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Welcome to Chalford

INFORMATION, NEWS & EVENTS

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.

Gloucestershire Youth Transport Needs Survey

In conjunction with Stroud District Youth Council, the Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership (GCRP) are seeking the views and opinions of all young people (between the ages of 10 and 25) in which to assess and improve transport across the county.

This is the most important survey to be carried out for many years regarding the travel needs of young people in Gloucestershire and will support a number of your own initiatives and projects. Positive changes to travel and transport, will improve young people’s access to current and future career options, as well as education and leisure opportunities.

Participants will even have the chance to win one of four vouchers up to £50 in value!

Here is the link to the survey https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GlosYouthTravelSurvey/

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.

Coronavirus and support in the community

“FREEZER OF LOVE” (BARRY TO HIS FRIENDS) 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

Chalford Climate Action Network: Have you got 10-15 minutes spare to help ChalCAN? 
They have launched a survey and would be grateful if you can complete it yourself and also circulate to other groups and individuals in the parish. The higher the response rate the greater their understanding will be. The survey sets out 25 simple actions to help reduce carbon emissions in the form of pledges. These actions, if taken by many, can make a difference.
The results will help ChalCAN understand what can be done to achieve Chalford’s net zero target by 2030 and in due course will be put on their website www.chalcan.org.uk
The survey can be accessed here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/932QFQ7

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.

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder/7075480/chalford-mobile-service

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 and twice a year in Valley News, the text for each month can be read here

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Accessibility statement

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

The Parish Centre is open. Opening hours are  Monday to Thursday 10am – 12 noon. Current Covid guidelines are in place, please remember to wear a mask.

Council meetings are taking  place via Zoom. Members of the public are welcome to join any meetings. For further information please contact the Clerk.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Tuesday 27th April: Finance & Management at 2pm via Zoom.

You can view all agendas by clicking the link below.

See all meeting minutes & agendas

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

ROAD CLOSURES

Gigaclear 

Old neighbourhood Closure: We have received the following advice re this closure:

There is an issue with a gas main and the gas board are required to attend site before any further works can commence. This work has been escalated and marked as a priority due to the increasing inconvenience being caused due to these works.

Streetworks are also trying to get things moving again as soon as possible.

The work to the drain cover that has been covered in cones for months has also been escalated.

Gigaclear hope to have resolved everything and finished by the 28th April.

Middle Hill Development Sewer Connection: Footpath Closure Required. Work starting 24th May for 7 weeks.

Please the attached letter for further information. STW Letter…

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.

Fastershire Closures

You can register for updates on the progress of your ultrafast, full fibre broadband network by visiting gigaclear.net/postcode-checker

For any questions during the build phase, you can contact Gigalclear’s dedicated care team via email networkbuildcare@gigaclear.com or by phone on 01865 591137.

Please find attached the order and notice in relation to temporary road closures, click link for schedule.

Road Closures 1.11

Various road closure schedule for roads both within the parish and surrounding areas,  updated on a weekly basis.

Road Works Bulletin 2021-04-08 to 2021-04-18

If you require any further information regarding these closures please contact Highways on 08000 514514.