Please see the Twinning link under activities for a full update of Twinning News.
In 2018 (4th - 7th May) the Association will host visitors from Leves. There will be a program of activities and entertainment organised to give them a flavour of the Nailsworth area and all it offers. If you'd like to get involved please contact Rachael as below. In 2019 there will be a return visit.
Contact Rachael Locke on 835518 or email.
Find us on facebook "Nailsworth and District Twinning Association" to keep updated on our activities
Keep Britain Tidy are once again encouraging local authorities and residents to dust down their litter picks and seek fresh air for their annual Great British Spring Clean.
Tradition has it that Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Wardens liaise with residents and help to organise joint litter picks. While carrying out the litter picks an environmental visual audit will be undertaken and any bulky items, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, potholes, damaged or obscured road signs will be dealt with where possible at the time or noted for follow up by the relevant authority.
So, you are cordially invited to help litter pick the Norton Wood Estate at Forest Green.
When: Friday 02.03.18
Meet at 09.30 the Arkell Community Centre
Litter picks; gloves; dustbin sacks; reflective vests will be provided and please wear suitable clothing for the day.
Just turn up and join us and help to love where you live.
Dominic Everiss MBE, Senior Neighbourhood Warden, Stroud District Council
Arkell Community Centre Trust
The Arkell Centre has received a grant of £2,000 from the Midcounties Co-Operative Community Fund
For a full report please click here
Our last bank branch closed earlier this year and this has made life quite difficult for businesses and those who rely on access to a bank. Our wonderful Post Office provides a great service, but this cannot always replace the services of a bank.
We are asking those that might use a mobile service in town to sign the petition here.
This year there has been a community-generated display of poppies on the town's Clock Tower. An idea from former Mayor Jenny Evans sparked Margaret Marshall and others to enthuse people across Nailsworth to knit red poppies. Many joined in to help, particularly Jane Luff and including Bob Warner and others. The poppies were fixed to netting and the Fire Brigade decorated the tower.
Nailsworth lost 78 of its young men in the Great War and this extraordinary effort from the community has created a fitting commemoration. See details of the 78 here.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved.
Below you will se a report from the 2017 Town Meeting. We are hoping to keep the format. but look at ways of getting more organisations to show what they do, and also have more members of the public attend. Watch this space.
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.
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