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

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.

Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre Reopened

On Monday 18 May, the Household Recycling Centre at Fosse Cross near Cirencester reopened. Social distancing measures are in place to help keep visitors and staff safe and crucially anyone with covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households MUST NOT visit.  To limit the number of people on-site at Fosse Cross pre-booking will be required and vehicles should only have drivers wherever possible – a maximum of one passenger is permitted if you need help to unload your waste and recycling.

The booking system has a limited number of timed slots available each day for visitors to select and only a 7 day window is available to book at any one time. Bookings can only be made online.  Visitors are asked to only bring to site what they can safely unload themselves as site staff need to social distance so will not be able to help with unloading.

The re-use shop is closed and some recycling bins may be unavailable. For an up to date list of materials which can be accepted at the site please refer online to Gloucestershire Recycles.

Parish Council Meeting – May 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the May 2020 Parish Council meeting is being rearranged and a revised date will be determined and communicated shortly.  The Parish Council Annual meeting will take place as scheduled on 11th May (See “Events” from the main menu).

Thank you for your patience.

Resumption of Garden Waste Collections

Cotswold District Council (CDC) has announced that garden waste collections will restart on 13th May.  The service is available to all customers who hold a 2019 to 2020 garden waste licence. Existing licences have been extended and CDC will start the renewals process in June.  CDC will not be able to collect side waste or collect overloaded bins.

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