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Trustee Vacancy – Stinchcombe United Charities

New Trustee Sought

Do you live in Stinchcombe and might be interested in becoming a trustee?

Stinchcombe United Charities is a collection of six charities regulated by the Charity Commission which have been supporting the people of Stinchcombe for centuries. Over that time, they have provided financial support to countless parishioners in times of hardship or distress and have assisted Stinchcombe’s young people with the cost of their studies.

Maeve Aldridge has recently retired as a trustee of the Charities. The Board is very grateful for her support since 2010 and is now looking for another parishioner to continue the Charities’ work in Stinchcombe.

The new trustee will join 7 other trustees and the Vicar of St Cyr’s who is an ex-officio trustee. The role is not particularly onerous, usually involving attendance at one or two meetings per year to ensure that income is managed and allocated in accordance with the governing document.

Becoming a trustee of Stinchcombe United Charities is a good way to get to know the local community better. If you would like to hear more about the role, please get in touch with me or any of the following trustees for a chat – Russ Holloway, John Pinch, Joan Jelfs, Richard Jones, Julie Thomas, Charlie Oakhill, Rev. Fiona Crocker.

To apply for this vacancy, please contact:  

Sharon Townend (Chair – Stinchcombe United Charities)

by e-mailing

Piers Court Footpath

A number of people have escalated the closure of the Piers Court footpaths to the Parish Council and we under took to investigate with the Public Rights of Way (PRoW) office and report back.

The PRoW received a call from Ms Lawton last week to advise that some trees on the estate had been damaged in the wind and rain the previous week and some of them were over hanging the paths. Most of the trees have preservation orders on them so permission had been sought from Mark Hemming at the District Council to carry out the urgent work. Ms Lawton advised that her Arborist was to carry out the work over two days this weekend and was it ok to close the path to the public for that short period. As it was too late to process an emergency or urgent works Order, PRoW authorised the closure with the proviso that the paths should be re-opened as soon as the work was complete – I understand that only two days were required.

The footpaths are now open again and ready for your enjoyment.

Anyone wanting further details feel free to contact me directly



Stinchcombe Parish Council Chair

Clerk required for Woodlands Management Committee

The Cam, Dursley & Uley Joint Woodlands Management Committee

Require a Clerk / Secretary and Financial Officer involving approximately 20 hours per quarter. It is very interesting work with an honorarium payment for an important local committee. The current clerk will be available for handover and induction.

Expressions of interest and queries should go to

Full Job Details

The full job details can be downloaded here

Parish Council Charities Representative

Parish Council requires Charities Representative

Dursley United Charities operate in the Dursley, Cam, Stinchcombe and Uley area to help local people in need. The Charities own land and properties in the area, the rents from which are used to provide financial help for those who need it.

Russ Holloway has represented Stinchcombe Parish Council on the Charities’ board for many years but has finally decided to retire.

The post is not onerous, involving little more than attendance at one board meeting per year and providing a brief financial report to the Parish Council at the Annual Parish Assembly. If you would be interested intaking on this role, or would like more information about it, please contact the Clerk

Parish Council AGM

Wednesday 26th May, 7.30 pm

Another opportunity to hear about developments in the last year, this is when the Councillors will begin their terms of office for the next four years and the various wardens and representatives for the next year are appointed.

Meeting will be held remotely via Zoom but all are welcome to attend. If you would like an invitation to the meeting, please email the clerk on

Notice of uncontested election

Stroud District Council

Election of Parish Councillors for
Thursday 6 May 2021
Number of Seats: 5

I, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the person whose name appears on the attached pdf is duly elected as Parish Councillor without a contest for Stinchcombe.

As the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of seats available, they are duly elected without contest.

There will NOT be an election taking place on Thursday, 6 May 2021 for this Parish/Town Council.

COVID-19 Testing at the Rugby Club

Next Testing Date

An important part of minimising and managing any future spread of Covid-19 is the speed at which people can be tested and isolation measures put in place, should an outbreak occur.

The mobile testing unit is available at many locations across the county.

Dursley Rugby Club, Hounds Green, Dursley GL11 6AJ is one of the locations and will be next used on:

  • 15 Jan 2021
  • 21 Jan 2021
  • 22 Jan 2021
  • 27 Jan 2021
  • 28 Jan 2021
  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 02 Feb 2021
  • 25 Feb 2021
  • 26 Feb 2021
  • 01 Mar 2021
  • 02 Mar 2021
  • 15 Mar 2021
  • 16 Mar 2021
  • 22 Mar 2021
  • 23 Mar 2021
  • 26 April 2021
  • 04 May 2021
  • 06 May 2021

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 can have a test. You must book a test in advance. Please do not turn up to one of the locations without booking – anyone without a booking risks being turned away.

To book a test or for more information on testing, go to the NHS website or call 119.

Church Services at present

Worship at St Cyrs

In discussion with all the wardens, we have taken the decision to move all Church services online at present.

Our church will remain open for private prayer. 

We will have a zoom service at 9:30 on Sunday, also live streamed to Youtube.


Please visit our Facebook page or Youtube channel for our services.

Although under Tier 4 communal worship is permitted, in the knowledge that the NHS is overstretched by the pandemic, it is our judgement that we have a responsibility to our local community to do as much as we can to prevent the ongoing spread of the virus. 

With new coronavirus restrictions, make sure you’re signed up for church e-mails to get the latest news.

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Upcoming Road Closure 20th July

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 close the road completely to through traffic because of the excavation and size of machinery that will be used.

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