An extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Sobey Suite at 7:30 on Wednesday 7th August 2019. Members of the public are welcome to attend but should be advised that portions of the meeting will be conducted in private, owing to the confidential nature of the details of the business to be discussed.
The Tewkesbury Borough Council meeting tonight concerned the ongoing discussions about Tewkesbury Borough's Local Plan. Shurdington Parish Council, together with Badgeworth Parish Council, have been intimately involved with the development of this plan, determined to protect the Green Belt and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in which we are lucky to live.
In November 2018, Shurdington Parish Council submitted a response to the Preferred Options document in which we vociferously objected to any development on the land known as 'Site D' - a large parcel of land opposite the Greenway Hotel and extending down Badgeworth Lane. Concerns about traffic, infrastructure, over-development and of course the impact on the Green Belt were among those listed in our letter.
We were heartened therefore that when the Tewkesbury Borough Planning Officers produced their report, they agreed with us that the land at Site D (now known as SHU4) was unsuitable for development, echoing virtually all our comments.The Borough Council decided to accept the report and SHU4 was removed from the Borough Plan.
We are grateful to our friends at Badgeworth Parish Council and all the residents of Shurdington who have made their views about the Plan known.
The 2019 Annual Assembly was held on Tuesday 23rd April at the Millennium Hall. This year's guest speaker was Mr Chris Riley, the Area Manager - Northern for Gloucestershire County Council's Highways Commissioning Team.
The draft minutes are available here.
The Parish Clerk has received notification of an uncontested election in Shurdington following the expiry of period for volunteers to step forward. The Council has nine positions and seven existing councillors have confirmed their willingness to stand as Councillors for the next four years and have been appointed in the uncontested election.
Therefore there remain two vacancies on the Council to be filled through the co-option process.
If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor please speak to the Parish Clerk or any existing Councillor to find out more. Any volunteers could be co-opted (voted on) to the Council at the following Parish Council meeting.
The Annual Assembly meeting for Shurdington Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 in the Social Centre. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm and will be chaired by the Chairman of Shurdington Parish Council, Cllr George Porter.
The guest speaker at this year's Assembly is Mr Chris Riley, Area Manager from Gloucestershire County Council's Highway Commissioning Team. Chris will be providing an update on the new Highway's commissioning structure and new contracts with Ringway, Atkins and Tarmac.
This meeting is your opportunity to ask questions or raise any matter of concern with your Parish Councillors and other organisations present.
At the February 2019 meeting of the Parish Council, Councillor Judy Greening's resignation was formally accepted. Councillor Greening has ably worked on the Council for some time and has contributed a great amount to the Parish.
The Chair and the Council thanked Councillor Greening and wished her the best for the future.
The Parish Council now has a casual vacancy. Anyone interested in standing for the office in the upcoming Parish Council elections should contact the Clerk.
At 4pm on Thursday 31st January, members of the Parish Council together with local residents will meet with representatives from Tewkesbury Borough Council Planning Department and the Local Highways Manager to discuss the ongoing developments on School Lane, and the negative impact on the local infrastructure and inconvenience to people living nearby.
The Parish Council has objected to any development on School Lane, citing the problems of access (to both residents and local and emergency services) and the lack of available parking.
The Trustees of the Shurdington Community Centre are pleased to invite all residents of Shurdington to attend its Annual General Meeting, to be held on 14th November in the Millenium Hall of the Social Centre.
Come along and hear about the work that has been done over the last twelve months, and the plans for the next year!