Welcome to the Town Council's website.
The Council hope that the website will improve communication with the parishioners and enable the community to keep up to date with what the Council is currently involved with.
You can now easily access the Agenda for forthcoming Council Meetings and download the Minutes too. Take a look at the CALENDAR which gives details of forthcoming Council and Committee Meetings and any major events that are coming up in the town.
Keep an eye on the LATEST ITEMS section which indicates when any new information has been put on the site. This could be Minutes of Meetings or any important information received from the other local authorities like the Cotswold District Council or Gloucestershire County Council, indeed any organisation that has information or news which the Council think would be of interest to the community.
The Council hope that you will find the website useful. If you have any suggestions for additional information that could be included on this site please do get in touch.
Community Litter Pick - Saturday 8th April 10.15am - 12.30pm
Please come and join us. We will be meeting at the town council office in New Town (by the allotments) at 10.15am. The event will end with cake and tea and a satisfying count up of all the bag of rubbish collected.
Notice of County Council Election - Councillors wanted
Please follow link Notice of Election - 4 May 2017.pdf
Town Council Budget/Precept Statement
This year the Council’s Finance Committee has put a lot of hard work into setting out our budget proposals.
The Council will seek a precept of £144,118, which is approximately a £48,000 increase on previous years. This equates to an increase of approximately 50p per week on a Band D household, we would like to explain the reasons for this larger than usual request.
The increase can be broken down to two basic elements.
1. Operational costs that include:
- Increased spending on staff costs bringing our employees remuneration in line with the Government’s Workplace Pension Laws.
- Our grass cutting outlay has increased as we have added 3 extra cuts to the scheme to keep the town looking good.
- Provision has been made for street furniture and fencing upkeep and improvements including a comprehensive program of painting.
- An increase in professional costs, which includes legal advice and payroll and accounts management.
2. Structural alterations:
We have altered the make up of the budget by transferring investment income into reserves. This will enable greaterfinancial resilience for the future and help your Council fund anumber of special projects including but not limited to:
- - Consultation, design and legal requirements to improve the town centre parking arrangements.
- - A contribution to Cotswold District Council of £10,000 for continuing flood defence works.
- - The refurbishment of the Horse Pool.
- - Cleaning and repairing the town’s War Memorial.
- - Progressing and developing the Neighbourhood Plan
- - Part funding with the GCC of a new pavement to improve safety and access to the Queen Victoria Gardens.
- - In future all activities sponsored by the Council such as music events, anniversaries and other special events will be funded from reserves and not through the public precept.
Your Council has agreed that this is the best way forward for the Town and we look forward to delivering these improvements on your behalf.
Tom Lewis (Chairman) 12/01/2017
Vacancies for Town Councillors x 1
If you are interested in serving the town as a councillor, or just wish to find out what is involved please contact the Town Clerk.
Road Works - A44 London Road
GCC will shortly be starting work on the implementation of footway and crossing improvements across the A44 London Road. The pedestrian island facility is to be constructed approximately 20 metres to the West of the London Road junction with Mosedale. The construction includes a build out within the widened carriageway area and a section of new footway on the South side of the road.
Work is due to start on the 29th March 2017 and last for approximately 3 weeks.
Road Closure - High Street
This road will be closed from Wednesday 29th March and Thursday 30th March (7:00pm – 7:30am) to allow Amey, working on behalf of Gloucestershire CC, to carry out the installation of central splitter islands on the approach to the mini roundabouts and lay coloured surfacing and road markings.
Road Closure - A429 Fosseway - Railway Bridge
This road will be closed (as per the attached), on the 29th 30th and 31th March 2017, between the hours of 09.30 and 15.00 to allow Amey, working on behalf of Gloucestershire CC, to carry out Highway Resurfacing works.
We have allotments available in Old Town (University Allotnments) and off Evenlode Road (Croft Allotments). Please contact the office if you would like to rent a plot. £20 per year.
Please contact the office if you would like to join a speed-watch team. The police will be running a training session on March 23rd at 6pm.
Report or view local problems on your street like graffitti, broken paving slabs, potholes or lighting.
Flooding - some useful contact numbers and information
Please follow the link: http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/environment/flooding/
Road Works - Revised date
We have received notification that Hospital Road by Bowling Green Court will now be closed on 1st February to allow for the removal of the crane on the McCathy Stone site.
Thank you to all the Moreton residents who attended the parking consultationn event held on 17th September. 138 forms were submitted with the followng results (allocated numbers reflect the total responses weighted by preference);
1. High Street Car Park - 627
2. Old British Legion site - 510
3. 'Bund' site on the A44 north - 348
4. Redesdale Place - 294
5. University Allotments - 259
6. Swan Close - 206
The Town Council will immediately commence the legal process to have the High Street Car Park correctly designated and signed so that time limits on free parking can be enforced; this will take a number of months. Parking for business users will also be addressed.
In the next few weeks a meeting will be held with Gloucestershire County Council's parking team to review options for on-street parking which falls under their jurisdiction.
Subsequently, the Council will explore the possibility of acquiring the British Legion site for use in due course as a further car park.
Facebook and Twitter
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