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Parish Council Changes

Parish Council News

The Parish Council is very pleased to welcome a new member, Mr Ian Kirkham who was co-opted at the meeting on 23rd September to replace Ms Trudy Chinn who stood down recently.

Mr Kirkham is a software architect who has lived in Stinchcombe for nine years. He is involved with the Scout movement, has been actively involved in his previous communities since student days and has acted on behalf of the Parish Council as Tree Warden for several years.

The Council would also like to thank Ms Chinn for her hard work and valuable contribution over the last three years.

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Parish Council Vacancy

Another vacancy has arisen as Cllr Trudy Chinn has decided to stand down after three years on the Council.
She has made a very valuable contribution to the council and we are very grateful for her hard work. Fortunately, when there was a vacancy recently, a second person expressed interest in joining the PC, so hopefully, this vacancy can be filled quickly and easily!
Nola.

NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF STINCHCOMBE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

That a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Stinchcombe Parish Council.

If by Monday 7 September 2020 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

Dated 18 August 2020

Signed  Nola Bradley

Clerk to the Parish Council of Stinchcombe

Returning Officer
Stroud District Council
Council Offices, Ebley Mill
Ebley Wharf, Stroud
GL5 4UB

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Roadworks

Road Works Started

Taits Hill Road Works

The Road Works have started on Taits Hill Road. Opposite Yew Tree Pub to Lay new Gas service from 5th Aug until 11th Aug. opens in a new windowhttps://one.network/?117557563

From the 14th to 26th it’s for the Carriageway Resurfacing on the hill opens in a new windowhttps://one.network/?115027377 with the road closed 7pm until 7am.

Other Road Works

Also from the 14th until 26th, there is resurfacing of the B4066 Berkeley Road. opens in a new windowhttps://one.network/?115027373

Tree Protection in Conservation Areas

Stinchcombe Conservation Area

Many of us live within the Stinchcombe Conservation Area (see the area marked in green on the map). 

Protection for Trees

Not everyone realises that this gives automatic protection to any trees on our land above a certain size. You can also see it on this map. Cutting down, lopping or wilfully damaging a tree with a diameter of more than 75 mm at a height of 1.5 m above the natural ground level is an offence. Unless a Section 211 notice has been submitted to Stroud District Council (SDC).  The notice must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the work is carried out. To enable SDC time to consider it. 

Exceptions

  • a tree being felled solely to improve the growth of other trees must have diameter less than 100mm
  • SDC’s Planning Enforcement Policy states that consent is not required for dead, dying or dangerous trees
  • If a planning application that includes specified tree work. It can be treated as a Section 211 notice for works to trees immediately affected by the proposed development.

Replacement

Landowners have a duty to replace felled trees with another tree of an appropriate size and species, in the same place, as soon as they reasonably can. SDC has the power to enforce this duty or to grant a dispensation in response to a written request.

Enforcement

SDC’s Planning Enforcement Policy puts complaints involving protected trees into the “Priority Complaints – Requiring Immediate Investigation” category.  They have six months to bring a prosecution. This could lead to a fine of up to £20,000 in the magistrates’ court or an unlimited fine in the Crown Court. In many cases they may negotiate remedial works with the landowner or issue an informal warning rather than prosecute.

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Road Works

Road works information

I had an email from a reader saying the dates on the website did not concur with the information posted through his door..so I have been on the Gloucestershire Website and found a really useful page.

This shows a map of all current and planned roadworks. This map comes from One Network

Anyway, to settle the query, the

Why the Severn Trent Water starts the day after the rest finish is beyond me…..

I hope this all helps, and in answer to a query sent to me, YES, Road Works ARE allowed to block access to your property!

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Parish Council Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Stinchcombe Parish Council on Wednesday 29th July at 7.30pm. The meeting will be via Zoom but is open to all residents. If you would like to attend, please contact he Clerk (clerk@stinchcombepc.co.uk) to request an invitation.

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From your Parish Council

News from the Parish Council

The latest news from Stinchcombe Parish Council

The B4060

opens in a new windowUpcoming Road Closure. The B4060 is due to be closed between Stancombe and North Nibley for bridge and retaining wall repair from 20th July to 7th August. It will be necessary to opens in a new windowclose the road completely to through traffic because of the excavation and size of machinery that will be used.

Look Out for Ash Dieback

The Parish Council has begun a survey of trees in the parish which may have been infected by this fungal disease, but this is a very big undertaking and as much help from residents as possible would be greatly appreciated. It would help greatly if while you’re out walking, you would keep a lookout for any signs of disease and dieback in mature ash trees in and around the village and let the Parish Council know if you spot any trees you think are cause for concern. It is important to know where there are affected trees, both because of the potential danger of their falling and also because it may be possible to obtain funding for their replacement.  Enjoy your walks and thank you for keeping a lookout.

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