Police and Crime Commissioner Election – Thursday 5 May 2016

Dear Clerk

With the election just over a week away, I thought it would be useful to confirm details for you.

Postal votes for the election were sent out last week and we have received quite a few back already.

If anyone has a postal vote, they can post it to us in the pre-paid envelope or hand it in at a polling station in the District on 5 May.

For anyone wishing to know more about the candidates, details can be found on www.choosemypcc.org.uk or we can send a booklet on request.

Polling stations will be open from 7 am until 10 pm on the day.

The result should be known by late afternoon on Friday 6 May and will published be on our website.

I attach a copy of the Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll, along with the notice of Situation of Polling stations.

Both of these are for publication as widely as possible please.

Any queries, please get in touch with Katrina or I.

Kind regards



Sarah Dalby, AEA (Cert)

Electoral Services Manager

Direct Dial:  01285 623002

Situation of Polling Station Notice


Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations – 23rd April

Queens Birthday invitation 23April2016

A reminder that we are holding a celebration to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations as follows:

Saturday 23rd April from 3pm-6m at Kingscote Vilage Hall

  • Bring a plate to share at the Village Tea Party
  • Tree planting in honour of the event
  • Children’s activities 
  • Best hat or crown competition
  • Kingscote & Newington Royal Variety Show
  • Special honorary guest!

Please confirm your attendance to seema.bowers@yahoo.co.uk with the number in your party.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.


Big Community Switch – Save on Energy Bills


I am working on the Big Community Switch scheme at Gloucestershire County Council. Supported by Gloucestershire County Council, the scheme could help you to save money on your gas and electricity bills and is available to residents on dual and single tariffs and those with pre-payment meters. I am emailing to let you know the next auction is open for households to register their interest.

Residents in Gloucestershire are being invited to take part in the latest Big Community Switch auction, which can help households save money on bills, including those with pre-payment meters. The current auction ends on 16th May.

The scheme helps households potentially save money on their energy bills by using a reverse auction and a principle of bulk buying energy. Residents can register for the scheme online or over the phone, the more people who register the cheaper the quote will be as the scheme offers the big energy companies the opportunity to compete for the customers. This often results in cheaper energy quotes, and residents will receive a quote once the auction has ended. There is no obligation to accept the quote or switch energy provider.

If you have any questions about the scheme do not hesitate to give me a call.

Lorna Fizor
Communications Officer


Gloucestershire County Council

Block 4 Floor 4, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG
Tel: 01452 328099      Email: lorna.fizor@gloucestershire.gov.uk



Queen’s Birthday Tree Preparation

Dear All,
We need to make progress on preparing the location for the Queen’s Birthday Tree in the churchyard.  Graham and Philip Nichols have kindly pulled out the stumps and roots of previous trees at the location using JCB digger, so that the task is off to a flying start.  The following approach is suggested:
  1. It is not practical for more than 2 to work at once without getting in each other’s way.
  2. The work is hard physically so, it is suggested that short shifts are done to avoid back strains etc.
  3. We need to lift out the ground over a patch over 1 metre square, down to 1 metre deep and then later fill it with a mixture of imported lime free soil, manure and the selected best of the existing soil.
  4. I will lay out a sheet of plastic onto which the excavated material can be laid out and sorted, together with some plastic buckets into which stones and rocks can be placed for transport to the tip.  Vegetable material which can later be burned on a bonfire should be taken and dumped near the mower shed.  There will be a wheel barrow there for the latter.
  5. Any potentially significant artefacts found should be placed to one side.
If you can assist in any way along these lines it would be greatly appreciated.  Better ideas will be welcome.
Regards,  Harry Tubbs.

Highways Activity Guide

Dear All

Some of you will be aware that an update to the Highways Guide has been planned and I’m pleased to be able to circulate it. The guide gives an overview of highways activity across the county and aims to answer some recent FAQs.

In addition, Amey has produced a newsletter to provide regular updates on their work, which is attached. If you have any feedback on the Amey newsletter, please contact lianne.butler-white@amey.co.uk .

Best regards

Victoria Powell
Engagement Officer
Communications Team
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2TG
01452 32 8524

Parish Newsletter_Edition 1_January 2016
Highways Guide 2016

Mountain Bike – For Sale – £30 ono

Created with Nokia Smart CamFor Sale – lovely Mountain Bike.

In good condition and nice and light for all the hills round here (been up Washpool Hill 1 in 4 on numerous occasions). Would be a great bike for the ages 8-16 (dependent on size).
The spec:
Make and Model: GT, Palomar
Colour: Red
Size: 42cm/16″
Gears: 21 Speed
Brakes: Shimano
If anyone is interested, please contact on:
01453 860697 or email lydiawooldridge@gmail.com
£30 ONO

Church Survey

During the first few months of 2014 the Parochial Church Council in conjunction with the PCCs of Nailsworth and Horsley will be preparing for the selection and appointment of our new Vicar.  There are many complex legal activities involved with the diocese of Gloucester, but it is important that we make clear our wishes and hopes in the matter.

To that end, we are making a quick simple survey of parishioners in order to ensure that as far as possible they are fulfilled.  Please could you consider this and let us have feedback by returning this slip to a PCC member, by depositing it in the church, or by e-mailing your reply under the headings A or B to Georgina Harford, PCC secretary   georginaharford@hotmail.com  or Harry Tubbs, Churchwarden   harry.jutta@gmail.com.

The survey is attached here: Quick Church Survey