Nailsworth Community Helpline
Nailsworth Town Council has set up a community helpline so that residents that need help can be put in touch with volunteers.
The Helpline number is 01453 367399 is on 24 hours a day. For medical advice please call 111 and for an emergency please call 999.
Messages are monitored Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Your call will be recorded.
If you call the helpline, please tell us your phone number,email address if you have one, and what help you need. A volunteer will phone you as soon as we can arrange, but please bear with us in the early days as we set the system up.
From 1st June, prescriptions will be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us by email.
Council and Coronavirus
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic presents our town with an unprecedented challenge. Council recognises that it has resources and powers that can help our town and it has been looking at how best to do that. At the 17th March meeting of Nailsworth Town Council a number of key decisions were made.
- Council has formed an Emergency Committee and has suspended the existing Committees
- Council has agreed that it can meet virtually. We have taken this decision despite it not being an option in the current Local Government Legislation because we believe that we still need to ensure decisions are, where possible, discussed by active councillors.
- We have agreed a scheme of Delegation. This means that Council Decisions can be taken by the Emergency Committee, and if that is not possible, then by the Clerk and The Mayor and Deputy Mayor, and if that is not possible, by a Clerk and two councillors.
- We will be setting up a Helpline for the community, with the aim of matching up those in need with volunteers
- We have agreed that our staff may work on Council business from home, and that our Offices will be closed to the public.
Update will be placed on this website, and this will be the only place where Council information etc. will be posted.
Coronavirus is serious.
Stay connected is a free helpline for anyone worried about themselves or someone else who is in self-isolation or needs support at this time.
A call with the Stay connected helpline gives people the tools and confidence they need to live well during self-isolation, which can include:
- Practical guidance to staying in contact with families and friends
- Planning for self-isolation including food, shopping and medication
- Tips on adjusting to self-isolation
- Advice on what's out there online to help people stay connected with others
- Advice for carers/family members
Contact Stay Connected: 0800 048 7035 (Mon - Fri 9.00-5.00) or Email:
Visit Stay Connected online for resources, information or to make a referral www.guideposts.org.uk/stay-connected
Slow down for a smile!
The Town Council has had two new Speed Indicator Device Signs installed. One of these is near Egypt Mill, on the A46 and one on Nympsfield Road towards the Youth Club. NTC has been working with the Police and Crime Commissioner and Gloucestershire County Council to obtain and fit the SIDS, and one of them is now up and running.
The signs give you a happy smile if you are driving with the speed limit, and frown if you are not. The signs also store data, so that speed statistics can be analysed over time.
COVID Restrictions from Tuesday 5th January.
England is in National Lockdown. Stay at Home.
The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
Here is the government information about what you can and cannot do
The Christmas Tree at the Clock Tower has been transformed in to a 'Positivity Tree'
The Town Council would like you to add positive messages, decorations and pictures to the branches to brighten up the town during January.
We look forward to seeing your creations!
Keep yourselves safe and observe guidelines. Stay at least 2 metres from others when out and about. You may feel you are at low risk, but the risk is that you help the spread of the virus and infect vulnerable people.
Stay Alert. Control the virus. Save Lives.
Pavement Daisies - Social Distancing
We racked our brains to find a way to remind people about 2m social distancing, and came up with the daisies! We had a stencil made, and would like to thank David Austin and John Rogers, who have been spraying them in town. More streets to come, although wet and windy weather mean no spraying. Remember that we should be 2m distant from each other, unless we have masks, in which case it is 1m.
We hope you like the daisies.
Ash Dieback is here. We knew we would have to watch out for it and that it could be serious. It is a fungal disease from Asia that is spread by airborne spores. The best time to tell if a tree is affected is over the summer, when the most visible sign is the browning of leaves.
NTC has regular checks of trees on its land, and this year’s survey has shown that we have a significant Ash dieback attack. When a tree has a significant infection, it is likely to die and its wood becomes brittle. So, a dying tree cannot just be left, it has to be felled. The cost of removing a tree increases with time, as unsafe trees are more difficult to deal with. Sadly, wee have several hundred trees that have been identified as need to be felled.
As you’ll have seen on the A46, trees have been taken down by Gloucestershire Highways.
Well, now it is coming to our land. We have instructed our Tree specialists to start removed dying trees, so over the next few months some of our wooded landscapes will change significantly, particularly in these areas: Bunting Hill, Miles Marling Field, Norton Wood, KGV playing field, and Wood Lane. We expect more trees to be diagnosed next year, so this is not a one off.
This comes with a cost; it is estimated that the UK will have to spend about £15bn over the next 10 years. We will need to spend over £30k this year, (about 8% of precept) and will have to increase our budget next year and following years to deal with the devastating effects of Ash Dieback.
Respect your Neighbours
At this time, when many people are dealing with unfamiliar, stressful and sometime frightening circumstances, could we please request that everyone considers the impact of their actions on their neighbours.
Please refrain from lighting bonfires as they can create additional problems for people who already have breathing difficulties. Please also consider your neighbours when playing music and refrain from playing music loudly.
Please think about other people, be kind and keep your activities reasonable.
Supporting our Town - Shop local!
For now, in Lockdown, non-essential shops are closed. However, they will open again, and when they do, they'll need you even more than ever!
Our local businesses are feeling the pinch and we ask that wherever possible, you support them.
Shop Locally to help our town