Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council
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Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council thanks the Organisations, Key Workers and Volunteers who are supporting residents at this time.


Headstone Safety Testing in 2021

Please can the owners of graves check that their headstones do not wobble.  Please can you also ensure that the Town Council has upto date contact details for you.  We will be testing the headstones next year.  If a headstone fails the safety test we will have to make the stone safe (probably by laying it flat) if we are unable to make contact with the owner or if repairs are not undertaken by the owner.  Notice of Headstone Safety Testing.pdf

 

 

 

COVID-19

Please follow the links under Main Menu to our information section on COVID-19 which contains general information and advice and also regular updates from GCC specific to Gloucestershire. This information will continue to be updated on a regular basis.

 

 

 

Covid - 19 Testing

The mobile testing unitis are now available locally.  Please check times and dates on this link https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/covid-19-information-and-advice/mobile-testing-unit-locations/

You must book a test in advance - go to the HHS website or call 119  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/


 

Future Council Meetings

The Council are now holding remote meetings.   Please email the clerk before noon of the day of the meeting for information on how to join the meeting and to give advance notice if you wish to speak. 

 

 Business and Residents Changes to the High Street - Social Distancing

Please visit the Council News page to see the measures proposed by CDC & GCC which will affect the centre of Moreton.

Contact details for GCC Ward Councillor N Moor       

01386 700240/07778 207034                  

Contact details for CDC Ward Councillor R Coxcoon  07968 533286

Contact details for CDC Ward Councillor C Webster   07590 073250

 

Adlestrop Bridge and Highways letters to GCC 

Please go to the News page to read the letters sent to GCC from the Council about Highway issues in Moreton

 

 RBL Consultation

Thank you to all residents who responded to the recent consultation about the former Royal British Legion (RBL) site.  The Council will use the results to inform its decisions and it is hoped to announce the results in the near future.

Playgrounds: The playgrounds are open with the exception of Queen Victoria Gardens.  The Council apologises for the closure owing to the weather related damage to the safety surfaces.  Please follow the guidance on the attached poster and keep safe.   Playground poster.pdf 

 

 

Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council

The office is closed to the public but the Council can still be contacted by telephone, email or letter.

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Tel: 01608 651448

 Dunstall Farm Planning Application Ref:19/02248/FUL

The above application is due to be considered at the Planning and Licensing Committee on 14th October 2020 commencing at 02:00pm

As a consequence of Coronavirus and the associated requirements and restrictions, from May

2020 until further notice, meetings of the Cotswold District Council’s Planning and Licensing Committee will be held

remotely, with Councillors and Officers attending via video conferencing facilities and members of

the public being able to view the meeting via Facebook Live (which does not require a Facebook

account) https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/councillors-and-committees/councilmeetings-

and-minutes/


 

 Town Councillor Vacancies  Cotswold District Council have received suffient requests for an election to be held to fill the 4 vacancies on the Town Council. Under the Coronavirus regulations the date for this election will be 6 May 2021 unless the government allow it to be conducted at an earlier stage. Once the election date is confirmed the process begins with the Notice of Election which is published aroud 6 weeks before election day. Anyone wishing to stand as a conditate at the election will then need to submit a nomination paper to Cotswold District Council.

Headstone Safety Testing  -  2021

Please note, it is the grave owner’s responsibility to ensure that the headstone is safe and to ensure that the Council has up to date contact details.

 

To ensure that visitors and those working in burial grounds are not exposed to risks to their health and safety the Council will employ a qualified assessor to check the stability of the headstones in the cemetery. 

 

The assessor will also look for damaged or eroding bonding, movement of parts of a memorial from its original position, kerb stones breaking apart, undermined or unstable foundations, leaning memorials – particularly if there is evidence of recent movement, evidence of structural damage or disturbance e.g. cracks and the presence of vegetation which may cause cracks etc to widen.

 

This inspection comprises of:

 

A visual check for obvious signs that a memorial is likely to be unstable

 

A hand test to confirm that assessment or identify stability problems. This test is carried out by applying a firm but steady pressure in different directions to determine to what degree if any the headstone is loose.

    

A detailed inspection of larger, heavier memorials or where the initial inspection identifies significant risk. Measuring equipment may be used.

 

If a headstone is found to be unsafe a marker will be put on the stone or grave and the Council will, where possible, contact the grave owner.  It is the grave owner’s responsibility to ensure the Council has up to date contact details.

 

If repairs are not undertaken, then the Council will have to make the headstone safe; this usually involves laying the stone flat.  As this measure understandably causes distress to families and visitors, we ask that all grave owners regularly check the stability of their headstones and promptly undertake any necessary repairs.

 

Contact Us


The office is closed to the public however the Council can be contacted by email

clerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil or assistantclerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil for allotment queries

Tel: 01608 651448 

 

For Bins / Waste collection contact CDC 01285 623000

Normal Opening Hours*

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 4pm
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

…or by appointment.

*Subject to change due to external commitments and meetings.


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