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PC Notes Aug 2019

A brief shower across lunchtime had members of the Parish Council biting their nails on Saturday 7th September but the sun eventually shone to welcome all those who came to enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and drink on the Recreation Ground. The bouncy castle was a great hit with the children and the bungee run entertaining adults and children alike, the former probably being the more competitive. The coconut shy was a draw for the children but also for grandparents more used to bowling to youngsters in the garden, but their tactics proved very successful. Members of the Safehaven Parrot Refuge on Weston Road were a welcome addition to the festivities and we hope to see them and their beautiful birds in the future. A huge “thank you” is in order for everyone who contributed to a very enjoyable afternoon.

For several months dog fouling around the village has been only a minor problem but, in the last few weeks, there have been more incidences of fouling on footpaths and verges. If you are a dog owner, please ensure that you act responsibly. If you see examples of dog fouling, please be willing to name and shame by contacting the Parish Clerk on

The sun and rain has caused rapid growth of vegetation round the parish. Residents are requested to check for branches overhanging footpaths and cut them back as soon as possible. We would like all our paths to be accessible to everyone.

Thank you to all those who have contributed books to, and borrowed from, the phone box Book Exchange on Church Street. It is being well supported and will, hopefully, open new horizons for members of the community.

The Parish Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Bar at the Village Hall. The only exceptions are August and December. Meetings are open to all residents, other than occasionally when business of a confidential nature is discussed. Agendas are posted on the notice board in the bus shelter and on the village website about a week prior to each meeting. Councillors would be delighted to see more members of the public in attendance and would welcome more contributions to public question time. Any issues of concern can be raised.

Future meetings in 2019 are scheduled for: 24th September

22nd October 26th November



Showing at Village Hall Thursday 31st October  Doors open 7.30pm 

Bar Open 4pm with Full Menu



Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.

The film will be shown in Weston-sub-Edge Village Hall. Doors are open at 7.30pm with the film starting at 8pm. Senior citizens who have difficulty in travelling to the hall and reside in the village can obtain a lift by contacting Chris Rossington on 01386 849316



The police non emergency number is 101. This is the number to call for all non urgent calls. You can also report suspicious activity by email to  and include photos. In an emergency the number is 999. The nearest Gloucestershire police station is at Stow-on-the-Wold and is open to the public between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Communities defeat Terrorism
If you see other anything that could be terrorist related, act on your instincts and  call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321 or visit

The local policing team consistes of :

Inspector Karen Ellis
Sgt Garrett Gloyn
Sgt Andrew Wood
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
PC Ashley Weller (rural and wildlife crime)
PCSO Paul Hancock paul.
PCSO Cassie Wilford
LPSO Darren Thomas

The local Police Community Support Officers for your parish can be contacted in a number of ways including our website where you can follow the link to your policing area and use the contact your team link. You can also use the 01452 907200 number for Cotswold District and leave a message or contact 101 with your concern and it will sent to the officer via our control room.

Please also take a look at  as we are currently signing up residents in the Cotswold area; this can be completed via the website.

Crimestoppers is dedicated to fighting crime across Gloucestershire.

We help to promote the charity in communities across the region, to let people know that Crimestoppers is there for them as an anonymous route to give information about crime. Crimestoppers guarantees anonymity, which means that no-one can ever find out who passed on information about crime.

To pass on information about crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill out our secure, Anonymous Online Form.

Crimestoppers is supported by volunteers – each and every one is a vital link with the community in the region. If you think you’d like to volunteer for Crimestoppers in Gloucestershire, please fill out our Contact Us form.

E-mail: for more information.

