Local elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 7th May when all of the current Parish Councillors’ terms of office will come to an end. All but one are standing for re-election but there is a vacancy for a new Councillor. If you are at all interested in joining the council and helping to make a difference in the village, please don’t hesitate to contact the Clerk for more details: email@example.com or 01453-544611
The Council is happy to
welcome Simon Packer who joined in December and is a very welcome addition, but
is sorry now to be losing Chris Snellock through pressure of work and thanks
him for his valuable contribution over the last four years.
The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of St Cyr will take place on Wednesday 19th January 2020 at 7.30 pm in the Church. All are welcome. This is a chance for you to meet the committee and hear about our progress and plans for the coming year for the maintenance and improvement of our beautiful Church.
Any nominations for the committee should be sent in writing with a proposer, a seconder and the permission of the nominee, to reach the secretary by Wednesday 5th February 2020 If you would like a copy of last year’s minutes please contact me preferably by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you cannot do this call me on 01453 542159 and I will post or deliver a copy to you. Obviously we can keep our costs down if we contact as many people as possible by e-mail!
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible Jill Holloway (Secretary)
In 1672, the north Wiltshire town of Malmesbury was swept by witchcraft hysteria. Leading families were convinced that their children were under attack from an organised coven of witches. Fourteen people were arrested as members of the coven. Visiting speaker Tony McAleavy has researched this little-known episode using sources that survive from the time. He will tell the story of the witches of Malmesbury and what happened when some of the accused were sent for trial in Salisbury.
If you want to have a pleasant walk in the snowdrops this year try Colesbourne Park on the old Cirencester to Cheltenham road. About 35 mins away by car. Only open Saturday and Sunday afternoons until from 1.00pm until 4.30pm until 1st March it’s one of the best snowdrop gardens around. Wait for a week or so and they will be at their peak, and arrive early…… https://www.colesbournegardens.org.uk/
Local action is gearing up, and the new
Wotton Area Climate Action Network (Wotton Area CAN), is working right across
the local area – initiating and encouraging practical actions to reduce carbon
emissions and engaging with local people to increase awareness of our changing
The network is working towards making
our local area carbon neutral by 2030, in support of Stroud District Council’s
own Carbon Neutral 2030 Vision.
Meetings are monthly on the 4th Thursday from 8 – 9.30 pm in The Chipping Hall (Under the Edge Arts centre),
Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7AD. We have a different and informative
speaker each time on a wide range of subjects to do with climate change, e.g.
carbon reduction, tree planting, community resilience, biodiversity, renewable
energy, etc. There are also opportunities to get involved in one of the
Project Groups: on land use, home energy efficiency, transport, single use
plastic and resources.
The Wotton Area is full of talented and
energetic people and we are a strong community, just what is required for the
Everyone is most welcome – just turn up
and see what we are about. If you have ideas to share, bring them with
Solar Streets project and tree planting update
27 February Farming and
climate change –
9 million hectares of hope
Building a Carbon Neutral
Community – learning from Ashton Hayes
Tea and cake is part of everything we
do! For further information and to subscribe to a
monthly e-newsletter, contact WottonAreaCAN@gmail.com, or follow us at WottonAreaCAN on Facebook and