Fenton's, Cafe@Fenton's and the Village Hall

posted 7 Jan 2021, 01:43 by Robert Cowley

Due to the new national lockdown regulations, both Fenton’s (including Café@Fenton’s) and the Village Hall will be closed until further notice.

Thank you for your continued support and please stay safe!  We look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

Covid-19 - Fenton's (including Cafe@Fenton's) and the Village Hall

posted 1 Nov 2020, 06:58 by Robert Cowley

Due to the Government’s announcement yesterday (31st October), both Fenton’s (including Café@Fenton’s) and the Village Hall will be closed from 10.00pm on Wednesday 4th November 2020.

We hope to be able to re-open on Thursday 3rd December 2020 in line with Government restrictions, and will continue to keep you updated.

Classes can continue as normal until Wednesday at 10.00pm.

Café@Fenton’s will be open until 1.00pm on Wednesday.

Thank you for your continued support and please stay safe!  We look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

Covid-19 Mutual Aid South Cerney

posted 1 Nov 2020, 06:46 by Robert Cowley

Coronavirus - Covid19 Mutual Aid

The Parish Council has coordinated a large group of volunteers, who have offered to provide support and assistance to those elderly, vulnerable, and self-isolating – e.g. picking up shopping, posting mail, collecting urgent supplies, even a friendly phone call, etc.  (Please note that all medical queries should be directed to NHS 111).  The Parish has been divided into areas of streets, each with its own coordinator (and group of volunteers), as listed below.  You may receive a note through your door from a local volunteer.  Please make initial contact with your nearest coordinator if you require assistance.


Claire Jeffery  07974 710417

Silver Street, Timbrells Close, Cirencester Road, Northmoor Lane, Old Cricklade Road.


Peter Elphick  07779 122483

Clarks Hay, Bow Wow, School Lane, Church Lane.


Elaine Simpson  01285 869111, 07715 480557

Mill Close, Boxbush Close, Boxbush Road, Field Close.


Cally Stephenson  07514 680777

The Lennards, Robert Franklin Way, The Close, Lakeside.


Ros Brewster  07850 141414

Station Road (east from Huxley Court), Huxley Court, Kingfisher Place, Wildmoorway Lane.


Jen & Steve McDiarmid  07766 015161

Station Road (west of Huxley Court), Willow Grove, The Limes, Ham Lane.


Laura Falconer  07887 986461

Nightingale Way (north of Swift Link), Teal Way, Bittern Close, Heron Close, Aylesbury Close, Mandarin Close, Wagtail Walk.


Kate Young  07533 506519

Nightingale Way (south of Swift Link), Grebe Close, Chiffchaff Close, Bewick Close, Brambling Mews, Swift Link, Swan Close, Gadwall Close.


Caroline Brookes  07887 868752

The Leaze, Beverstone Road, Beverstone Close,

Oak Way.


Juliet Layton  07929 405172

Sudeley Drive, Broadway Lane, Broadway Court.


Alex Jewhurst  07803 823469

Winchcombe Gardens, Berkeley Close,

Peymans Terrace, Morgans Terrace.


Darren Bailey  07368 284092

High Street, Old Post Office, Jubilee Gardens,

Upper Up, Langet.


Claire & Adam Ryall  07786 836520

Meadow Way, River Way, Churn Close,

The Secret Garden.


Silva Cooper  07899 845417

Cerney Wick, and Waters Edge.


Nina Sethi  07785 305747

The Landings, Spring Lake, Summer Lake, Isis/Windrush Lakes.


Bulletin updates with information relating to the Parish will be posted on the Parish Council website and publicised via various organisations’ email groups in the Parish.  Information will also be posted on the Cerney News Facebook page. 

Advice is also available from Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK:

and from Facebook page:


Parish Council Meetings

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, normal Parish Council meetings have been suspended, but Councillors are keeping in close virtual contact.  Further information will be published on the website and when possible on the notice boards opposite the Post Office and outside the village hall in Cerney Wick.  Minutes of meetings are published on the website as they become available.  

Co-option to fill Casual Vacancies on the Parish Council

posted 22 Sept 2020, 07:50 by Robert Cowley   [ updated 19 Oct 2020, 06:01 ]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there are currently THREE vacancies in the Office of Councillor for South Cerney Parish Council.

The Parish Council is able to fill the vacancies by co-option, rather than a formal election process.

If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor, you will need to submit an expression of interest by the extended deadline of 5.00 p.m. on Friday 6th November 2020.  Supporting statements are encouraged, on no more than one side of A4, detailing why you would be interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. 

