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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

Thanks

Simon

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 christina.carter@camparishcouncil.gov.uk

Full Job Details

The full job details can be downloaded here

Parish Council Meetings

Stinchcombe Parish Council Meetings

Parish Council meetings are open for all residents to attend. The meeting Agenda can be downloaded from the Documents Section of the website. Together with the minutes of the previous meeting.

Members of the public are welcome to “attend” by requesting an invitation from the Parish Clerk.

The Next Parish Council Meeting can be found here

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Parish Council Flood Warden

Parish Council seeks Flood Warden

Flood warden

Flooding – a growing problem

Flooding seems to have become a more regular occurrence in Stinchcombe over the last few of years.  Problem areas include Berkeley Road, an area on Echo Lane and Church Lane/Wick Lane near the war memorial.  The Parish Council would like to appoint a volunteer Flood Warden to help develop a more co-ordinated approach to tackling this issue. 

Responsibilities

In brief, the Flood Warden’s responsibilities will be to:

  • provide a point of contact on flooding matters
  • carry out timely inspections of problem areas
  • talk to landowners informally about any issues and keep the Parish Council informed
  • let Parish Council know if there is a need to contact other bodies e.g. Gloucestershire Highways

Your paramount responsibility will be to keep yourself safe and we will discuss with you how that can be achieved.

The Flood Warden will not be personally responsible for clearing ditches or unblocking gratings, gullies or pipes. 

To find out more

If you may be interested, please contact Councillor Kath Hudson for a more detailed job description.  She can also suggest relevant guidance and resources you may wish to look at.

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

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 in mature ash trees in and around the village (See https://stinchcombepc.co.uk/mitigating-ash-dieback-in-stinchcombe/ for more details and information on how to recognise it.) and let the Parish Council know (clerk@stinchcombepc.co.uk) 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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