Meetings of Council and the Emergency Committee commence at 18:30
Other committee meetings commence at 19:00 (or when the previous Council Meeting finishes)
During the Coronavirus outbreak the schedule of meetings of council has changed. Meetings will be held electronically and when needed, rather than to a schedule. When meetings are called information will appear here. Council has formed an Emergency Committee to act on the response to the pandemic. Other committees are currently suspended.
All our agendas can be found on the agenda page.
Last year NTC declared a Climate Emergency. At the time it was clearly stated that an action plan was needed, and that tackling Climate Change was something that was for everyone in Nailsworth to engage with.
Council has held a serious of sessions where Councillors and Committee members from NCAN have developed a Climate Action Plan.
The Climate Action Plan was agreed by Council at the February 2020 meeting, with councillors recognising that the Plan is a good start for the town wide action on climate change. It is designed to be updated regularly so that new actions can be added and progress can be monitored. The intention is for NTC to merge its strategic plan with the Climate Emergency action plan so that NTC projects can be clearly related to Climate Emergency actions.
As noted in the Nailsworth News, a Housing Needs Survey (HNS) is going to be carried out in the Parish. This is being carried out by GRCC on behalf of Stroud District Council. Town Council discussed the HNS in detail at the council meeting on Tuesday 3rd March.
Council understands the need for the Community Land Trust to have evidence that will unlock funding for new projects and that an accepted method of obtaining this evidence is an HNS. Council accepts that the HNS will happen, but expressed concerns about the methodology and the potential use of the data.
NTC fully supports the CLT in its aims to provide affordable homes under local control.
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 for the documents
If anyone needs to report any issues following any of the storms we have been having they should contact:
Stroud District Council on 01453 766321 or at www.stroud.gov.uk/report-a-problem-on-the-road-or-a-pavement - for tiles or debris that may have fallen off houses
Gloucestershire County Council on 01452 425000 or at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/reportit - for footpaths, roadways etc
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!
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.
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.