- What's On - events in and around the parish during September, October and November
- Parish Charities
- Twinning Association
- Bisley Allotments Find out all about Master Gardeners
- Eastcombe Allotments
- Oakridge Allotments
- The Fruit Exchange a new project to save unwanted fruit around Stroud from being wasted.
- Sheffield University MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) is an opportunity to participate in an exciting research project that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production. For more information on how to contribute see MYHarvest.
- Gardening is good for you - get an allotment!
Researchers from The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences and
Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, used a cohort study of over 4,200 Stockholm residents aged 60 and over. The results of the study, which tracked participants' cardiovascular health for around 12.5 years, were published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
The findings show that keeping active through gardening or DIY projects can cut the risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 30%.
- An interview with Isabel Oliver, Consultant Epidemioligist and Director of Field Epidemioligy for Public Health England, by Lesley Greene. This article was reproduced from Issue 1 2018 of the Allotment and Leisure Gardener magazine with kind permission of the National Allotment Society.
- Parish Tennis Court
There is an all weather tennis court in Oakridge that is available to all residents of Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish who sign up for membership. Family membership costs just £20.00 a year and the annual subscription is payable to the Parish Clerk at the beginning of April. This seems remarkably good value for those of you who enjoy a game of tennis! To join and for more informtion please contact our Parish Clerk Mrs D Meredith - tel 01452 771 089 or .
- Action Fraud - find out about the latest scams and online fraud, and how to avoid them.
- The Annual Electoral Canvass starts in August - don't lose your right to vote!
SDC will be sending a Household Electoral Registration Form to every property in the district to check that they have the right details for who should be registered to vote. You must respond to this form even if you have no changes to make in order to avoid a reminder being sent or a visit from a canvasser.
- SDC Review of Polling Districts 2019
In accordance with the Representation of the People Act and The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, the Acting Returning Officer is
required to undertake a review of the UK Parliamentary polling districts and places within the Stroud District by the 31 January 2020. Minchinhampton,
Kingswood and Wotton-under-Edge (excluding Stinchcombe) fall under Cotswold Constituency for Parliamentary Elections therefore Cotswold District
Council's Acting Returning Officer will also need to comment on these polling districts within 30 days of us publishing the commencement notice of
review on Monday 12 August.
Our review will formally start on Monday 12 August 2019. This will commence the public consultation period which will end on Monday 7 October 2019. Once concluded, Electoral Services will consider all representations made and produce the final recommendations which will be considered by Full Council
on Thursday 19 December 2019. If agreed, the amendments will come into effect when the revised electoral register is published on Saturday 1 February 2020.
Further information on the polling review can be found on the SDC website here along with the polling district and place consultation report here and the online survey to make a submission. If you wish to make a submission, please ensure you have read the consultation report thoroughly before making your submission.
- SDC Community Governance Review The final version of the Community Governance Review of the Stroud District has now been approved by the full district council. Full details can be found on the
Click here to see Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish Council response to the original Draft Recommendations.
The next step will be to create the Reorganisation Orders so the changes will come into effect on the 1 April 2020 ahead of the local elections in
May. SDC anticipate that the Reorganisation Orders will be complete by October 2019.
- Stroud District Council's Community Services team is reminding residents to make sure their waste and recycling is put out by 6am on the morning of collection. Collection dates have not changed but the times at which collections are made have been revised and some collections will now be earlier.
- The household recycling centre at Pyke Quarry, Horsley, is now open from 09.00 to 17.00 but still closed all day on Wednesdays.
- Bulk Waste Disposal - Stroud District Council no longer offers free bulk waste collection, but there are lots of options...
- A new national phone number - 105 has been launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. Key points to note about this service are:
- Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator - Western Power Distribution for Bisley parish - the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area
- 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. Customers can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too
- 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales
- Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from
- Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there's a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.
For a gas emergency dial 0800 111 999
- There are several public defibrillators in and around Bisley Parish - find out more about Defibrillators and how to use them.
- Report on the conservation work recently carried out on the Eastcombe War Memorial.
- Gloucestershire County Council Adult Learning Courses - new Digital training for older people
- SDC Car Park charges were increased on 26th October 2017 - for details see the schedule of charges
- Mobile Library Service
- Foster carers wanted!
- Volunteers wanted for local charity.
- SDC Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2017-2021.
- Ronan's Trust Embracing Family Bereavement by being busy together - Ronan's Trust provides nuture and support to those who have suffered a close family bereavement.
Through gardening together, and having the opportunity to join our craft workshops Ronan's Trust offers a nurturing environment in which families can 'be busy together' with others in a similar position, providing opportunities for bereaved individuals and families to meet in small groups and work together in gardens and on land based projects, as well as offering natural craft activities. This enables people to create friendships and reduce stress. At group events people of all ages work alongside one another. They may wish to share their story, they may not. This is an opportunity to be busy together, to reduce levels of stress through working on the land and being creative.
Their allotment groups are in Bisley, Longford near Gloucester, Cirencester and Tetbury. They also provide practical support for those who have been immediately bereaved and need help in their gardens - mowing lawns, weeding, hedge cutting.
Ronan's Trust is also looking for volunteers to join their team. They need local volunteers to work in groups of 2 or 3 to help individuals in their gardens as well as volunteers to help care for their allotment spaces, with a team needed to care for their Cheltenham allotment from early 2017.
For more information please visit their website or email the Trust at or call 07757 710616.
- Advice on walking your dog in the countryside from Gloucestershire County Council.
- Local Historians Wanted!
England's history is marked in the fabric of its buildings and places. The most significant of these are listed, so they can be understood and protected for the future. Historic England are asking local groups to share their knowledge and pictures of listed sites, so we can record important facts about them, and even unlock the secrets of some. If you have stories to tell and pictures to share about a listed place, they would love you to join their project. Since launching in June, they have received over 15,000 contributions from people who have enriched the List with photographs, historical events, social history or information about the architecture or archaeology of a site.
Find out more and get involved...
- Stroud District Citizens Advice service
- visit our new website www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk
- Would you like to become a community volunteer?
- Help Needed For The Soldiers Of Gloucestershire Museum
- Winston's Wish - can you help ?
- Allsorts - a charity based in the Five Valleys supporting families who have children with disabilities or additional needs
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
For more information see the Stroud and District U3A website.
The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.
- Frith Youth Club