidelines/advice and rules. The sooner we all take heed of this, the sooner we will come through this.

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The Parish Council has taken preventative measures to help Residents avoid social contact with each other and to ensure that Parish business is not compromised with either staff having to self-isolate or be absent through illness.

In line with Government guidance Churchdown Parish Council has agreed to take the following action:

  • To suspend all Council / Committee meetings for the foreseeable future.
  • To restrict access to Churchdown Parish Council Office

Meetings

The Council has implemented its’ emergency powers and has authorised its’ delegated powers to its’ officers in conjunction with its Chairman and Chairman of its’ committees in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972.

Office Opening

It is kindly requested that any business to be conducted with the Parish Office is either by telephone, email or letter where possible to minimise contact with staff members.

If you require urgent assistance and  you do need to make a visit to the office in person, please ring to make an appointment so we can arrange a suitable time and ensure that you are the only visitor to the office at that time.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01452 713528

Email: askus@churchdown-pc.gov.uk

Email: clerk@churchdown-pc.gov.uk

Email: admin@churchdown-pc.gov.uk

We would ask that all Residents ensure that they follow Government guidance any new information or guidance will be updated as soon as possible.

Thank you for your co-operation during this time

The Council is committed to working with its local community voluntary groups to ensure that its vulnerable residents are supported during these difficult times.

Tewkesbury Advice Centre – Thursdays

Please note that staff from TBC will not be attending on Thursdays – staff can be contacted as follows:

Customer Services – (016874) 272364

customerservices@tewkesbury.gov.uk

Revenues (01684) 272034

revenues@tewkesbury.gov.uk

Housing Benefits

benefits@tewkesbury.gov.uk

Housing (for accommodation) (01684) 272212

Housingservices@tewkesbury.gov.uk

Planning – (01684) 272151

techadmin@tewkesbury.gov.uk

CHURCHDOWN & INNSWORTH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – REFERENDUM RESULT 13th March 2020

We are delighted to announce the following result :

Question – Do you want Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Churchdown and Innsworth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

Votes Recorded Percentage –

  • Number cast in favour of a Yes :1680 91.20%
  • Number cast in favour of a No : 155 8.41%
  • The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows : 7
  • Electorate: 10,532
  • Ballot Papers Issued: 1842
  • The total number of votes recorded represented 17.49% of the registered electorate

The Churchdown & Innsworth Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group and Churchdown & Innsworth Parish Councils would like to sincerely thank all Residents who took the time to vote in this Referendum.

REFERENDUM 12TH MARCH 2020

Referendum: 12th March 2020

A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Churchdown & Innsworth Neighbourhood Plan is to be held on Thursday 12th March 2020. The question being asked in the Referendum is:

“Do you want Tewkesbury Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Churchdown & Innsworth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The list of specified documents published for the referendum, including the proposed Neighbourhood Plan, are as follows:

The list of specified documents, published for the referendum, can be accessed following the links below. These are also available to view at the following locations:

  • Tewkesbury Borough Council, Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5TT. Available: Monday – Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4pm.
  • Innsworth Community Hall, Rookery Rd, Innsworth, Gloucester GL3 1AU
    Available: Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 12pm
  • Innsworth Parish Council
    Available: By appointment via the Clerk (innsworthpc@gmail.com or 07493050720)
  • Churchdown Parish Council, Parton Rd, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2AH
    Available: Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
  • Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown GL3 2JHAvailable: Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm
  • Churchdown Library, Parton Rd, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2AF Available: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm
  • St Andrew’s Church, 4 Barnhay, Churchdown, GL3 2EW Available: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Tesco, Cheltenham Road East, GL3 1JN Available: Monday to Saturday 8am to 10pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm

Neighbourhood Plan proceeds to Referendum !

We are delighted to announce that the Churchdown and Innsworth Neighbourhood Plan is now proceeding to Referendum .

The Plan was examined by the Independant Examiner in November 2019. A number of minor changes to a few policies were made – these changes were subsequently approved by Churchdown Parish Council on 10th December 2019 and Innsworth Parish Council on 21st December 2019.

The Plan was conisdered by Tewkesbury Borough Counci Executive Committee on 8th January 2020 . The Plan was approved and indeed commended by the TBC Executive Committee . Churchdown Parish Council sincerely thank all Members of the Steering Group for their diligent and invaluable contribution to the Plan and its success.

We will update you with a date for , and news on the Referendum as soon as possible.

Independant Examination

The Churchdown & Innsworth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is delighted to announce that the Neighbourhood Plan has now been through the process of Examination by an Independant Examiner .

A few changes have been made and we hope the revised Plan will proceed to Referendum as soon as possible .

We will advise you of the date as soon as possible.