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Volunteers from NoSH Meet their Food Hero

Pictured left to right: Annie Page Food Co-Ordinator for NoSH, Lynsey Kelleher of Uplands Community Hub, food poverty campaigner Jack Monroe and Denise Nolson of Middle of the Hill Community Group

Volunteers from the Network of Stroud Hubs (NoSH) had the opportunity to meet their food hero, Jack Monroe, at the Stroud Food Festival.

Upland's Food Hub volunteer, Lynsey Kelleher said: "Jack was raw and real. Stroud held her space and she got a standing ovation."

The outing was a bonding experience for the volunteers. Some volunteers and visitors to the hubs were given complementary tickets by Food... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 09:34 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Town Heroes Honoured

Cate James-Hodges with Mayor Stella Parkes

A teenager ensuring the voices of young people are heard in Stroud was honoured at the Stroud Town Awards.

Cate James-Hodges, age 18, was named Young Person of the Year at the gala event organised by Stroud Town Council.

Cate, leader of the Stroud District Youth Council (SDYC), has led the increase in SDYC influencing adult decision-making. She was a youth panellist auditing the county-wide statutory... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 May 2023 11:16 by Admin team

Tags: Awards, Community

Mayor Re-elected

Members of Council outside the Sub Rooms

Stroud Mayor Stella Parkes has praised the town's community spirit and people's willingness to support each other.

Councillor Parkes, who represents Central Ward, was unanimously returned as Mayor at the Town Council meeting last night (Monday).

Councillor Camilla Hale (Valley Ward) was unanimously re-elected as Deputy Mayor.

"Over the last year Stroud has faced many challenges and I think the key word... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 May 2023 10:57 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors, Information, Mayor

Royal Garden Party for Volunteer

Jaqui Smith and her son Joseph Nock at Buckingham Palace

Stroud volunteer Jacqueline Smith attended a Royal Garden Party in recognition of her community work in Paganhill.

Jacqueline, who is known as Jaqui, is Director and Founder of Paganhill Community Group, attended the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

She was accompanied by two guests including her son Joseph Nock, a volunteer at the Men's Shed for Independence Trust and a NHS volunteer consultant.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 May 2023 12:31 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Town Meeting

Award winners at the 2022 meeting

Stroud's Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th of May from 7.30pm, hosted by Stroud Town Council in the main hall of St. Rose's School, Stratford Lawn, Stroud.

The Town Meeting is a gathering of electors of the town, who are welcome and are encouraged to attend. The agenda of the evening leaves time for questions from the public. Within the allocated time for the meeting, it is possible for those... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 May 2023 09:39 by Admin team

Tags: Awards, Community

The Seatery Returns

Paul Roberts playing the auto harp

Stroud Seatery, a place where you can meet friends, listen to music and enjoy that community connection is back for the summer.

Based in the Cornhill Marketplace every Wednesday from 11am-2pm, the Seatery is also a popular rehearsal space for local music groups including Rodborough Folk Orchestra and UkeStroud.

Kerri Tyler, the marshal for the Seatery, said: "With its welcoming open space, Cornhill Market... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 May 2023 11:30 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Call for Parking Review to be Paused


Stroud Town Council has challenged Gloucestershire County Council's parking consultation and called for it to be paused.

The detailed response can be found here.

The online consultation is poorly presented and difficult for people to navigate says the Town Council and excludes residents who don't have access to computers.

"This consultation will have a huge impact on Stroud residents and businesses yet... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 Apr 2023 09:37 by Admin team

Tags: Parking

Bicycle Mayor is keynote speaker at ‘Shine a Light’ event

Stroud's new bike mayor James Jefferies

Stroud Town Council are busily preparing for their annual 'Shine a Light' event, held to spotlight the work of Stroud's many community heroes. This year's annual event will be held on the evening of Wednesday 17th May at St Rose's School, Stratford Lawn, Stroud.

The keynote speaker is announced to be James Jeffery, the newly elected 'Bicycle Mayor' for the district (@bike_mayor_stroud) who is working... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2023 10:31 by Admin team

Tags: Awards

We’re committed to supporting the community

Stroud Town Council is committed to supporting the community during the cost-of-living crisis.

To enable it to do this work, the Town Council has increased its part of the council tax by 50p a week for Band D. That is an increase of £26.31 per year.

This year the Town Council will provide almost £49,000 in grants to community groups and organisations supporting residents.

These include Citizens... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2023 10:10 by Admin team

Tags: Budget

Gloucestershire County Council Parking Review

Gloucestershire County Council Parking Review

Gloucestershire County Council are consulting on changes to parking and one-way restrictions in a large area around the outside of Stroud town centre. The proposals include some changes to one-way streets and the introduction of residents' parking zones.

We recommend that residents and businesses in the affected area study the proposals carefully and have their say through the Gloucestershire County... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2023 12:00 by Admin team

Tags: Parking

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