All meetings are open to members of the public. If you wish to attend, please contact the Clerk prior to the meeting.
Full Council: Thursday, 5th October at 7pm
Plans Assessment Committee: Thursday, 12 October 9.30am
Works Committee: 18 October 7pm at the Parish Centre
Finance & Management: Thursday 26 October 2pm 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.
UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES
Road Off Randalls Green to Side of School, Chalford
This road will be closed (as per the plan) from 24th July 2017 to 17th November 2017. This is to allow for construction of new building at the school.
If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Highways on 08000 514514.
Hyde Hill, Chalford: overnight closure
This road will be closed, at the rail bridge, from 23.00hrs on 14th October 2017 to 06.00hrs on 15th October 2017. This is to allow for works at the rail bridge by contractors working on behalf of Network Rail.
If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Highways 08000 514514
Silver Street, Chalford
This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 23rd October 2017 to 25th October 2017. This is to allow for a new water connection by Severn Trent Water Ltd. If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Highways 08000 514514.
See Transport Page for further details
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 and Events
Gym at Thomas Keble School: Stroud District Council have informed the Parish Council that they will no longer be funding the gym for public use at Thomas Keble school from August 2018. The Parish Council realize this is a popular and well-used facility for the local community and will be meeting in the next few weeks with SDC and the school to discuss how it would be possible to continue with the community service currently offered there.
A group of locals are hoping to set up The Kings Head as a Community Owned Pub as Pat and Mike Duff, who have been run it successfully for the last 20 years, are planning to retire. Click here for details and more information on how to become involved. Please give your feedback using the survey
An open meeting is planned for Saturday 18th November at 3pm at the pub.
Playrangers are back on The Old Common this half-term on Tuesday, 24 October.
Play Rangers in Bussage: Holiday Play Session to be held on The Old Common in Chalford on Tuesday 24th October 2017 10am – 4pm. Play Rangers will be on site in all weather providing activities for 7 – 14 year olds (under 7’s also welcome, but should be accompanied by a parent/carer) – including building dens, sports, arts & crafts. Please note Play Ranger activities are open access, i.e. there is no registration and children can leave the site at any time.
Proposed mobile phone mast at Frith Youth Club. The Trustees have made a short statement concerning this proposal. Go to the FYC webpage on this website for further details
Notice of Election for District Council – Chalford Ward
Potential candidates, interested in standing, should contact Stroud District Council for nomination papers available. Nominations will open on Friday 20 October and close on Friday 27 October.
For further details and the notice of election, please click HERE
Parish Council Matters
Celebrating Chalford’s Heritage
Chalford is a beautiful place with a fascinating and rich history. The Parish Council is exploring the idea of creating some outdoor panels, possibly to be placed in each of the villages, to raise awareness of the local heritage. A small working group has been convened to develop this idea and they have produced a mock-up of what a panel might look like, focussing initially on Chalford Vale. To see this panel click here or come and see it for real at the Parish Centre (or drop into the Village Shop where there is also an example). Please let us know what you think? Is this a good idea? Have we got the content and level of information right? Do you like the design? Please contact us at the Parish Centre by phone (01453 887204) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Casual Vacancy – Parish Councillor, Bussage Ward
A Casual Vacancy has arisen for a Parish Councillor in Bussage Ward.
The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the said electoral area submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below, and if no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council.
Please click here for more details
Can you help find a landowner?
The Parish Council is struggling to find the owner of land a stile and gateway in Old Bussage is on. We’ve tried all the usual approaches, such as a Land Registry search, asking neighbours, known landowners, and knowledgeable Councillors without success.
The stile is on the path in Old Bussage that is signed from the bottom corner of Cowswell Lane and which runs around the east and south of a paddock (which hasn’t had horses in recently). A locked gate by the stile has been removed in the last few months. The path is known formally as MCH109.
We need to know the owner so we can ask for permission to install a kissing gate as a way of ensuring easy access to the fields along Toadsmoor Valley while still making sure the route is stock proof. The kissing gate is ready and waiting!
If you can help, please contact the Parish Office on 01453 887204, or email@example.com.
Coppice Hill Car Park
Over the past few years the Parish Council has been carrying out research into the ownership of the Coppice Hill Car Park. We have been in contact with both County and District Councils who have confirmed they have no responsibility, and a Land Registry search shows that the land is unregistered. We erected signs in the car park area asking people to come forward if details of ownership were known, but there was no response.
We have agreed to take control of this area with immediate effect and will commence maintenance. Before we can carry out any required major work to trees, we need to establish ownership of any parked vehicles so they can be moved to avoid damage. If you are an owner or know owners of any of the vehicles in the car park please contact the Clerk.
Areas in the Parish where speeding, vehicle access or possibly parking issues are a problem are being considered. A group has been created to address these matters and identify such sites in the Parish. Once we have established our needs we will be speaking to Gloucestershire Highways about them.
A new aerial runway has been installed in the Valley Playing Field. We are grateful to Awards for All England and Gloucestershire County Council for the funding of this project.
Parish Council Strategic Priorities: Street naming, Interpretation Boards and the Footpath Survey project – Information and Updates
The monthly Parish Council news is included in the local publications – The Herald, Bussage, Brownshill & Eastcombe Newsletter and every 4 months in Valley News, the text of which can be read here
Allotments at Middle Hill 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Chalford Hill Primary School PTA bonfire night. To be held Tuesday, 7th November on France Lynch Pleasure Ground. 6pm lighting of bonfire. 7pm Fireworks. £8 per family and £3 per person.