Imminent Roadworks – Stow Road, Sezincote

Gloucestershire County Council (Highways Department) have published advance notice of roadworks in the Longborough area as follows:

14 July — 15 July : Delays likely – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Location: Near entrance to Sussex Lodge

Responsibility for works: Gloucestershire County Council

Description: Tree Trimming

Play Gloucestershire – Play Days Cancelled

Play Gloucestershire, who usually run two “Play Days” on the cricket field here in Longborough in July & August have confirmed that following a Board meeting held this week, and in the light of government restrictions on social gatherings of more than 15 persons, all Play Days sessions during summer 2020 are to be cancelled.  Therefore the Play Days on 30th July and 13th August in  Longborough will not go ahead.

We hope to arrange alternative dates for the events and will publish those dates as soon as they are available.

Village Hall Reopening

Longborough & Sezincote Village Hall Reopening

Following national and Gloucestershire County Council guidelines, the Village Hall trustees are pleased to announce that the hall will be reopening on Monday July 13th.  A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out and in the first instance the hall will be open for activities which are deemed to be low risk.  This will include:-

  • Karate
  • Pilates
  • Table Tennis
  • Snooker
  • Yoga
  • Meetings (allowing small numbers to attend – 20 max)

The hall has been completely redecorated and deep cleaned and new LED lights have been installed together with new window blinds.  There will be hand sanitisers at the front door, kitchen and snooker room entrances as well as appropriate supporting signage.  Each hirer will receive a policy outlining the actions that they must take to ensure that their activity is conducted according to the COVID 19 secure guidelines.  Finally, at the present time, the regulations do not allow the hire of any equipment.

To enquire about booking the hall, please click here .

Imminent Roadworks – High Street

Gloucestershire County Council (Highways Department) have published advance notice of roadworks in Longborough as follows:

02 July — 06 July : Delays unlikely but some carriageway incursion


Responsibility for works: THAMES WATER

Roadworks Link

Roadworks Information

Your parish council website now provides access for you to make enquiries about current and planned roadworks across the county by Gloucestershire Highways.  Just click on the “Roadworks Map” item on the main menu of the home page.

Stow Police Station Now Open

Glocestershire Constabulary have confirmed that as of today, Tuesday 2nd June, Stow police station will be open Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm.  You can now report incidents and hand in lost/found property at the station.

Parish Council Grants 2020

Applications are now invited from local community organisations for consideration of a grant from the Parish Council. If you are a not-for-profit organisation, and your activities benefit some, or all of the residents in the Parish, then we will consider you for a community grant in 2020.

Full instructions on how to apply for a grant, along with an application form, can be accessed by clicking here

The closing date for return of application forms is Monday 6th July 2020 and if you have any questions, please contact the Clerk, Jenny Walsh on or telephone 01386 854 735


Public toilets across the Cotswolds reopen

Cotswold District Council has announced the reopening of its fifteen public toilet sites located in Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Fairford, Lechlade, Morton in Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold and Tetbury.  All sites will be open by Monday 1 June.

New safety measures include social distancing markers on both the inside and the outside of the toilets, and the main entrance doors of the traditional toilet blocks will be propped open to reduce the possibility of contamination.  Some of the cubicles will be closed to help maintain social distancing, and when the toilets are being cleaned they will be temporarily closed while the work is carried out.

Anyone who does use the toilet facilities is reminded that they do so at their own risk. They are also advised to maintain social distancing at two metres apart and to use hand sanitiser before entering, and wash their hands thoroughly afterwards.

Parking charges resume in the Cotswolds

From Monday 1 June parking charges will resume in the Cotswolds and ticket machines will come back into use. For those working in the NHS and for care workers, Cotswold District Council is offering free parking in its car parks until 31 August 2020. A full list of car parks and parking charges can be viewed by clicking here

From Monday 1 June NHS staff and care workers are invited to apply for a free parking permit online here