At the Annual Parish Meeting, the Parish Council advised they had budgeted to provide additional facilities in the Village. The first of these is a concrete table tennis table to be sited on the green space between Bristol and Wright Roads – a plan is attached showing the approximate location. This will be free to use by everyone. The Council has approved this, subject to final quotes for durable matting at the table ends, and we will have it installed as soon as possible.
Proposed location for the Table Tennis Table
A picture of the table is available on the suppliers website: http://www.concretesports.co.uk/products/concrete-tennis-tables/
Over the years, there has been much confusion over who owns what land in the old part of the village. Ownership and responsibility for maintenance was unclear, with the PC maintaining some land it did not own and other areas falling between the gaps. Many residents believed the land contained within title number GR188628, currently owned by Bradford Property Trust (BPT), had been transferred to the PC back in the early 2000’s – but this was not the case ( details of title number GR188628 can be found under ‘PC documents’). In order to protect the spaces contained within GR188628, the Council has approached BPT and is negotiating to buy that land for £1 (plus will make a contribution to BPT’s legal fees). This will give certainty over the ownership and on-going maintenance, as well as preventing any future development of that land. It is anticipated the Council will be approving this at the September PC meeting.
Please contact the clerk if you would like to make any comment on this proposed acquisition.
Please see the following alert from Gloucestershire Police:
Further thefts of Quad bikes across the North Cotswolds
During the night of 1st / 2nd August 2017, there were a further three quad bike thefts across the North Cotswolds. The first was of a green Suzuki 400 ASI stolen from a locked shed near Northleach. The second was of a Red Honda 500 TRX FM5 also stolen from a locked building. A BSA short air rifle with a thick silencer was also taken during this offence. The third was a Red Honda 500 stolen without a battery from an unlocked building near Swell. The properties targeted are likely to have been reconnoitred prior to the breaks. It is also suspected that, as one of the quads had no battery, the perpetrators, after breaking in, are removing the quad bikes in a van or small truck.
If you have any information regarding these incidents, or any suspicious activity, please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council that the newly-installed dog/litter bins have apparently been sited in inappropriate positions.
The Parish Council had no involvement in choosing the location of these new bins, but is working with Cotswold District Council to establish what has happened and how the situation can be remedied.
Concerns have been raised regarding bins in Squirrel Close and Godfrey Place, but please contact the clerk if there are concerns with any other locations.