Defibrillators around the village!

The first of three defibrillators for the village has been installed on the wall of the Village Hall. Training for its use will be discussed at the next PC meeting and arranged for any and all interested villagers. We’ll update this website with a map and directions for their use.

The thanks of all in the Parish Council (and everyone in the village) go to  everyone involved in fundraising and donating money towards this – great fund-raising effort from the village, and in particular our thanks go to;

      • Councillor Stephen Davies for the County Council’s donation from their ‘Growing Our Communities’ fund
      • Barbara Brennan for co-ordinating, fundraising,  collecting villager’s donations and presenting the resulting cheque to the Parish Council – thank you Barbara!
      • the Pinching Memorial Trust,
      • Damion Williams for the funds donated from the British Army
      • everyone involved in the Village Hall Management Committee cream tea event held to support the fundraising effort.
      • Last but not least, the British Heart Foundation for part-funding the first of the defibrillators!

If there’s anyone we’ve missed, please let us know on the  village facebook group and we’ll add you to the list!

Thank you again!

Parklands Farm development – update

After comments were received to the Parish Council regarding the Smiths lorries causing congestion whilst reversing into the site from School Lane, the Parish Council has raised these issues with the developer Newland Homes. They have agreed to widen the access to allow the majority of lorries to drive in, and when any do need to reverse in, a Banksman will guide them in every time.

If you see any other preventable issues on School Lane due to the construction traffic, please contact one of your Parish Councillors.


A new Neighbourhood Warden

As from Monday 16th July all the wardens areas changed.

For those of you that do not know me my name is Carol Novoth, I have been allocated to your Parish as the neighbourhood warden.  I have been working in Hardwicke, Haresfield, Longney and Elmore for a few years now.

A brief bit about me;
I have been a warden for ten and a half years mainly covering the north of the district. I have covered  additional areas due to sickness, annual leave etc. before becoming a warden I worked all over Stroud district for the then Seviceteam
( now Ubico) contractor. I have lived in Stroud all my life so know the district well.

I am excited and look forward to working with you all and the challenges that will come my way.

Please feel free to contact me at any time. My mobile number is 07970250343 and my email is

Community alerts service

The Gloucestershire Constabulary will shortly be launching the ‘real-time’ update service for Community / crime alerts. If you want to receive this info, sign-up here.. service goes live in a few weeks.

New Neighbourhood Warden for Whitminster

Whitminster News

Andy Beamish takes over as the Whitminster Neighbourhood Warden.

If you require help or advice on Community Safety issues in your Town or Parish please contact me on the telephone number or email address below and I will endeavour to help you where I can or get a colleague to help you should I not be able to.”

As your Neighbourhood Warden, Andy provides support and can help you with many issues a few of which are;

  • Supporting vulnerable people
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Dog fouling
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Bogus callers
  • Home Security and Crime Prevention advice
  • Hate Crime & Bullying
  • Litter, Fly Tipping & Fly Posting

Andy Beamish
Neighbourhood Warden
01453 754 512 or 07811 263 075