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.
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
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
(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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Please be aware and if you have any information about this incident please call 101
or e-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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:- email@example.com