Major Road Closure – A429 Fosseway

Gloucestershire County Council (Highways Department) have published advance notice of road closure in order to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback in the Longborough area as follows:

Dates: 4th November to 10th November 2020 (excluding weekends), from 09.30 to 15.30 daily

Location: A429 from Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold

Please click here for more detailed information

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.

Imminent Roadworks – Gigaclear Remediation Works

Gloucestershire County Council (Highways Department) have published various notice of roadworks to be undertaken in Longborough.  These are roadworks that are necessary to return some road surfaces and grass verges to the appropriate standard following the Gigaclear network installation.

Date: 17th August –  24th August – Ganborough Road – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Date: 17th August –  24th August – Chapel Lane – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Date: 17th August –  24th August – Banks Fee Lane – Traffic control (give and take)

Date: 24th August – 4th September – High Street – Traffic control (two-way signals)

Date: 24th August – 4th September – Old Rectory Gardens – Traffic control (give and take)

For up to date information on the local road network, click here.

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