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.

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 .

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.

Police Speed Checks – North Cotswolds

Cotswolds Neighbourhood Team have been conducting speed checks across the North Cotswolds after a number of concerns and complaints that traffic is going too fast after the lockdown has been eased.  The team are running a speed campaign over the next few weeks called Operation Haste with a hash tag of #SlowDownSaveLives.  The campaign will continue over the next few weeks.

Longborough & Sezincote Cricket Club Request

Use of Longborough & Sezincote Cricket Club during Copvid-19 Pandemic

During these difficult times it has been noted that the cricket field is increasingly being used to follow the governments guide lines for people to take exercise once a day, usually with their dogs.

Hopefully, in the not too distant future, the cricketers will be using the facility once a fortnight to play cricket.  However, with the increasing use of the cricket field for dog walking, club members who are working on the ground are finding that some owners are not ‘picking up’ after their dogs and it is now becoming a problem.

In addition, there is a little more litter being left on the ground.  The cricket ground is, of course, private land but the club would not want to ban people taking their exercise.  So PLEASE could dog walkers make sure that they ‘pick up’ after their dogs and ensure that any litter is taken home so that our ground workers are not left with the problem. We do not want to prevent anyone from using the ground so your co-operation would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Players & Committee – Longborough & Sezincote Cricket Club