Blockley Parish lies on upland farm and woodland close to the northern extremity of Cotswold District. It forms part of the boundary between the headwaters of the Rivers Thames and Severn. Significant clay deposits lie between the attractive limestone hills; springs form the main source of the several steeply-falling streams which flow through Blockley, Aston Magna and Draycott villages. By contrast, Paxford village, also within the Parish, lies on more open, level ground drained by the Knee Brook, a tributary of the River Stour.
The human and visual characteristics of Blockley Parish are strongly influenced both by its relatively isolated location in the rural North Cotswolds and by the industrial history of Blockley village, its main centre of population. With a population of about 2000 (in the 2001 census) it is one of the largest parishes in England in terms of area, at about 12 sq miles (30 sq km). The entire Parish lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Blockley Parish Council have been informed of a potential planning application for outline planning consent on land off Park Road, known locally as ‘Colonels Piece’.
Nearby residents have received information regarding this from the applicant.
The proposed application will be for outline with all matters reserved except access off Park Road. The indicative proposals show around 38 new dwellings.
Blockley Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation and seek to keep residents updated and informed via the noticeboards and the Parish website.
If you have any comments or queries, please contact the Parish Clerk:
Mrs Alexia Monroe
Clerk to Blockley Parish Council
Bourton on the Hill
We have been awarded £1,133 for which 4 Play rangers sessions have been booked from Play Gloucestershire.
4 half day Play Sessions at Churchill Close Play Area: 1:30 - 4:00pm Wednesdays 27th July, 3rd & 10th August and 26th October 2016.
Some Parishioners will be aware that their official St John Certification ended on 16th March this year.
A Defibrillator Tutorial (by Community Heartbeat, from whom the Parish Council bought four Defibrillators) has been arranged by BPC for 14th April at the Jubilee Hall, in Blockley from 7pm to 8.30pm, and all are welcome. The session lasts about an hour and a half and is free of charge. The Tutorial will cover all aspects of cardiac crises, emphasising the need always to Dial 999, when the Triage experts can give immediate advice on action, site of the nearest Defibrillator, its access code and the immediate dispatch of an Ambulance.
The Parish Council has also arranged for a St John Ambulance 'Taster' session to be given to the Youth Group, who meet at the Sports Club each week during term-time.
This will take place during the summer term and the fee will be paid by the Council.