Nailsworth Town Council
Nailsworth Town Council works to maintain, develop and enhance the Town's unique character.
Works at the Tennis Courts by KGV
The tennis courts will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 9th May for several weeks.
This has been put back from the original date of 25th April because of and unavoidable delay.
The fences, gates and nets will be replaced and the courts will be resurfaced. This has been made possible by a grant from Fields in Trust. We have a limited timescale in which to complete the work, and we also wish to have it done before the summer.
We apologise for any inconvenience and we hope you enjoy the new courts.
On May 5th all three District Council seats were up for grabs, along with all 11 Town Council seats. There was also the poll for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire.
Two town councillors stood down and two councillors were unsuccessful in getting re-elected. We would like to thank Emma Bonner, Julian Dennis, Debbie Powell and Sally Thorpe for their work on Council.
We would like to welcome Paul Francis, Ron Kerby, Robert Maitland and Angela Norman to Council
Congratulations to the District Councillors, Sue Reed, Stephen Robinson and Norman Kay.
Congratulations also to Martin Surl, who was re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner.
A group of residents and councillors from all three councils (County, District and Town) have been working in response to concerns from residents in Nailsworth about traffic.
A set of proposals has been prepared and these were shown at the Farmers Market on Saturday February 27th, in Mortimer Gardens. Members of the group were on hand to answer questions from residents and record comments. Afterwards the proposals will be shown in the Town Information Centre. They were also in the Nailsworth News March edition.
The consultation is now closed and a report will be prepared for the Council.
Nailsworth Children's Centre under threat.
Mothers using the Childrens Centre services in Nailsworth are very concerned that council cuts will mean the Centre closing. A group of mums met Nailsworth Mayor, Myles Robinson, on Wednesday to stress how much the services mean to the community.
The centre, based at the Arkell Community Centre in Forest Green, has weekly drop in sessions where residents can meet other parents and get help and support from the staff. It is currently funded by Gloucestershire County Council but is under threat from proposed cuts. Parents are able to share experiences, chat with others and get invaluable advice. A well stocked Toy Library, gives parents access to toys that they may not otherwise be able to afford.
The Nailsworth Mayor was left in no doubt that the drop in sessions are a vital support to families in Nailsworth. He said “I am convinced that there will be serious short and long term consequences if this vital well run run service is cut. We are doing everything in our powers to fight Gloucestershire County Council’s plans to cut the funding”.
One mother said “if the "Centre wasn't here I would be one of those Mums who never get out. It is company and adult conversation that I get most from, and the literacy and numeracy courses are such a help”. Another praised the help given by the staff “When I moved to this area I knew no-one and was struggling with money worries. The staff helped me a lot and even got me a grant for carpets."
Nailsworth Mayor added “These services are exceptionally important to young parents who might not otherwise get supportive company and conversation. It might be a small cut for Gloucestershire County Council but it is a devastating cut for our community.”
NTC is supporting Gloucestershire’s Car Sharing initiative.
Another Way to Travel... Having a problem getting from A to B? Want to save money on petrol and parking costs? Want to do your bit for the environment? Why not Car Share? Owning and using a car can be expensive, so why not reduce the cost by sharing some journeys? If you do have a car you can save running costs by sharing. If you don’t have a car then your travel can be much more flexible, for no matter what public transport there is there are times when a service isn’t available to you.
If you Car Shared just once a fortnight you will save 10% on your commute. Gloucestershire County Council has a county-wide car sharing facility at www.CarshareGloucestershire.com. It covers the whole of Gloucestershire and there are already nearly 3,000 members and more are joining daily. It is free to register and use and the site is very user-friendly.
Further details are available at the Town Information Centre, The Library or The Arkell Centre. Alternatively contact Cllr Anne Elliott.
Local Homes for Local People:
NTC agreed to allow the CLT Steering Group to apply for a grant to cover the legal costs of setting up the formal CLT.
SDC Housing Committee agreed to sell a plot of land at the bottom of Lawnside to the CLT for the development of affordable houses.
The website for the proposed CLT carries further information and dates of meetings.