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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.

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

Plans Assessment: Wednesday 17th April 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.

Works: Wednesday 17th April at 7pm at the Parish Centre.

Finance & Management: Wednesday 24th April at 2pm at the Parish Centre.

Full Council: Thursday 2nd May at 7pm at the Parish Centre.

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 have a blanket temporary traffic order for resurfacing works between the dates of 25th May and 31st July 2019.

The road from junction at Coppice Hill to junction Bakers  Hill, Chalford (please see the attached plan) is currently proposed to take place from 5th June to 11th June 2019.

We have been advised that this scheme will now take place later in the year and new dates will be issued in due course.

Southern Q1 19-20 Plan Chalford

Chalfest 2019

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

Chalfest 2019 Plan

Chalfest 2019 Schedule

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.

Please note that the office will be closed from 3pm on Thursday 18th April, reopening at 10am on Tuesday 23rd April.

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

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

As you may be aware, the UK will be taking part in the European Parliamentary Election on the 23rd May.

Please click the link for details…

European Parliamentary Election – SW Region – Notice of Election

Annual Parish Meeting

Chalford Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting is on the 25th April at the Frith Youth Centre at 7pm.  Please come along and hear whats been going on in your parish over the year and listen to Dr Tim Crouch’s presentation on a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please see attached poster for more information.

Annual Parish Council Poster

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

Chalfest 2019 Needs You!

Chalfest are looking for volunteers to help at this year events. Please see below for more information on how you can get involved.

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.

https//publicaccess.stroud.gov.uk/o…/applicationDetails.do…

*UPDATE*

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.

Middle Hill Decision

 

ACTIVE FOR LIFE – EQUIPMENT LOAN

Stroud District Council’s Health & Wellbeing Team are pleased to launch their Active for Life – Equipment Loan Scheme. 

Community Governance Review – Draft Recommendations

The draft recommendations for the Community Governance Review of the Stroud District were published on the 18th February 2019. All information, including a summary and the submissions received can be found via the link below.

community-governance-review

The publication of these recommendations launches the second public consultation which is open until the 6th May 2019.

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.

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.

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).

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.)

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

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