The Parish Council aims to ensure that our community continues to be an attractive and safe place in which to live.
A parish council is the level of elected government that is closest to the community, with the district authority (Stroud Council) above it in the hierarchy. Being close to the community, parish councils are very often the first place people will go with concerns or ideas.
For this reason they play a vital part in village life, making decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. A parish councillor must have a passion for making a difference within their local community, recognising the needs of the young and
the elderly in equal measure while taking into consideration the legal boundaries in which they work.
The number of councillors making up a parish council varies with the size of the parish – in Nympsfield we have five.
They are elected to serve for a period of four years and the current council term will expire in May 2020. Their work is entirely voluntary; no Councillor receives any payment for attending the meetings.
Our acting Clerk is Jo Barber, whose role is to ensure that the Council as a whole conducts its business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice and support.
... other contacts
Mrs Elizabeth Sturgess Chair/Councillor
Tel: 01453 861076
The Cross, Nympsfield
Gloucestershire GL10 3TU
Mr David Acton
Tel: 01453 861067
The Plain, Nympsfield
Gloucestershire GL10 3UE
Mrs Carol Pittaway*
Tel: 01453 860610
Front Street, Nympsfield
Gloucestershire GL10 3TY
Your Coaley and Uley district councillor represents you on Stroud District Council. The District Council is responsible for local services, including planning, council housing, and rubbish collection.
Mr Jim Dewey (Green)
Your Dursley county councillor represents you on Gloucestershire County Council.
The County Council is responsible for local services, including education, social services, transport, roads (except trunk roads and motorways), public rights of way, and libraries.
Cllr. Loraine Patrick (Conservative)
Miss Susan Cowle
Tel: 01453 861010
17 Benton Court, Nympsfield
Gloucestershire GL10 3UP
Mrs Ann Hardy*
Tel: 01453 860876
The Coach House,
Gloucestershire GL10 3UN
Locum Clerk to Parish
Tel: 07817 377640
Post Office Hill, Amberley
Gloucestershire GL5 5AA
Member of Parliament.
Your Stroud MP represents you in the House of Commons. The House of Commons is responsible for making laws in the UK and for overall scrutiny of all aspects of government.
Dr David Drew (Labour)
*also a serve as a member of Nympsfield Village Hall committee.