Poulton is a vibrant village of around 160 houses, set in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a beautiful 19th Century Church, a traditional Village Hall and it is also home to the popular gastro pub, The Falcon, which serves some of the best food in the area.

Historically it was predominately an agricultural community, which over the past century has seen many changes, yet remains an active and sociable place to live. Regular events are held in the Village Hall, such as Toddlers’ Group, Pilates, yoga, art classes, and a film club called the ‘One and Nines’. The Women’s Institute meet regularly and there is a monthly “Books and Biccies” session, held on the first Saturday of each month, when villagers can swap books and meet and catch up with the news. The village is lucky to have retained a recreation ground and a playing field called ‘Englands’ where village cricket and football is played, and a traditional summer fete is held each year on the first Sunday after the August Bank Holiday.

Poulton is in the county of Gloucestershire, in the south of the Cotswolds and is part of the Hampton ward of the Cotswold District Council. The parish had a population of 408 at the 2011 census.

Temporary road closure – Bell Lane, Poulton – 10th to 12th August 2022

Bell Lane will be closed from 10th to 12th August to allow for blockage clearing work by Openreach. Emergency access will NOT be maintained. If you should require further information please email streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Village Meeting – Monday, 23rd May 2022 at 7.00 pm

The Village Meeting will take place at Poulton Village Hall on Monday 23rd May 2022 at 7.00 pm. Topics will include: the cemetery and speeding issues in the village.

Poulton Parish Council meeting – Monday, 9th May 2022 at 7.00 pm

The next Poulton Parish Council meeting will take place on Monday, 9th May 2022 at 7.00 pm at Poulton Village Hall. Residents are warmly invited to attend. The agenda can be viewed on the Parish Records page.

Incidents of criminal damage and arson at Betty’s Grave

Between August 2021 and March 2022 there have been a number of incidents involving criminal damage and arson in the Betty’s Grave area. If you have any information that would assist with our enquiries then please email the Neighbourhood Police Team directly on 249302@gloucestershire.police.uk, making reference to (Betty’s Grave Incidents). If you happen to use this route regularly on your travels then please remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons or vehicle, particularly in the area around the layby. You can do this by ringing 101 or using the 101 online reporting form. Many thanks for your time and cooperation
Fairford & Lechlade, Neighbourhood Police Team

News from Cotswold District Council – Boundary Changes – 30th March 2022

Cotswold District Council will be writing to the Boundary Commission this week in relation to their review into parliamentary constituencies and to suggest changes to the proposed new constituencies to best reflect local communities.
Councillor Joe Harris, Leader of Cotswold District Council, said: “As populations and communities evolve over time it is important we review how those communities are represented at a national level and make sure all constituencies have the same number of residents.”“There’s been a lot of chatter about parts of our area leaving the Cotswolds which is total rubbish. We believe the proposals put forward by the Boundary Commission would be a good solution to creating equality in our parliamentary boundaries, albeit with some changes we are putting forward. “We are suggesting that the two new constituencies are named ‘North Cotswolds’ and ‘South Cotswolds’ to better reflect the communities within those areas.“We are also responding on behalf of local communities who have reached out to us and as part of that, we are recommending that the Chedworth and Churn Valley Ward should form part of the proposed Cirencester and North Wiltshire constituency. It’s bonkers to think that communities like Baunton, Bagendon, North Cerney and Rendcomb who all look to Cirencester wouldn’t have the same MP as Cirencester, under the current proposals residents on one side of Baunton Lane would also have a different MP to their neighbours on the opposite side of the road!”“This change would help even the number of electors in the two proposed constituencies and also help maintain community cohesion. We look forward to seeing the results of the latest consultation and hope our suggestions are taken into account. I would encourage residents to have a look at the proposals to see what it would mean for their community.”The Boundary Commission’s proposals, which are currently out for consultation, are to create two new Parliamentary constituencies covering the Cotswold District, one currently titled ‘Cirencester and North Wiltshire’ which would match areas in the south and east of the district such as Cirencester, Tetbury, Lechlade and Northleach in with areas currently in North Wiltshire. The other proposed constituency provisionally named ‘The Cotswolds’, would cover large areas of the north and west Cotswolds.The Council will be writing to the Boundary Commission this week to provide feedback with the council leader also attending a public event to pass on the suggestions.The review was started by the independent Boundary Commission in December 2020 to review parliamentary constituencies to try and make sure each one has an equal population. The review is due to finish in 2023 when the final proposals will be made into law ahead of the next planned general election.Residents can see how the proposals would impact their area by visiting www.bcereviews.org.uk and using the postcode checker.