© Woolaston Parish Council 2018

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10 September 2018

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

(Updated 21 August 2018)

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.


The Parish Council are looking for and odd job person to take on occasional work. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Parish Clerk, contact details here.

Planning applications for 8th February PC meeting

The Parish Council has received two further planning applications for discussion at the PC meeting on 8 February. They are:

P0005/18/DISCON - Oakrise, Severn View Road, Woolaston - Discharge of conditions(07) - Drainage(06) - Storage compound of planning permission P1706/17/FUL

P0015/18/FUL - 9 The Post Paddocks, Netherend - Single Storey granny annex to the rear of garage.

Planning Application

The Parish Council have received a planning application for Ross Farm in Woolaston Woodside. The meeting to consider the application occurs before the next PC meeting. A pdf of the application details is here.

First Issue of Police Commissioner’s Magazine

The Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner has started a new magazine to tell us all how things are going. A pdf copy is available here.

Planning Application

The Parish Clerk has received a late Planning Application for discussion at the meeting on Thursday 9 November. A pdf of the text is available here.

Woolaston (Community) Skatepark

Unfortunately the condition of the Skatepark has become so dangerous that it has been condemned for Health & Safety reasons to rightly protect the health of its users.

The Parish Council is therefore obliged to dismantle the structure at the earliest possible time.

The intention is that the Skatepark facility be completely replaced and work to this end has already begun.  The Parish Council is fully supportive of a rebuild and will provide funding for insurance and reasonable maintenance as they did for the initial structure.

Issued by Woolaston Parish Council

24 June 2017

Neighbourhood Watch Message (19 May 2017)

From Chrissie Parkes:

A trailer has been stolen from a property in the Woolaston area on the night of the 17th May. Unknown offenders have removed a Sheering trailer from the field valued at £2000.00

Please be aware and if you have any information about this incident please call 101 or e-mail:- 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

Alternatively ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


On the night of the 18th a property in the Greenways area of Lydney was broken into by jemmying the rear door. The bedroom was searched and jewellery stolen.

A van was broken into on Valley road Lydney on the night of the 19th but nothing was taken.

There was an attempted burglary in the early hours of the 23rd in the Ridler Road area of Lydney. The property owner came down stairs at 2am after the dog was barking to find someone breaking into the conservatory, on seeing the occupier they ran away.

Please be aware and if you have any information about these incidents please call 101 or e-mail:- 101@gloucestershire.police.uk