Council Responsibilities

Cranham Parish Council has six councillors (including the Chairman).  It serves the village community of Cranham which has 412 people on the electoral roll (Feb 2015)

Cranham Parish Council owns or is responsible for:

  • The Pound
  • Seats and benches around the village:
    • Playing Field(2), Knoll, Bunny Hill, Millennium Post, VE nr Cricket Field, Heather Newman Bench, Pound and on road above Woodside Farm
  • Land between Church Close & Playing field
  • Maintaining the footpath leading to the houses in Church Close
  • Bus Shelters at Cranham Corner (within USL parish) and by the Village Hall
  • Notice Boards
    • The Knoll, Opposite School, Scout Centre, Village Hall, Cranham Corner
  • Cranham Playing Field – conveyed to the Parish Council as a charitable trust; managed by a separate committee drawn from village societies and parishioners.
  • Allotments in Church Close and 2 on Playing Field
  • Car parking at the Village Hall, part of car park above pub and by the Scout Centre
  • Parish Plan – preparation and updating
  • The Defibrillator outside the Village Hall
  • Maintaining up to date details of the Village Emergency Telephone Service (VETS)
  • Providing a representative on the Cranham Common Management Committee
  • Providing a representative on the Cranham Playing Fields Committee
  • Providing a representative on the Cranham Village Hall Committee

Stroud District Council is responsible for:

  • Refuse and recycling
  • Fly Tipping
  • Council Housing
  • Planning

Gloucester County Council is responsible for:

  • Maintenance of highways and footpaths
  • Social services
  • Education
  • Libraries