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.

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 .