County and District Responsibilities

Use this page to see what responsibilities fall under each local authority. 

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC)

The County Council has responsibility for strategic services including:

  • Education
  • Roads, public transport and road safety
  • Licensing of birth , marriages and deaths
  • Waste and recycling
  • Social services and some aspects of health care
  • Libraries
The Council’s main offices are in Gloucester (Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2TG Tel. 01452 425000). Click on the link to the GCC website for more information. 


County Councillor Chloe Turner represents Chalford, Brimscombe/Thrupp and Minchinhampton Parish Councils. Cllr Turner is elected by the people to represent them on Gloucestershire County Council and has to consider both the interests of the local electorate and what is in the best interests of the county of Gloucestershire as a whole.

Full details for Cllr Chloe Turner can be found on the GCC website.


The mobile library has been off the road with a significant electrical failure.

The mobile library visits on a regular four week cycle stopping at three locations in the parish - Bussage, Chalford Hill and France Lynch. The stops range from 1.5 to 2 hours to allow you to:

  • Browse the book shelves
  • Use the computer with free internet access
  • Find information from library staff and other public sector partners
  • Wheelchair access is available.


Stroud District Council (SDC)

Chalford Parish comes under Stroud District Council. The District Council has a statutory responsibility for a range of services including:

  • Planning and building control
  • Rubbish collection and recycling
  • Housing
  • Leisure and recreation facilities including a museum, parks and sports centres
  • Environmental health and licensing
  • Economic development and tourism.
  • Parking
The Council’s main offices are based at Ebley to the west of Stroud (Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB Tel. 01453 766321). Click on the link to the SDC website for more information. 


All three District Councillors are elected by the people to represent them on Stroud District Council. Parishioners can contact them for assistance with problems/ concerns even if these do not involve the work of the Council.

District Councillor Tricia Watson - Green Party
District Councillor Christopher Jockel - Green Party
District Councillor Helen Fenton - Labour & Co-operative Party

Stroud District Council is part of the Gloucestershire Homeseeker Plus Scheme – a choice based lettings scheme. It is a system for letting social housing that is designed to offer more choice and participation for applicants in selecting a new social rented home.

If you would like to apply for social rented housing in Gloucestershire contact the Housing Advice team on 01453 754078 or register with Gloucestershire Homeseekerplus by completing an online application.