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.

Blockley Parish Council is inviting tenders to provide weekly youth work activities from September 2021. These sessions should provide fun, engaging and developmental youth work for young people aged 8-18.

For further information, the commissioning document and the tendering proforma, please phone 01386 701602 or email

Closing date for submissions is 13:00 on 13th July 2021.

Latest Updates

The next parish council meeting is on Thursday 15th June 2021, Paxford Village Hall, 7pm.

There are currently two vacancies on the parish council.  Read More 

Notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability return - Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 -  See here

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


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

Village Halls 

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

Meetings & events

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


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.