For many years now cities and town across England have opened the doors of their historic buildings, once a year, for the benefit of the public. As part of this initiative Cheltenham Civic Society are organising a series of visits to important local sites of interest.
The Parish Council's Annual Return has been successfully audited by Grant Thornton, our external auditor.
Local organisations and individuals have been participating in the independent review of the JCS. So far we get the impression that the inspector is acting very fairly and has made a lot of criticism of the JCS. Decisions are not expected until end of the year or in Spring 2016.
Another key ingredient in this is the Cheltenham Local Plan. The Parish Council developed a local green space application to be considered as part of our town’s local plan. The Parish Council is trying to protect the green fields around the village because they are so important for the identity of the village and provide a beautiful place for walking, running and observing nature.
The level crossing will be closed at the level crossing from 11pm on Saturday 22nd August until 9:00am Sunday 23rd August 2015 to allow for track maintenance works.
The travellers have set up camp in the park in Swindon Village again. It requires combined action by Cheltenham Borough Council (as landowner) and the police to move them on.
A first draft of the Cheltenham Local Plan will be the subject of a consultation running from 22nd June to 3rd August. The Cheltenham Local Plan is intended to guide development in Cheltenham up to 2031.
Three car transporters!
Our accrediation at foundation level of the Local Council Award scheme is confirmed.
I organised a litter pick on behalf of the Parish Council for Wednesday 18th March. My first concern was about the numbers attending. I am not sure which would be worse; me on my own or me surrounded by 200 people. The first fear was soon allayed when we became a workable working party of twelve.