Parish Planning Survey

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, at the Parish Council meeting held on 9th March 2020, it was agreed that a broad community consultation should be organised to ascertain the degree of interest in, and support for, further developing some form of Parish Plan.

This is important because the ability to deliver any form of plan would depend, in varying degrees, upon the willingness of  residents to give up their time to help promote ideas, organise data, attend meetings and produce documentation etc.

The Parish Council are therefore asking if you would kindly consider undertaking a brief one page survey which can be downloaded by clicking here.  The document includes some additional background information to help you understand the task at hand, as well as details as to how you can return your completed survey to the parish council.

The more responses we receive, the more we can ensure the way we progress is in line with our community’s desires.  Thank you.

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.

Imminent Roadworks – Moreton Road to Fosseway

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

27 July — 16 October:  Delays likely – Traffic control (multi-way signals)

Location: Moreton Road outside Sterling House (UK Fasteners) to the Junction with Fosseway.  Works description: 5 joint holes in grass verge and 1784m trenching in tarmac road and grass verge and install 1750m of cable

Responsibility for works: WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION

Change to Roadworks Date – Moreton Road

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

6th August — 10 August (was previously 17 July — 23 July): Delays likely – Traffic control; two-way signals

Location: Amberley, Moreton Road, Longborough (Site behind the village shop)

Responsibility for works: Thames Water

Imminent Roadworks – Moreton Road

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

17 July — 23 July : Delays likely – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Location: Amberley, Moreton Road, Longborough (Site behind the village shop)

Responsibility for works: Thames Water

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 .