Your Parish Council met on the 2nd May which was the AGM of the Council to elect members into various posts.  It was also the time to say goodbye to our longstanding Parish Clerk, Gail Dillon, and welcome Julia Kilminster as her replacement.  Gail has taken the trouble to ensure a positive handover to Julia for which we are grateful.  We all wished her good luck for the future.

Much of the meeting was taken up with administrative matters but was also to welcome our seventh member of the Parish Council, Cllr Brian Phillips.  The PC now has a full complement of members meaning that the essential jobs could be spread accordingly.

It was recognised that much was needed to be done to bring Broadleaze and the Football Club more into focus within the village.  Cllr Stuart Mansfield accepted the task and will be approaching the Football Club and residents in Broadleaze to see what can be done to fully integrate this section of the village.

A full list of councillor responsibilities is listed below for your reference.


It was required that an open meeting be held by the NHDP to consider progress and future activity of the committee.  A disappointing turnout emphasised, again, the apathy within the village toward this major framework which is being steered by two people who have devoted many hours of their time to deliver the plan to its current state.

There is much still left to do, much of it requiring professional input.  Both Messrs Scarth and Tappern accepted that it was beyond their capacity to complete the plan to a state that was acceptable to the independent verifier.  It was agreed that grant aid would be sought from CDC with the possibility of further injection of money from the Parish Council to allow employing consultants to complete the work.

Success in obtaining this potentially game changing village plan will mean access to more money from future developments that will be legally guided by design statements, and much more, in an attempt to maintain the identity of our historic village.


June has seen the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrated in style. The 'Right Royal Knees Up' held at the village hall was a celebration of both the event but also a coming together of villagers for the first time since the pandemic had reduced its virulence. Thanks must go to all those who planned the event, set out tables and bunting and provided refreshments, in particular, David Job and Su Moody. However there were many others in the background that made the event a success.


Reported problems with water being cut off from the Community Garden at the Village Hub have been addressed with sanctuary. Thames Water cut off the supply when dealing with reconnecting No 23 DA and refused to reconnect the Broadway site. Temporary facilities are being laid on by Sanctuary and with kind help of the owner of No 23, with permanent connection made when the developer is on-site.


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A Planning appeal notification has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of Cotswold District Council to refuse to grant planning permission.

The appeal will be determined on the basis of a hearing (date and venue to be confirmed). The procedure to be followed is set out in the Town and Country Planning Appeals (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, as amended.  Anyone that submitted comments should receive further notification when hearing arrangements are confirmed.   

CDC has forwarded all the representations made to them on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant.  These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at If you do not have access to the internet, you can send your comments to:

Adam Hill
The Planning Inspectorate
3C Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6PN

Appeal Reference: APP/F1610/W/22/3296904

Appeal start date: 8th June 2022

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The parish council has received notification for the above application, and we will be reviewing and responding accordingly

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