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Proposed impact on Winchcombe’s AONB

The latest Tewkesbury Borough Plan Pre-submission Consultation is available for public consultation. 

There is a proposal to designate land for house building (WIN1) within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty adjacent to Winchcombe. Under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW Act) Section 85 places an explicit duty on the Local Authority to have regard to the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the AONB. This proposal could have a harmful impact on the AONB and could potentially lead to additional developments within the surrounding AONB.  If you would like to find out more and comment we suggest you visit the borough plan at: www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/boroughplan

Volunteers to the rescue

Since the Riverside Path was completed the path requires regular maintenance. We organise a monthly session on Mondays where residents and local Cotswold Voluntary Wardens come together and maintain the edges of the path.  Without the volunteers the path would soon grass over and defeat the object of being accessible for all.

Today we concentrated on the Castle Street end of the path and cut back the encroaching weeds. A passing jogger even stopped and spent an hour helping together with a visitor from Paris who saw our sign.  The path is enjoyed by residents, dog walkers and visitors so the efforts of the volunteers who attend each month is fully appreciated.  If you would like to get involved please contact us click here or turn up with a spade and gloves. Our next sessions are Monday 11th November and Monday 9th December weather permitting from 9.45 to midday.

what3words could be a life changer

Many places don’t have addresses especially when you are on a trail and working out grid co-ordinates can be error prone.  A new concept in working out precise locations and simpler than grid co-ordinates has been launched called what3words.

By assigning each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address that will never change – walkers, travellers and other users can easily navigate straight to a precise location or record their position with just three words.

Also, street and place names can be difficult to pronounce in unfamiliar languages and what3words is available in 35+ languages, a 3 word address can be switched into another language instantly.

How do I use what3words in an emergency?