Remedial Works

Complete Utilities, on behalf of Gigaclear, are due to start carrying out remedial work in Highnam w/c 11 January 2021; it  is anticipated that the work may take up to two weeks.

These works are to replace the Hi-Tex trench infill that was used when cabling was laid in 2018/19, and to bring the infill to a satisfactory standard.

We hope that inconvenience to residents will be kept to a minimum.

Tewkesbury Borough News

This is a message received from Tewkesbury Borough Council:

Tewkesbury Borough News should be delivered to the majority of households across Tewkesbury Borough. Inevitably, there may be small pockets of areas that get missed, but if you are consistently not getting your copies delivered to you (there are two editions each year), please let Tewkesbury Borough Council know by emailing your postcode to communications@tewkesbury.gov.uk.

In the meantime, the latest edition can be found online using the following link: https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/press-office?rq=press%20office#tewkesbury-borough-news

Also, for information, following complaints regarding the personnel delivering in Highnam, an investigation has been carried out and those employees have been warned to their future behaviour.  The vehicle they were using is registered in the UK, but had Bulgarian plates.

 

Graffiti – Highnam FC

Overnight on 21/22 November 2020, an act of disgraceful, disgusting and offensive vandalism took place with the daubing on graffiti on the Highnam FC changing rooms.

The message was a personal attack on a resident of this village, who is also a Parish Councillor, voluntarily carrying out a lot of work for the benefit of this community.  Highnam Parish Council would hope that all residents would abhor and condemn this type of behaviour.

Until materials can be obtained to remove the offending message completely, the graffiti has been temporarily whitewashed over.  It is intended that the cost of these materials will be paid for by Highnam Parish Council, which means that ultimately this cost is bourne by every resident of this Parish paying Council Tax through the element of precept on your Council Tax bill.

Footpaths, Hedges and Recycling Bins.

The Parish Council is undertaking a survey of all the footpaths in Highnam in order to identify places where hedges are hindering the passage for pedestrians. The information will be forwarded to The Gloucestershire County Council Highways Department for evaluation  regarding necessary action.

 

The Household bin collections are being monitored by UBICO on recycling rounds as many households are not recycling rubbish correctly and they may refuse to collect bin contents if the wrong items are put out for collecting.

New Settlement in the Churcham Locality Proposal

Highnam Parish Council

New Settlement in the Churcham Locality Proposal

The Parish Council has very recently been made aware of a proposal put forward by the Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC) for a new settlement of between 4,000 and 5,000 houses to be constructed to the west of the Highnam Roundabout between the A40 and A48 roads. Part of this site could fall within Highnam parish which itself stretches from the roundabout westwards to Beauchamp House.

At it’s meeting on 13 October the Council agreed to work collaboratively with Churcham, Huntley and Minsterworth Parish Councils to better understand what is proposed and to jointly engage in discussions with both FoDDC and Tewkesbury Borough Council to ensure the views and interests of all councils and current residents are properly represented. A Working Group of representatives drawn from the four councils is being established and Cllr Charlie Coats will lead on representing Highnam in this forum.

FoDDC’ s full council will consider this proposal at its meeting on 15 October. If supported it will then be subject to a comprehensive eight week period of consultation during which time the four councils will make their formal views on this proposal known.

The Parish Council will endeavour to provide residents with regular update briefings on this important initiative as it progresses.