May 2021 Parish Council Meeting

Our first in-person meeting since early 2020 was held on May 19th in Miserden Village Hall with a full council present, as well as Julie Job from Stroud District Council and our new County Councillor, Sue Williams.
All government-mandated COVID guidelines were observed, including sign-in for COVID tracing,  facility sanitation and risk assessment, and chairs at 2m apart or greater.
This was our first meeting since the election, where our Parish Council Chair, Martin Ractliffe, accepted his nomination, as well as our Vice-Chair, Russ Coles-Jones accepting his nomination.  Other Parish Councillors accepting their elected positions were Kevin Allin, Gideon Duberley and Richard Dangerfield.
As Clerk of the Parish Council, I have to say this is the nicest group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and I look forward to my first year as clerk under more relaxed pandemic circumstances!
Our Annual Assembly followed on the 27th outside the village hall. We were gifted with a lovely spring evening, and had a very nice time socialising in the evening sunshine with the parishioners and Council members who were able to attend.
We hope the Annual Assembly for 2022 can be our usual well-planned event
in the Colony Hall at Whiteway, with music and food along with our other Council matters.

Our next meeting is scheduled for June 29th at 7:30 pm in Miserden Village Hall.  Our meeting will be open to the public, but we ask you observe social distancing measures and wear a mask.  If you have any questions about the COVID restrictions for local council meetings, please see the following guidelines which we are following:

Gwen Pearshouse,
Parish Council Clerk

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 23rd February, 2021,
via Zoom conferencing.
Please contact the parish clerk for sign in details if you wish to attend.

Wildlife Survey Maps

Maps to our ongoing wildlife survey of the parish are now available.

If you would like to volunteer in any future surveying please get in touch.

Key to NDP landscape features – numbered map – Miserden March 2017 – v1 draft NDP landscape features – aerial map – Miserden March 2017 – v1 draft NDP landscape features – numbered map – Miserden March 2017 – v1 draft  Rare and protected species distribution – Miserden Feb 2017 Rare and protected species records – Miserden Feb 2017 SUDS and floods – Miserden Feb 2017

Wildlife Survey and update on the Parish Nature Map

In 2013, Colin Studholme from the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust led a workshop that introduced the community to the concept of nature surveys. Subsequently some people conducted a Phase I survey walking the footpaths and fields in the parish; unfortunately, most the data from this survey has been lost.

To replace this data Miserden Parish Council has asked Colin to lead another workshop, date to be advised. Everyone who is interested in taking part in and carrying out the survey is encouraged to attend this workshop . In the first instance, they should register their interest with the Parish Clerk.

Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records (GCER) have been commissioned to prepare a series of maps that show the extent of the natural features in the parish. We hope to be able to show these maps on this website in due course. We would like to add to these maps with the data from  the nature survey, which will provide information about the state of the environment in the parish.

We hope to conduct this survey in the summer. Volunteers that would like to assist in this survey should contact the Parish Clerk.