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.



Nailsworth Town Council will shortly carry out the yearly ‘manual push test’ on headstones in All Saints’ Churchyard.

Any headstones which are unstable will be carefully lowered to the ground. Nailsworth Parochial Church Council will contact the family concerned and they will be asked to make the memorial safe at the family’s cost. This work must be carried out by professional monumental mason.

A list of any headstones laid flat will be posted on All Saints’ Churchyard entrance gate for general information.

Any headstones or memorials identified as being unstable must not be put upright by anyone other than a professional monumental mason. This is dangerous and could lead to further damage or injury.

 Date of notice: 1st September 2017    

 For more information please contact Katherine Kearns, Town Clerk, Nailsworth Town Council Tel 01453 833592 or email clerk(at)nailsworthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Bee Friendly Town Project



Nailsworth Bee Friendly Town Project began in 2016 with a number of activities to encourage pollinators and enhance the town’s environment.

Project objectives

  • To promote ideas that protect the town environment
  • Encourage wellbeing and neighbourliness
  • Encourage walking
  • Increase and protect biodiversity 



Naturesave Grant Awarded

In 2017 we applied for a grant from Naturesave for £500 and this money has encouraged greater participation.  We printed 600 certificates and distributed them in the parishes of Nailsworth and Horsley.  Please follow the link below to see the great work they do:


The Naturesave Trust – Funding Environmental, Conservation and Community Renewable Energy projects throughout the UK

We very much appreciate Naturesaves support for this project.  The funding has enabled us to widen participation and has encouraged neighbourhood development.   

On Sat July 1st we celebrated National Meadows Day in the KGV park. We invited the Conservation Volunteer Trust to make Bee Hotels and seed bombs. This was attended by famililes, children and grandparents.

Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting was held on Monday 24th April in the Town Hall. It showcased activities within the town, with organisations displaying what they do.

The Mayor and Pete Reed presented the Town Awards and the Town Council reported on what it has been working on over the last year. Parishioners were able able to set questions to the council.

This was a new, trial, format and participants reported they thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to next year!

Click for a copy of the Town Report.

20mph Town-wide Limit

20mph.pngThe A46 Group has continued work on this project and Gloucestershire Highways are preparing the necessary TRO (Traffic Regulation Order) for this and other items for Nailsworth's roads. 

When the TRO is ready information about it will be posted here. This interesting project will help to make Nailsworth a better town for all, not just for drivers. The project was started after members of the public expressed concerns about the effect of traffic on our community. The consultation carried out in Spring was overwhelmingly in favour of the scheme. 

Recently the Town Council applied for a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner's Fund to buy two more Smiley SID signs and it is intended that these go on Spring Hill and the A46 from Stroud. There is already one proposed for the A46 from Bath. Smiley SIDs indicate a car's speed and a smile or frown - giving instant feedback to a driver as to how considerate their driving is.

Previous news items are available here.

Upcoming Meetings, Events and Tenders and our Grant Policy.

KGV Extension Field: Your input

View-from-south-corner-of-extension-field-towards-Spring-Mill-Tower.jpgWe have chosen proposal 5 by ADW and look forward to working with them to develop a final design for KGV Extension Field.

We carried out consultation on Market Saturday in July, and now there is an opportunity for anyone who couldn't be there to give us their views. The design image is here and you can give your comments here.

Comments must be made by 8th September.

Full Council
Town Hall
Oct 17th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 28th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Full Council
Nov 07th 7:00 pm - 7:29 pm
Nov 07th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Full Council
Town Hall
Nov 21st 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 25th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Full Council
Dec 05th 7:00 pm - 7:29 pm
Full Council
Town Hall
Dec 19th 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 to download one pdf file containing the three documents

Grant Policy
Grant Application
Grant Monitoring