For crime statistics click here

Here is a brief summary of the crime information for the past two months:

  June 2019 July 2019
All crime 19 32
Anti-social behaviour 3 13
Bicycle theft 0 0
Burglary 2 3
Criminal damage and arson 2 2
Drugs 0 0
Other crime 0 0
Other theft 2 4
Possession of weapons 0 0
Public order 1 1
Robbery 0 0
Shoplifting 0 1
Theft from the person 0 1
Vehicle crime 5 0
Violence and sexual offences 4 7

Chipping Campden and surrounds including Willersey, Weston-Sub-Edge and Mickleton. Cotswold Neighbourhood Watch click here



Chipping Campden Neighbourhood Co-ordination Group set the following 3 priorities

  •  Traffic Issues through the Village of Saintbury
  •  Crime Prevention Initiatives in Villages Bordering the County Boundary in Chipping Campden Community
  • Traffic issues in Church Street Chipping Campden-prevent abuse of the one-way system.

The police office surgery scheme is still being held in the town clerk’s office on the first floor in the Old Police Station on the High St, Chipping Campden. Please feel free to come along and have a talk about anything that concerns you.


Fisherman’s Friends


Showing at Village Hall Thursday 26th  September  Doors open 7.30pm 

Bar Open 4pm with Full Menu

Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.



The film will be shown in Weston-sub-Edge Village Hall. Doors are open at 7.30pm with the film starting at 8pm. Senior citizens who have difficulty in travelling to the hall and reside in the village can obtain a lift by contacting Chris Rossington on 01386 849316


Blocked Brook

Many people will remember the terrible floods of July 2007 which seriously flooded many homes in Weston-sub-Edge. A bypass system has been built which will help in the future but keeping Coombe Brook clear is vitally important.  Recently there was very heavy rain which swelled the brook that ran very fast moving debris which was in the brook upstream. Some  large logs (see pictures) collected together to form a dam causing the water to backup. Fortunately these were spotted and removed  before the brook overflowed. Could all those who have the brook running through or near their property ensure that the brook is kept clear and that debris/logs are not placed in or near the stream.




PC Minutes 23-4-2019

The Annual Parish Meeting was held prior to the Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 28thMay and reports received from several of the organisations in the parish.   A Police report indicated that there had been 21 incidents in the parish during the year, a small increase on the 19 of last year.  Councillor Lynden Stowe, having stood down as a District Councillor, attended the meeting in his capacity as County Councillor.  He mentioned the loss of the District Council Conservative majority to the Liberal Party.  He was pleased that there had been fewer potholes than in the recent past as a result of the warmer winter and also announced that Harris Lane is on the schedule for re-surfacing this year.  It was reported that there are grants for youth provision available from both the District and County Councils and these will be investigated.  The Chairman thanked Councillor Stowe for his regular attendance at Parish Council meetings and for all his work on behalf of the parish and made it clear that he will be welcome at future meetings when his work for the County Council permits.

At the Parish Council Meeting that followed the Annual Parish Meeting Bill Carruthers was re-elected Chairman and the minutes from the meeting held on 23rdApril were approved and signed.

There were no new planning applications but the council resolved to continue to monitor developments on the Bramleys site and at Canonbourne.

The village asset register was reviewed and amended to include the vehicle activated signage.  It was felt that the VAR on Church Street had had some impact on the speed of vehicles, with the majority obeying the 30 m.p.h. limit. Inevitably some speeds were felt to be considerably in excess of the limit but these were a small minority. It was agreed that data from the VAR should be downloaded periodically to provide more detailed information.

The Clerk had compiled a list of tasks for the Lengthsman’s programme for 2019-20 but would also attempt to discover the likely timing of the annual visits to complete the work requested.

It was agreed that the verges need re-seeding where Thames Water have carried out work and the clerk was asked to contact the company to progress this.

A Family Fun Day was fixed for Saturday 7thSeptember on the Recreation Ground from 2.00 p.m. Arrangements for a barbecue, bar and music were in hand and the provision of a range of garden games is to be investigated.

Minutes of all Parish Council meetings are posted on the village website,  The next meetings are scheduled for Tuesday 25th June and Tuesday 23rd July at 7.30 p.m. The agenda will be posted on the Village Notice Board in the bus shelter. All residents are welcome to attend.

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