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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    Stone village Green

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    Pump at Ham


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

Community Governance Review 2018/19

Stroud District Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review (CGR) of Parish and Town Councils to make sure that, at parish level, governance arrangements are working as effectively and efficiently as they should be for the public.

Phase 1: The initial consultation runs from 3rd September 2018 to the 26th November 2018.

A Community Governance Review is the process used to consider whether existing parish arrangements should be changed in any way. This includes: More »

Altering the boundaries of existing parishes;

Changing the names of existing parishes;

Creating a new parish or abolishing an existing parish;

The electoral arrangements for parish councils (including the number of Councillors and arrangements for parish warding);

The grouping of de-grouping or parish councils (and consequential changes to their electoral arrangements).

For more information and to have your say about proposals please visit the following:

website: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/CGR

email: communitygovernancereview@stroud.gov.uk

call: 01453 754886 » Less

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:10 by Eirian Vaughan Lewis

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

Bulky Waste Items

In keeping with the Council's objective to channel shift towards self- serve, we are changing the Bulky waste collection booking service to be online only from next Monday 2 Oct. Customers will be able to use a quick and easy, user friendly online process on our website to book a bulky collection. They will book, pay and get confirmation of collection date in one online transaction. This online facility will be available 24/7 so customers can book when it's convenient to them including all weekend. Users who find it difficult to access a personal online device will be encouraged to use public online PC's at libraries, at Ebley Mill Reception and help from family and friends. Phone callers will be advised to book online. Staff will support users to buy in to the advantages of the online self-service route.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:37 by Eirian Vaughan Lewis