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.
Nailsworth Chamber of Trade
The Nailsworth Chamber of Trade has been doing amazing work during lockdown, for more information, email , call Sarah on 07841 922639 or see the Chamber of Trade 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.
NOTICE OF A POSTPONED ELECTION
STROUD DISTRICT COUNCIL
ELECTION OF A TOWN COUNCILLOR
For Nailsworth Town Council
Number of Town Councillors to be elected
1. Further to the recent Notice of Vacancy published for the above Town Council, a valid request by ten local government electors to fill this casual vacancy via a by-election has been received by the Returning Officer.
2. In response to the Covid-19 emergency, the UK government has passed the Coronavirus Act 2020 which provides for Regulations to be made to postpone polls up to 6 May 2021 for a specified period.
3. A date for a poll for the above election will not be fixed until said Regulations have been issued and the public health situation has become clearer, therefore the above seat will remain vacant until May 2021.
4. A revised Notice of Election detailing the election timetable will be published by the Returning Officer once a date for the Poll to take place has been fixed.
Dated 3 July 2020 Kathy O'Leary Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Stroud, GL5 4UB
Coronavirus is becoming increasingly serious in the country.
Nailsworth Town Council will be monitoring the situation and any additional relevant information will appear here.
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
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.
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.
Town 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 06/07/2020)
Nailsworth Town Council play areas and outdoor gyms have now be re-opened. Please read and abide by the displayed rules and guidance including the Government social distancing guidelines.
The tennis courts at King George V are also now open. A booking system is in place with hourly slots and they are currently free to use. Please read and abide by the displayed rules and guidance.
The toilet in the KGV changing rooms will remain closed for the time being.
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, but we are putting plans in place to re-open them safely and are now taking bookings from regular hirers only.
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.