Planning – Stroud District Council
Planning decisions in the village are made by Stroud District Council. All applications are sent to the Parish Council for their opinion first, the Parish Council can approve or reject applications and this information is communicated to the planning officer at Stroud. Although absolute power is retained by Stroud the views of the Parish Council are taken into consideration. The contact details for the planning department are as follows:
Tel: 01453 754 442
Warm and Well – SDC’s Home Energy Scheme
Warm and Well is Stroud District Council’s approved home energy efficiency scheme. Through this scheme there is support available to access current funding to make homes warmer and more energy efficient. There is currently funding available for a variety of energy efficiency improvements.
- funding is available for cavity wall & loft insulation*
- Finance available for a range of other measures, including solid wall insulation, renewables and more through the Stroud District Council Target 2050 loan scheme*
- Resources to find local installers to make energy efficiency improvements to homes using the Link to Energy installer network!
Trained energy advisors can help householders in your area by informing them if there is any funding available for any necessary works, referring them into the Warm and Well scheme if they are eligible for support, or directing them to local installers who can carry out the work.
Please direct residents to the Warm and Well team
0800 500 3076 (the free Warm and Well advice line)
Village Agent – Christine Lingard
The village agent service is provided by Gloucestershire Rural Cmommunities Council. This charity was set up with the intention of enriching the lives of people living in Gloucestershire. The village agent service provides easier access to people aged over 50 in Gloucestershire with information and services.
Our village agent is Christine Lindgard. Christine Lingard covers the parishes of: Arlingham, Elmore, Frampton on Severn, Fretherne with Saul, Hardwicke, Longney & Epney, Moreton Valence, Standish and Whitminster.
To contact Christine call 07810 630179 or email email@example.com
The website for more information about the village agent service is http://www.villageagents.org.uk
Barnwood Trust – Helping older people in the county
Barnwood Trust is a charitable foundation dedicated to creating the potential in Gloucestershire for people with disabilities and mental health challenges to make the most of their lives.
The contact details for Barnwood Trust are:
For general enquiries
Tel: 01452 614429
Tel: 0845 504 0670
Fax: 01452 634011
The website which contains lots more information about the type of services offered by the trust and can be found here: http://www.barnwoodtrust.org
Young Gloucestershire – Helping young people in the community
Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports young people (aged 11-25) who are facing challenges in their lives.
If you would like more information please follow the link to their website:
Fly tipping is an increasing problem in the community, causing major environmental pollution as well as a significant cost to the Council. If you see any fly tipping either on the roadside verges, gateways and lay-byes, or where waste is dumped on privately owned land the call the Environment Agency. Ideally if you can advise them of who was tipping, such as giving the vehicle registration number that it will help in their prosecution.
Call on 0800 807060
Stroud District Council will arrange for the collection of bulky items for disposal. The service is intended for items such as furniture, cookers, washing machines and the like. Items such as large garden waste, parts of structures such as doors, window frames, storage heaters are not classed as domestic waste. This service costs £15 for 3 items and the council are able to get out fairly quickly, no excuse for fly tipping!
Call 01453 754424
Hempstead Recycling Centre – The Tip
using St Anne’s bridge
The site is open every day (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) from 9am until 6.15pm.