Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council

 Burst Water Main.  Fri. 13th December.   4.20pm

Thames Water are working to fix a burst main in Redesdale Place. They have advised us that they may need to turn off the water for a while.

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

 

 


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

 


 Biodiversity Work is starting in Blenheim Meadow

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s ERDF Wild Towns, in partnership with Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council are working to improve Moreton in Marsh’s greenspaces for both wildlife and people. Interventions will take place in two parks in the town, Queen Victoria Gardens and Blenheim Meadow, along with two of the town’s cemeteries and one of the allotment sites. Work is planned to take place over a 3 year period with activities starting now.

Blenheim Meadow has a variety of wet meadows, balancing ponds and streams within it. These habitats will be enhanced through management and creation of new features to create better structure within the existing features.

Meadow areas will be supplemented with plug plants and wildflower seeding to diversify the species found within them.

The neighbouring balancing ponds will have the scrub within them rotationally managed (through regular work parties with local volunteers) to provide a more diverse age structure, along with marginal planting to provide habitat for birds, mammals and amphibians which reside there.

Along the stream that flows through the park, two ponds will be dug. These will provide another habitat dimension to benefit amphibians, aquatic invertebrates and others such as dragonflies and damselflies.

- Blenheim Park will be enhanced for wildlife through the establishment of two wet meadows towards to southern end of the site.

- Balancing ponds on site will be brought back into a 4-year rotational coppice cycle in order to promote better age-structure of regenerating willow and alder.

- Marginal planting at the edge of these ponds will encourage greater biodiversity still.

- Two junction ponds will be excavated where streams converge in Blenheim Park, to provide extra pond habitats for wildlife.

- Tree planting and provision of roosting opportunities for bats will also be installed at Blenheim Park.

 The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is asking for volunteers to help with scrub cutting on 19th October and 30th October, meeting at the bridge in Blenheim Meadow at 10am.

For more information on the project visit www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/erdf-wild-towns or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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.


 

Proposed new Traffic Speed Restrictions in Moreton – Consultation

Gloucestershire County Council have asked the statutory consulties for comments by Wednesday 25th September and will be consulting the public when the plans have been updated. 

The consultation document will be uploaded onto this website when it is available.


Gloucestershire Recycling

 Winter opening hours will operate from the sites from the 27th October (when British Summer Time ends). These are 10 am – 4pm. Full details of midweek closure days and seasonal opening hours are available at

www.recyleforgloucestershire.com/household-recycling-centes-hrcs/


 


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.

 

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/

 

Location finder - what3words


Gloucestershire Police and South Western Ambulance Service are now using what3words. This means if you need to contact the police and are having trouble describing where you are, you can use the app to tell them your exact location.


what3words has labelled every 3m x 3m square in the world with an address made of three random words from the dictionary. For example, the 3 word address of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square is ///this.fantastic.notes


All you need to do is download the free what3words app. You’ll be able to see and share the 3 word address of your current location and also find out the 3 word address of your home (by typing in your address and selecting the square containing your front door).


Visit what3words.com or download the app to find out more.

 

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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