District Councillor Alison Coggins for Moreton West ward has set up a petition to campaign to “Save the North Cotswold Hospital X-Ray services”, which have been cut from 30 hours per week to 8.
Without the X-ray service at the North Cotswold Hospital, Upper Rissington residents will have to travel to Cheltenham, Gloucester or Cirencester to check minor injuries and have routine X-rays.
A petition has been set up to reverse this decision, which has already reached more than 5,000 signatures, and so the issue will be debated on 15 January 2019 at the Health & Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee at Gloucestershire County Council.
Re: Full Application for Variation of condition 1 of reserved matters permission 12/03810/REM dated 23/01/2013 to provide detailed plans and sections of open space provision and to provide amended plans for hard surfacing and planting at Land Parcel At Upper Rissington …
The above application [17/04151/FUL] is due to be considered at Cotswold District Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 9:30am in the Council Chambers in Cirencester. This meeting is open to the public.
The Parish Council has been invited to speak at the meeting. The Chairman has called an extraordinary meeting on Monday 10 December 2018, 7:30pm in the Village Hall to consider and approve the Parish Council’s representation.
The Planning Officer’s report and recommendation on the application is available to view 5 working days before the date of the Committee at the Council’s offices or their website: www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/planningcommittee.
A formal “arrowed” priority system on Chipping Bridge, which carries B4450 Station Road over river Evenlode, on the border of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, is being introduced. This work is required as the bridge is already too narrow to allow safe two-way traffic flow and as the edges of the bridge are substandard.
The temporary narrowing will be implemented by installing temporary barriers and signage as well as white lining works. Unfortunately, as the carriageway is very narrow at this location, it is necessary for B4450 Station Road to be closed between Old Burford Road and Kingham Train Station, for the safety of both the workforce and the travelling public. A signed vehicle diversion route will be in place for the duration of works and extents of the closure together with the official diversion route are shown on the drawing, which is attached to this email.
A full three-day closure that will operate between 09:30AM on 5th December and 16:30PM on 7th December will be required to complete the works. Access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists over the bridge will be maintained throughout the works. Vehicular access to residential properties and businesses on Station Road will be maintained, accessed from each end of the closed section.
Reconstruction of the bridge deck, which will incorporate a permanent road narrowing, is currently programmed for 2020/21. This delay will allow us to evaluate the priority system performance before permanent measures will be adopted.
Across the District communities are always looking to improve their resilience in the event of an emergency, and a booklet has been produced by the Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum to make the task easier.
The ‘Are You Ready?’ booklet provides clear practical advice to help people prepare for and respond to an emergency. Advice includes: devising a family emergency plan; looking out for neighbours; establishing emergency friends; community alarm systems; and coping with severe weather, security incidents and loss of power.
“This is an extremely useful resource,” said Cllr Sue Coakley, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for community resilience. “A lot of the information in the booklet is basic common sense, but bringing it all together has the power to actually save lives.”
‘Are You Ready?’ had been designed so that people can refer to it easily and quickly in a wide range of emergency situations, and it also provides some very useful checklists and contact numbers.
Queries about the booklet should be directed to:
Gloucestershire County Council Civil Protection Team
Tri Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX.
Tel: 01452 888764.
Via press release from Cotswold District Council.
The Official Parish Council website for the People of Upper Rissington