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Blue Hearts and Wild Spaces

A blue heart at Clare Court, a roadside verge transformed into wildflower meadow with ready-sown turf

With climate chaos an impending reality and all-too common news reports such as "analysis of 353 species of wild bee and hoverfly species found the insects have been lost from a quarter of the places they were found in 1980" we are trying to make a difference here in Stroud. With over 97% of wildflower meadows having been destroyed since the Second World War, it is time to reverse this decline.

We are... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:03 by Admin team

Cleaner Tools for a Brighter Future

Our electric van and power tools - helping reduce emissions

In order to reduce our usage of fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel, we have been replacing power tools with cordless electric versions where this is possible.

To date we have bought the following cordless items:
Hedge cutter
2 leaf blowers
Vacuum cleaner (for glass and cigarette butts)

Whilst there are still some tasks that still need the oomph of a petrol strimmer, we expect the technology... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:21 by Admin team

Electric Bicycle & Cycle to Work Scheme

The town council's second-hand electric bike

Back in 2016 we decided that the Green Spaces Manager did not always need to use a conventional vehicle, but Stroud is very hilly, so we decided to purchase a second-hand electric bicycle.

We bought the 'A2B' bike from a local supplier, eCycle. The bike has been invaluable for visiting sites and attending meetings, with the added benefits of some cardio-vascular exercise and free parking. It has clocked... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:17 by Admin team

Climate Change Resolution

Stroud Town Council's Climate Change Resolution

To facilitate the reduction of carbon emissions, the council resolved to:

  1. Commit to becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030, to include scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions2. Create a carbon audit and roadmap for achieving this aim by the end of 2019.
  2. Create a grant pot to encourage and enable carbon-reduction schemes within Stroud. The primary criterion for... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:29 by Admin team

Last updated: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:05