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An updated version of the Winter Issue of Woolaston News is available as a download here. The new version contains a page about the Beavers, which was inadvertantly missed out in the previous version. (For more information about the Woolaston News please see this page.)

Website Updates

You many notice that the website looks a bit different. The main change is a new menu bar at the top of the page that replaces the vetical column menu at the side. There are a few other minor changes, but they are only a general tidying up.

A tribute to the WW1 fallen of Alvington, Aylburton and Woolaston

There is a special remembrance service at St Andrews Church Alvington on 3rd November 2018. Details here.

Good News For A Change

The Parish Council has had confirmation from Gloucester Highways that the closure of Netherend to allow BT to install fibre optic cables has been cancelled. So Netherend will no longer be closed on the 31st October.

Woolaston Woodside

Gloucestershire County Council has made an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the C5 Woodside Woolaston from its junction outside the property known as High View for a distance of approximately 200m.

The reason for the closure is for kerbing  works on the highway.

The road is expected to be closed from 3rd September 2018 until 7th September 2018 only or until the works have been completed.  For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 0800 514 514 or visit www.Gloucestershire.gov.uk


The Parish Council has been given advance notice of the closure c7 Netherend from junction with A48 to the junction with Severn View Road to allow BT Open Reach to install fibre optics.  The works will be carried out from 31st October 2018 to 2nd November 2018.

(Updated 10/9/2018: The PC has been informed that these road works have been cancelled.)

Road Closure on A48

The Highways Commissioning Team at the County Council has clarified the details of the A48 roadworks in September:

The intention is to close the road between Wibdon Farm and Day House Farm each night between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00 for the period 6th September to 20th September (not including weekends). Whilst the road will be open during the day, there are also some safety improvement works scheduled during the same period that will be taking place under traffic lights during the day.

There is a rather lengthy official diversion route which will be signposted overnight that uses equivalent road classifications and avoids weight limited roads and roads with low bridge, however there remain alternative local routes which can be accessed at the discretion of the individual road users but these will not be signposted as a diversion but we will be putting up ‘Unsuitable for HGV’ signs on lanes that we know get used as cut through routes.

Local Businesses and the schools should be being contacted by our Communications & Engagement team within the next few days with more details, in the mean time if you have further questions regarding the road closure please contact the Communications & Engagement team via the call centre on 08000 514 514.

If you want to keep in touch with the progress of the roadworks on the A48, or anywhere else, then the web site roadworks.org looks very useful.

New Parish Councillor Required

As you may have seen in the June 2018 minutes, Parish Councillor Steven Reece has resigned. If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) for the post please see this notice from the Parish Clerk.

New Cemetery Charges

There is a new page in the Parish Council section showing the cemetery charges for 2018. Alternatively, click here.

New Planning Application

The following planning application has been added to the agenda for discussion at the Parish Council meeting on 8 March:

P0177/18/FUL - Aveling Cottage, Netherend, Woolaston - Erection of a two storey extension with rear lower ground playroom and associated works.