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  • Parish Charities
  • Twinning Association
  • Allotments
      • Bisley Allotments Find out all about Master Gardeners
      • The Fruit Exchange is 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 (PDF), 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.
      • Daily Gardening Is As Good For Mental Wellbeing As Regular Vigorous Exercise (PDF)
  • Be part of a green recovery with free trees from the Woodland Trust. Community groups and schools wanting to plant trees need get their applications into the Woodland Trust soon. To order your free trees, visit before March 2021.
  • Trees have recently been planted along the edge of Thomas Keble playing field in a collaboration between the Parish Council, Thomas Keble school and the Teaching Trees programme of the Royal Forestry Society. There is also advice on suitable species for tree planting in and around Eastcombe.
  • 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 information please contact our Parish Clerk Mrs D Meredith – tel 01452 771 089 or The Tennis Court Warden is Chris Jeynes and he can be contacted at
  • SDC ENEWS awaiting January 2021(PDF)
  • Action Fraud – find out about the latest scams and online fraud, and how to avoid them.
  • The updated Gloucestershire Care and Support Guide for 2020 has been published in association with Gloucestershire County Council. It gives readers information on how to live well for longer, independently, and in their own home. It also explains how to access a wide range of services that are available for people who need extra care or support, whether that’s in their own home or in a care home, if that’s the right option for them.
    The updated guide is available to download, view, or listen to online at
  • Library Community Access – replaces the Mobile Library that was withdrawn last year.
  • 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 for pre-booked visits only. Social distancing measures will be in place to help keep visitors and staff safe and crucially anyone with covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households MUST NOT visit. For more details and to book a slot see the Gloucestershire County Council website.
  • 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.
  • Eastcombe War Memorial and the report on the conservation work carried out in May 2018.
  • The Stancombe Cross
  • Gloucestershire County Council Adult Learning Courses (PDF)
  • SDC Car Park charges were increased on 26th October 2017 – for details see the Schedule of charges (PDF)
  • Foster carers wanted! (PDF)
  • Volunteers wanted for local charity (PDF)
  • SDC Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2017 – 2021 (PDF)
  • Advice on walking your dog in the countryside (PDF) 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 (PDF) – visit our new website
  • Would you like to become a communty volunteer? (PDF)
  • Help Needed For The Soldiers Of Gloucestershire Museum
  • Winston’s Wishcan 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
  • NHS 111 Service gives patients access to advice and local NHS healthcare services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Stroud District Council – Careline Support for older and vulnerable residents
  • Talking News for the Cotswolds and Crickley Hill Country Park ‘Off Road’ Mobility Scooter
  • Victim Support Gloucestershire
  • Assistance Available For Energy Efficiency Improvements
  • #DiscoverStroudDistrict. You can find out more information on the campaign at