Welcome to Chalford

Forthcoming Meetings

Works Meeting

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 7pm at the Parish Centre

Finance & Management

Wednesday, 26th October 3pm at the Parish Centre

Plans Assessment Committee meeting

Thursday, 27th October 9.30am at the Parish Centre

Full Council

Thursday, 3rd November 7.00pm at the Parish Centre


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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.

Latest News

Mobile Post Office in Chalford

The Post Office has finalised consultation on their plans to provide a Mobile Post Office Service to be located in the Valley, opposite Belvedere Mews.  As a result, the mobile unit will be in Chalford for two days a week; Monday and Thursday from 9.00 a.m. until 10.00 a.m. and aims to provide full post office services including foreign currency, road fund tax etc. In addition, they will be offering ATM facilities and you will be able to bank cheques if you are a customer of one of the main four banks. The timing of the runs is done so that the Mobile PO can return to base in time for the special deliveries to be collected by Royal Mail. The postmaster will also have items of stationary to sell. At the time of writing, the date for the commencement of this service will be Monday, 14 November.

Adopt a phone box

Adopt a Telephone Kiosk – BT is once again offering up telephone kiosks for adoption.  Last year we adopted two on behalf of communities; Brownshill has turned theirs into an exhibition area for items of historical interest and book swap and France Lynch a book swap.  Currently, there are three left in the Parish; Bussage Village Hall, Frithwood (near to the cemetery) and the third in Silver Street.  If we don’t adopt them, BT will most probably remove them.  Is there one near you that you value and know is used often? Or is there one that is barely used at all?  Do you have a really good idea for turning an underused kiosk to good purpose? Let us know what you think..

Playrangers in Bussage

Playrangers is returning to Bussage in  October Half-Term on Tuesday, 25th October 10am to 4pm on the Old Common.  Come rain or shine, they will be there building dens, organising games, providing snacks and offering creative activities.  Activities are for all 7 – 14 years olds, but under 7s are welcome to join in if accompanied by a parent.

Play Ranger activities are open access. This means there is no registration – children can leave the site at any time.  The activities are outdoors and include den building, fires, arts and crafts, sports and a range of playful games. Children are encouraged to play freely and choose what they do. They do not have to do anything if they don’t want to.  Play Rangers will provide drinking water at all sessions and sometimes free fruit.

Health Walks

Meeting at Chalford Baptist Church every Monday, except Bank Holidays, at 10:50am, there is a Health Walk encompassing the beautiful terrain, views and encouraging fitness- for free! The walks take about an hour and are followed by liquid refreshments and conversation back in the church. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting Stroud District Councillor, Liz Peters, for details. 01453 887980

Cotswold Rural Skills Workshops

Cotswolds Rural Skills is a one stop shop for training courses in a wide range of rural skills and crafts throughout the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Working with local instructors, organisations, community groups and landowners we ensure that these courses are not only informative and practical but also make a noticeable and lasting contribution to the Cotswold landscape. So whether you want to try your hand at blacksmithing, stone carving, rebuild a 200 year old dry stone wall, have a go at hedgelaying, scything, horse logging, coppicing or gain a LANTRA qualification in brushcutting or stonewalling they may have the course for you.
Printed details can be obtained locally from the Parish Centre in Chalford or go to the Cotswold Rural Skills website:
or contact David Molloy, Cotswold Rural Skills Officer 01451 862001

Chalford Hill Primary School PTA Annual Bonfire and Fireworks

Chalford Hill Primary School PTA are holding their annual bonfire event on France Lynch Pleasure Ground on Tuesday 1st November.  The Bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and Fireworks at 7pm.  Suggested donations: £8/family, £3/person.  Glowsticks and refreshments available.

Important note regarding materials for building the bonfire:  The PTA have advised they wish to limit the size of the bonfire and the type of material to dry timber only this year in order to prevent the large amount of smoke that is hazardous to members of the public attending the event, local residents and passing traffic and to ensure the bonfire is extinguished on the night.  Please note therefore that no garden waste will be permitted on the fire this year.