There have been a number of burglaries and other incidents locally so the Parish Council has arranged for the Police’s Community Engagement Vehicle (CEV) to be parked in Bird Road, next to the play area, on Sunday 4th February 2018 between 10am and 3.30pm. Please come and talk to the officers about neighbourhood policing and find out about crime prevention. You can also sign up to the Police’s ‘Community Alerts’ so you can be kept up to date with what is happening locally.


Plans have been submitted for a large new metal pressing and welding factory on the Business Park. The project will provide additional space for G-TEM who have been based on the Park for many years.

The company’s current facility employs around 500 people; the new building will provide space for around 150 additional staff.

G-TEM makes body panels for a number of car manufacturers. The proposed factory will provide space equivalent to around two football pitches (11,536 sq m) and will be 18.6m high. There will be 154 parking spaces. There is also some additional space available for later expansion.

You can find out more about the proposal, see the plans and read a host of technical documents on Tewkesbury’s planning portal here. And if you want to make any comments on the proposals you have about three weeks to submit these.



From today we are offering a new approach to neighbourhood policing, working with our communities to deliver the needs they identify and provide a more consistent service across the county.

This is in line with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s plan to make neighbourhood policing a priority, and in response to public opinion.
We are pledging to make local policing accessible again by providing a dedicated, named PCSO in every neighbourhood so that everyone knows who their local bobby is and how to contact them.

The 55 dedicated PCSOs will be the first point of contact for local concerns, but they will be working as part of a bigger team protecting the local and wider communities.

They will be out in their own neighbourhoods talking to parents at the school gates, going into care home and sheltered houses to residents’ concerns and attending local events that matter. If you have something to say to them they will listen.

We know we won’t get it right all the time, but we will try to ensure that the service we give is the best it can be
and promise to work with you to find the best possible solutions.

To find out who your local officer is visit our website here.

You can, of course, still contact us on the non emergency number 101 (or email or call 999 if there is a crime in progress.


The Road Safety Community Engagement Hub is the new one-stop-shop for communities who have a road safety concern in their locality.

The Hub isn’t a replacement for road safety, or any existing services, rather it is a enhancement that compliments everything that we do, and joins forces with colleagues in police and highways to provide the very best resolution or advice to the communities we serve. Please visit the website here to report your concerns.

You can also find further advice on road safety and how to keep your community safe here.


CCTV images of incident in Longford

Gloucestershire police have long been advising residents that there are people out at night, and the early hours of the morning, trying car and house doors hoping to find some that have been left unlocked. The CCTV images shown on the link below from Gloucestershire Live just proves the point.

The clip was recorded at 6.15am on Sunday 14th January in Longford where a number of burglaries and thefts from vehicles were reported around that period.

Please remind your neighbours to keep the doors to their vehicles and homes locked at all times especially at night.

If you have any information regarding these CCTV images or saw anything suspicious please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to


We understand there has been an increase in dog fouling within the parish and we would ask residents to report incidents directly to Tewkesbury Borough Council though the website, click here.

If you have any reports that need immediate attention from Environmental Health where a perpetrator is known, please do not hesitate to report this through to or telephone 01684 272191.

Anyone that chooses not to clean up after their dog in Tewkesbury Borough can be taken to court and fined up to £1000.


Neighbourhood Watch Message From Bob Lloyd

Between 5pm on the 23rd December and 4pm on the 24th December there was a spate of theft from motor vehicles in the Hucclecote and Abbeymead areas of Gloucester.

· In Oakwood Drive, a Kia was entered possible by an insecure door, a messy search was conducted and a wallet containing cash and cards was taken.
·In Pippin Close, a Renault car had the driver-side door forced. An untidy search was conducted but nothing was taken.
· In Minerva Close, a Volkswagen car was broken into overnight. There was no visible damage to the vehicle, and a small amount of cash was taken.
·In Discovery Road, overnight access was made to a BMW vehicle parked on a driveway. There was no apparent damage to the vehicle. A coat was taken from the vehicle but this was subsequently found discarded.
· A Satnav and rucksack were taken from an unlocked VW vehicle parked at Chosen View Cottages.

Where possible please make sure your vehicle is locked at all times and remember to remove cash, wallets, handbags, phones, computer equipment and any other items of value. Only leave valuables in the boot if there is no alternative.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to


Due to the resignation of Mr Barry Leach and Mr Oliver Mountjoy we now have two vacancies on the council. Details of what the role involves can be found at the bottom of the ‘Your Councillors’ page.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor or want to find out more please contact our Clerk on 01452 612485 or email


2017 has been a very busy year, the extension to the Village Hall commenced in May and progressed very quickly, during this time the Council office relocated to Hucclecote Community Centre, regular users also relocated to temporary premises in the area.

We were finally able to move back in to our newly extended hall in September and we are delighted with the extra space, we now have available for use, two meeting rooms, a large hall suitable for meetings, parties etc, a community hub with full WiFi facilities for residents use, a fully equipped kitchen complete with cooker, dishwasher and refrigerator.

The councils plan is to increase the number of bookings for both daytime and evening use to fully utilise the improved facilities.

If you are interested in viewing the hall, or to make a reservation. Please contact the Clerk to the Council, Sarah Moore any morning between 09.00 and noon on 01452 612485.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents a very happy Christmas and New Year and thank you for your support throughout the year.

Maggie Dillon – Chair