The following is a brief summary of activity within the Parish Council. The Minutes of Meetings will give further details.

Defibrillator Training: Saturday 5th October, 10am at Quenington Village Hall:

The community defibrillators in Quenington and Coln St Aldwyns are available for everyone to use in an emergency. Residents are invited to come along to a FREE training session (approx one hour) to either refresh those that have already received training or for anyone new wanting to learn essential lifesaving skills. The training is open to all residents of Quenington, Coln St Aldwyns and Hatherop parishes.

 

Telecommunications Mast Application

Vodaphone has submitted an application to install a 17.5m height telecommunications monopole near outbuildings linked to Donkeywell Farm (approx 300m along road from Quenington to Sunhill).

 

Details can be found on www.cotswold.gov.uk and the Planning Application Number is 19/02852/TELEC.
Quenington Parish Council would like to hear your views (whether positive or negative) by emailing queningtonpc@gmail.com by 11th September.

 

Footpath Leaflet

Following funding from Caring for the Cotswolds, The Ernest Cook trust and the Keepers Arms a leaflet of walks from Quenington has been produced and is available on the Local Information page; it is hoped that both residents and visitors will enjoy following the routes.

Parish Plan

Please see Parish Plan page for a copy of the final Parish Plan 2020-2025, which is open for public consultation. 

 

May Elections

There were 7 nominations for 7 places on Quenington Parish Council so all nominees were elected uncontested. The formal notice is below:

Notice of Uncontested Election 

There are 3 nominations for the Coln Valley representative at Cotswold District Council as per below. The election will be held on Thursday 2nd May at Quenington Village Hall.

Notice of Poll


New Fishing Lodge 

Some residents have expressed concern about the new fishing lodge that has recently been erected in the Grandage. A planning application was submitted for this new build, Quenington Parish Council objected due to the size of the building but the application was subsequently approved by Cotswold District Council.

Cemetery Extension update

The new dry stone wall has been completed and the gate relocated. Thank you to Phil Widger for working so hard on this project. The trees have been inspected and work carried out to make them safe, there are just some low branches to be removed to make access a little easier.


 


 Loose Memorials: Quenington Parish Council is responsible for ensuring that Quenington Cemetery is safe for visitors and is required to carry out memorial inspections to check that all memorials are stable and secure. Following a inspection in November 2018 by a qualified stonemason, a number of memorials were found to be loose and need attention. Responsibility for memorials falls on the residents of the deceased; most of the memorials in question are from a number of years ago and our records are minimal. If anyone can help with identifying relatives of the following, please contact the clerk: Violet Morris (1910), Evelyn, Ernest & Margaret Maslin (?), William Bartlett (1918), John Arnold (1932), John Godwin (1910), Eric & Clarice Smith (1973), Jack Whittaker (1971), Ernest & Cynthia Burge (1980/1988), John Gwynne (1981), Horace Cuss (1983), Thomas & Yvonne Kendall (1999), Evelyn Sainsbury (1992) and Florence Arnold (1969). Date of death in brackets.


Dogs in Playground: We have received complaints about people exercising their dogs in the playground and would like to remind dog owners that NO DOGS are allowed in this area - there are signs at the entrance advising of this fact. The playground is an area for our children to play in safely and please respect this.

December 2017

Thanks to funding from the Police Commissioner's Fund, there are now two Speed Indicator Devices (SID) in use in Quenington Parish. This has allowed a SID to be used at Honeycombe Leaze, which has had a problem of speeding vehicles for some time. Hopefully drivers will respect the advisory sign and slow down to an appropriate speed.

July 2017

New Community Bus to Fairford

Fairford Town Council has arranged for a bus service to run from the nearby villages into Fairford on a Wednesday morning. This is a door to door service and costs £1 each way - seats need to be reserved in advance. The service will run through Quenington on alternate Wednesday mornings, starting on 16th August. To book a place ring 0345 6805029.

Hedge Trimming

Please can all residents check their boundary hedges as the Parish Council has received complaints about overgrowing branches making it difficult to walk along adjacent pavements.