All meetings are open to members of the public. If you wish to attend, please contact the Clerk prior to the meeting.
Plans Assessment: Thursday 30th May 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.
Charity Trustee: Thursday 6th June at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre
Full Council: Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm at the parish Centre
Works: Wednesday 19th June at 7pm at the Parish Centre
Plans Assessment: Thursday 20th June at 9.30am 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.
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.
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
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.
Please see attached information regarding temporary road closure and no parking/no waiting restrictions for Chalfest.
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
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 the telephone box kiosks located on Silver Street, Chalford Hill, and in Brownshill by the noticeboard which also have a selection of books.
We will keep you updated when we know more about when the mobile library will be back.
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.
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.
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.
FOOTPATHS: If you know of footpaths that need brambles cutting back, encroaching grass and weeds clearing, hedges that are making a path difficult to use, or just have a difficult surface, let us know.
Also, we’re always pleased to take on 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 Footpaths page on the website for more information and you will find details of 11 short walks around our beautiful parish.
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.
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).
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 at Browshill). 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