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GOTHERINGTON PARISH PLAN 2013
Thanks to everyone who completed questionnaires, attended
The Day of Ideas and submitted comments. The Parish Council
will be publishing the Parish Plan in due course. The
questionnaire results are as follows: SUMMARY, COUNTS,
PERCENTAGES and NOTES.
Monthly coffee mornings in the village hall are on the first
Saturday of the month 10.30-12.00.
Your Council Tax Bill
The Parish Council has set a precept (council tax) of
£12,000 a reduction of 37% compared with last year's £19,000
which included £10,000 as the council's contribution to the
refurbishment of the village hall. As a result the Parish
Council element of the Band D council tax will be reduced
from £39.23 to £25.31 with an equivalent reduction in other
The main items of exceptional expenditure this
year include £3,000 which is the estimated cost of a project
to apply to reduce the speed limit between the eastern
village boundary and the 30mph sign down from 60mph to 40mph
at the request of the residents living alongside this
stretch of road.
In the past this expense would have been
borne by the County Council but as their aim is to have no
increase in the County portion of the council tax they are
no longer able to do so.
A further £1,000 is being provided
for a revised Parish Plan as it is now approaching ten years
since the previous Plan was prepared. The Plan will enable
parishioners to have a say in the future character and
nature of the village as well as giving the Parish Council
information which will help it make best use of the
resources at its disposal for the benefit of the village.
£3,500 was provided as part of last year's precept in order
to replace the gas boiler in the Rex Rhodes Building and
this money will be spent soon.
Gotherington Picture Gallery - Images of Gotherington.
Traffic count diagram for the Malleson Road / A435 junction:
GOWNS contact number: 07752 152485.
Life Saving Equipment
The village now owns an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) which could
be used to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. This can happen
to anyone whatever their age including children. The device is located on the
Rex Rhodes building and is accessible by dialling 999. Follow the link above to
see what action you would need to take if you were to come across someone in the
village who had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Please note that because the
equipment is intelligent and completely automatic it is impossible to hurt
anyone by using it but its use may save a life.
Flooding and Other Issues.
These can be reported to Gloucestershire County Council by following this link
You can also report flooding problems by dialling:
08000 514 514
Homelands 2 and Cleevelands
The Secretary of State has allowed these appeals and the
developments will now go ahead. The decision and
Inspectors report can be found here.
The judicial review instigated by Tewkesbury Borough Council has upheld the
original decision and the developments can now proceed.
The official press
release can be found here.
Traffic Volume Survey April 2013
Traffic Survey October 2012
Over the past three months there have been two initiatives to record both the volume and the speed of traffic through the village.
One was undertaken by volunteers from the village and was designed to record the volume of traffic and the results are attached here.
The raw results can be viewed here, here and here.
The other was undertaken by the Highways Department recording both volume and speed and are attached here.
The raw results from the Highways Department for all 3 sites can be seen here (9862), here (9863) and here (9864).