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Sim-Spec Walk in Stroud Town

Participants wearing simulation spectacles walking in the town centre

Stroud Town councillors have been learning first-hand about the barriers which prevent the town centre being accessible for all.

Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council led a group of town councillors, and blind and partially sighted community members, on a guided walk around the town centre organised by Stroud District Council. Also taking part were Stroud District Council and Town Council officers, representatives... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2023 12:37 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Walking

20's Plenty for Us

3 wheelie bin stickers side by side. Each with text "Gloucestershire County Council", "Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire", and "Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service", plus their logos. Includes images of 3 triangular road

Stroud Town Council is asking drivers to take it easy as they drive through the community.

The Town Council has joined the '20's Plenty For Us ' campaign to encourage people to drive 20mph.

Schools in the parish can borrow '20's Plenty' banners and people can collect wheelie bin stickers to promote the campaign in their streets.

"The many benefits of reducing speed limits are increasingly widely recognised,"... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 14:58 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community, Road Safety

Street Art Workshops Extended


Stroud Town Council is extending its successful street art workshops after receiving National Lottery funding.

So far the Town Council has run six workshops for 12-17-year-olds, with all of them fully booked. The events give young people a chance to try out graffiti-based art and learn a new skill.

Now, thanks to £3,600 of National Lottery funding, the Town Council is running six more workshops... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 09:42 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Holidays, Young People

Ticket Office Closure: Extension to Consultation

The ticket office at Stroud Railway Station

While Stroud Town Council welcomes the extension to the consultation around the proposed closure of the ticket office at Stroud Railway Station, it remains concerned about the lack of ways for people to respond.

"There are no plans to provide opportunities for people to talk about these changes face to face and it is a blanket coverage rather than a station focussed consultation," said Town Mayor Stella... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 13:29 by Admin team

Tags: Consultation, Station

Seatery Moving to Fridays


Stroud's community music space is getting that Friday feeling.

From next week, Stroud Seatery, which is based in the Cornhill Marketplace will now take place on Fridays from 11am-2pm, rather than Wednesdays. The first Friday session will be August 4.

The Seatery often hosts musicians and singers to entertain people as they enjoy their lunch, a drink, or just a few minutes' break from the working day.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 10:28 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Free Summer Holiday Activity for Children


This weekend sees the launch of Stroud Town Council's Green Spaces Team's Nature Detective Challenge.

Local schools and youth groups have all been invited to encourage young people to give it a go!

Welcome Nature Detectives!

A set of ten QR codes are on posts and can be discovered in any sequence as you explore the beauty of Stroud's Old Cemetery.

Each audio file teaches the children about the amazing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2023 16:00 by Admin team

Tags: Activities, Cemetery, Holidays

Proposed Ticket Office Closure

The ticket office at Stroud Railway Station

Stroud Town Council is concerned about the lack of meaningful consultation around the proposed closure of the ticket office at Stroud Railway Station.

There is no easy-to-use online form to capture respondents' locations and contact details.

"Without such detail how will GWR possibly know where responses are coming from or what station they refer to? It would be easy to forget to mention that we are... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2023 10:21 by Admin team

Tags: Consultation, Station

Officer Vacancy

The Town Council is looking for a Community Development Support Officer to support the work of the Community Development Officer in enabling people in Stroud to bring about social change, improve the quality of life in their local area and shape their own futures.

The role will support the Council's goal of bringing people together and acting as a link between our community and a range of public and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Jul 2023 10:27 by Admin team

Tags: Vacancies

Street Art Workshops


Stroud Town Council is piloting a new scheme to brighten up the town centre and give young people a space to show off their street art skills.

It has installed temporary boards at The Market Tavern site, in cooperation with the site owners, and will be holding a series of free workshops for young people.

"Although this has been done in other towns in the UK, this is something completely new for us and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Jun 2023 13:42 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Young People

Your views needed for Neighbourhood Development Plan

Should we limit the number of takeaways in stroud town?

People can have a say on whether the blueprint for the heart of Stroud should include new policies to promote health habits, wellbeing, and biodiversity.

The Stroud town centre Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) forms part of the statutory development plan for the district of Stroud. It will shape the town centre – where we live, work, shop, visit, play, and more.

The plan, which was adopted... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2023 09:47 by Admin team

Tags: NDP

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