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

December 2018

 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.

November 2018

Parish Plan: Thank you to all the residents that completed the Parish Plan questionnaire in the summer; there was a 68% return (163 forms) and the responses will help guide the Parish Council in producing an Action Plan for the coming years. The results are currently being analysed and the first draft of the Action Plan will be prepared in the New Year. 

October 2018

Open Afternoon at Xylem: The Directors of Xylem Dewatering Solutions  (Godwin Pumps) would like to invite Quenington residents to come along and see what we are doing on the site on Friday 23rd November at 3.00pm. We can accommodate up to 15 people at a time and would ask if you are interested please contact our Reception on 01285 750271 to put your name down on the list. If we are oversubscribed then we will run another site visit in the future. For Health and Safety reasons we are restricting age to a minimum of 16. Please use the front entrance off Coneygar Road and contact Reception via the intercom system to access the site.

 

Cemetery Extension: Work began in August on the new wall around the cemetery extension area and is now nearing completion. The Parish Council received a generous donation of £500 towards the cost of this work, if anyone else would like to donate to the expense of providing the cemetery extension, please contact a member of the Parish Council. In December an arborist will be checking and tidying up the trees in this area to ensure they are safe. Burials will take place in this area when the original cemetery is full.

July 2018

Memorial Inspection: Quenington Parish Council is organising an inspection of memorials in the cemetery, to ensure that all memorials are safe and stable. The inspection will take place in October/November 2018 and will be carried out by a qualified stonemason. The inspection will follow Quenington Parish Council's Memorial Safety Policy, which is available on the cemetery page of this website. Please contact the clerk if you would like further information.

Parish Plan: The Quenington Parish Plan is being updated and we would like to hear the views of residents to help plan for the future of our village. A questionnaire will be posted through your door mid to end of July, but if you haven't received one, a copy is available below or from the clerk.

Parish Plan Questionnaire front sheet

Parish Plan Questionnaire 

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.

Cemetery Extension: Work will begin in August on the construction of a new dry stone wall around the boundary of the extension land. This will be followed later in the year by work to the trees to make sure the area is safe for public to enter.

March 2018 

Quenington Society talk - 23rd March 2018

Quenington village hall doors open 6.30pm and talk begins at 7.00pm

Dr Victoria Edwards, Chief Executive of the Ernest Cook Trust

"Ernest Cook Trust: celebrating the past, looking to the future."

Dr Victoria Edwards, the new director of the Ernest Cook Trust, has kindly agreed to speak on the role of the Trust and her vision for the future of our important neighbour. She will be the third of the Chief Executives to speak at the Quenington Society meetings.

Entry £3 with donations for refreshments.

 

Spring Clean: It's time for the annual village tidy up, please come along to help carry out a litter pick on Saturday 17th March - all equipment will be provided. We meet at 10am outside the Village Hall and split into groups to cover different sections of the village.

Annual Parish Meeting: Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm: Come along to Quenington Village Hall for the Annual Parish Meeting, this is open to all residents and will include an opportunity to hear a review of what has been happening in our village over the last year. Quenington Parish Council and various Clubs and Societies will be present.

Parish Plan: Quenington Parish Council is currently updating the Parish Plan; as part of this review a questionnaire is going to be sent out to all residents to gather views on what is important in our community. If anyone would like to suggest items to be included in this questionnaire, please contact the clerk by 20th March via email on queningtonpc@gmail.com or telephone 750000.

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.

September 2017

Volunteers needed to help with Parish Plan

The Quenington Parish Plan is due for review and volunteers are needed to help with this process, which involves working with councillors to refresh the existing plan and prepare a new consultation for residents to have their say. Please contact the clerk on queningtonpc@gmail.com or 750000 if you would like to be involved.

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.

Repair to Roundabout

The roundabout in Quenington Playground is to be removed for a short while in the Autumn, to allow a new safety surfacing to be laid and the roundabout bearings to be replace. This work has been partly funded by a Gloucestershire County Council Active Together Grant. 

New Smily SID

A second 'smily SID' device has been ordered for use in Quenington and Honeycombe Leaze. It is hoped that this will encourage drivers to slow down when entering the village and has been part funded by a grant from the Police Commissioner's Fund.

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.

June 2017

 Full Application for Installation of a telecommunication base station, with 22.5m high Lattice Tower with 6No. proposed antennas, 2No. 0.3m dishes, a 6.5m x 6.5m concrete base, 2No. Cabinets, a 1.8m high welded mesh fenced and access gate at Land Parcel known as The Grandage, Quenington, Gloucestershire

The above application has been refused by Cotswold District Council, the decision notice is below:

Decision Notice - Mast Application at The Grandage 

Grant for Playground

Quenington Parish Council has been successful in obtaining a grant of £1,000 from Gloucestershire County Council's Active Together Fund to help improve the roundabout in the playground. It is planned to regrade and re-lay the rubber safety surface, which has become rather uneven over the years and replace the bearings in the roundabout so that it rotates more smoothly. 

 

New Dog Waste Bin

 

Following complaints from residents about the amount of dog mess on Mawley Road, Quenington Parish Council has arranged for a new new dog waste bin to be installed by the stone stile. Please make use of this bin and all others in the village and clean up after your dog.

March 2017

New Councillor

Welcome to Janet Sallis, who was co-opted onto Quenington Parish Council on 9th March 2017

County Council Elections

County Council elections are to take place on Thursday 4th May, please see the notice below:

Notice of GCC Election 

Telephone Kiosk

 

Thank you to James Sweeting for carrying out the renovation of the telephone kiosk, it now looks much smarter and a final use of the facility will now be agreed by the Parish Council.

 

 

 

 

February 2017

Cemetery: Quenington Parish Council is pleased to announce that it has now purchased an area of land to the north of the existing cemetery to ensure there will be space for burials for many years to come; the extension will approximately double the size of the cemetery. The next step is to raise funds to construct a dry stone wall boundary around the extension area, which is a requirement of the planning permission.