AGENDA & MINUTES
News and information for local residents in the parish of Toddington, Gloucestershire
Toddington is situated near the western slope of the Cotswold Hills surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and landscapes of Special Value. It is located approx 20 km north-east of Cheltenham with a population of around 400 people. The history of the village goes right back to 1086. The Domesday Book makes reference to evidence of an early settlement in and around Toddington with a population of 130 people.
There are two main original parts to the village: "Church Lane" near the church and "New Town" at the crossing of the B4077 and B4632 roads. The village has developed over the years and covers a wider range of facilities, housing and farms and businesses. The village, has a large church, St. Andrew's which contains the marble tombs of local nobility, the Tracy family, who variously lived at Sudeley Castle, Hailes Abbey and Toddington Manor.
The area is mainly farming country looking out to glorious hills. Much of the area around Church Lane is designated a listed Historic Garden Area and the area to the north of the B4077 sits in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty. The land to the south of the B4077 is designated a Special Landscape Area. Toddington Manor which lies between New Town and Church Lane, and was bought by the Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst in 2005.
The present day village has many thriving societies and clubs, most of which meet in the award winning village hall. Details can be found on the village hall website in the local information.
The active Parish Council has five members, who are dedicated to maintaining the natural beauty of the Parish, having input on planning development, affordable housing, planning for emergencies and self-help, highway and traffic matters etc. We welcome comments and input from members of the parish at our regular parish meetings and are available at other times via the contact details.
FLOODING UPDATE: TEWKESBURY:
Weather and river levels
Flood warnings are back in place for Gloucestershire, and river levels are set to remain or rise again slightly over the next few days with peaks expected tomorrow and remaining high through to the weekend.
There is more persistent rain expected this week – both here and in Wales. Therefore the EA expects this flooding event to go into next week too.
For this week, the Environment Agency expect river levels to reach the levels they did last week – with the expectation it could be around six inches higher in the Sandhurst and Ashleworth area.
The majority of roads are currently open, with the exception of the A417 Maisemore which was closed again this morning. Please keep an eye on the county council’s website for road closures as these do change:
We have a good supply of filled sandbags at the Public Services Centre – they are available to vulnerable residents who have registered with us to receive assisted waste collections and we have mechanisms in place to deliver to these vulnerable residents, should this be necessary. If you know if someone who needs sandbags outside of office hours, please call: 01684 293445. Alternatively, we have empty sandbags that residents can take and fill themselves – builders merchants should have a good stock of sand or soil can also be put in bin bags and used in the same way as sandbags.
We will have officers out door knocking in the areas that we are expecting to be worst affected today and tomorrow ensuring that people are watching the flood levels and ensuring that there are sufficient sandbags on the ground for vulnerable residents.
A reminder that our out of hours number is: 01684 293445
Notice of Election for Winchcombe and Woodmancote Division. For full details click HERE
Electric car charging points installed at Tewkesbury Borough Council's offices
Tewkesbury Borough Council is helping to reduce road emissions in the borough by installing car charging points at its council offices in Tewkesbury.
The charging points, provided by BP Chargemaster, are available for members of the public to use and can be found in the council offices’ rear car park.
Care + Support Guide 2020
An updated Gloucestershire Care and Support Guide for 2020 has been published in association with Gloucestershire County Council. It provides information on how to live well for longer, independently, and in your own home. It also explains how to access a wide range of services that are available for people who need extra care or support, whether that’s in their own home or in a care home.
The updated guide is available to download, view, or listen to online at www.carechoices.co.uk/publication/gloucestershire-care-services-directory
A hard copy of the guide from the Adult Social Care Helpdesk at Gloucestershire County Council on 01452 426868 or email email@example.com
Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan
The LTP Review formal public consultation is January 16th to March 26th 2020. The Local Transport Plan - Draft for Consultation is available online as; read only version, downloadable version and accessible (read out loud) version. Access to the online LTP Review questionnaire will provide feedback for your comments.
A hard copy for public access of the LTP – Draft for Consultation will be made available at the district council main reception during the consultation period.
The full list of consultation events are available online, including:
Drop In - Public & Stakeholder: Daytime surgeries & public share event are available.
For times and places and to read the report
Visit - www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ltp-review