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.
Following an investigation period alongside The Door Youth services, a report was presented to the Parish Council highlighting the need for somewhere our youth might meet and relax on an evening away from the close proximity to residential properties. It was noted that perhaps the young people were seen as intimidating and a bit of a nuisance at times when they congregate in communal areas such as the bus shelter on the high street.
We have consulted with the Marling trust and agreed in principle that a shelter should be erected on the playing fields, and we are opening up a consultation period for all members of the village (but particularly residents who live close by the playing fields) to send in comments, suggestions or reservations to the clerk for review before the next stage of planning. We politely request all comments be sent to the clerk via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 18th May.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries on 07498066697.
Area proposed for the shelter:
The Big Lunch
Please join your village and the parish council in celebrating the Queens jubilee Sunday 5th June 12pm-4pm on the Marling Close fields.
Parish Council Meetings, Agendas and Weekly hub
The Clerk of KSPC holds a hub every Monday 9.30am-11am in the lounge at Kings Stanley village hall. This is a drop in session and every body is welcome.
(Please note we don’t open the hub on bank holidays or during school holidays.)
KSPC hold a monthly meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall, on the last Wednesday of every month (unless the last Wednesday falls in a school holiday, in which case it’s the week before. We also don’t meet in August or December)
Members of the public are welcomed to join us for the meeting especially during the public participation session in the first 10 minutes of the meeting. You are of course welcome to stay for the entire meeting but we remind the public that speaking is prohibited after this session ends.
If you have any problems or observations, we would love to hear about them but remind everyone that all correspondence should be made via the clerk in the first instance.
Councillor Vigar has agreed to collect Empty blister packs and take them to Superdrug to be recycled.
There are collection boxes for your empty blister packs in the Red phone box and at The bell at Selsley.
Please contact the Clerk for any more information required.