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Welcome to

Blockley Parish Council 

We serve the communities of Blockley, Aston Magna, Paxford, Draycott, Ditchford and Northwick Park. We’re here to represent parishioners and deliver local services, as well as improve quality of life and community cohesion for everyone who lives and works here.

Want to know who looks after what in the parish? Take a look here to see whether you need to speak to Cotswold District Council, Gloucestershire County Council or Blockley Parish Council

NOTICE OF VACANCIES on Blockley Parish Council. Due to the resignation of 2 of our councillors we have vacancies for 2 further councillors to join BPC.  Do you care about our community? Do you have ideas for improving life for parishioners? Then make a difference and consider joining our small, friendly and dedicated team of councillors. Contact the Parish Clerk  

Blockley Parish Council have set up a Speedwatch Group and we invite any parishioner to join and help to keep our roads safe. Contact the Parish Clerk for more information.


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Thursday 18th January 2024, Paxford Village Hall at 7pm, all parishioners welcome

Our Services

We support our community in a number of important ways. These include maintaining common areas and facilities, representing local views on key issues and more besides.

We help make arrangements for parish burials, and also maintain Blockley’s churchyard and cemeteries.



We review and give opinions on all parish planning applications, as an important consultee for the District Planning Authority.

We meet monthly and welcome all parishioners to attend. We also publish meeting agendas and minutes.


Village Halls 

Our five excellent village halls across the parish are well maintained and available for private hire.


About our Parish

Blockley Parish is located in a beautiful part of the North Cotswolds within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At about 12 square miles, it is also one of the largest parishes in England by area.


With a long and influential industrial history and significant ongoing commercial activity, the parish is home to a thriving community with a strong sense of identity, while remaining relatively tranquil and unspoilt.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about what a parish council does and its wider role in local government? Browse our FAQs to find out more about what we do, our monthly meetings and more.

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