Casual Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that there is a vacancy on Staunton Coleford Parish Council

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten registered local government electors for the said parish submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below. Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach the Returning Officer, Forest of Dean District Council, High Street Coleford Glos GL16 8HG within fourteen days following the date of this notice

Signed Clare Davies

Parish Clerk 6th May 2020

2 Bag End Fox Elms Road Gloucester GL4 0BH

Wild Boar on the Meend

WILD BOAR PROCEED WITH CAUTION

There has been a marked increase in wild boar sightings and signs of their activity on the Common this year.

They are wild animals.  We are presently locating and endeavouring to secure the places where they have broken through from surrounding woodland, but please take extra care, especially when you are out walking your dogs.

  • Stay on the open tracks and pathways.
  • Do not let your dogs run off into the bracken where they could disturb any boar that may be lying up there.
  • Keep the boundary gates shut at all times.
  • Never attempt to feed them, or leave food out for them.

If you encounter a boar, follow this advice from Forestry England

  • Do not approach them.  Go back the way you came or go around them, giving them a wide berth.
  • Put your dog on a lead as soon as you see one or they may get scared and react.
  • Keep to a safe distance particularly if your dog chases or does not respond to calls immediately.

 

Meeting on 12th May 2020 postponed due to corona virus

Regrettably, the Parish Council is still unable to hold face to face public meetings, so the Annual Parish Meeting and the Parish Council AGM, both of which were due to be held at the Village Hall,this coming Tuesday evening (12th May), have been postponed.

However the government’s Covid 19 emergency legislation enables Parish Councils to meet remotely via an electronic platform. We will be trialing the technology using the on-line platform Zoom next week and all being well will then hold both the APCM and AGM on Tuesday 26th May at 7.00pm via this facility. We will post further details on this, together with the agenda nearer the time on our website, the village Facebook page and on the notice boards as usual

Members of the public are entitled to ‘attend’. If you do not already have it, you will need to download the Zoom app so you can be logged in on the night. As this is our first attempt at a virtual meeting, we may have to limit the number of public who can join, but we will see how much interest there is before making this decision. Please email your interest to the clerk as soon as possible.

It will not be possible this time for live public participation, but if you have any questions, please email these to the clerk as well.

The AGM is largely procedural. As councils have been advised to put any major project work on hold pending reinstatement of regular face to face meetings, further virtual ordinary meetings of the Parish Council are likely to be for essential business only.

Casual Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that one vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Staunton Coleford

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten registered local government electors for the said parish submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below. Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach the Returning Officer, Forest of Dean District Council, High Street Coleford Glos GL16 8HG within fourteen days following the date of this notice.

If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Signed Clare Davies 6th May 2020

Parish Clerk, 2 Bag End Fox Elms Road, GL4 0BH

Call to Tender Meend Contractor 2019

Staunton (Coleford) Parish Council wishes to appoint a contractor to carry out general maintenance of their common land which includes maintaining boundary fencing, gates, cattle grids and a small pony holding pen. Please send expression of interest, CV, proposed costing and 2 references to Clare Davies, Clerk to Staunton Parish Council email parishclerk@stauntoncolefordpc.org.uk by December 23rd 2018

Notice of casual vacancies

PARISH OF STAUNTON COLEFORD

CASUAL VACANCIES

Notice is hereby given that due to  the recent resignation of Councillors one vacancy exist in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Staunton Coleford

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten registered local government electors for the said parish submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below.

Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach the Returning Officer, Forest of Dean District Council, High Street Coleford Glos GL16 8HG within fourteen days following the date of this notice.

If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Signed:   Clare Davies

Dated 9 June 2019

(Clerk to the Council)

Address:              2 Bag End Fox Elms Road Gloucester GL4 0BH

Village action to slow traffic speed

The Parish Council has been working with local volunteers and Gloucestershire County Council to reduce traffic speed along the A4136 through Staunton following the publication of its recent Road Safety Strategy.

The County Council presented us with a special road sign in late 2016, known as a ‘speed indicative device,’ which alerts drivers by flashing up the speed of their vehicle as it approaches. The parish council will be able to move the sign to different locations around the village and its presence already seems to be having an impact on traffic speed.

County Councillor Paul McMahon, who was instrumental in securing the funding for the sign said, “I’m glad I could use some of my highways local funding to help tackle speeding concerns in the village of Staunton, and I think the new vehicle activated road sign will make a big difference.”