Council Meeting Report 22nd November 2022

A Two Minute Silence had taken place at the War Memorial on Friday 11th November 2022 at 11am to mark Armistice Day and was well attended by the public.

The Remembrance Parade and Service took place on Sunday 13th November 2022.  Thanks given to all involved in making this most important day happen!  A full report will follow.

Speedwatch operate once a month, weather permitting and have given details of recent activity and have offered to give the council regular updates:

  • Week beginning 7th November 2022:  Went out for an hour at a time on six occasions.  Locations: A44 by Business Park (twice), London Road in 20 mph zone, Todenham Road, A429 by Aldi, High St in 20 mph zone.  Total number of vehicles passing (one way) was 1385 Total number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit was 111. Top speed recorded was 56 mph in a 30mph area.

Council thanked the group for their efforts and accepted the offer of being updated.

A meeting was held with the Wildtowns’ Project Manger from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) on 4th November to inspect the work previously undertaken in 2020/2021. Generally, the plants, shrubs and trees planted have been successful but will need management until fully established. As the project finishes in March 2023, should any surplus funds become available, opportunities to bid for this money were found. Land Use Consultants (LUC) were appointed by GWT to help identify future projects to support the work of Wildtowns when the current project finishes. Five potential projects, ranging from greening the high street to supporting wildlife corridors, have been agreed.

Applications had now closed for the Clerk vacancy and interviews will commence on Monday 5th December 2022