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All Things Wild: your feedback to this application is crucial, and is only open until 22 July

All Things Wild – planning proposal:-

  • ATW are planning to re-locate from their current Honeybourne location to the Willicote Equestrian Centre. 
  • Their stated aim is to at least double the 100,000 visitors they currently attract at Honeybourne, where there is rail station to London, Oxford, Reading, Worcester& Hereford.
  • Their vision – to be in the ‘top 5’ largest wildlife parks by 2028. This vision would be more visitors than their 200,000 stated aim – in 2019 the 5th largest wildlife attraction welcomed 732,672 visitors.
  • Their plans for the Willicote Equestrian Centre include:-
  • 1000+ car parking spaces with parking for several coaches 
  • 9 large zoned areas, all lit as it is predominantly outdoors
  • Site perimeter ‘prison style’ fencing and service road 
  • Up to 45 guests lodges for overnight accommodation + 2 staff dwellings
  • 2 x tobogganing slopes / amphitheatre / seasonal artificial ice rink / 4 retail huts / Café Covered picnic area / Play areas. 

Our concerns

  • Significantly more traffic on the Campden Road; across Stratford’s bridges and junctions; across bridges at Welford and Bidford; increased traffic to radial roads to Stratford (Shipston Road, Banbury Road, Warwick Road, Birmingham Road, Alcester Road), and through villages inc. Binton and Welford. This on top of the ever-increasing volumes generated by other developments at Meon Vale, Long Marston, and across Stratford
  • Increased light, noise and air pollution across several Parishes
  • Developing c.80 acres of the existing Willicote Equestrian centre site 
  • Decimation of the indigenous wildlife natural habit to create cages for wild animals…from the Artic, Australasia…Africa.
  • An all-year-round theme park. Late opening until 20.00 during school holidays and seasonal events (Christmas, Easter, Halloween), increasing activity & noise, air & light pollution. It will pull retail, tourism and Christmas trade from Stratford’s efforts.
  • The proposal is NOT in either of Stratford’s Adopted Core Strategy 2031, nor Clifford Chambers and Milcote’s Neighbourhood Plan 2031, and is contrary to both.
  • There were c. 143 injury accidents (1999-2021) on the B4632 from and including the Waitrose roundabout to the north (with the A3400), to the Long Marston development roundabout to the south. That includes 5 Fatalities. Our community, and others served by the B road, know of the inherent hazards to this road (source Crash-map website, freely available online, being reported injury collisions informed by Department of Transport data)

ACT NOW: your feedback to this application is crucial, and is only open until 22 July

  • Please log on to the Stratford District Council e-planning website:-
  • Type into your web-browser Stratford e-planning and then click – Stratford e-planning.
  • Under Search by Application, enter 22/00114/OUT into the application number box; click ‘Search’.
  • Click on the Associated Documents tab; this will gain access to all documents submitted as part of this application
  • Clicking on the Comment tab will enable you to free type and submit your feedback
  • Alternatively email or write to give your feedback to Louise Koelman, Case Officer  – 

Quoting application 22/00114/OUT

The latest news on feedback

  • 450+ individual objections have been submitted, our aim is for this to exceed 1000+ 
  • 10 local Parish councils have submitted their objection to this application, plus Meon Vale Residents Association, CPRE, CALA Homes, and Wild About Clifford (Wildlife Charity)
  • The Born Free Foundation & Freedom For Animals have both objected

Weston Subedge Platinum Jubilee Celebration Event – Thursday 2nd June 2022

On a glorious summer’s evening last Thursday, 2nd June, over 150 members of Weston subedge community, young and mature (!), gathered at the bowling green and village hall, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  We enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of tea and cakes, Pimms, a Hog roast BBQ, fantastic live music, and a whole array of fun children’s and adult games.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate and bring the village together, and also to enjoy the facilities that the village hall has to offer.

Our sincere thanks go to the Chipping Campden Community Trust (CCCT) for supporting our Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  The CCCT is a local charity helping and supporting the older and the more vulnerable people in the local North Cotswold community.  Thank you to the Parish Council and Village Hall Council for their support to make the event a success, and thank you to Becky White and her team for the delicious BBQ.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped prepare for the event; promoting the event, decorating the hall, the bowling green, setting up the marquee, games and tidying up the day after!  Lastly thank you to all the villagers who came and really got into the spirit of the afternoon, an event enjoyed by all. 

Cotswold Voluntary Wardens Guided Walks June 2022

Guided Walks with the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens


Details of the walks available are described on the website . Please check walk details carefully on the website, including whether booking is necessary. Additional walks may be published on the website.

Longborough to Stow-on-the-Wold

Tuesday 7th June – Moderate 3.5hr 7.5ml

A moderate walk visiting some iconic Cotswold villages and Donnington Brewery. Bring coffee/snack. Refreshments available in the Horse and Groom, Longborough, following the walk.

Start: 09.30 Horse and Groom car park, Longborough GL56 0QU OS Map ref: SP 178 297.

