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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 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. 


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

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

Annual Parish Assembly

Annual Parish Assembly

Wednesday 19th May, 7.30 pm

This is an opportunity for residents to find out what’s been happening in the village and what the Parish Council has been up to in the last year, as well as to raise any issues or causes for concern

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.

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