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Sandbags for Flooding in Ashleworth
Ash tree dieback disease - Tewkesbury Borough Council update
Road Potholes - Reporting
Water course maintenance - your responsiblities
Blocked Road Drains
Library Strategy - New proposals for library strategy
Joint Core Strategy - What does it mean for me.
Severe weather - Snow advice - Flooding
Sandbags for flooding in Ashleworth
Ashleworth Parish Council (APC) is keeping a store of 100 sandbags and a supply of sand for general public use.
Tewkesbury Borough Council is no longer supplying sandbags on public demand and the onus is now on Parish Councils to do so at
their own cost. Not all Parish Councils in the area have made the decision to do so.
If you do require sandbags for flood defence purposes, please will you contact Adeline Raine on 700192, who will put you in touch with
Paul Finch to arrange a mutually convenient time for collection.
APC ask that on a first visit you take no more than 10 filled sandbags. The responsibility for filling the bags will be down to the individual, but for the frail and infirm, assistance is likely to be available. If 10 bags are not sufficient, please check with either Paul or Adeline before taking any more, so that there will be sufficient bags for all concerned in cases of emergency.
The following link will lead you to further information on how to protect your home from flooding and the most efficient way to deploy sandbags.
Ash Tree Dieback - Tewkesbury Borough Council update
Please follow this link to find out the latest information on Chalara fraxinea or Ash dieback. Please could I also ask
you all to keep a watchful eye on our trees and woodlands for any suspicious signs of the disease using the attached guide and report to either myself or to the Forestry Commission - 0131 314 6414; email@example.com
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Or alternatively, you can open this extract of the text from TBC website in PDF format Chalara Fraxinea.pdf
Ashleworth Parish Council is only treated like any member of the public as regards reporting potholes, and therefore needs your help to report them. Click here to access the Highways reporting web page or ring 08000 514514. By using these links, you are given a unique reference number so that tracking progress, or lack of it, is possible.
Water Course Maintenance
Do you have a river, stream, ditch or culvert running through, or alongside, your property?
If so, you are probably responsible for its maintenance and this guide is for you. Click here
Blocked Road Drains
At the July 2012 Council meeting it was agreed that a link should be put onto this website for reporting blocked road drains.
For reporting blocked drains to Gloucestershire County Council - Click here
For emergency notifications to Severn Trent call 0800 783 4444
New proposals for Library Strategy - click here for details
a consultation will take place if agreed by GCC Cabinet on 20th Jan.Mobile libraries are still under discussion
Joint Core Strategy
November 2013 - Ashleworth Parish Councils response to Tewkesbury Borough Council Local Plan consultation Click here
Joint Core Strategy - November 2013 - Presentation for the Joint Core Strategy which was given at the Parish and Town Council seminar, please Click here for a copy of the slides. This presentation is also being delivered at each of the Joint Core Strategyconsultation events in Tewkesbury Borough.
Joint Core Strategy - Village flyer - See message delivered to all households in village. Click here
Joint Core Strategy - APC Response to JCS - See letter sent to JCS from APC. Click here
What does it mean for me?
The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is a partnership between Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, supported by Gloucestershire County Council.
The JCS was formed to produce a co-ordinated strategic development plan for the area, and will plan how the area will develop during the period up to 2031. The JCS will set out the approach that the Councils will take:
to protect and enhance the natural and historic environment
deal with climate change
set out policies for the location and timing of new housing and employment development, key infrastructure, community, leisure and tourism facilities
You may have heard that the Joint Core Strategy public consultation will be open from 13th December 2011 to 12th February 2012. The aim of this consultation is to allow communities to have their say on the consultation document ‘Developing the Preferred Option’, which looks at options for future development across Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough. The options include proposed housing and employment requirements for the area from 2011 to 2031. As part of this consultation, the Joint Core Strategy team is holding a series of events throughout the area in order to meet with people, explain proposed scenarios within the consultation document and enable people to have their say on future development of the Joint Core Strategy area. The consultation will include a series of drop in events in ten venues around Tewkesbury Borough. Follow this link to a list of the drop in consultation events’ dates and venues. We understand that the events are in the form of a three hour ‘drop in’ session when you will be able to view a presentation and displays, speak to planners and representatives of the Joint Core Strategy team about the implications for your community and give your views on the proposed options.
For full details of the Joint Core Strategy click here.
Snow - Visit the Gloucestershire County Council Highways website for local weather and cold weather tips. Click here.
Ashleworth has a Snow Warden who is Mr Paul Finch. His duties are listed on the link above. Please call him should you require salt for pavements and roads. Grit should not be requested for private use.
Floods - As Ashleworth is located on the river Severn a direct link is given to the Environment Agency website showing the live water level at the Ashleworth Quay. Click here to view current water levels and trends. The three day flood risk forecast can be found here and advice on flooding can also be found here.