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Mayor to Step Down

Current Stroud Mayor Cllr Kevin Cranston

Stroud Mayor Kevin Cranston is stepping back after nearly a quarter of a century on the Town Council. When Councillor Cranston first joined Stroud Town Council in May 1998, the biggest issues facing the town were the decline of the High Street and plans to put new housing on Callowell Fields. The High Street has survived and Callowell Fields are still green.

"I had just left the Army as a pilot flying... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 10:58 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors

Casual Vacancy in Uplands Ward April 22

Following the resignation of Cllr Steven Naumann a casual vacancy has arisen in Uplands ward. Please see attached notice for more information.

Posted: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:21 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors, Elections

Repair Work at the Sub Rooms

Work is due to begin on repairs to the stonework at the Subscription Rooms.

Stroud Town Council is supporting the Subscription Rooms Trust by paying for the essential work, estimated to cost approxiately £35,000.

"It is not unusual for a building such as the Subs, which is 189 years old, to have stone fail and need to be replaced due to cold and damp weather," said Mayor of Stroud Kevin Cranston.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 09:46 by Admin team

Tags: Information, Regeneration

Town Square Consultation

Artist impression of the proposed town sqaure

Dozens of people visited a public consultation event at the Subscription Rooms to share their views about a proposal to transform the area outside the venue.

They were able to discuss with the design team and consultants, including a tree expert, the plan to transform the space in front of the Sub Rooms into an attractive town square.

So far more more than 200 people have taken part in the consultation... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:50 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Regeneration

Stroud Seatery

Stroud Seatery, a place where you can meet friends, listen to music and enjoy that community connection has been extended until the end of September.

Based in the Cornhill Marketplace every Wednesday from 11am-2pm, the Seatery was started by local volunteers during lockdown to provide a place where people could safely meet.

It has also become a popular rehearsal space for local music groups including... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:19 by Admin team

Tags: Community

London Road Closure

The closure of London Road on Saturdays for Stroud Farmers' Market has now come to an end.

The temporary closure was introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic to provide more space for social distancing.

London Road was originally closed all week but scaled back to just Saturdays last July. It was funded first from the government response to Covid-19 and more recently from the Welcome Back Fund.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 09:31 by Admin team

Tags: Covid-19, Information, Travel

Stroud Town Square

Stroud Town Square

Stroud Town Council has unveiled ambitious plans to transform the public space outside the Subscription Rooms into an attractive town square.

"For decades the space outside the Sub Rooms has played an important part in Stroud town life," said Councillor Stella Parkes, Chair of the Town Council Regeneration Committee.

"The Town Council believes it is time to transform the space into a true town square... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:57 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Climate Emergency, Community, Environment, Regeneration

Nominate Heroes for Town Awards

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Stroud's community heroes will have their moment in the spotlight at the town's annual awards.

The awards, organised by Stroud Town Council, recognise those people – young and old – who go the extra mile.

There are five categories: community, environment, trader, inclusivity and diversity and young person of the year. Groups or individuals can be nominated.

Last time the awards focused on... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 09:37 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Awards, Community

Statement on Ukraine

Hand holding yellow heart and flowers, on blue background with , with text "We stand with Ukraine"

Stroud Town Council stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemns the Russian invasion of their country. We call on the UK government to put in place stringent and effective sanctions against the Russian state.

We call on the UK government to open our borders and waive visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary, making it safe and legal for them to travel to this country.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:32 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Information

Tree Planting in Daisy Bank

Tom Pedder (centre) with the horse chestnut tree in Daisy Bank

Stroud teenager Tom Pedder has found the perfect home for a horse chestnut he grew from a conker - the park near his home.

The 14-year-old Marling pupil has planted his tree in Daisy Bank Park, where he hopes it will now thrive.

"I planted it as a joke about six years ago and left it in a pot under the bench at home," explains Tom, who is in Year 9. "Then I remembered it about a year later and noticed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 12:51 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency, Community, Information

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