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Robert Cowley, the Clerk of the Parish Council, at 3 Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 5UH, or by email to

Candidates are reminded that, to be eligible for co-option on to the Parish Council, they must satisfy the standard election qualification criteria.  Please contact Cotswold District Council’s Elections Team if you need any guidance on this aspect (telephone 01285 623000 or e-mail

It is hoped that the co-option will be dealt with at the Parish Council meeting to be held online via Zoom at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th November 2020 (meeting details to be published on

Dated 19th October 2020 


South Cerney Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

posted 25 Aug 2020, 04:56 by Robert Cowley

South Cerney Parish Council invites your comments on its Draft Neighbourhood Plan which, in accordance with Regulation 14 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, is now available for consultation from 14 September 2020 until 6 November 2020.

Copies of the Draft Plan and supporting documents (and response form) may be downloaded below.

A hard copy of the Plan and Appendices is available on request from The Parish Clerk, South Cerney Parish Council, 3 Broadway Lane, South Cerney, GL7 5UH. A charge of £5 will be payable.

All comments must be received by 5:00pm on 6 November 2020.

Please submit your comments by completing the response form and either: emailing it to, or posting it to The Clerk, South Cerney Parish Council, 3, Broadway Lane, South Cerney, GL7 5UH.

Thank you for your feedback.

South Cerney Parish Council.

Notice of Vacancy in the office of Councillor - South Cerney Parish Council

posted 13 Aug 2020, 04:01 by Robert Cowley

NOTICE is given that, due to the resignation of Ian Bullock , a vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for the Parish Council. 

The vacancy will be filled by election if a request from 10 local government electors for the Parish is received within 14 days of the date of this notice. The request must be received by 2 September 2020. 

Requests should include each electors’ name and address and should be sent to the Returning Officer at the address below or by email to 

If a request by 10 electors are not received by the date given, the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co-option. 

If an election is called, the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 regulations state that the byelection will not take place, and the vacancy will be held open. 

The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any election that is called will be duly publicised as required by law. 

Dated 12 August 2020 

Jan Britton 
Returning Officer 
Council Offices 
Trinity Road 

Playground re-open at Upper Up, Robert Franklin Way and Cerney Wick

posted 17 Jul 2020, 02:15 by Robert Cowley

Please read before using the Play Equipment

Users of play equipment are reminded that:

You must Stay Alert; to stop the spread of coronavirus you must still follow government guidelines, including social distancing.

·   Do not enter a park if you have any symptoms – fever, coughs, shortness of breath or are self-isolating

·   Always keep at safe distance from anyone outside your household:

o Use all areas of the park (that are open) and spread out

o If the park is crowded, do not enter if you cannot stay at a safe distance from others

o Be kind to each other and respect the wishes and boundaries of others

·   Be aware that park benches are not sanitised

·   Food and drink may not be consumed in the playground area

·   Make sure you dispose of litter in bins provided or take it home with you

·   Follow hygiene advice when you are outside, avoid touching surfaces (such as benches) and wash your hands as soon as you are back home or use hand sanitiser.

Although we have taken every care to ensure that the equipment is regularly checked, it is not cleaned, and you are advised to bring your own hand sanitiser and wipes.

Anyone using the Play equipment is reminded that they do so at their own risk and the Parish Council accepts no liability.

Report a fault or a problem at

Fosse Cross Recycling Centre re-opens

posted 15 May 2020, 08:54 by Robert Cowley   [ updated 15 May 2020, 08:54 ]

From Gloucestershire County Council:

Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre to re-open

The Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Fosse Cross, near Cirencester will re-open next week for pre-booked visits only.

This week the two largest sites in the county at Hempsted in Gloucester and Wingmoor Farm at Stoke Orchard re-opened for essential visits only with all trips needing to be booked in advance. 

Next week, from Monday 18 May, the HRC at Fosse Cross near Cirencester will re-open. Social distancing measures will be in place to help keep visitors and staff safe and crucially anyone with covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households MUST NOT visit.

To limit the number of people on-site at Fosse Cross pre-booking will be required and vehicles should only have drivers wherever possible – a maximum of one passenger is permitted if you need help to unload your waste and recycling.

The booking system has a limited number of timed slots available each day for visitors to select and only a 7 day window will be available to book at any one time. Bookings can only be made online.

Visitors are asked to only bring to site what they can safely unload themselves as site staff need to social distance so will not be able to help with unloading.

The re-use shop is closed and some recycling bins may be unavailable. For an up to date list of materials which can be accepted at the site please refer online to Gloucestershire Recycles.

