Frocester is a small Gloucestershire village and a parish in the Stroud District. It lies below the Cotswold escarpment, ten miles south of Gloucester at the entrance of the Stroud valley. We are a relatively small community with a population of less than two hundred.
Frocester was the site of a Roman settlement and formerly an estate of Gloucester Abbey. The village was formed around the crossroads on the road running down Frocester Hill towards the Severn crossing at Arlingham. The remains of a Roman villa have been excavated in the grounds of Frocester Court and another near the remains of St Peters Church.
Through this website Frocester Parish Council publishes the contact details of councillors, council meeting agendas & minutes, financial and accounting information and other information that is required under The Transparency Code. In addition, we aim to provide information on the history and geography of the village, news from Frocester and Stroud District Council, and provide links to other organisations within the parish.
Following a deployment of the SDRSG VAS device in Frocester, this site was identified as having a persistent speeding problem, and was chosen as the site to trial an AutoSpeedWatch device. The site of the ASW is in a 30mph speed limit near the 4-way crossroads in the centre of the village. There have been a number of minor accidents at these crossroads in recent years.
The results of the trial can be found on the SDRSG website https://strouddistrictroadsafety.com/reports-and-documentation
Frocester Parish Council often discusses road safety in meetings, speed through the village being one of our concerns. Frocester Parish Council joined the Stroud District Road Safety Group (SDRSG) earlier this year and representatives have been to group meetings. One of the aspects of road safety discussed at meetings is speed and speed limits. The group has bought a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) that can be loaned out to member councils, there will soon be a second sign available to the group.
We will have the sign in Frocester for a week from Thursday 3rd October – it will be sited on Bath Road between the Frocester George and the railway bridge.