Councillor Camilla Hale has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Stroud Town Council.
She replaces Councillor Margaret Poulton who has resigned due to relocation.
Town Mayor Kevin Cranston praised Councillor Poulton who has represented the Valley Ward since 2008 and been Deputy Mayor since 2016.
"Margaret was an excellent Councillor and will be greatly missed," said Councillor Cranston. "Her contributions... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:17 by Admin team
Stroud Town Council has decided to reduce its planned budget amid concerns about the hardship caused by the pandemic.
At a full council meeting, councillors agreed to limit the increase in its share of the Council Tax bill to 1.65%. That means, an average Band D council taxpayer will pay £173.50 a year, an increase of £2.81 per year or an extra 5p a week.
The council is drawing on its reserves... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:29 by Admin team
Stroud Town Council has appealed to people to support the health service by staying at home and having the vaccination when it is offered to them.
Councillors backed a motion at the full council meeting after receiving updates from Inspector Paul Cruise, Dr Laura Hole, Paediatrician at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Dr Dave Windsor, Clinical Lead, Intensive Care, Gloucestershire NHS Hospitals Trust.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:16 by Admin team
For most of us this Christmas will be like none that we have ever experienced. It comes at the end of an extraordinary and challenging year. As we pass the Winter Solstice and the days slowly lengthen, the vaccination programme should gather speed and we can look forward to fewer restrictions on social activities.
I hear people talking about returning to normal, and I am certainly looking forward to:... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:50 by Admin team
Stroud Town Council has councillor vacancy in Valley ward. If you would like to help us to deliver our aim of serving the people of Stroud to create a thriving, sustainable community please read on for further information about how to apply and to check whether you are eligible.
The closing date for applications is 3rd January 2021. The Council will consider applications at their meeting on 11th January... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 09:00 by Admin team
Stroud Town Council is allowing fitness groups to use its parks for free to encourage people to keep fit.
It usually charges private fitness classes and groups to use Park Gardens and Bank Gardens. Councillors decided to temporarily suspend the charges in response to the pandemic.
A town council spokesperson said, "We want to encourage people to exercise and enjoy the fresh air and we hope that by suspending... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:04 by Admin team
Stroud Town Council paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the country in a very scaled down event.
A small private service was held at the Cenotaph in Park Gardens. Officers from 50 Squadron 29 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps provided a military presence.
Mr Paul McLaughlin kindly brought his trombone and played the Last Post.
The Town Council had planned a scaled down private event with... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:48 by Admin team
Two new members have been co-opted on to Stroud Town Council.
Stella Parkes will represent Central Ward and Sue Fenton Trinity Ward. Both women will represent the wards until the local elections in May 2021.
Councillor Parkes was a corporate communications manager for two local councils and also worked in the charity sector for 10 years. Now retired she is chair of Stroud Valleys Project board of trustees... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:04 by Admin team
Stroud's service to remember those who sacrificed their lives for the country will not happen this year due to the lockdown.
Stroud Town Council had hoped to hold a small private service on Sunday November 8th at the Cenotaph in Park Gardens.
That plan has been cancelled due to the announcement of a second lockdown.
"We know many of you will be very disappointed about this, but as infection rates rise... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 16:16 by Helen Bojaniwska