ACCESSIBILITY OF THIS WEBSITE
Sapperton Parish Council wants as many people as possible to be able to use this website. You can READ OUR ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT which details what works well, what doesn’t and what we are doing about fixing things so that people who are disabled, who use assistive technology, or who are sight impaired will be able to easily access the information posted on this site.
The Accessibility Statement is required by the ‘Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018’
FILM NIGHTS IN FRAMPTON MANSELL VILLAGE HALL
Film Nights are usually held in Frampton Mansell Village Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from September through to April.
In line with Government measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19, the April 2020 Film was cancelled, and the season ended early.
We were hopeful that Film Nights would be able to resume in September 2020, however new rules limiting the number of people who can meet indoors or outside to a maximum of six, which came into force on Monday 14 September, we are unable to hold these very popular evenings until further notice.
DOGS AND THE LAW
The Cotswold District Council Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), makes it an offence if you do not remove any poo deposited by your dog. This removal must be done without delay.
Any breach of the Order could result in a £100 fixed penalty notice or being taken to court and receiving a fine on conviction of up to £1000. The PSPO does not apply to blind or partially-sighted people with guide dogs and those with other trained assistance dogs.
You can read or download the CDC Environmental Nuisances Leaflet regarding Dog Fouling. It will open in a new window.
SAPPERTON PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 2019
The Parish Council provides an annual report covering the major achievements and actions undertaken each year on behalf of residents in the Parish. Below is a link to this publication which will open in a new window.
The Head Teacher of Sapperton Church of England School and Nicholas Parsons, as Cotswold District Councillor for Ermin Ward, both provided a short report to the Annual Parish Council Meeting which was held in May 2019. Links to both these reports are included in the Annual Report above, but are also available to view via the links below which will open in new windows.
At the District Council Elections in May 2019, Julia Judd was elected and replaced Nicholas Parsons as Ward Councillor for Ermin Ward.
COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCILLOR for ERMIN WARD
Julia Judd was elected in MAY 2019
Her Contact details are as follows:
The above Facebook page provides apolitical updates relevant to residents of Ermin Ward
VACANCIES FOR SAPPERTON PARISH COUNCILLORS
Would you like to be a Parish Councillor? Due to several resignations in 2019, we have ONE MORE VACANCY to fill. Interested parties can apply without the need for a formal Election. Check out the basic ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE ROLE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR and if you would like to put yourself forward, or just have a chat about the role, please feel free to contact any of the current Councillors or the Parish Clerk.
Even if you have only vaguely thought about it in the past, NOW is a great time to act!
ACCESSING THE COTSWOLD DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN 2011-31
Following the adoption of the Cotswold District Local Plan (2011-31) on 3 August 2018 the District Council has published an online interactive version of the Local Plan on its website.
The interactive Local Plan can be accessed via the District Council’s Local Plan webpage using the following link:
The interactive Local Plan contains the same policies and supporting text that were adopted by the District Council. These are presented in online format and are supplemented with illustrations and an interactive policies map.
Users of the policies map can zoom into their area to see any land that is allocated for development; is protected for a particular use; or is covered by another policy designation. The policy layers can be switched on and off and different base maps can be applied, including aerial photography and Ordnance Survey.
It is also hoped that this new interactive tool will assist public involvement and policy presentation.
Members of the public can buy a hard copy of the Local Plan for £15 (not including postage and packing). Alternatively, they can download the PDF version of the Local Plan or view the interactive Local Plan for free.
Anyone wishing to purchase the Local Plan can do so by contacting Cotswold District Council’s Customer Services team on 01285 623551 or by visiting Cotswold District Council at:
- Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX; or
- Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0AZ.
Anyone can make a comment on a planning application. You can view all planning applications made in our Parish or any other part of the District online on the COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING REGISTER. It is easy to use and you do not need to register to look at or comment on an application. But if you do register, you can receive updates by email on all planning applications as they are submitted. The Parish Council is a Statutory Consultee on planning applications which means we have the right to be consulted by Cotswold District Council about planning applications submitted in our area. We rely on local knowledge when considering these at Parish Council Meetings so if you have a view or comment to make on a current planning application, please let us know, as representing the views of the community is a significant part of our role.
HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE RURAL ECONOMY
On 27 April 2019 the House of Lords Select Committee published its report on the Rural Economy.
The Report is a summary of the Select Committee’s findings from its 2018 inquiry into all aspects of the rural economy. The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy was appointed by the House of Lords on 17 May 2018. The remit of the Committee is “to consider the rural economy, and to make recommendations”. The Committee held a number of public hearings to gain an overview and to learn of the key themes relating to the rural economy. The Committee was required to agree its report by the end of March 2019 and it was published on the 27 April 2019.
You can read or download a ‘PDF’ copy of the HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE RURAL ECONOMY which is published on the Parliament UK website.
BOX TREE MOTH AND CATERPILLAR INFESTATION
Box Moth was sighted in Sapperton in 2019.
If Box Moth and caterpillars are sighted again in 2020, it is vital that any outbreak/infestation is tackled as quickly as possible. Please click on the link below for further information from the European Boxwood and Topiary Society on how to spot this pest and treat your box trees and hedges.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES
CDC Press Release date: 28 November 2018
Across the District communities are always looking to improve their resilience in the event of an emergency, and a booklet has been produced by the Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum to make the task easier.
The ‘Are You Ready?’ booklet provides clear practical advice to help people prepare for and respond to an emergency. Advice includes: devising a family emergency plan; looking out for neighbours; establishing ‘emergency friends’; community alarm systems; and coping with severe weather, security incidents and loss of power.
You can download a copy of the booklet on the CDC website now or click on the link below
FIRE SAFETY FILM
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) have produced a new fire safety film. It is an insight into what you could be faced with in the event of a fire occurring in your home.
Below is the link to access the film on YouTube.
This is a free resource which can be used by anyone.