Click the title and see the attached document which gives details of the nominated persons. The By Election will take place at Stow Social Club on Thursday 7th October 2021.  More details to follow.

Road Closure – B4068 to Lower Swell Road, Lower Swell – 8/11/2021 to 9/11/2021

Please be advised of the following closure:

  • B4068 Lower Swell Road, Lower Swell

This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 08/11/21 to 09/11/21 to allow for new connection works by Western Power Distribution.

Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained.


B4068 to Lower Swell Road, Lower Swell Map CO0008



Register of Electors Annual Canvass of Empty Properties

From Cotswold District Council

Cotswold District Council undertakes an annual check of properties in the District and this year’s is now under way.

The canvass starts with a data matching process against Dept. of Work and Pension records.  This gives us two sets of properties – those where all the electors match to DWP (Route 1) and those where all or some electors don’t match (Route 2).

The canvass began with an email to Route 1 properties a couple of weeks ago. The email asked residents to confirm or change their details. If no response is received from a property, a form will be posted to those households at the end of August.
These Route 1 property forms do not require a response from the householder unless there are changes to be made. Once the forms have been posted, our work on these properties is complete although we review entries throughout the year using internal data such as council tax records. Therefore, as no reminder form will be sent, it is important that any household that requires changes to be made, returns the form to us or makes changes online.

Route 2 properties will receive a form within the next 10 days and we do need a response to these. Therefore, if no response is received we will follow up with a posted reminder and finally a canvasser visit to the property.

Also, as part of the process we will be sending a separate information sheet to properties that currently don’t have any electors registered and I attach a copy of this for your information.

Would residents please note that the canvass has started and, if required to, respond to the form as soon as possible.  The form will explain how to respond.


Fine issued by CDC for fly tipping

Working in partnership with Cotswold District Council a persons has been fined £400 for fly tipping a large quantity of bark chipping on the side of a road near to Northleach. Fly tipping is an environmental crime.

There is no excuse for fly tipping and we all pay for fly tipping as it costs the District Council to clear waste dumped on council -owned land. Dumped waste not only looks unpleasant , but it can also seriously damage land, pollute water and endanger wildlife.

Offenders can be fined up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted at Magistrates Court. This can be increase to an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted at Crown Court

You can report fly tipping on the CDC website.

Many thanks
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
Rural Crime Team


Town Council Vacancy – By Election to be held on 7th October 2021


Stow on the Wold Town Council has a vacancy.  A by election will be held on 7th October 2021

Residents are encouraged to consider standing for election.

If you would like to know more about being a councillor you are welcome to contact the Clerk on 01451 832585 or email

Look out for Notice of Election poster which will be put up on 2nd September 2021 and note that you must get your nominations to Cotswold District Council by 4 pm 10th September 2021


DATES EXTENDED – A436 Sheep Street & Park Street Resurfacing – 26 August to 9 SEPTEMBER. Please note Digbeth & Church Streets will also be closed.

Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for carriageway resurfacing.

Where: A436 Sheep Street & Park Street, Stow-on-the-Wold.  See Gloucestershire County Council Highways letter for details of road closure.

When: For approximately 9 Days (excl. weekends and bank holidays) between the hours of 09:30 to 15:30.
The PLANNED start and end dates are currently Thursday 26th August to Thursday 9th September, however keep an eye on the web page detailed in the letter or the signs on site for any short notice changes.

853404 A436 Sheep Street Park Street Resident Letter


Vaccine Passport Scam Alert

Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”. These emails are fake, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites that steal your personal and financial information.How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking passwords.
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
  • Your vaccination status can be obtained for free through the official NHS app, NHS website, or by calling the NHS on 119.

How to report scams:

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, you can report it by forwarding the email to: Suspicious text messages can also be reported by forwarding them to the number: 7726 (it’s free of charge).

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


Police Report for Stow on the Wold for July 2021 Council Meeting