County and District Responsibilities
The County Council has responsibility for strategic services including:
- Roads, public transport and road safety
- Licensing of birth , marriages and deaths
- Waste and recycling
- Social services and some aspects of health care
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 Rachel Smith represents Chalford, Brimscombe/Thrupp and Minchinhampton Parish Councils. Cllr Smith 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 of Cllr Rachel Smith can be found at:
GCC Mobile Library in Chalford
The mobile library stops 3 locations in the parish (Bussage, Chalford Hill and France Lynch) visiting on a regular four week cycle. The stops range from 1.5 to 2 hours to allow you to:
Browse the book shelves
Use the PC with free internet access
Find information from library staff and other public sector partners
Wheelchair access is available.
The mobile library has been off the road with a significant electrical failure. Please see our homepage for more details.
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
- Leisure and recreation facilities including a museum, parks and sports centres
- Environmental health and licensing
- Economic development and tourism.
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.
District Councillors. 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.
Stroud District Council is part of the Gloucestershire Homeseekerplus Scheme – a choice based lettings scheme – which 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.
Renting a Council home and moving
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 at: