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There are essential repair works taking place at Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre, the site will be closed from Monday 8th November and is due to reopen Monday 29th November.
The following wastes WILL NOT be accepted, as we prepare for the essential works: Fridges and Freezers; Rubble; Plasterboard; Large Domestic Appliances; Tyres; Asbestos.
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Come and enjoy a village bonfire party in the rear Car Park
With hot food and drinks in the Village Hall
Starting from 6pm
Children’s Guy Competition
(with a prize for the best Guy)
Wheeler’s Bar open from 6 – 9.30 pm
Baked potatoes with a selection of toppings
Adults - £5
Children 8 – 15 - £3
Please indicate your intention to attend and the number of people so that enough food can be provided – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Shelley has more catalogues from Dobies arriving, but if anyone wants to order now you can via Dobies.co.uk and if you email Dick he will send you the discount code. - email@example.com
A417 Missing Link at Air Balloon: Rule 6 Letter Released
I wanted to take this opportunity to write to you to notify you that the Rule 6 letter for the A417 Missing Link scheme has been released yesterday, Thursday 30 September, and can be viewed via this link: TR010056-000703-A417 Rule 6 Letter.pdf (planninginspectorate.gov.uk)
As someone who has registered as an Interested Party, the letter invites you to attend the preliminary meeting, via Microsoft Teams, on Tuesday 2 November 2021 and outlines the purpose and procedure for attending. Should you wish to participate, you must register by Friday 22 October 2021 via the Planning Inspectorate.
It’s worthwhile noting that it has been confirmed that the current intention is to run the Examination in a virtual way. For more information on how to participate during this time, please read Advice Note 8.6: Advice Note 8.6: Virtual examination events | National Infrastructure Planning (planninginspectorate.gov.uk)
Annex D, pages 22-28, also lists the draft examination timetable. As mentioned in our recent meetings with you, this lists the various deadlines throughout the examination, by which we have been asked to supply particular documents, including our Statements of Common Ground.
Should you have any questions, queries or concerns then please do let myself and the project team know and if requested, we can arrange a call to talk through the contents of the letter and next steps.
This is another positive step forward, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you throughout the Examination stage.
A417 Project Director
I also post items on the @ErminWard Facebook page @ErminWard
CONTACT DETAILS:. Cllr Julia Judd Ermin Ward District Councillor firstname.lastname@example.org 07853 383874
COUNCIL MEETING - 22 SEPTEMBER - in the COUNCIL CHAMBER To see the publicly available information, follow this link for the full AGENDA- webcast links of the meeting are now included under each item. AGENDA ITEMS 5, 6 & 8 - QUESTIONS & MOTIONS
The Planning White paper has not been published and we already know that it will look very different from the 2020 Consultation so the motion to scrap it is not viable. The National Park proposal is also unknown. NPs have different policies and rulings, a hybrid might suit the Cotswolds. It is merely a consideration as the Cotswold AONB does not seem to be robust enough to protect this special area. Government grants £1.5 million to fund the AONB, National Parks receive £6.5 million. AGENDA ITEM 07 - FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE OF COUNCIL SERVICE PROPERTY ASSET – CIRENCESTER LEISURE CENTRE - The Leisure Centre will have to be closed again owing to repairs which were identified last year. It is unfortunate that these repairs were not carried out when the Leisure Centre was closed last winter (owing to Covid). Next Meeting - Wednesday 17 November 2021 – 2pm
I am delighted to say that resources have been made available to appoint another interim planning case officer. Furthermore, two further student planning officers are being recruited. Whilst this will not resolve the backlog within the department immediately, it is a step in the right direction.
MISSED WASTE COLLECTIONS
Missed waste or recycling collections can now be reported online. Sometimes our waste and recycling collection crews will miss a collection. You can now report the missed collection online in just a few clicks and Ubico will do their best to come back out as soon as possible to collect. Click here https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/missedcollection
How to report potholes effectively
I recommend using this links, especially if you have a smartphone and can take a photograph of the pothole and identify the exact position. It is more efficient than emailing the council as officers get a daily schedule of these alerts. Gloucestershire County Council, report a pothole: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/roads/your-highways-report-it/
https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/media/0g0l5x4f/community-clean-up-guidance.pdfTraditionally litter picks are held in April or September, before and after the verges are overgrown. I have hi-vis vests, gloves and pickers if you need them and would love to come and help you with your community litter pick. When your pick is done. Please label filled litter bags with a CDC Litter Pick Sticker (I can get some for you) and leave in a sensible position (easy for lorry collection) and report with a the precise location to Cotswold District Council on 01285 623123 or email: email@example.com.
Toolkit for Builders, Architects and Homeowners
This new toolkit provides guidelines to make for zero-carbon homes in Cotswold District Cotswold District Council has joined forces with Forest of Dean and West Oxfordshire District Councils to develop an innovative zero-carbon homes toolkit, showing builders, architects, developers and homeowners how to make new build or retrofit projects ‘green to the core’ as the Council pushes forward with plans to help make the district carbon neutral.
