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.
Annual Parish Meeting: Chairman’s Report
In lieu of being able to hold an Annual Parish Meeting we have made grant awards to local organisations via email. Paul Lilly, Chair of the Parish Council has compiled a report to give you a flavour of what we have been doing in the past year.
Our grateful thanks to Chris Lee who has been rebuilding and widening stone walls at our playing fields and allotments.
Elections – Your Councillors are…
Hill Ward: Cllrs Paul Lilly, Steve Beioley, Stephen Lee, Alastair Pearson & David Wood
Bussage Ward: Cllrs Peter Oakley, Sharon Samaroo, David Taylor & Len Taylor
Valley Ward: Cllr Mike Roberts
Our new County Councillor is Chloe Turner, our new District Councillors are Tricia Watson and Christopher Jockel of the Green Party and Helen Fenton of the Labour and Co-operative Party.
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.
“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
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.
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
The Parish Centre is open. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 10am – 3pm. Current Covid guidelines are in place, please remember to wear a mask.
Council meetings will now be held face to face. Members of the public are welcome to join any meetings. In order to help us plan and make the necessary arrangements, please contact the Clerk if you would like to attend.
Plans Assessment: Thursday 24th June at 9.30am.
Full Council: Tuesday 29th June at 7pm.
Finance & Management: Thursday 3rd June at 2pm.
Works: Wednesday 7th July at 7pm
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
High Street/Coppice Hill – Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the roads as detailed in the Schedule below. Distance 3/202 High Street Outside The Red Lion Pub Junction with Marley Lane 650 metres 41324 Coppice Hill Junction with High Street Junction with Randalls Green 350 metres. The reason for the closures is for the refurbishment of the overhead electrical network.
The roads are expected to be closed on a rolling programme commencing 21st June 2021 and will only be closed whilst the crew are on site, where the presence of approved signage will indicate whether the closures are in force. Further advance warnings of dates/times will be displayed on site prior to the closures taking effect. This order can permit the closure of the roads in any order, or simultaneously as required and it is anticipated all works will be completed by 2nd July 2021. Alternative Route – As signed on site.
Temporary Footpath Closure – Sycamore Lane – Notice is hereby given that Gloucestershire County Council has made an Order to close temporarily under Sections 14, 15 and 16 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 (as amended) part of Public Footpath MCH 72 from its junction with Middle Hill at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) SO 89586/03477 extending in a generally south westerly direction for approximately 220 metres to its junction with Abbenesse at (OSGR) SO 89531/03290, and as shown on the order plan by a solid black line marked A-B. The closure is necessary to safeguard the public during a sewer installation. The order will come into force on the 24th May 2021 and it is anticipated that the footpath will remain closed from that day until 2nd July 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. Pedestrian and emergency access to adjoining premises will not be maintained as the path is too narrow and the full width will be used in operations.
Marley Lane: This road will be closed from the 12th July 2021 to 19th July 2021. This is to allow for works by Wales and West Utilities. Emergency access cannot be maintained through the works site.
Old Neighbourhood: This road will be closed on the 10th August to allow for works by BT openreach.
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.
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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.