Welcome to Chalford Parish Council. Our website provides details of the services and activities of the Parish Council and you will also find 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
Coronavirus and supporting the community:
Please view our dedicated Covid-19 web page. Here you will find the latest information and guidance, the dates and locations of the mobile testing unit, and you can also see what is on offer from local businesses.
We have a ‘Freezer of Love’ at the Parish Centre – Provided by The Long Table.
If you, or someone you know could benefit from a home cooked ready meal, then please click the link to find out more about the Freezer of Love
Although the office is closed to the public, the freezer is located just inside the foyer and is still accessible. Please ring the bell and we will let you in, please wear a mask when entering the building. Many thanks
Network Rail Vegetation Works
Network rail have advised that they will be carrying out some essential vegetation maintenance works between Chalford and Oldends. Work will be carried out during the night between the hours of 11pm and 7am on the Wednesday 27 until Saturday 30 January when trains aren’t operating.
Please see the attached letter for further details.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH – Help us to better understand COVID-19
Have you changed your day-to-day life to prevent you, or a loved one, from catching the Coronavirus? If so, we would like to know how and if you think your actions worked.
To help beat COVID-19 and to take part in a survey by the University of Southampton – please click www.rtocovid19.com
As a thank you for your participation between now and March 2021 the NIHR are awarding over 60 vouchers (ranging from £5 to £500) as prizes to be won. See the survey for further details.
Please see the attached poster for further information NIHR Covid Survey
Improvements to play equipment in France Lynch Pleasure Ground.
We are pleased to say that the installation of the new play equipment is complete! and it now open for use with the exception of one piece of equipment which is currently fenced off. Grass seed has been sown in this area and needs to be protected to allow time to grow.
This project has been funded by Chalford Parish Council, Gloucestershire County Council Growing our Communities Fund, Stroud District Council, section 106 payment in respect of small developments, Broadband Action Group & National Lottery Awards for All.
We are grateful to all the above for making this installation possible.
Dry Stone Walls
Do you own a dry stone wall? Are you interested in how dry stone walls add to the charm to our parish? This new illustrated publication describes their history, the responsibilities of owners, and tips on maintenance.
Its main message is simple ”a little effort spent keeping walls in good repair and free of vegetation (particularly ivy and weed trees) will save major expenditure and other possible liabilities in the future”
Please click the link to have a read. Dry Stone Walls of Chalford v5 050320
Mobile Post Office Service – Change to times in Chalford. The mobile service behind 1 Belvedere Mews, Chalford, GL6 8PF. Please click the link for the most of to date information.
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.
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.)
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 twice a year in Valley News, the text for each month can be read here
WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
As per Government guidelines, the Parish Centre is closed to the public. However, we are here to support our parishioners, please call us on (01453) 887204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require anything.
In response to the restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, council and committee meetings were cancelled from March onwards. The Government has now given councils new powers to hold public meetings ‘remotely’ using video or telephone-conferencing technology.
Members of the public are welcome to join any meetings. For further information please contact the Clerk.
Plans Assessment: Thursday 28th January at 9.30am via Zoom
You can view all agendas by clicking the link below.
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
CLOSURE – RANDALLS GREEN CROSSROADS
This road closure has been postponed, we will keep this page updated.
We have been advised that the sequence of works that Complete Utilities are carrying out commences on 28th October 2019. Click the link below to see the relevant road closures.
If you would like to know how it is going, you can register for updates on the progress of your ultrafast, full fibre broadband network. To register for updates go to gigaclear.net/postcode-checker
For any questions during the build phase, you can contact Gigalclear’s dedicated care team via email email@example.com or by phone on 01865 591137.
Please find attached the order and notice in relation to temporary road closures, click link for schedule.
Various road closure schedule for roads both within the parish and surrounding areas, updated on a weekly basis.
If you require any further information regarding these closures please contact Highways on 08000 514514.