Church, Castle and Folly

Tuesday 21st June – Moderate 3.5hr 6ml

An ascent of Bredon Hill through fields and woods, taking in a little of its history. Great views on a clear day. Some steep paths, up and down. Please bring a drink and snack.

Start: 10.00 opposite Queen Elizabeth Inn, Main Street, Elmley Castle WR10 3HS.

OS Map ref: SO 983 411.

Exploring Winchcombe’s Ways 3

Thursday 23rd June – Strenuous 5.5hr 10.5ml

Today we continue our exploration of some of the long distance paths through Winchcombe. Our walk takes us to the north and west along the Gloucestershire, Winchcombe, Cotswold Ways and an old drovers’ road. The route is undulating with two steep climbs. Bring drinks/snack and packed lunch.

Start: 10.00 Winchcombe Back Lane car park (pay & display £1 all day). OS Map ref: SP 024 285.

Chipping Campden Town Walk – Every Tuesday and Thursday to the end of September – Easy 1.5hr

We will walk along the High Street and provide a historical tour of the town. From the granting of Campden’s Charter in the 1180s, the growth of the town and its magnificent buildings, to the arrival of the Arts and Crafts movement. Refreshments available in the town after the walk.

Start:  14:00 on Tuesdays and 10:00 on Thursdays. Meet at the Market Hall in the centre of town.

OS Map ref: SP 151 392.

PLEASE use appropriate footwear as some walks may be steep and muddy in places. EASY – Length may vary but terrain is mainly flat(level); MODERATE – includes some hills and rough ground. STRENUOUS –  may be rough underfoot and ascents and descents may be steep. We welcome guide and hearing dogs – sorry, others not allowed.

Walks are free although we do invite donations to help fund our conservation and improvement work.

Agenda Parish Council meeting 26/04/2022

WESTON-sub-EDGE PARISH COUNCIL

To the members of the Parish Council 19/4/2022

Dear Councillor

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Weston-sub-Edge parish council to be held at the Village Hall Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 7.30pm.

Yours sincerely, Parish Clerk

AGENDA

  1. To give councillors the opportunity to make declarations of interest on items on the agenda

  2.0     To receive notice of absence from councillors

  3.0     To confirm minutes of the meeting held on 29.3.22

  4.0     To receive reports from the county and district councillors

  5.0     Planning matters:

22/00971/LBC Listed Building Consent for Installation of ensuite shower room into first floor bedroom at Bank Farmhouse Friday Street Weston Subedge Chipping Campden Gloucestershire

22/01166/FUL | Erection of a glazed link to connect garage to approved extensions (21/03267/FUL refer) and conversion of garage (Revised Scheme) | Hill Cottage Saintbury Broadway Gloucestershire WR12 7PX

22/00628/FUL Change of use of part of (Use Class B1c) building to sui generis pet crematorium (retrospective) – Lower Fields House Weston Road Saintbury Evesham Gloucestershire WR11 7QA

  6.0     Finance
6.1 To receive financial statement and bank reconciliation

6.2 To approve payments due:
Clerk’s salary
HMRC PAYE
Village Hall hire
Roadside Technologies Speed Radar
Litter Pick expenses, gloves Hartwell & Co
Easter Trail expenses

  7.0     To review village matters:

           7.1 Impact of the Cornavirus (Convid-19)
7.2 Heavy Traffic through village
7.3 Highways update of maintenance issues
7.4 Recreation Ground maintenance, inspection record review
7.5 Archive documentation update on progress
7.6 Flood protection
7.7 Honeybourne Crossroads
7.8 Communications update – Village Website & The Messenger
7.9 Speed camera data – ANPR camera
7.10 Village Improvement projects 
7.11 Village allotments
7.12 Footpaths and Stiles
7.13 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
7.14 Village Hall
7.15 Parish Plan questionnaire
7.16 Ukraine – what can we do
7.17 WsE Education Trust – Trustee

 8.0      To note matters arising from minutes of previous meetings not covered on the agenda

 9.0      To note correspondence received since last meeting for information

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME WILL BE TAKEN AT THE CHAIRMAN’S DISCRETION

Lucy Print, Forge House, Weston sub Edge, wseparishclerk@gmail.com

Weston-sub-Edge Easter trail 2022

A printable copy can be found here

WESTON-SUB-EDGE

EASTER TRAIL

Follow the trial, use the picture clues​​ to​​ find the letters;​​ unscramble​​ them​​ to make a word. ​​ Take the​​ word to the Village Bar,​​ during the Easter holidays,​​ 9th​​ – 24th​​ April,​​ to claim your prize. ​​​​ (Village Bar open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)

  • Letter:

    Find​​ the dogs. ​​ Take the third letter in the name of the house they guard.​​ 

 

 

  • You could stay here. ​​ Take the​​ first letter in the second word​​ of​​ the name of the place.

Letter:​​ 

 

  • Take the first letter in the name of the road​​ that’s also a day of the week.

 

Letter:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Find the clock on this building. ​​ There are 3 letters​​ above​​ it.  ​​​​ You need the second letter.

 

Letter:

 

 

  • At the​​ gate look up and take the second letter in the third word.

 

Letter: