The Parish of King’s Stanley is made up of three villages; King’s Stanley, Middleyard and Selsley and is bounded by the River Frome to the north and Selsley Common, part of the Cotswold Ridge and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, to the south. The Parish also borders an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cotswold Way runs through the Parish and there is footpath access to the Woodland Trust’s Penn Wood.
In addition to the varied and interesting architecture of the housing, mills and churches there are thriving communities with access to local shops, primary school, village hall, recreational areas, three churches and two pubs. The villages have a wide range of groups and activities, including a silver band, Cubs, Scouts and Brownies, Cricket Club, Sports Club, Stanley Players, fitness classes, indoor bowls, Tea & Chat group, playgroups, Gardening Club, craft groups and Selsley Community Group.
The Parish Council is responsible for the Village Greens, allotments, play area equipment, MUGA, Outdoor Fitness equipment, bus shelters, war memorials, adopted phone kiosks, benches and noticeboards.