Improved safety for our schoolchildren

We are delighted that, with the support of GCC Highways department, today has seen the installation of a pedestrian guard rail outside the main entrance to Longborough Primary School.  The school entrance is on a busy part of the village road system, where vehicles are in close proximity to schoolchildren at the beginning and end of the school day.  The guardrail will improve safety for schoolchildren, teachers, parents and pedestrians alike and we’re happy that it has been installed in time for the new school year starting in the autumn.

Footpath Cleared

With many thanks to our friends at Cotswold National Landscape for their help,  the very overgrown footpath that runs parallel to the Upper Town House boundary has now been cleared.  Their team of enthusiastic volunteer wardens worked diligently among the brambles and nettles to clear the path and even helped shore up the steps at the entrance.  Thank you Stephen, Mike and all the team!

Local Flood Warnings

After the heavy rain and subsequent local flooding on Wednesday evening, there are still a few issues that you should consider when travelling in the local area today, Christmas Eve.  Currently there is one flood warning and three flood alerts still in place in our local area, these being:

  • River Stour at Mitford Bridge, Shipston on Stour and Tredington (Warning)
  • River Dikler from Condicote to Little Rissington (Alert)
  • River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington and also the River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock (Alert)
  • River Stour in South Warwickshire (Alert)

Further specific details, including maps of the current situation, can be found on the governments flood information website which can be reached by clicking here.

Please take care and stay safe.

A Christmas message to our community


As we approach Christmas and the turn of the year, on behalf of the entire Longborough Parish Council team I would like to wish everyone in our Parish a happy and healthy Christmas.

Particular thanks go out to all the volunteers and members of our community for the support, friendship and care they have provided during 2020 to fellow parishioners, especially during the lockdown periods. The generosity that exists here in the Longborough area is truly amazing!

Looking to the future, which this year more than most is a good thing to do, we would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2021 – a year in which we can all hopefully return to normality, safely visit with our family and friends and get on with our lives.

So, stay safe, take care and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Tim Howse (Chair – Longborough Parish Council)



The Church is holding a short Remembrance Day service on Sunday 8th November at 10:45 am at the village War Memorial.  Any members of the public attending the event must comply with the current governemnt guidelines regarding face coverings  and social distancing.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning.


We will remember them.

War Memorial gets its facelift!

Our War Memorial finally begins to get its “facelift” as the inscriptions are being repainted this week by specialists.  Most importantly, our memorial allows us to remember the fallen from Longborough & Sezincote but it also acts as a vital historical record of the first and second world wars too.

It is hoped that we will be able to mark remembrance Sunday this year in the traditional manner with a service at the memorial, but this will be confirmed in the next week or two.

Resumption of Villager Bus Service – V22

After four months of suspension due to lock down the Villager Bus service V22, serving Longborough, will resume from Monday 3rd August. Because of the continuing need for caution over the spread of the virus there will be only 50% of normal seating capacity.

Unfortunately, running extra buses is not an option as driver numbers have been reduced by those who still need to remain isolated and this may cause some passengers to be disappointed but every effort will be made to make extra journeys where possible. Please note also that passengers will be required by law to wear face coverings on the bus.

Full timetables can be accessed by clicking here.