Civic Centre, Old Market, Nailsworth, Glos, GL6 0DU. Tel:  01453 833592

Clerk to Council:  Mrs Katherine Kearns   email

Deputy Clerk: Justine Hopkins email

 Admin Assistant: Tim Godden email

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Nailsworth Town Council

Nailsworth Town Council works to maintain, develop and enhance the Town's unique character. Please use this site to find out about your Councillors, Council Meetings, Council Responsibilities and Activities.

Halls and rooms available for hire:

Town Hall, Main Hall, Stage and Kitchen - capacity 150 
Town Hall, Lower Room - capacity 25
Mortimer Room and Kitchen - capacity 50
KGV Football Pitch
For availability and prices please contact Tim Godden, Admin Assistant on 01453 833592 or email


Development proposal on Avening Road

On Monday June 3rd Council will be having a meeting with developers about a proposal for land on Avening Road. Council will listen to the developer, ensure that all advice is taken, and then respond. The details can be seen here, if you do have views on the proposal, then please look out for further information.

Valley Trading at Babdown

Valley Trading have applied to increase the amount of traffic allowed to and from their site near Beverston, south of Nailsworth. A significant proportion will come down the A46 through Nailsworth. 

You can find out more, and if you would like to make your views known, see the details on Gloucestershire Planning.

Annual Town Meeting

Showcasing Nailsworth 2019

Town Meeting Banner 2019.pngNailsworth’s Town Meeting was relocated to the town hall at the last minute when it was clear Storm Hannah would make the usual marquee location dangerous. Nailsworth Farmer’s Market was called off due to the high winds and the Town Meeting was able to squeeze into two floors of the old Town Hall.

There were nearly forty volunteer groups, showcasing Nailsworth’s famously strong community spirit. Residents had a chance to ask questions, hear the Town Council’s annual report and plans for the next year.

Mayor Jonathan Duckworth presented the Town Awards. The Arts Award was given to Nailsworth In Bloom for their achievements in gaining a Silver Gilt in last year’s Britain in Bloom. Nailsworth Primary School were given the Sports Award for their new multi-use games area and rowing suite. The Youth Award went to Minchinhampton and Nailsworth Youth Forum for their work campaigning and decision making on issues affecting young people. Finally, the Town Shield went to Nailsworth Community Land Trust for their amazing community work creating ten new social housing units for the town.

Town_Sign.jpgA unique piece of Nailsworth’s heritage was offered in a charity auction on Saturday when residents were given another chance to bid for a Nailsworth town road sign at the Town Council’s Annual Town Meeting. This was possible because  three years ago Gloucestershire County Council told us they were replacing the Town Signs, and the old ones were to be thrown away! Clerk Katherine Kearns saved the signs for the town, and with the 6 signs saved, Mayor Jonathan Duckworth suggested that we kept some and auctioned others off for good causes in Nailsworth. 

Previous auctions have raised £650 for Nailsworth Youth Club and £960 for NYCE at the Sub Rooms.The last one to be auctioned, on Saturday, raised £750 for registered charity Nailsworth Health Partnership which seeks to improve the health and well being of people who live and work in the Nailsworth area.

Of the remaining three, one is to be given to Nailsworth’s twin town, Lèves, one is in the Town Information Centre and the final sign has been left for for posterity in the Town Archives.

New Civic Centre is officially open

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We are pleased to inform you that  Nailsworth Town Council has now moved to the new Civic Centre in Old Market.  The aim of the move is to have all services together in the centre of town to make them easily accessible for everyone.  The new address is:

Nailsworth Town Council
Civic Centre
Old Market
Nailsworth
Stroud
Glos
GL6 0DU

Opening Hours are 9.30-12.30 Monday to Thursday.

All telephone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged. 

Nailsworth Library and Town Information Centre

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Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm (Friday only the library is open until 6pm) 
Saturday 10am to 1pm 

The Library is now open for longer hours, with a self-service operation at lunch times and all day Tuesday and Thursday. Nailsworth has a full time Library again!

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Social visitors still very welcome! Come in for a chat, and maybe a cup of coffee.

What can I find in the TIC?

If you live in the area, are new here, or just visiting, we have something for you. Maps for walking, cycling and touring; travel information such as Coach tours and bus timetables, where to eat, where to stay and what to do; everything you could ask for whether you’re a visitor or a resident. The latest Shops and Services Directory is also available, with a list of businesses and services in Nailsworth.

 Bring us your community event A5 posters for the notice board in the former TIC, which we continue to use as before. We also continue to have use of the window to promote town activities.

Bus station Mural Competition 

Nailsworth Town Council is pleased to announce that the winner of the mural competition, as chosen by the public is: 

'Flowing Water & Weaving Cloth' created by David Austin and John Rodgers. 

 The theme of the mural is the way in which water has been harnessed to generate the wealth through industry which has established the town of Nailsworth.  The design is slightly abstract, in that water and cloth flow through the mural, picking up waterwheels, cogs and line shafts that power the machinery.  Central to the piece is the hand loom with the weaver in the loft.

 We are currently in the process of arranging with the artist when the mural will be painted.

 The other three wonderful designs in the competition are still being considered and asked if they would like their work to be displayed elsewhere in the town.  The response from all has been very positive so the next step will be to seek locations.

 It has been a very successful competition.  Thank you to all who took part and also to all those who took the trouble to vote.

 Cllr Sally Millett

Could you be a snow warden? 

Nailsworth Town Council is looking for volunteer snow wardens to cover the Windsoredge, Forest Green, Watledge and Shortwood areas. Snow wardens keep an eye on the grit bins, request top ups and keep in touch with the Town Council and Gloucestershire Highways. They coordinate other volunteers and keep in touch with our local snow plough operator. Snow wardens can be vital for passing on information to keep our smaller roads moving.

 If you’d like to be a snow warden, please get in touch with the Town Hall on 01453 833 592. You can report empty grit bins by contacting GCC via their website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk or phone them on 01452 425 000.

Previous news items are available here.

Upcoming Meetings, Events and Tenders and our Grant Policy.

Change of Meeting times

Please note that as from July 2018, our meetings will start half an hour earlier, 18:30 for Council Meetings and 19:00 (or when the previous Council Meeting finishes) for Committees.

Jun
18
Full Council
Jun 18th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall
Jun
22
Farmers
Jun 22nd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jul
02
Full Council
Jul 02nd 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Town Hall
Jul
02
Environment
Jul 02nd 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall
Jul
16
Full Council
Jul 16th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall
Jul
27
Farmers
Jul 27th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aug
06
Full Council
Aug 06th 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Town Hall
Aug
06
Recreation
Aug 06th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Latest Council Agendas

All agendas can be found on the agenda page.

Latest Council Minutes

All minutes can be found on the minutes page and Committee minutes can be found on the appropriate Committee page

Grants for the Town

Council has a new Grants Policy, which has been designed with the intention of making it easier for residents to apply for grants. We don’t have a minimum amount and we are hoping that the Grant Budget is used to really improve the town by helping residents with projects, however small. We expect the recipients of NTC grants to complete a Monitoring Form afterwards, so we can see the benefit that the grant money has brought to the town.

Grants will be considered for projects that improve or enhance the town, for example:

  • quality of life
  • recreation, sports and well being
  • arts
  • local environment
  • neighbourhood communities
  • Nailsworth’s history

Links to the relevant documents are below: the policy document should answer most questions about our Grants, however feel free to speak to a councillor or call the Clerk’s office for more information.

Click below for the documents

NTC Grant Application Form

NTC Grant Monitoring Form