This newsletter covers all the latest news and activities going on. From our collaborative work with fellow WAW towns, focus meeting regards future parking policies to working with local bus providers to encourage using the bus. Not forgetting our ongoing initiatives for Winchcombe to a Water Foiller initiative to save on using one time plastic bottles and improving accessibility on paths around the town.
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While the Winchcombe Museum is under going building work the Tourist Information Office is re-located at the Library situated by the car park entrance in Back Lane.
From the 7th December until further notice the TIC will be open the following days and times
Saturday 10am-1pm and Sunday 10am -1pm
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
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.