Author: Susan Dodd

New baby?

Come to ‘Baby & Me’!

Baby & Me is a free, weekly postnatal group for parents with babies aged 0-6 months, run by Home-Start Cotswolds. It’s a great opportunity to build your confidence as a parent, share experiences and learn more about your baby’s development in a friendly, supportive environment. Each week we cover a different topic, such as feeding, play and communication, baby massage and of course sleep!

Being a parent is hard and having a new baby can be overwhelming. Here is some of the feedback we received after the group that ran earlier this year…

‘The Baby and Me classes were a highlight of our week. It provided a safe space to discuss any queries about looking after my baby or even just to get some moral support and share experiences with other new mums. The play and music session really inspired me and helped me grow in confidence when playing with my baby.’

‘It helped build my confidence. I learned a lot talking to other parents and realised a lot of things I was going through were normal, like loneliness and anxiety.’

The next weekly group runs from Thursday 5th May to Thursday 30th June (not Thursday 2nd June), 1pm to 2.30pm at the George Moore Centre, Moore Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AZ. Don’t worry if you have missed some sessions – just call 01285 885391 or email Groups@home-start-cotswolds.org.uk for more information and to book a place.

We look forward to hearing from you!

“At the Pavilion” Market

New indoor and outdoor Market at Bourton Vale Cricket Club, 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 9am-3pm.

Starting on Sunday 2nd May and Sunday May 16th. Will also run on the Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May.

The Market will have a wide variety of stalls including Bees Wax, candles, Soap, Interior Design, Clothes, bags, Cheese, Confectionery etc.

For more information contact lourenzahargraves@gmail.com

Cotswold Festival of Motoring

Cotswold Festival of Motoring

Returns Sunday 26th September 2021

The Cotswold Festival of Motoring is a fantastic day out for all the family.  This year it will take place at Bourton Vale Cricket Club on Sunday September 26th (10:00 am – 4:00pm).  For the car enthusiast there will be 180 vintage, classic, sports cars and super cars.  You will be able to vote for your favourite car in ‘The People’s Concourse’.

Motion Picture Motors will be there with cars from your favourite TV shows and Movies such as the Bullitt Mustang and Dodge Charger from the iconic 1968 movie’s car chase.   Live music will be provided by Paige and the Red Shift during the day.  There will be a bar, food stalls and entertainment for the kids including a free climbing wall, make and take craft stall and a make-up artist and retail stalls too.

Tickets cost £8 for adults and £2 for children with a family ticket costing £20.  If you book your tickets in advance from TicketSource (www.ticketsource.co.uk) you will get a 20% discount.

The event is being run by North Cotswolds Rotary and Rotary in the Rissingtons.  We would like to thank Brio Retirement Living for sponsoring this event.  All profits will go to Mind.  If you would like to exhibit a car or for more information on the event please go to www.cotswoldfestivalofmotoring.org.

Winter Weather Arrangements – Parish Council

Winter Weather arrangements

In good time for the winter weather, residents are reminded of the arrangements that will be in place to tackle any winter weather in Bourton this year.

As usual, GCC will arrange for the primary roads in the village to be gritted and cleared of snow, as and when necessary.  A stock of grit and grit spreading equipment is held by the Parish Council to be made available to residents and businesses for clearing public pavements and footpaths as required.  The equipment will be loaned out to residents as and when necessary; however, these supplies will obviously only be available during office hours so residents are asked to contact the Council in advance if they do wish to do so, to ensure the equipment can be collected when staff will be on hand.  This grit is not to be used on private land, and residents should make their own provision in this respect ahead of winter, as general suppliers often run out of stocks during prolonged spells of bad weather.

Contrary to many people’s understanding there are no laws which prevent you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your homes or from public areas.  However, it’s obvious that this should be done responsibly and with due care for yourself and for others.  Guidance is available on the Council’s web-site (www.bourtononthewaterpc.org.uk) in respect of good practice precautions to be taken when doing this.

The grit bins around the village will be filled by GCC ahead of the winter months but, thereafter, the Parish Council will be responsible for re-stocking them.  Our stocks are limited and these must therefore only be used for spreading grit on public footpaths and pavements.  Residents are asked to respect this and not take grit from these bins for use on their own land, and to notify the Council if they notice any of the bins are empty so they can be re-stocked.

If bad weather arrives, we’d also ask residents to help any vulnerable neighbours and do what they can to ensure they have help with path clearing, or delivering shopping etc, wherever possible.  There is a wider and general community benefit which will result from residents getting together to tackle the clearing of snow and ice for their own immediate area, in addition to looking out for and helping vulnerable neighbours

With thanks for your cooperation.

Sue Cretney, Clerk

 

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