Are you a landowner who can help by providing land to plant trees? Contact the county council’s climate change team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“What we need now is to work with landowners to put the right trees in the right places as quickly as possible. We want to be at the forefront of this initiative nationally which is why we support the Local Nature Partnership’s aim to increase Gloucestershire’s tree and woodland coverage.” Cllr David Gray
Fly-tipping of any kind is a criminal offence and a blight on our beautiful district. We have an exemplary officer in Kev Lea who works with other agencies to crack down on fly tipping. CDC will use its powers of enforcement where possible, either through the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice or through a prosecution. Local Police teams have been invaluable in helping to crack down on environmental crime and all residents are urged to report any and all environmental crimes they witness as a matter of urgency. Please report on the CDC website: cotswold.gov.uk/flytipping. Everyone has a legal 'duty of care' to ensure your household or business waste is
disposed of correctly. If fly-tipping is traced back to someone, a £400 fixed penalty will be issued.
Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste onto land. This causes a significant blight on the local environment and is often a source of pollution, which can endanger public health and wildlife.
● Fly-tipping is ILLEGAL.
● There is no excuse for fly-tipping.
● We ALL pay for fly-tipping as it costs the District Council to clear waste dumped on council-owned land.
● Dumped waste not only looks unpleasant, but it can also seriously damage land, pollute water and endanger wildlife.
● Fly tipped waste can also affect the reputation of our villages, and towns and can be hazardous to human health.
● Offenders can be fined up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court. This can be increased to an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court. You can report fly-tipping to the Council, by completing an online form. For more information about how you can prevent fly-tipping and what to do with your household waste, visit our website: cotswold.gov.uk/flytipping.
Bingham Hall in Cirencester is holding a drop-in #CovidVaccine centre for those aged 16 and over on Wednesday 6th October, 9am - 1:30pm. You can get your first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and there's no need to book,
Ubico has taken delivery of its first hybrid works vehicle. They have also won the contract to collect waste for Gloucester City. Refuse, recycling and street cleaning services policy
Location: The Mill House The Knapp Brimpsfield Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LD
Proposal: Full Application for Alterations to dwelling, including the erection of a single storey rear extension, conversion of integrated garage/barn, and new doors, windows, roof and porch.
Expiry date for comments - 18th November
Location: The Old Granary Brimpsfield Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LD
Proposal: Replacement of all windows and French doors.
Expiry date for comments - Unknown
Location: Highfield Bungalow Climperwell Road Brimpsfield Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LD
Proposal: Erection of single storey double garage, conversion of land for residential use and alterations to dwelling. Demolition of existing garage, and associated works.
Expiry date for comments - 01 November 2021
Location: The Mill House The Knapp Brimpsfield Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LD
Proposal: Compliance with condition 8 (tree planting) re permission 20/04572/FUL - Erection of detached double garage with ancillary accommodation over.
Expiry date for comments- 21st October 2021
Location: Brimpsfield Farm Climperwell Road Brimpsfield Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LD
Proposal: Alteration to Farmhouse and Dairy Barn conversion into ancillary accommodation.
Expiry date for comments- Not available.
Location: Watercombe Farm Brimpsfield Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LB
Proposal: Erection of agricultural building for storage of hay, straw and machinery | Watercombe Farm Brimpsfield Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LB.
Expiry date for comments - Unknown
Location: 2 Blacklaines Cottages Birdlip Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8LH
Proposal: Side Extension and Internal Alterations.
Expiry date for comments - 09/06/21
Location: Brimpsfield Farm, Climperwell Rd, Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire GL4 8LD
Proposal: T1Fagus Sylvatica Pendula - Crown to be reduced by 30% as Concerned about its stability in high winds its is also too close to T2 T2 Fagus purpurea - Crown to be reduced by 30% as Concerned about its stability in high winds its is also too close to T1 T3 Lawson Cypress - Tree to be felled as it is too close the house and also creating shading - We have planted 6 Malus Everest at front of house to replace this T4 Lawson Cypress - Tree to be felled as it is close to neighbours property and concerned about its stability - We propose to plant an orchard of mixed fruit trees in its place T5 Walnut tree - Tree to be felled as concerned about its stability in winds as near house, it also has exiting damage to main branches and has walnut blight. We have planted a Tulip Tree further up the garden to replace this.
Expiry date for comments: Unknown
The latest Garden Society Newsletter is available to view on-line. It includes the dates for the forthcoming Coffee Mornings and talks as well as other useful information. To view it, click the link below.
The Brimpsfield & Mid-Cotswold Garden Society Virtual Show is now live! Well done to all our exhibitors. You can view the Show by clicking HERE.
Some of the winning images from the Show were displayed at the Brimpsfield Village Hall Fish & Chip on Saturday 4th September.