Nailsworth Bee Friendly Town Project began in 2016 with a number of activities to encourage pollinators and enhance the town’s environment.
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.
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!
The 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.
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.
All agendas can be found on the agenda page.
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:
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