Welcome to the website of Uley Parish Council. This site aims to tell you something about the village of Uley as well as providing information about the work of the Parish Council.
Uley is a busy and attractive Gloucestershire village which, with the neighbouring settlement of Owlpen, is tucked into a sheltered valley lying behind the steep Cotswold escarpment that defines the eastern boundary of the Severn Vale. The river Ewelme flowing through the valley, fed by abundant springs, combined with the topography and geology of the area have shaped the history of the settlement.
For a population of only about 1,100 the village supports a commendable range of facilities including St Giles church, a C of E primary school, Uley Community Stores and Post Office, Prema Arts Centre, the Old Crown public house, a Village Hall, sports field and pavilion, and many thriving clubs and societies.
The parish is particularly well served by open spaces and about 25 miles of rural footpaths and bridleways, including a short section of the Cotswold Way. Consequently, the area is popular with both local residents and visitors for recreational walking, cycling and horse riding.
You will find more about the history of Uley here:
Cover photograph courtesy of Rupert Russell Photography: www.rsdrphoto.co.uk