Community Helpline: 01453 367399

Civic Centre, Old Market, Nailsworth, Glos, GL6 0DU. Tel:  01453 833592

Clerk to Council:  Mrs Katherine Kearns   email

Admin Assistant:  email



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.

Halls and rooms Currently not available for hire

During the Coronavirus pandemic details of Council meetings and papers are here.

Community Helpline: 01453 367399

for details see below.

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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. A5 helpline flyer.jpg

Nailsworth Chamber of Trade

The Nailsworth Chamber of Trade has been doing amazing work preparing meals and collections of local produce.
A team of chefs - Ben Sibbald from Tetbury catering company Ben's Kitchen, and Richard Davies and his chefs from Calcot Manor have been cooking up a range of frozen dishes, delivered straight to customers' doors.
The meals cost £25 for seven; and all profits will be used to provide the same range for free to key workers, as well as to vulnerable residents who would not otherwise be able to afford them. Currently delivering in Nailsworth, Amberley, Woodchester and Minchinhampton, the paid-for service is particularly aimed at people self-isolating and people who are nervous about going out in public, or are being asked to minimise contact (over 70+ or in an at-risk category).
Dietary requirements will be catered for where possible, and all meals come with full reheating instructions.
For more information, or to book a delivery, email nailsworthchamberoftrade(at), call Sarah on 07841 922639 or see their website

The Chamber also runs the official Nailsworth Noel page. 

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.



Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, following a resignation from the above named Parish/Town Council, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for Nailsworth Town Council.

If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Friday 10th July), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email, elections(at), or by post, to Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB by TEN electors for the said Town Council, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.
The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021.  If this is the case, we will publish a revised notice

Dated Monday 22nd June 2020

Signed Katherine Kearns
Clerk to the Town Council of Nailsworth

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB

A Message from our Friendship town

Last month we sent a message to Perry, New York State, in the form of a 'Cry', by our Town Crier, Tony Evans. 

We have received this cheery message back. Thank you to Rick and Megan and the people of Perry.

Clock Tower Gardens

We've had to temporarily stop having cafe style tables at the Clock Tower gardens. We had interpreted Coronavirus guidance differently from SDC, but hopefully after the 4th July the tables will be put back. 

We are committed to making our town a visibly lively place, and see the tables at Clock Tower gardens as a great way of doing this. Watch that space!

Tony Evans 2.6.20 2.jpgTown crier Tony Evans marked the 67th anniversary of the Queen's coronation today in Mortimer Gardens, Nailsworth with a special 'cry' of congratulations from the town to Queen Elizabeth II. 

Supporting our Town - Shop local!

It is great to see so many of our shops open again.

Our local businesses are feeling the pinch and we ask that wherever possible, you support them. 

Shop Locally to help our town

All Play Areas, Parks, Tennis Courts and KGV Play Area (updated 05/06/20)

Following the Government announcement on Monday 11th May regarding easing the lockdown restrictions, Nailsworth Town Council play areas and outdoor gyms will remain closed as we cannot ensure they are virus free.
The tennis courts at King George V are now open. A booking system is in place with hourly slots and they are currently free to use. Please read and abide by the Rules and guidance which are displayed. The toilet at the changing rooms will remain closed.
All parks will remain open for exercise only in line with Government social distancing guidelines. 

Social Distancing

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.

Our buildings during Coronavirus

Our buildings are currently closed and we are awaiting Government guidance regarding opening our buildings safely. We are not currently taking new bookings for our rooms and spaces.

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.

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: hereinfo(at)

Visit Stay Connected online for resources, information or to make a referral 


Coronavirus is becoming increasingly serious in the country. 

Nailsworth Town Council will be monitoring the situation and any additional relevant information will appear here. 

Public Toilets

Public Toilets in Nailsworth will re-open on the 15th June 2020.