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Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council

Traffic & Footpaths

Litter Picking

In previous years, the Council organised a litter pick each Spring, however, this only kept the village tidy for a very short while.  Now that a Volunteer Working Party has been established, some of those members as well as residents and members of other local groups have agreed to "take responsibility" for a different area of the village and litter pick this area on a regular basis.  This is an informal arrangement and there are no fixed intervals but it's hoped that this arrangement will help to keep the main footpaths and verges clear of litter for longer periods throughout the year.

Pupils of Bourton Primary have also agreed to be part of this initiative and often litter pick on The Avenue - we're very grateful to them for their help.

As there are many areas around the village that would benefit, we would be grateful to hear from any residents who would be willing to join in.  The more people volunteer, the less each one will have to do as the workload is shared between a larger number of people.  If you are willing to join this team, do contact the Council office; in the meantime, thanks to those who have already signed up - you will be making a real difference.

Traffic related matters

We have an ongoing dialogue with Glos. Highways' Area Manager and the schedule for discussion changes as new issues issues arise and older issues are actioned.  The regular meetings have been extremely helpful, and we're grateful to Glos. Highways for the time they have taken in trying to find a solution to the various problems.

Various actions are being progressed although these naturally take time, particularly in light of further budget cuts that GCC are required to make.

Any general highways-related issues which crop up on a day to day basis (such as blocked gullies, new pot-holes, street lights out etc) can be reported by residents direct to Glos. Highways on the central switchboard number 08000 514514.

Local roadworks

GCC often has a number of roadworks scheduled in and around Bourton.  For details of these and other roadworks that are likely to affect the local community please refer to our Local Roadworks page or alternatively the latest schedule issued by GCC is available on GCC's web-site.

New Speed Limit Changes

With effect from 2nd December 2016 a 20mph speed limit will be introduced on the following roads in Bourton-on-the-Water: Lansdowne, Green Lake Close, Mousetrap Lane, School Hill, Rectory Lane, Moore Road, High Street, Sherborne Street, Bourton Hill, Pock Hill Lane, Pock Hill Drive, Baines Close, Springfield, Letch Hill Drive, Bow Lane, Letch Lane, Victoria Street, Clapton Row, Broadlands Court, Chardwar Gardens and Gasworks Lane. As well as the proposed extension of the existing 30mph speed limit on part of Bourton Hill.

The confirmed Order, public Notice, statement of reasons and plan can be viewed via the attached document below. This is also accompanied by an article urging residents to adhere to the new speed limits:

New Waiting Restrictions - Station Road and School Hill

With effect from 17th November 2016 new No Waiting At Any Time restrictions (double yellow lines) were introduced along Station Road close to Moore Road and Roman Way and along part of School Hill. 

School Keep Clear markings have been retained on School Hill and are now enforceable between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. 

The confirmed Order, public Notice, statement of reasons and plan can be viewed via the attached document below:


The local team undertakes regular speed checks throughout the village. These exercises, undertaken by a group of local volunteers, have helped enormously to raise awareness of speeding in the village, and we're very grateful to this team for giving up their free time. The data gathered will be assessed by the Police and any patterns or incidences of speeding that are identified can then be fed through to Glos. Highways as part of our regular meetings to ascertain whether any additional signage etc is required or can be provided to address speeding issues.

For details of this initiative please click on this link.


Minutes from the most recent Traffic & Footpaths Committee meetings are available here. Minutes from previous committee meetings can be obtained on request.