District Cllr Dilys Neill’s report to September Council meeting



Police report to September Council meeting



Council notice board

Council’s notice board on St Edward’s Hall is currently inaccessible.  Council and committee agendas will be posted in the window of Stow News/Post Office for the time being.  Minutes will be available on the website.


Road closure – A424 Evesham Road – 2nd-6th October

Letter - A424 Stow to A44 Jct (B)-1

Ref: 11435640

Ash Dieback

What: Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for essential Ash Dieback tree work.
Where: A424 Stow on the Wold to A44 Jct. (see overleaf for details of the exact location)
When: 2nd- 6th October 2023 inclusive (excluding weekends) from 09.30 to 15.30 daily.
On behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, we are advising you that we are due to be carrying out
essential works at the above location to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback.
Ash Dieback disease causes Ash trees to become unsafe, trees could shed limbs or collapse on to
the road causing harm and injury. This work must take place for health and safety reasons, to
protect road users and pedestrians, and make sure the carriageway remains clear of debris.
As part of our Ash Dieback project, we will be carrying out essential tree works at the above location
for health and safety reasons, to protect users of our Highways and County Council land. To ensure
the safety of you and of our work force, we have, under Sections 14, 15 & 16 of the Road Traffic Act
1984 as amended, made a Temporary Traffic Order to close the road.
Due to the type of activities required with tree felling and maintenance works, the road closure can
cover an area greater than where work is taking place. This is to allow safe movement and
placement of machinery and material.
We appreciate road closures are inconvenient, but it is necessary to keep you and the team working
on the road, safe. We have planned the work so we can be in and out as quickly as possible and
have tried to do it within a timeframe that will minimise any inconvenience.
In accordance with the Temporary Traffic Order, we are not permitted to allow any person or vehicle
to proceed along the closed roads; the exception being emergency vehicles or statutory undertakers
responding to an emergency. We will endeavor to always keep the public foot path open, if it is
necessary to close it at any point it will be for a limited time and fully supervised by our trained banks
***During this period, 2nd- 6th October 2023 inclusive, there will be NO through access from Stow
on the Wold to A44, Evesham Road junction along A424. Essential Ash Dieback work is to be
completed on A424 between the junction for Donnington and the first junction for Longborough. Area
1 will be priority, area 2 will be completed if time allows.
The closure points are continually supervised by our fully trained banks man. Access may be
granted in exceptional circumstances into the ‘soft closure’ area, for residents and deliveries. This is

the road leading up to the actual cutting area as indicated in red on the map. This will be done on a
case-by-case basis and only where it does NOT impact on our ability to carry out the work as
required and only where it is safe to do so. Any access during this time would be at the driver’s own
risk as it is a works site. Once on site, our workforce Supervisor will communicate with residents
who are directly affected by the essential Ash Dieback works, living within the designated work
areas, as indicated in black on the map. NO though traffic will be given access at this point.
Therefore, if you normally drive into or out of this area during the hours when the road closure is in
place, we ask you to please make alternative arrangements. Closure times are between 09:30 –
15:30 daily.
We have created an official diversion route which will be signposted and is suitable for all vehicles
that would normally use the closed A road. This is indicated in blue on the map. We appreciate you
may know an alternative route, however, please be aware that alternative routes which are outside
of the road closure area are used at driver’s discretion and own risk. Below is the map showing the
extents of the road closure.
If you have any queries, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions leaflet delivered with this
letter, contact us on 08000 514514 or email AshDieback@gloucestershire.gov.uk.
Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.
Laura Dennis
Ash Dieback Officer
Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Gloucester, GL1 2TG


Emergency road closure – Union Street

Please be advised of the following emergency closure:

  • Union Street, Stow on the Wold

This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 23/08/23 to 28/11/23 due to a collasped wall following an RTC by Gloucestershire Highways.

Emergency and pedestrian access NOT will be maintained.

If you should require further information please email streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Union Street, Stow on the Wold Map CO0518-1



Road closure – High Street & surrounds – 1st Nov – 2nd Nov 2023

High Street, Parsons Corner and part of the Square (up to the Queen’s Head) will be closed (as per the attached plans) from 01/11/2023 to 02/11/2023 between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 only, to allow for carriageway resurfacing work by Gloucestershire Highways.  Notification of actual dates will be given on site, at least two weeks before.

Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained.

If you should require further information please email streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Stow on the Wold Town Resurfacing Blanket Map CO0504-1


Road closure – Union Street – 16th Oct- 17th Nov 2023

GCC have advised that Union Street will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 16/10/2023 to 17/11/2023 to allow for footway reconstruction work by Gloucestershire Highways.  Please note that the work will be carried out in 50 metres sections.

Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained.

If you should require further information please email streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.ukUnion Street, Stow on the Wold Map CO0514-1