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Welcome to Chalford

Forthcoming Meetings

All meetings are open to members of the public. If you wish to attend, please contact the Clerk prior to the meeting.

Works: Wednesday 19th June at 7pm at the Parish Centre

Plans Assessment: Thursday 20th June at 9.30am at the Parish Centre.

NB. Planning meetings may be subject to change, please contact the Parish Centre if you wish to attend.

See all past meeting minutes

REPORT IT

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

Gloucestershire County Council temporary traffic order. Various Roads in Horsley, Chalford, Bisley-with-Lypiatt, Stinchcombe, Alkington and Painswick Parishes, Dursley and Stroud Town Stroud District Order. Please see link below for details.

Road Closure Notice

Temporary Closure 3/202 High Street

Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the 3/202 High Street from its junction with Marle Hill to its junction with Coppice Hill for a distance of approximately 700 metres.

The reason for closure is for remedial works to carriageway.

The road is expected to be closed from 12th June 2019 until 14th June 2019 or until the works have been completed.

Please see attached map

High Street22, Chalford plan

Beech Lane, Brownshill

This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 29th July 2019 to the 9th August 2019. This is to allow for the installation of a new gas supply by Wales and West Utilities.

Beech Lane2, Chalford plan
Chalfest 2019

Please see attached information regarding temporary road closure and no parking/no waiting restrictions for Chalfest.

Chalfest 2019 Plan

Chalfest 2019 Schedule

Please be advised that Gloucestershire County Council have a blanket temporary traffic order for resurfacing works between the dates of 1st August 2019 and 7th October 2019.

A419 Cowcombe Hill, Chalford (as per the attached plan) is currently proposed to take place from 27th August 2019 to 30th August 2019, 19.00hrs to 07.00hrs each night. Any date changes will be advertised by advance warning signs on site.

Southern Q2 19-20 Plan Cowcombe Hill

If you require any further information regarding these closures please contact Highways on 08000 514514.

Severn View Food Project

The Severn View Food Project which operates the Tuesday Lunch Club and Friday Breakfast Club from the Frith Youth Centre is participating in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme during May and June. They are the middle box, so all tokens gratefully received in Tesco participating stores in Chalford, Stroud, Nailsworth and Paganhill.

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

Chalford Climate Action Group

At the Parish Council meeting on 2 May 2019 it was agreed to set up a working group to address the need for urgent action at a community level to combat climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and the change to a zero waste economy.

The first meeting of the group was held on Monday 13th May 2019 at the Parish Centre.

See meeting notes

Annual Newsletter

Please click the link below to read about some of the things happening in your parish in our annual newsletter. We hope you find it interesting and informative.

newsletter 2019

Stroud to Chalford Cycling Feasibility Study – Have your say!

Consultants Witteveen+Bos and Clifton Emery Design have been commissioned to investigate the potential of upgrading the A419 into an active, green transport corridor with more safe walking and cycling.

The main A419 road is currently a busy motor traffic corridor characterised by speeding vehicles, high levels of heavy goods vehicles and congestion at critical junctions.

Levels of walking and cycling are low, and cannot be considered particularly safe or attractive. As such, the A419 does not provide many options for other forms of transport.

By balancing movement and place, the study will outline the potential to transform the A419 into an active, green transport corridor that will provide quality of life for todays and future generations.

Please click the link below to read details about two drop in events which are being held. There is also a link to the questionnaire where you will be able to give your valued views and opinions.

A hard copy of the questionnaire will be available to complete at the Parish Centre, and can also be completed at our stand at Chalfest.

Public Consultation

Frith Youth Centre Car Boot Sale

The Frith Youth Centre will be holding a car boot sale each month at Bussage Pleasure Ground from 9am until midday starting on Sunday 7th July and then 4th August, 1st September and 6th October.

Sellers to arrive by 8.30am, £5 per car & £8 per van. All commercial sellers to advise beforehand and the cost will be £10 per car & £16 per van.

Refreshments will be available at Frith Youth Centre. Any queries please email frithyouthcentre@hotmail.com

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.

Please visit the Footpath Group page on the website for more information and you will find details of 11 short walks around our beautiful parish.

Footpaths

ALLOTMENTS There are still a few allotment plots available at Middle Hill.  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

MOBILE LIBRARY

The mobile library is off the road with a significant electrical failure and will be off the road until further notice. Please remember that we have a lovely selection of books in the Parish Centre, so come along and have a browse. There are also telephone box kiosks located on Silver Street, Chalford Hill, Lynch Road in France Lynch and in Brownshill by the noticeboard which also have a great selection of books.

We will keep you updated when we know more about when the mobile library will be back.

SPEED SIGN
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.

VOLUNTEER VISIT

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.)

THE GYM AT THOMAS KEBLE SCHOOL HAS RE OPENED!

GYM MEMBERSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE!

With an introductory offer of £9.99 per month with no contract or sign up fee. The sign up process is very quick and easy to complete online by clicking the link below or alternatively, you can call 0800 107 6397 for more information.

https://secure15.clubwise.com/thomaskeblehighschool/pos.asp

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S55F2VG

BOOK SWAP

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).

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

Local Events

For a full listing of local events visit our Local Events Page. To advertise a local event on our website, please contact us at the Parish Centre: EMAIL