Coombe Hill Public Consultation for the outline application for up to 150 dwellings and associated infrastructure.

The Parish Council has now received a communication from Tewkesbury Borough Council which relates to the parcel of land situated behind the petrol station. A meeting is planned for Wednesday 15th April 2020 to discuss this planning application. Parishioners comments will be captured and then used to form a response to this application. The Parish Council would also encourage individuals to submit their own comments direct to TBC to highlight any local knowledge that has not been included in the many and various reports submitted by the applicant. The following information has been extracted from the consultation notice:

APPLICATION NO: 20/00140/OUT

DESCRIPTION: Outline application for up to 150 dwellings, associated infrastructure, ancillary facilities, open space and landscaping. Construction of a new vehicular and pedestrian access to the A4019. LOCATION: Land Off A38, Coombe Hill, Gloucester GRID REF:388980 227200

Please find the application via the following link:- http://publicaccess.tewkesbury.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=Q5LFWMQD0IA00

Please allow 2 – 3 working days for the documents to appear on our website, once available click on the documents tab to view the application form and associated drawings/reports.Representations can now be made via our website www.tewkesbury.gov.uk or submitted by email to developmentapplications@tewkesbury.gov.uk. Alternatively you can write to the Planning Department quoting the above application number. If however, a reply has not been received within 22 days of the above date it will be assumed that you have no representations to make on the application.

TBC contact: Bob RisticDirect Dial:01684272101 Email:bob.ristic@tewkesbury.gov.uk

10.03.2020

Funding for community groups in Tewkesbury and Badgeworth

Community groups in Tewkesbury and Badgeworth are being asked to express an interest for funds that could make a real difference to local projects in their community.

These areas have seen a number of new homes introduced recently and, as a result of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Tewkesbury Borough Council has collected contributions from the developers to invest back into local community projects, specifically for sport, leisure and playing pitches.

Community groups can express an interest in Section 106 monies where the fund allocation is not explicit. Expressions of interest will need to highlight that a need in the community has arisen as a result of new housing development.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 9 April 2020.

Councillor Clare Softley, lead member for communities, said: “Almost £50,000 has been put aside for sports provision in the Badgeworth area, as well as £130,000 in Mitton for sport and changing facilities. £325,000 is available in the Wheatpieces for pitches and changing facilities. We would love to hear from local groups who can demonstrate how they can meet the needs of the community who have, and will move into, these areas, so please do get in touch.”

To find out more and to make an expression of interest, please visit our website or call your local community and place development officer on 01684 295010.

Gloucestershire Digital Innovation Fund

The county council is launching a new £200,000 Gloucestershire Digital Innovation Fund to provide grants to community groups and organisations that help adults live full and independent lives through the power of technology.

The fund launches officially on Tuesday 3 March 2020, and organisations can apply for funding of up to £20,000 per project. Funding can be used for technology-led initiatives whether these are brand new or expanding on existing projects in the county.

Cllr Carole Allaway-Martin, cabinet member for adult social care commissioning, said: “Technology has huge potential to change people’s lives and we know there are already some brilliant organisations in the county doing just this.

“Some of the areas we’re particularly interested in are tackling social isolation or helping people maintain their independence – but we want to hear your ideas on how technology can help enhance people’s lives. We encourage anyone who’s interested in the funding to come to one of our workshops to find out more.”

The county council is holding two workshops to give organisations more details on the funding, the criteria and the application process on Thursday 27 February in Cheltenham and Monday 2 March in Churchdown.

There will also be organisations that run successful technology-led projects of their own, such as TECH Connect, Forest Sensory Services, Age UK and Kingfisher Treasure Seekers, to inspire people with examples of their work and answer questions about their experience.

Visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/digital-innovation-fund for more details of the events and frequently asked questions.

Event details

Cheltenham workshop
Thursday 27 February – 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Springbank Community Resource Centre, Springbank Way, Cheltenham, GL51 0LG

Churchdown workshop
Monday 2 March – 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Churchdown Community Association, Parton Road, Churchdown, GL3 2JH

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions here: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/digital-innovation-fund

Electric Car charging points at Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices

Electric car charging points installed at Tewkesbury Borough Council’s offices

Tewkesbury Borough Council is helping to reduce road emissions in the borough by installing car charging points at its council offices in Tewkesbury.

The charging points, provided by BP Chargemaster, are available for members of the public to use and can be found in the council offices’ rear car park.

The council installed a 90kwh solar panel system on the roof of its offices back in 2016 to help provide power to the building – this renewable power will also now assist with delivering energy to the car charging points.

The installation follows a successful pilot by the council to introduce a pool of hybrid cars for business use. The fleet includes hybrid vehicles and now a fully electric vehicle. The pilot was introduced to: reduce travel costs and emissions; remove unnecessary journeys; and combine trips to save time, money and the environment. The pilot was a great success and has now become ‘business as usual’ for staff who previously used their own vehicles for business use.

Enterprise Car Club, the council’s supplier of pool cars, was asked to provide a small fleet of vehicles to help the council streamline its business travel and reduce its carbon emissions. In its first six months, the scheme reduced business travel emissions by 4 tonnes of CO2 and it is estimated that the council will make annual carbon savings of around 8.6 tonnes*.

The council’s lead member for finance and asset management, Councillor Robert Vines, said: “We hope the new car charging points will be well used by the public, as well as by council employees who are embracing new ways of working to save the tax payer money, reduce carbon emissions and help our council become a carbon neutral organisation. The pool car scheme in particular has been a great success and the partnership with Enterprise has resulted in incredible savings, both financially and environmentally.”

Cycle Security Marking Event

Cycle Security Marking Event

Get Your Bike Marked & Registered for FREE

This is a reminder that on Saturday 8th February 2020 a cycle security marking event will take place in association with Churchdown Parish Council in the GL3 Community Hub, Churchdown opposite Tescos store from 10am – 2pm

Each bike marked will also be entered on the BikeRegister National Cycle Data Base.

BikeRegister deters Cycle thieves and reunites stolen bikes with their owners, working in partnership with all UK police forces

This would be an excellent time to get all cycles coded including any new ones received from Santa this year.

This is a FREE event and an excellent Crime Prevention method, working in association with the Parish Council.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.