Advance Warning

Lassington Lane will be closed to all traffic from Monday 21 August 2017 to Thursday 24 August 2017.

The alternative route to access all facilities will be via the mini roundabout into Oakridge.

Please remember 30 mph speed restriction exists on all roads within the village!

A new Parish Council web site is due to go live on 31 May 2017

The link is

For a limited period both the old and new web sites will be maintained


Highnam Parish Council can now advise all residents that the Planning Application 16/00486/OUT referring to Land South of Oakridge,

was refused permission by the Planning Committee at Tewkesbury Borough Councils  meeting held on 14 March 2017.

Plans are in hand to defend this decision should the matter be taken to appeal.

A battle has been won, but there may still be a war to fight!




The Highnam Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been formally adopted by Tewkesbury Borough Council,  at the full Council meeting held on 24 January 2017

The Decision Notice can be viewed in the NDP section of this web site, and the full Plan, as adopted by TBC can be viewed at

Please open link below to view the results of Audit Report


Highnam Parish Council Accounts 2017



The Parish Council presented the pupils at Highnam Academy with a commemorative medal to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen.



What does it mean for me?

The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is a partnership between Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, supported by Gloucestershire County Council. 

The JCS was formed to produce a co-ordinated strategic development plan for the area, and will plan how the area will develop during the period up to 2031.

The JCS will set out the approach that the Councils will take:

  • to protect and enhance the natural and historic environment
  • deal with climate change
  • set out policies for the location and timing of new housing and employment development, key infrastructure, community, leisure and tourism facilities

Contact the JCS team on 0800 073 1441, email or visit the web-site

Communities back rural broadband campaign

Parishes and market towns throughout Gloucestershire are backing a campaign to bring high-speed broadband to the county’s rural areas.

Borders Broadband is a £14.4 million initiative to secure private investment in a new fast rural broadband infrastructure. The project is managed by GFirst (Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership), Gloucestershire County Council, Herefordshire Council and Broadband Delivery UK.

A Gloucestershire-wide survey of households and businesses is underway to show there is demand for fast broadband in rural communities. And so far, 311 volunteers covering 135 parishes across the county have stepped up to become ‘broadband champions’ for their communities.

Please complete a questionnaire for your household. If you have internet access, you can do it online at or hard copies are available at libraries or from district and parish/town councillors, or broadband champions.

Questionnaires are also available from Gloucestershire Rural Community Council (GRCC) – contact Chris Cowcher on 01452 528491. Also contact GRCC if you would like to volunteer as a broadband champion. 

There is a separate survey for businesses online at . If you run a local business and live in Gloucestershire, you can complete both residential and business surveys.


Our footpath project is now complete and we would like to thank the following who granted money

Awards for All - The Big Lottery Fund

Tewkesbury Borough Council

Highnam Community Fun Day 2010

and residents 

Mr & Mrs G O'Connell

Mr & Mrs P Dole

Mr & Mrs P Humble

Mr & Mrs A Folliard

Mr & Mrs M Heenan

Mr & Mrs A Fowler


Parish Council Newsletter

Follow the link to read the Parish Council's third Newsletter.  If you would like to contribute to future editions, please contact the Clerk

 Click here


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       The on-line glosfamilies directory has been re-launched to include improved searching and a 'What's On?' feature for all family members.  Follow the link


Your Circle is a new web-site to help you find information and advice about the wide range of services and support for adults and older people available in Gloucestershire.



There's a new way to find social housing in Gloucestershire.

Register online to bid for homes that you are eligible for.  Just log on to the web-site and search for available homes in the county.  Once registered, you can bid online, by text or by phone - instructions are at  For further information please contact your local council housing team on 01684 272212


Community Notice Board pilot goes live

A new web-based notice board for local residents is being piloted in the Forest of Dean .

Launched by Gloucestershire County Council, the online board mimics the idea of the Parish Notice Board, but gives residents the chance to feedback and help to make decisions about their areas.

Funded by a grant from government under the “Timely Information for Citizens” programme, the first notice board covers the North Forest area, which includes Newent, Mitcheldean and Cinderford. This is the pilot area and is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK . The Notice Board includes links to:

·         Where’s my nearest?... find council and other services using a postcode search

·         What’s happening – latest news from your local newspaper

·         Report it online – such as pot holes or faulty street lights

·         Online questionnaire – to tell us what you think about your area

·         Statistical profile of the North Forest

·         Community contacts – police, local services

·         Crime information for the local area

The site is based on the area covered by the Forest North Safer Community Team, which includes local councillors, local government and police officers. Notice Boards for the other 17 safer community areas in the County will be rolled out after Christmas.

This notice board contains all the resources that you will need to help your Safer Community Team (SCT) and others to make North Forest a good place to live. Find it again at - or add it to your favourites.  

Would you like to be a volunteer in Highnam?  Click here to find out about opportunities currently available.  

If you see fly tipping or littering occurring, please take down all the information you can, most importantly the car registration, make and model details and report it immediately to Tewkesbury Borough Council, 01684 272186,

Gloucestershire County Council has launched the new Inform web site.

Inform Gloucestershire is designed as an information portal that provides statistics about Gloucestershire for researchers, policy makers, commerce, industry and the general public.  The site contains a large and up to date range of information on the demography, economy and environment of Gloucestershire.
There is a bi-monthly electronic-magazine that provides readers with up to date information on the research and intelligence work that is currently being carried out.  You will be able to find the Nov/Dec edition as well as previous issues on the new Inform website:  Find out how you can have a say on the future of transport in the County, plus many other interesting facts and figures on Gloucestershire.


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