NEWS, NOTICES AND EVENTS
The Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting
will be held the evening of Monday 9th April at 7.30 pm in the village hall.
Further details and agenda will follow on parish noticeboards and on the council website.
All are welcome to attend to receive an overview for the year of Parish Council activities and to meet councillors. Grant recipients will be invited to receive their grant award at the meeting.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be followed by the April Parish Council meeting on the same evening. Parishioners are welcome to attend both meetings.
Clerk, North Nibley Parish Council
Village Clean Up Day
Thank you to everyone who helped on the village clean up day on the 17th March. A good many bags were collected of litter, metal, plastic and car parts across quite a wide area of the parish.
If anyone retains a litter picker and gloves for further work during the week, I shall be grateful if they can let the clerk know when this work is completed and she will return the pickers to the district council the following week.
Grant Applications .Thank you for grant applications received this year.
The Parish Council revised its grant application process for the 2018 round of grant applications. A copy of the new application form is now uploaded to this website.
Applications were considered at the March 2018 Council meeting and recipients will shortly receive a formal letter. This year's recipients have already received a brief email to confirm a grant will be awarded to their organisation.
Building Works for Cemetery Improvements
Building work has been taking place in the cemetery on Wotton Road.
Whilst much of the major work is now completed, some small works continue in the area. The Parish Council requests that visitors take care when visiting the cemetery and memorial garden during the period of the works.
Speed Awareness Training
The first training session was held on the 9th July.
A second training session was held on the 22nd July.
In all 6 new volunteers have now been signed off as successfully completing the training for the new Gloucestershire speed awareness scheme. Thank you to those taking part.
There maybe further opportunities later in the year for training subject to interest and the availability of the trainer.
Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Report.
The Parish Council held its Annual Meeting on the 3rd April and presented its Annual Report. This is a summary of the previous year's activities and financial summary. Additionally an outline of plans for the following year.New Website
Feedback on the new Parish Council website has been good. The Clerk receives monthly reports on overall website usage. This shows visitor numbers have increased during 2018.
To include forthcoming community events as a listing on the Parish council website please contact the Clerk in the first instance.
New Parish Council websites are required to meet special Transparency rules by the end of March 2017. This involves the uploading of key information concerning the Council activities, policies and finances. The benefits to the community are greater access to Council information and activities. This process is also important in the lead up to changes in the External Audit procedures next year which will rely on more detailed information becoming available on Council websites. Contact the Clerk for further information.
North Nibley is an attractive village on the edge of the Cotswolds located close to the river Severn between Bristol and Gloucester. Its name means a farm or settlement on a hilltop. The first record is in the register known as Cartularium Saxonicum in 940 AD as 'hnibban lege'. The village is of considerable antiquity and was formerly famed for the manufacture of woollen cloth. For more information click the following link A Brief History of North Nibley
Map of the Parish and Boundary
What's On - let us know about your local events. Subject to web space the Clerk will upload details.