Stroud District Council has published the following Notice of Election and election timetable (including deadlines for postal and proxy vote applications).
Stroud District Council has made the following changes to Christmas recycling collections.
If your collection would be on:
Tuesday December 25, it will be collected earlier on Monday December 24.
Wednesday December 26, it will be collected on Saturday December 29.
Tuesday January 1, it will be collected on Saturday January 5.
This doesn't apply to most (but not all) of the village which is collected on Friday.
The Gigaclear rollout seems to be in a constant state of flux. The latest news is that the Coaley installation will be completed by the end of 2019, which is a year earlier than the last update we had. See https://www.gigaclear.com/fastershire-rollout-schedule/ and click on Area 3e - South Gloucestershire. On the map Coaley is area 2 (Far Green, The Ham, Tickshill) and area 19 (everywhere else).
The Fox and Hounds has been purchased by a well regarded local publican who has previously revitalised the Old Badger in Eastington. There is a planning application with Stroud Distict Council for improvements to the building which can be seen and commented on through the SDC planning website.
Coaley Parish Council is aware that many residents are unhappy with the quality of their internet connection. We are conducting this survey to find the extent of the problem. You do not have to answer any question but the more information we have the better.
If you have broadband problems it's wise to make sure there are no problems with your router, wireless network setup and telephone wiring in the house.
BT have some guides to help you Check your wiring and broadband set-up.
Ofcom offer this advice for Broadband and landline faults and problems.
If you're happy with some technical detail, the instructions on the Increase Broadband Speed Guide will ensure you get the best possible connection speed.
Coaley PC supports this application in principle, but there are some concerns which need to be alleviated and policies which the district council must put in place for the development to cause minimum impact as well as bring benefits to the village:
The defibrillator is now fully operational.
If someone is unconscious and not breathing the first action is to call the ambulance service on 999 and start CPR straight away. The ambulance service will give you the combination to open the defibrillator cabinet and clearly it's best if someone else does this. The defibrillator can be used without training - it gives voice instructions - and the ambulance service will stay on the phone to help you.
The housing needs survey conducted in April 2016 can be downloaded here. This version was updated on 17th June.