Welcome to Withington Parish Website
Withington Parish Council
Withington Parish Council administers the village of Withington together with the hamlets of Foxcote and Hilcot.
Withington is situated in the Cotswolds between Cheltenham and Cirencester and is part of the area covered by Cotswold District Council. Cotswold District Council has offices in Cirencester and Gloucestershire County Council, which is based at Shire Hall in Gloucester.
The Parish Council owns a playing field which includes a children’s play area and a cricket square. It also owns a bus shelter. It is responsible for the maintenance of these and also the upkeep of a small village green.
For general information on the Parish Council as well as a description of the various roles within the Parish Council, the functions performed by Cotswold District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and our local Member of Parliament download here
The cost of the council’s activities is met by the precept which is set every year and is collected on our behalf by Cotswold District Council.
The council has 7 members and employs a part-time clerk to draw up agendas, take minutes and deal with other administration. The council normally meets every 2 months at Withington Jubilee Hall. Extra meetings may be called as and when required. Announcements of the meetings are posted on the village notice board.
Information about forthcoming meetings, important dates and other items will be posted on the "Notices" below.
For further information please e-mail The Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The vacancy will be filled by election if a request from 10 local government electors for the Parish is received within 14 working days of the date of this notice. The request must be received by 23 February 2024. Requests should include each electors’ name and address and should be sent to the Chief Executive of Cotswold District Council or by email to email@example.com. If an election is called, it will take place not later than 30 April 2024. If 10 signatures are not received by the date given, the Parish Council may fill the vacancy by co- option.
Please find the formal notice of the vacancy here
Date of Notice: 05-Feb-24
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on 20-Mar-24 in the Village Hall at 19:00hrs. All residents of the Parish which includes the hamlets of Cassey Compton, Foxcote & Withington are welcome to attend.
Date of Notice: 05-Feb-24
The principal feature of the landscape of Withington and the seat of most of its settlement is a broad valley running from north to south. Down its east side the river Coln follows a meandering course and on its western slopes a series of springs rise and flow to join the Coln. The long ridge on the west side of the valley.... Read more
Meetings & Minutes
Draft minutes and information relating to any Parish Council meeting will be published here. Once approved any draft minutes will be replaced by a full set of minutes and notes.
The Planning Committee deliberates on all planning applications made within the Parish boundary. Our views are advisory, (decisions are made by delegated authority to planning offers or by the District Council's Development control committee) but nevertheless carry weight with planning officials and members.
Budgets & Spending
Information relating to accounts and local expenditure undertaken by the Parish Council will be published and made available here.