Local Government – Who Does What?

This page explains the roles of the County, District and Parish Councils, which Council provides your services and how to contact them.

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC)

To report GCC issues:
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester,
GL1 2TG
Open Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5pm
Phone: 01452 425000
Email: customerservices@gloucestershire.gov.uk


GCC deals with:

Planning
Such as large infrastructure/highways/projects /minerals and environment.
Archives/Records Office
Education Authority
Fire & Rescue Services
Libraries
Registrar
Births/Deaths/ Marriages
Social Care
Health & Social Services (adult social care, child protection and adoption)
Trading Standards
Transport
Footpaths & Rights of Way
Potholes, road repairs, road cleaning
Public transport
Road safety
Street parking enforcement
Street lighting
Verge cutting

NB To NOTE that POLICE is a separate Authority www.gloucestershire.police.uk

Stroud District Council
(SDC)

To report SDC issues:
www.stroud.gov.uk
Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB
Open Mon to Thurs 8.45am to 5.00pm and Fridays 8.45am to 4.30pm
Phone: 01453 754424 or 766321
Email: customer.services@stroud.gov.uk


SDC deals with:

Planning
Planning Authority deciding household applications, housing developments & smaller scale infrastructure projects.
Benefits/claims
Council Housing
Council Tax/rates collection
Dog Wardens
Elections
Organising local elections
Licencing
e.g. alcohol/street closures
Neighbourhood Wardens
Parking & Travel
Parking at Potters Pond & The Chipping
Local travel
Sport & Leisure
Some sport, some leisure & some parks
Waste Management
Waste collection/recycling for whole district
Rope walk toilets.

Wotton-under-Edge Town Council (WTC)

To contact WTC:
www.wotton-under-edge.com
Civic Centre, 2 Gloucester St, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DN
Open Mon to Fri 9am to 12.30pm
Phone: 01453 843210
Email: clerk@wotton-under-edge.com


WTC deals with:

Planning
Make comments and recommendations to SDC on local planning applications.
Allotments
86 plots at Knapp Road & New Road
Cemeteries
Burial Authority for cemetery at Wortley Rd
St Mary’s Churchyard (maintenance only)
Land/Facilities Ownership and Management
Car parks at Civic Centre (owner) & Chipping (owner, but SDC manage)
CCTV system in Wotton
Chipping Hall (leased to Under the Edge Arts)
Chipping Club Room, Civic Centre & Town Hall (own & manage bookings)
Community Parc site (leased to Wotton Community Sports Foundation)
Defibrillators (Civic Centre & Synwell)
Heritage Centre (leased to Historical Society)
Old Town toilets
Old Town War Memorial
One Stop Shop tourist info point (also issue bus passes)
Open Spaces such as Marchesi Walk & streamside, Holywell Picnic Area, Rope Walk seating area, Conygre Woods, Streamsfield, the Clump on Wotton Hill, Dyers Brook, various flower borders, Knapp Field (leased for horse grazing)
Symn Lane Play Area (note that Synwell Playing Fields are not managed by WTC)
Tolsey Clock maintenance
Wotton Pool (leased to Pool Management Co.)
Various benches, bus shelters, noticeboards, map boards around Wotton
Youth Centre (owner/operator)