Painswick Parish Council

Serving the people of Painswick, Edge, Sheepscombe and Slad.

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr Roy Balgobin
The Town Hall, Victoria
Square, Painswick, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL6 6QA

Tel: 01452 812722

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Latest News

Casual Vacancy - Slad Ward - co-option

The Electoral Services Department at Stroud District Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been fulfilled and the Parish Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option. More »

If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor (Slad Ward), please write / email the Parish Clerk (Roy Balgobin) confirming that you are qualified to be a Councillor and include a brief explanation of why you are interested in joining the Parish Council.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact the Parish Office.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11th April 2023. » Less

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 09:46 by Roy Balgobin

1st Anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine

1st Anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine

The Ukraine flag was raised on St Mary's church on the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. The raising of the flag delivered a strong message of support to the people of Slavutych, Ukraine from the people of Painswick.

Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 09:29 by Roy Balgobin

Letter from a friend in Slavutych (unedited)

Letter from a friend in Slavutych (unedited)

The town of bold hopes: how Slavutych lives during the war.

The war certainly changed the lifestyle of Slavutych residents, but the town continued to live. And every day residents thank the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the bold hope for the early Victory of Ukraine. More »

For the Christmas holidays, a photo zone was opened on the Central Square next to the Christmas tree. The town municipal services remove the snow, which this year is quite a lot, adding to the Christmas's mood.

Schools and kindergartens, shops and cafes, our Tourist Information Center and Town Cultural Cinema Centre continue to work. But as soon as the signal "Airborne alarm" sounds, life in the town seems to stop - everyone moves to shelters.

This winter has become a challenge for all of Ukraine, because russia, the terrorist state, constantly attacks the energy system and tries to leave Ukrainians without heat, water and light. Schedules implemented now in Slavutych - electricity appears for three hours, and then disappears for six hours.

In the spring, when Slavutych was occupied, there was no electricity in the town for 8 days. Recently, after one of the attacks, there was no electricity in the town for 9 hours. So, now we have experience and are prepared. If a complete blackout happens in the Slavutych agane, the «Points of steadfastness» will be open.

At these Points of steadfastness, residents can warm up, drink hot drinks, recharge gadgets, use the Internet or a first-aid kit. However, Slavutych still needs powerful generators and power banks, but the town hospital has all the necessary equipment.

We want to create better conditions for elderly people and children. After all, despite the war, our life continues.

Recently, a wonderful event took place - students of Painswick Croft school and students of Slavutych schools met online to talk about New Year and Christmas traditions of celebration in Ukraine and Great Britain. Children from Slavutych were happy to receive gifts from Painswick - it was a real surprise!

So, here in Ukraine, in Slavutych we maintain calmness, patience, and believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We thank the community of Painswick for your support and friendly cooperation. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


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Posted: Wed, 04 Jan 2023 12:08 by Roy Balgobin