Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council

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 6th April 2019

10am until 12pm

Town Council Offices

Equipment will be provided and refreshments will be avialbale at the end of the session

Children will need to be accompanied at all times



Painting benches

The benches along the High Street, Stow Road and Queen Victoria Park are being removed for repainting.  The benches will be repaired if necessary, have old paintwork removed then hot dip galvanised and repainted with an acrylic paint system which should last 20 years. The project will take several months to complete as only a few will be taken at any one time.

Elections – 2 May 2019

Please find below the link to Cotswold District Council for Nomination Papers for Parish and District Elections

https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/current-future-elections/

CDC Key dates for 2 May 2019

All About Local Councils

Emergency Plan

 

Community Emergency Plan for Moreton in Marsh Public Version.pdf

Places of safetyand defibrillators map

Resources

Emergency Contact Details.

 Flooding - Contact numbers and information

Please follow the link:  http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/environment/flooding/

Trash Screen Procedure March 2019.pdf

Snow – Gloucestershire County Council will clear snow from the roads.

The Town Council have grit bins located at the Cider Press (Fosseway Ave), Church St (Manor House), Church Street (St David's Church), East Street  (steps to embankment), Wellington Rd and Hospital Road. The Council also have bags of salt that can be collected from the Council Office.  The grit and salt is provided by GCC and is for use, by the public, on public roads and footpaths.

2019-20 Budget Statement

'Good news budget’ secures full funding for the town despite tax cut for average households

Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council is delighted to reveal that its budget for the 2019/20 period not only secures full funding for all the assets, events and services in the town, but does so with a drop in the Band D precept. Council Chairman, Cllr Eileen Viviani, remarked, "This prudent budget delivers everything the town needs while the reducing the tax burden on the average household - it really is a good news budget."

Councillors have spent many hours reviewing the maintenance requirements of the town, and discovered many items had not previously been accounted for. The St David's Church wall is maintained by the Town Council, for example, but no funding was being raised for its upkeep. The wall is now in such a state of disrepair that approximately £25,000 is needed in the new year to make the wall safe and restore its character.

"We have earmarked the funding for the church wall from reserves," Cllr Viviani explained, "as it would have been unfair to put such a hike into the precept. We have put in 'trickle funds' to fund other maintenance items." These trickle funds build up over time so when assets need maintenance funds are available. The practice follows expert advice from the Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils (GAPTC), ensuring that community assets are sensibly managed without large increases in the precept from one year to the next.

Despite these new trickle funds, the Band D household precept will actually fall in the 2019/20 period. "The tax cut for the average household may only be 10p," Cllr Viviani continued, "but it shows a commitment by the Town Council to manage the town properly without placing extra burden on our parishioners."

The balance of funding improvements and tax cut has not been achieved by running down the Council's reserves, either. All of the ongoing costs are accounted for in the budget, as the extra housing built in the town recently has provided additional income.

Despite the fall in average precept payment, the 2019/20 budget still secures our annual music festival, pays for the Youth Club, and adds extra activities for next year's Remembrance Day service. The budget for community grants has also been doubled.

Crime Prevention

The Police are selling Home and Personal safety equipment at cost price, if you would like to place an order through them, please click on the link below:

CRIME PREVENTION list of equipment for sale.

To sign up for Community Alerts please visit https://www.yourcommunityalerts.co.uk/pages/4198/1/Register.html

Report it – local problems on your street like graffitti, broken paving slabs, potholes or lighting.

https://www.fixmystreet.com/

 

Meetings and Committees

Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 21 @18:30 -
Estates Committee
Tue Mar 26 @18:30 -
Finance Committee
Thu Mar 28 @18:00 - 11:00PM
Spring Fun Fair
Thu Mar 28 @18:30 -
Planning Committee
Fri Mar 29 @18:00 - 11:00PM
Spring Fun Fair
Sat Mar 30 @18:00 - 11:00PM
Spring Fun Fair
Mon Apr 01 @18:30 -
Yes Committee
Sat Apr 06 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Spring Litter Pick
Mon Apr 08 @19:00 -
Council
Thu Apr 18 @18:30 -
Estates Committee

Contact Us



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.

Tel: 01608 651448

clerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil.co.uk

 

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Planning Applications