As part of the phased re-opening of the county’s HRCs, plans for the safe operation of the remaining sites at Oak Quarry near Coleford and Pyke Quarry, Horsley are underway with the aim of re-opening them by the end of May.

Everyone should keep using their kerbside waste collection service, which the local councils are working hard to keep running, for their recycling, garden and food waste and general waste.

Councillor Nigel Moor, cabinet member responsible for waste said: “I’m really pleased with the way things have gone so far. We have already taken around 6,000 car bookings for the period from 11 to 29 of May for Hempsted and Wingmoor Farm and although there was some queueing on the first day we made some adjustments and now things are running well.

“I want to thank our site visitors for using the new booking system, and for following the necessary guidelines. This gives us confidence that we can now re-open Fosse Cross HRC. We will keep fine tuning the system to ensure things continue to run as smoothly as possible.”

The HRC online booking system can be found here.

Garden Waste Service Resumes

posted 5 May 2020, 07:40 by Robert Cowley

Cotswold District Council has announced that fortnightly garden waste collections will restart from Wednesday 13 May.

Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “Over the last few weeks we have needed to use our garden waste vehicles and crews to support the main waste and recycling collections while some staff have had to take time off sick, to self-isolate or to look after loved ones affected by Covid-19. During that time our team has worked hard, alongside our waste partner Ubico, to find a way to return these vehicles and crews to their normal rounds.

“We are now able to resume garden waste collections and they will be operating to the published collection schedule. Customers due for a collection next Wednesday (13th May) will be the first to receive it.

“We know that people may have accumulated green waste during the lockdown and we ask that you continue to keep composting. We’d also like to encourage residents to join in with Plantlife UK’s “No Mow May” ( campaign to help wildlife in your garden and lower the demand on the service as we restart it.

“I’d like to thank the 22,000 households who have been affected by the suspension for their patience. I would also commend the crews who have worked tirelessly to keep the essential waste and recycling services running for all 45,000 households in our district.”

The Council has announced that garden waste collections will resume on Wednesday 13 May on the following basis:

  • Collections will be operating to the published collection schedule (see calendar);
  • The service is available to all customers who hold 2019/20 garden waste licence(s)
  • We will only collect what is in the CDC garden waste bins and bags
  • No side waste will be accepted;
  • Crew safety means we cannot collect significantly overloaded bins;
  • There will be no additional or catch-ups for collections;
  • Existing licences have been extended and we will process renewals in June

Cllr Doherty, added: “We are anticipating a risk that we may not always be able to collect from all properties on their scheduled day. In these circumstances, we advise residents to leave their bins presented until they have been emptied, which should be the next day.”

Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are not yet reopening, in line with Government advice around what is and isn’t an essential journey.

Bonfires - Cotswold District Council

posted 24 Apr 2020, 02:56 by Robert Cowley

Residents urged not to burn during COVID-19 pandemic

Cotswold District Council has seen a large increase in the number of burning complaints in the last few weeks and is calling on residents to be more considerate of those with respiratory conditions and people in self-isolation.

Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We understand these are difficult and challenging times for us all. Whether you are adjusting to life and work at home, isolating yourself or looking after loved ones who are isolating.

“Most of us are spending more time at home and while having bonfires can be tempting, it carries risks to vulnerable members of our communities. Bonfires cause issues for your neighbours, especially those with respiratory problems, people who are shielding themselves from COVID-19 or anyone who may have contracted the virus.

“COVID-19 attacks the respiratory system so I would like to ask all of our residents here in the Cotswolds to please refrain from lighting fires which may affect vulnerable people while lockdowns continue.”

Burning doesn’t just affect the vulnerable. Bonfires and drifting smoke is a nuisance for neighbours wanting to spend time in their gardens or keep windows open.

Bonfires can get out of hand and take up valuable time and resources of the fire service which may put others at risk during this pandemic.

Cllr Doherty added: “Please be considerate of your neighbours and use alternatives such as composting or storing any waste until government restrictions are lifted. We know this isn't an ideal solution for everyone but these are not ideal times. You can put most of your garden waste to use - a successful compost heap needs lots of brown material as well as green. Don’t burn it, use prunings and dry material to improve your compost heap.”

Environmental and Regulatory Services are required to investigate bonfire complaints whilst following guidance and procedures for social distancing. If considered a waste offence or statutory nuisance, it may result in enforcement action and fines.

To stay up-to-date on the Council’s waste and recycling services, please visit our Coronavirus Bins and Recycling page.

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