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

Cllr Martin Slinger

Cllr Martin Slinger


Martin Slinger – Chairman of Painswick Parish Council




Finance and General Purpose (ex-Officio)

Rural and Environment (ex-Officio)

Traffic (ex-Officio)

Land and Buildings (ex-Officio)

Representative on other bodies:

Rec. Sports Pavilion Committee

Painswick Youth & Community Pavilion User Committee

Broadham Rugby & Sports Club

Edge Village Hall Man Committee

Gloucestershire County Council Charter Committee

Address: Jenkins, Lurks Lane, Pitchcombe. GL6 6LL
01453 763105

Born into farming family in Edge and still farming with my son – my grandson is following on. I went to Painswick School and then to school in Stroud. I left at 15 and went onto Hartpury Agricultural School until I was 18.

I am married to Mary and together we have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.

  • Was a member of the Cotswold Tug of War team in which we won 2 national titles in 1966.
  • A school governor of the Croft School for 20 years (retired in 2015).
  • A radio presenter and interviewer on Stroud Radio for 7 years , done voice overs for videos.
  • A member of Edge and Pitchcombe Village Hall Committee.
  • I write jottings for 2 local magazines each month; on local farming and countryside matters.
  • I became a Parish Councillor for Edge Ward in 1995 and an active Member of several of the Committees.
  • After being Deputy Chairman for a number of years I was elected Chairman of Painswick Parish Council in 2012.