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Updated Information regarding the coronavirus (covid-19) emergency

Temple Guiting Parish Council will continue to send out updated local information as it arrives. To be included please email

The UK Government postponed the May 2020 elections to May 2021, and Annual Parish and Parish Council meetings were not necessary this year. Temple Guiting Parish Council cancelled April and June's meetings.  The first meeting for this financial year was held on July 29th at the village hall at 7.30 p.m. under Covid-secure guidelines.  A risk assessment for holding meetings at the village hall has been prepared and is available on request.  The next meeting is currently scheduled for 7.30 p.m. Wednesday 3rd February 2021.  Meetings will continue to be held face to face at the village hall unless Covid-19 regulations prevent this. 

The following information may be useful.  

The site has a large number of documents addressing a wide range of issues, both personal and for businesses.

Gloucestershire County Council has produced a guide to how you can help neighbours who are self-isolating, available here.  

* NHS - To help the NHS plan its response to Coronavirus please start to use and answer a few questions.  For more on the NHS in Gloucestershire visit   For a list of symptoms see NHS diagnosis.  For information about when and for how long to self isolate at home see NHS overview and staying at home advice.  

* Cotswold Friends have updated their website with details of their services.  Please use the following phone numbers if you would like to use or offer help: - Transport 01608 651115; - Befriending 01608 652019; - General 01608 651415

* North Cotswold Foodbank needs specific items for those who cannot currently afford food. Please check to see how you can help.

* Cotswold District Council is calling on all residents to present their recycling correctly and do all they can to limit the amount of waste they are generating as there has been a significant increase in demand.  Visit for info on what you can and cannot freeze, storage tips and recipes for left overs.  

* To dispose of waste and recycle items not included in your home collections please make an appointment at the Gloucestershire County Council centres on this page.

* No bonfires please!  The council is urging residents not to light bonfires. Coronavirus can cause serious respiratory problems, which would be made much worse if the sufferer is exposed to bonfire smoke.

* Love thy neighbour.  Cotswold District Council is also asking residents to be neighbourly and considerate as more time is spent at home.  Residents should try to to ensure that noise is kept to a minimum, in particular dog barking and loud music. 

If you are affected by nuisances such as smoke from bonfires or noise the first action to take is to go directly to the person causing the problem and tell them that you are being disturbed.  As we are all practising social distancing right now, please stay safe and keep least 2 metres apart if talking to neighbours.  More information and a letter template for neighbours can be found at  If problems persist, residents can make a complaint through the council and will be asked to keep a log for a period of three weeks.

* Coronavirus myths.  The BBC has created a number of useful videos including this one which dispels some of the myths surrounding coronavirus. 

* Both Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire County Council have dedicated pages for information regarding their responses to the pandemic, including information for businesses ( and


Temple Guiting Parish Council represents the residents of Temple Guiting, Barton, Farmcote, Ford and Kineton, also Bemborough, Jackdaws Castle, Pinnock and Trafalgar.

The Council usually meets on the first Wednesday of every other month (not in January) at 7.30pm, usually in Temple Guiting Village Hall. The Annual Village Meeting, to which all residents are invited, takes place in May. Look out for agendas and minutes on the website and the noticeboards.  If you would like to discuss local issues, please come to one of our meetings or contact one of your Parish Councillors. 

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The Parish Council is responsible for setting the annual Precept (its share of the Council Tax), pays the rent for the Village Hall and Recreation Field, contributes to local maintenance, manages the allotments, maintains a watching brief on local roads, public rights of way and trees in public places, responds to planning consultations, liaises with appropriate local and national organisations as well as the District and County Councils, supports local charities and endeavours to respond to matters raised by parishioners.

Cotswold District Council is responsible for refuse collection, planning, environment, licensing and leisure. CDC can be contacted on 01285 623000.

Your Cotswold District Councillor is Richard Keeling.

Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for transport, social services, libraries and education. Phone: 01452 425000. 

Your Gloucestershire County Councillor is Nigel Moor.  Clllr Moor's latest newsletter is avaialble here.

Gloucestershire Highways are responsible for our roads.  Call direct on 08000 514514 to report any potholes or other problems.