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Ham and Stone Parish Council

Serving the People of Ham, Stone, Lower Stone, Pedington, Hystfield, Bevington and Clapton

Clerk: Mrs Eirian Vaughan Lewis
Cynfal, Damery Lane, Woodford
Gloucestershire GL13 9JR

Tel: 01454 261319

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Ham and Stone
The Parish Council serves a population of approx 800 people over an area that stretches from the A38 to the River Severn. It covers Ham, Stone, Lower Stone,Pedington, Hystfield, Bevington and Clapton.

The Parish Council is an elected, unpaid body and consists of a Chairman and Vice-Chairman and has 7 councillors in all.
They employ a paid Clerk for 8 hours per week.
The cost of expenses undertaken by the Parish Council come from the Precept which comes from Stroud District Council - which is raised through the Council Tax.

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Latest News

Thornbury Sort It Centre definitely off limits to Gloucestershire residents

In 2016 South Gloucestershire Council introduced restrictions which prevent any non-South Gloucestershire residents from accessing South Gloucestershire Council 'Sort It' recycling centres. This has impacted Gloucestershire residents living in the bordering area of the county, for whom Thornbury 'Sort It' centre was their most convenient accessible site.

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has been in discussion with South Gloucestershire Council in order to understand the issues and explore potential solutions whereby Gloucestershire residents could access this site. Whilst South Gloucestershire Council is not opposed to allowing access to Gloucestershire residents, this would be on the understanding that any solution would be facilitated, implemented and financed by GCC. The implications of this are several: More »

The Cost of providing access would be need to be met by GCC. These costs would include a site access charge per visit and the costs of developing and operating an IT system for registration and payments. Whilst actual costs will vary with demand, they are unbudgeted, and at a level estimated to be in excess of £70k per year this presents itself as unaffordable.

South Gloucestershire Council would require GCC to maintain the registrations, ensuring that these are updated as details change over time. GCC would also be asked to take responsibility for communicating and enforcing site rules and access policies amongst its residents, ensuring that residents in restricted or banned vehicles adhere to the rules. The resources required to maintain the ongoing administration of this additional function are not available within the Gloucestershire joint waste team.

It is therefore not possible for GCC to facilitate access to Gloucestershire residents, and a decision has been taken to maintain the existing arrangements.

HRCs within Gloucestershire will of course remain accessible to all Gloucestershire residents, the nearest being Pyke Quarry (Horsley) and Hempstead (Gloucester). » Less

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:15 by Eirian Vaughan Lewis

Horsley recycling Centre closed from 4 June 2018 to 22 June 2018

Pyke Quarry Household Recycling Centre, near Horsley, will be temporarily closed from Monday 4 June to Friday 22 June 2018 inclusive. During the closure, the county council will be carrying out important improvement work at the site.

The work includes:

Changing the method used to compact some types of waste and recycling materials. A mobile materials handler will replace the existing equipment which is old, frequently breaks down and is expensive to maintain. The new method will also give more operational flexibility. More »

Removing the five existing fixed compactors and providing new open top skips to enable the switch to mobile compaction.

Renewing the signs for the waste and recycling material containers.

During the site closure all other household recycling centre will be open as normal.

The closest alternative centre are Hempsted in Gloucester and Fosse Cross near Cirencester. » Less

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:07 by Eirian Vaughan Lewis

Berkeley Grammar School Fund

Berkeley Grammar School Educational Fund

This small Charity has been in existence in various forms, for well over 100 years.

Nowadays it is run by representatives of the local Berkeley parishes and councils, and distributes small grants to individuals and organisations with an educational link to those parishes.

The criteria for individual eligibility are:

1. Residence in one of the five parishes (Alkington; Berkeley; Hamfallow; Ham and Stone; Hinton.) More »

2. Attendance at a state school within those parishes for at least 3 years and

3. (An individual) is embarked on a course of further or higher education.

Once eligibility is confirmed then grants are looked at on a merit to merit case.

Meetings are held just once a year in December and applications are normally decided upon then. Occasionally grants can be made at other times in the year to an individual considered to be in more urgent need.

All applications are treated with discretion and in confidence.

Acknowledgement of receipt of a grant, and details of what it is spent on is always required.

To apply please contact the clerk for an application form:

Mrs Susan Watson berkeleygrammarschooleducationalfund@hotmail.com

Applications should be made by the student themselves (except in cases of disability when a representative may apply on their behalf if necessary) A Name, Address and Phone Number , plus details of eligibility as well as information as to how any grant is to be spent, is required. » Less

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:45 by Eirian Vaughan Lewis