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

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. 

November 2016

Derek Fielder

Sadly Cllr Derek Fielder passed away on 6th November, after a long battle with cancer. He had been a member of Quenington Parish Council since 2007 and even managed to attend most meetings throughout his illness.  

Bus services

There have been recent changes to the bus service in Quenington. The Parish Council complained about Rag Hill being used as a bus route and changes have been made to avoid this dangerous hill. The latest bus timetables can be found on www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/travel

Telephone Kiosk 

Work has started on the renovation of the kiosk and is hoped to be completed by Christmas. 

Cemetery 

The purchase of additional land for an extension to the cemetery is underway and it is hoped the legal process will be completed soon.

Maintenance work to the trees in the existing cemetery is due to take place shortly. 

Welcome to Quenington

New signs have been ordered for the entrance roads into the village, which include a request to drive carefully. It is hoped these will have more of an impact than the current smaller signs. 

 

September 2016

Grant Success

Quenington Parish Council has been successful in its application to the Police Commissioner's Fund for Safer and Social Driving in Gloucestershire and will shortly be in receipt of a second portable speed sign for use in the parish. This along with the existing sign that is shared between  Coln St Aldwyns, Quenington and Hatherop will mean a better coverage in Quenington and Honeycombe Leaze. 

Community Speedwatch

Volunteers are needed to help with the Community Speedwatch campaign, who after free training can use a speed gun (in groups) to monitor traffic speeds. Fairford Town Council is hosting a meeting to discuss how this scheme can be implemented locally and anyone interested is welcome to come along: Weds 28th September at 7pm in Fairford Community Centre.

Bus Survey

Following the recent reduced bus service, Fairford Town Council is carrying out a survey of what bus routes are most important to people. A copy of the survey is below:

2016 bus survey 

Telephone Kiosk

Apologies for the delay in having the telephone kiosk renovated but a local contractor is due to start work on it in Sept/Oct this year. 

 

June 2016

The Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for the Exercise of Public Rights and Declaration of Status of Published Accounts is available below:

20152016 Accounts Notice

May 2016

The Annual Parish Meeting was a held on 28th April, the minutes of which can be read on the minutes page of this website. The main concern from residents was speeding through the village, so investigations are being made into purchasing a further 'Smily Sid' slow down sign and working with the local schools to encourage slower driving. It is hoped to set up a Community Speedwatch system in conjunction with Coln St Aldwyns. If you would like to volunteer to attend training in order to monitor speeds through the village, please contact the Clerk.

Quenington Parish Council is also looking into new signage at the entrances to Quenington, to welcome drivers to the village and to 'please drive slowly'.

 

January 2016

Cemetery Extension

Planning Permission has been granted for an extension to Quenington Cemetery. As the site is within the Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the permission would only be granted if Quenington Parish Council agreed to border the site with a dry stone wall. This will be a significant expense so possible grant sources are currently being investigated.

Gateways

It has been decided not to go ahead with a gate style feature at the entrances to the village but to investigate larger 'Quenington' signs instead.