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Kingfisher Trail comes to the Subs

Mayor KEvin Cranston with Kenny the Kingfisher

A stunning kingfisher sculpture is about to make its home in the reopened Stroud Subscription Rooms.

The sculpture, decorated by students at National Star College, is part of the new Kingfisher Trail launched by Cotswolds National Landscape.

The artistic trail is Cotswolds National Landscape's unique response to aid the creative community's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Town Council is a passionate... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021 10:08 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Famous Actor Backing the Subs

The newly decorated entrance to the Sub Rooms

Actor Ben Miller is backing a new Crowdfunding appeal for the Stroud Subscription Rooms.

Due to the pandemic, the venue has been closed for almost 12 months and been unable to raise any income.

To ensure its future and to fully open the Sub Rooms has launched (from May 20) a £100,000 Crowdfunding appeal.

"The Subs needs your support to keep going for the next few months until it can open its doors... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 May 2021 10:23 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Town Council Election Results

Members of council socially distanced in St Laurence church yard following the Annual Meeting of Council

Stroud Town Council has seven new councillors following the local election.

They are: Kate Crewes (Central), Liz Child (Farmhill and Paganhill), Sally-Anne Wherry (Farmhill and Paganhill), Mark Graham (Trinity), Gill Tavner (Uplands), Mick Fealty (Valley) and Naomi Marion Seffar (Valley).

They replace seven councillors who together had provided 62 years' service to the community, and especially John... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 11:27 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors

Casual Vacancy in Uplands Ward May 2021

Stroud Town Council has councillor vacancy in Uplands 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 9th July 2021. The Council will consider applications at their meeting on 19th July... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 May 2021 12:27 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

Vandalism in the cemetery

Broken stone cross

Stroud Town Council has condemned vandalism in the cemetery in Bisley Road.

At least 15 memorial stones have been damaged in the old cemetery, which is now a nature reserve and rarely used for burials. Many stones at the site date back to the Victorian period when the Chapel of Rest was built.

"Such desecration of a cemetery is an insult to those who are buried there and a huge disappointment to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 18:31 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Crime

Wildlife crime

Adder

Stroud Town Council has condemned the killing of an adder, a protected species.

A member of the public reported finding the body of the snake. It appeared to have been repeatedly hit.

The incident on 3 April was reported to Gloucestershire Police. The location of the attack is not being released to the public to prevent adders being targeted in the area.

Dr Angela Julian, Coordinator, Amphibian and Reptile... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:34 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Crime

Prince Philip

Prince Philip

On behalf of the Councillors and Staff of Stroud Town Council, I wish to say how saddened we are on hearing the news of HRH Prince Philip's death. I will be sending a message of condolences to HM The Queen's Private Secretary. The Union Flag will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect at the Subscription Rooms.

Kevin Cranston
Mayor of Stroud

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:55 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Information

Election 2021

There will be a poll for Central ward on 6th May 2021.

There will be no polls in the following wards where there are only 2 or 3 candidates for the 3 seats available. In these wards the candidates are automatically elected:

Farmhill and Paganhill ward
Slade ward
Trinity ward
Uplands ward
Valley ward

In Uplands ward there were only two candidates so the Council will be able to co-opt an additional member in... Read More »




Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:12 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

Play Equipment at The Leazes

Old play equipment at the Leazes

Families have the opportunity to have a say about play equipment in a Stroud play area.

Stroud Town Council is responsible for The Leazes play area and has set aside £30,000 to update the equipment.

It has set up an online survey so that people can choose what they think would be most enjoyed by children.

There are two different options which will include activity centres for early years and junior... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:31 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Local Government Elections May 2021

Notices of election for Stroud Town Council and Stroud District Council have been published today.

  • Stroud Central (Town Election)
  • Stroud Farmhill and Paganhill (Town Election)
  • Stroud Slade (Town Election)
  • Stroud Trinity (Town Election)
  • Stroud Uplands (Town Election)
  • Stroud Valley (Town Election)
  • Stroud District Council (District Election)

More information about standing for election for the Town Council. ... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:21 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

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