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
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! 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 email@example.com if you require anything.
All Council meetings are currently taking place via Zoom. Members of the public are welcome to join any meetings. For further information please contact the Clerk.
Full Council: TBC
Plans Assessment: Thursday 11th March 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
Bussage Hill: Part of Bussage Hill will be temporarily closed from the northerly point of the property known as Applegarth for a distance of approximately 75 metres heading in a south westerly direction. The reason for the closure is for carrying out building works and subsidence repairs. The road is expected to be closed and restricted on 15th February 2021 until 8th March 2021 only or until the works have been completed.
Burcombe Way: Part of Burcombe Way will be temporarily closed from its junction with Burcombe Road to its junction with Middle Hill for a distance of approximately 140 metres. The reason for the closure is for a new water connection. The road is expected to be closed from the 8th March 2021 until 10th March
2021 only or until the works have been completed.
Temporary Footpath Closure
The closure is necessary to carry out the installation of Gigaclear fibre network connections. The Order will come into force on the 15th March 2021 and it is anticipated that the footpath will close on that day until 2nd April 2021. However, the Order can permit the closure of the Footpath for up to six months from the date of the initial closure. After this date if the closure is still required it will be necessary to apply to the Secretary of State for an extension of time. Proposed alternative route; There is no alternative route. Please see the attached plan.
Road From Crown Inn To Lower Manor Frampton Mansell: Although this closure is not within our Parish, the diversion does. This Road will be closed for one night, 22nd -23rd March 2021, between 23:00 and 05:30, to allow contractors working on behalf of Network Rail, carry out a safety examination of the bridge.
Temporary Closure & Restrictions of Various Roads:
The reason for the closures and restrictions is for works for Fibre Optic installation. The roads are expected to be closed and restricted on a rolling programme commencing 1st March 2021, where the presence of approved signage will indicate whether the closures and restrictions are in force. Further advance warnings of dates/times will be displayed on site prior to the closures and restrictions taking effect. This order can permit the closure and restriction of the roads in any order, or simultaneously as required and it is anticipated all works will be completed by 30th June 2021. Please click below for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.