All meetings are open to members of the public. If you wish to attend, please contact the Clerk prior to the meeting.
Plans Assessment: Thursday 14th February at 10.30am
NB. Planning meetings may be subject to change, please contact the Parish Centre if you wish to attend.
Finance and Management: Tuesday 19th February 2019, 2pm at The Parish Centre.
Works: Wednesday 27th February 2019, 7pm at The Parish Centre.
Visit our REPORT IT page to find out how to contact (online and by phone) the appropriate authority for any problems affecting you or your local area.
LATEST INFORMATION ON ROAD CLOSURES AND RAIL WORKS
RANDALLS GREEN, CHALFORD
The 41324 will be closed as per the plan below, from its junction at Coppice Hill to its junction with Haywards Lane for a distance of approximately 150 metres, from the 25th February until 27th February 2019. This is to renew a water pipe.
MARLE HILL, CHALFORD
This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 6th March 2019 to 8th March 2019. This is to allow for works by Severn Trent Water Ltd.
If you require any further information regarding these closures please contact Highways on 08000 514514.
FRITH YOUTH CENTRE
Frith Youth Centre are going to take part in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme between Friday 1st March 2019 through to Tuesday 30th April 2019.
Please vote for them! Use the blue tokens to support our local youth centre.
Participating stores are:
Chalford Express, Nailsworth Express, Paganhill Express and Stroud Superstore.
Welcome to the official website of Chalford Parish Council giving details of the services and activities of the Parish Council and also providing some information about the local area.
The Parish of Chalford is located in Gloucestershire in the South Cotswolds between Stroud and Cirencester. It covers the settlements of Chalford Hill, Chalford Valley, Bussage, Brownshill and France Lynch and is known for its steep terraced hillsides,stone walls and traditional buildings.
INFORMATION, NEWS & EVENTS
Community tickets go on sale on Friday 1st February at 8am for six weeks. Please click the link below for further information about Chalfest and how to purchase tickets online. Alternatively, you can register for tickets in the parish office.
MIDDLE HILL DEVELOPMENT
A planning application has been submitted for the development of 31 homes on the field to the west of Middle Hill opposite the allotments and adjoining the houses around Middle Hill Crescent.
We would encourage parishioners to have a look at this very important application, which can be viewed via the link below. Comments must be submitted by the 8th February 2019.
The above application was discussed by the Parish Council on 7 February 2019 and the Council resolved to object to the application. Please click the link below to read the comments submitted to Stroud District Council.
We have received exciting news that Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have launched an appeal to purchase Dimmel’s Dale. Donations need to made by 28th February 2019. Please follow the link below for more information.
Fun In The Snow
A great time was had by all in the snow! Our thanks as always go to the owner of the field for allowing the use of their land.
PLEASE PARK CONSIDERATELY
We have received numerous complaints about inconsiderate parking, specifically along Tanglewood Way from the shops up to Hill Top View, and from Hill Top View to Alder Way. It causes obstruction of the roundabout and sight lines and this can potentially cause accidents.
ACTIVE FOR LIFE – EQUIPMENT LOAN
Stroud District Council’s Health & Wellbeing Team are pleased to launch their Active for Life – Equipment Loan Scheme.
About the Active for Life Equipment
The Active for Life adapted sports equipment can be used to increased Mobility, coordination, mental health, wellbeing and increased social activity. This might be particular helpful in care settings or community groups aimed at older people. All of the equipment can be used sitting or standing and it easy to set up.
Equipment should be collected from Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill. There is a selection of equipment packs available and more than one can be hired at a time for a £20 returnable cheque deposit per equipment pack. The maximum loan period is 8 weeks.
Provided with the equipment are rules and games ideas.
Our Equipment Packs:-
· 10 x Boccia Sets
· 12 x New Age Bowls Sets
· 12 x Scoring wedge
If you are interested in borrowing the equipment, Please download the information pack HERE
SDC GOVERNANCE REVIEW OF PARISH/TOWN COUNCILS
Stroud District Council are undertaking a review of all Parish/Town Councils and Parish Meetings in the Stroud District.
This survey is intended to collect local residents’ views about how well they think their Parish/Town Council or Parish Meeting works and any information that you provide will be used for the purpose of this review. For more information and to complete the survey click here
If you require information about the structure of Chalford Parish Council, please visit or contact the Parish Centre in Geralds Way (Tel. 887204).
STROUD TOWN COUNCIL – LIFTS AT STROUD RAILWAY STATION PETITION
Stroud Town Council is bidding for a share of £300 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve access at Stroud Railway Station. It needs people to back its campaign in order to secure a nomination for the money.
During the consultation for the town’s Neighbourhood Development Plan, over 2,500 people prioritised a step-free crossing at the station.
In order to ensure Stroud is nominated for funding, please click here to sign a petition. It can be signed by individuals, groups and businesses or letters of support can be sent to the Town Council.
PARISH COUNCIL MATTERS
FOOTPATH GROUP: If you know of footpaths that need brambles cutting back, encroaching grass and weeds clearing, or hedges that are making a path difficult to use, let us know.
Also, we’re always pleased to take on new Volunteers, so if you’d like to contribute to footpath maintenance, again let us know. The tasks vary from gentle to demanding, and Volunteers can come as often or seldom as they wish. We’ve settled into two hour sessions on Thursday mornings.
The Parish Office can be contacted on 01453 887204.
The Parish Council road safety group received funding from the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner for a speed sign which is moved to various locations around the parish gathering valuable data to help us make our roads safer.
The sign also displays the speed cars are travelling at and hopefully will make those driving too fast slow down.
If you live in the Parish and would be interested in joining our road safety group could you please contact the Clerk at the Parish Centre.
CONSULTATION ON IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PLAY AREAS IN FRANCE LYNCH PLEASURE GROUNDS
The Parish Council in conjunction with parishioners are looking at raising money through grants to improve the play area in France Lynch Pleasure Ground.
Your views on this would be appreciated. Please click on the link below to access the survey.
In addition to a book swap at the Parish Centre, there are ‘satellite’ book swaps at adopted kiosks in the Parish. We have had so many comments from parishioners about how much they enjoy the two adopted kiosks/book swaps in Chalford Hill on Silver Street and France Lynch, that we would like to thank those involved in starting them up and keeping them going. The kiosk in Brownshill is shared use – a local history display and book swap. Please do not leave too many books at this kiosk, (if you have a great quantity please feel free to bring them to the Parish Centre and we will keep them here or distribute them further to the other kiosks).
We have a group of parishioners who have volunteered to visit elderly and housebound people in the Parish. If you would like an occasional visit, perhaps for a chat over a cup of tea or to share an interest, or if you know of anyone who would benefit from visits, then please contact the Parish Centre and we will arrange for someone to call. (DBS checks are carried out on all our volunteers.)
MONTHLY PARISH COUNCIL ‘NEWSLETTER’: The monthly parish council ‘newsletter’ is included in the local publications – The Herald, Bussage, Brownshill & Eastcombe Newsletter and every 4 months in Valley News, the text for each month can be read here
ALLOTMENTS There are still a few available allotment plots at Middle Hill (and one or two at Browshill and France Lynch). If you wish to become a tenant please get in touch with the Clerks at The Parish Centre either by phone during opening hours on 01453 887204, or email Allotment rents are incredibly reasonable, so growing your own is very economical, not to mention all the added benefits of fresh air, exercise and the company of friendly like-minded neighbours! Visit our Allotments page for more information