All meetings are open to members of the public. If you wish to attend, please contact the Clerk prior to the meeting.
Please note there is no Full Council meeting in January 2018
Plans Assessment Committee: Thursday, 11 January 2018 9.30am
Works Committee: Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 7pm in 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
This road will be closed at the rail bridge from 10.00hrs on 19th February 2018 to 15.00hrs on 19th February 2018. This is to allow for a bridge examination by contractors working on behalf of Network Rail.
If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Highways on 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
PARISH COUNCIL MATTERS
GRANTS: Every year the Parish Council awards grants to local groups (PTAs, playgroups, clubs/societies) which they present at their Annual Parish Meeting. If you are a member of a local not-for-profit organization with a project or a specific item you wish to purchase this year, you may be interested in applying for a grant. Please include details and a copy of last year’s accounts in your application which must be submitted before 31 January 2018 and the Council’s Finance Committee will consider your application at their meeting in February. Please go to the Grants page for our rules and information about eligibility.
LATEST BT KIOSK ADOPTION: You may be aware that BT have been decommissioning local phone boxes, but before removal BT have offered to sell the kiosks to the Parish Council for a nominal £1.00 if residents could find an alternative use . Les and Janet, who live in Chalford Hill, took on the challenge of the telephone box in Silver Street and have spent the summer painting the kiosk and building shelving .
It is now converted into a mini library using books, a few jigsaws and DVDs all donated by friends and neighbours. The idea being for residents to borrow/swap books etc and donate any spare ones.
There may be a potential to show a few adverts such as items for sale or wanted. Time will tell .
Please leave any donated books etc at Cyprus Villa, Silver Street or leave in the Kiosk
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.
PARISH COUNCIL STRATEGIC PRIORITIES: Alongside their regular roles and duties the Parish Council discussed and agreed in September 2016 the following strategic priorities for the coming year.
Street naming: Providing signs for streets which don’t currently have name-plates at all. See the latest update for NOVEMBER 2017
Interpretation Boards: The plan is to put up interpretive panels in the Parish to celebrate the rich history of this area. Read more information and updates on progress here. Also please respond to our consultation on the look of the proposed panel (see an example for the valley and more details below).
FOOTPATH WORKING GROUP
This highly successful and active group has its own webpage. Visit the Footpath Group page for the latest updates on its activities.
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 email@example.com 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