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

Painswick Parish Council provides your local services. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

It is election year for Painswick Parish Council with elections scheduled for Thursday 6th May 2021

Painswick Parish Council is a Warded Council with 7 Councillors from the Painswick Ward 1 from the Edge Ward and two each from the Sheepscombe and Slad Ward More »

To become a Parish Councillor you must meet the following criteria:

To stand for election on a parish council, you must:

  • be a UK or commonwealth citizen, or;
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or;
  • be a least 18 years old.

To be eligible to stand for an election, you must:

  • be an elector of the parish, or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or;
  • during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary.

Painswick Parish Council is a "Gold Accredited" under the Local Council Awards Scheme and prides itself on helping our local communities.

It is often parish councils that is turned to for support. By becoming a Parish Councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support.

Parish councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that parish councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.

Once elected, Parish Councillors term of office is for a maximum of four years. If they then want to stay in the post they can stand for re-election.

The Clerk and Deputy Clerk will be running an information evening on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 6 pm via Zoom for anyone wishing to gain a greater insight on to the role of a Parish Councillor.

If you wish to attend please advise the Clerk, Roy Balgobin by email: or telephone 01452 812722, if you are unable to attend the meeting please feel free to ring the Clerk for an informal chat about the role. » Less

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:23 by Roy Balgobin

Elections Job Opportunities

Elections Job Opportunities

Elections Job Opportunities

Have you ever considered working at one of our Polling Stations?

We are looking to recruit motivated staff to fill a number of important paid role on election day.

On Thursday May 6th 2021 the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, County, District and Parish Council elections will be taking place. More »

Planning is already underway and we would like to reassure you that our highest priority is the safety of our staff and our electorate. We will be adhering to Government Guidelines, so our Polling Station may look a bit different. And in order to deliver this plan, we will need extra staff at many of our Polling Stations

These are paid roles across the whole of the Stroud District. And the Elections Team are keen to hear from you.

More information about the role and how to apply can be found here:

Applicants must be over 18, eligible to work in the UK and not affiliated to any political party. » Less

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 10:32 by Roy Balgobin

Temp Road Closure - Golf Course Road 9th Feb

Gloucestershire County Council has made an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the 41128 Golf Course Road from its junction with the B4073 heading in a North Easterly direction for a distance of approximately 230 metres The reason for the closure is to install a new BT telegraph pole. The road is expected to be closed on 9 th February 2021 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit

Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 11:07 by Roy Balgobin