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Walking and Cycling in Stroud

A46 at Merrywalks

Stroud Town Council is seeking your thoughts on how to promote more active travel in Stroud and the surrounding area.

The Coronavirus lockdown saw a significant decrease in the numbers of vehicles on the roads in and around Stroud town centre.

Social distancing measures put in place by the Town Council provided an opportunity to experience a Stroud not dominated by the car. More people also began to... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:43 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community, Cycling, Information, Road Safety, Travel, Walking

Casual Vacancy in Trinity Ward August 2020

Following the resignation of Cllr Steve Dechan a casual vacancy has arisen in Trinity ward. Please see attached notice for more information.

Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:46 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Elections

Travelling Safely with Stagecoach

Mayor Kevin Cranston with Linda Baldwin of Stagecoach

Last week, Mayor of Stroud Kevin Cranston paid a visit to the Stagecoach bus depot on London Road to find out how bus travel is changing as we come out of lockdown.

Depot Manager, Joe Beckley, explained that from 1 September most services will be back to normal on routes in and around Stroud.

Passenger numbers on each bus are being managed to ensure safe social distancing at all times. With schools returning... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:08 by Admin team

Tags: Information

On-street Parking in Stroud Town Centre

Shoppers will be able to use on-street parking in Stroud town centre from Friday.

The easing of parking restrictions follows a review involving Stroud Town Council, Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud and District Chamber of Trade.

"With the changing of restrictions by the government it made sense for us to review our procedures for the town centre," said Stroud Town Mayor... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:18 by Admin team

Tags: Covid-19, Information

Lockdown Heroes Announced

The Stroud Pedallers

Stroud Town Council has been inundated with nominations for its Lockdown Heroes.

Good neighbours, postal workers and NHS staff were among the scores of nominations,

Among the winners are the Access Bike Project a group of young people who refurbished more than 40 bikes for key workers and helped set up the Stroud Pedallers, who delivered over 590 items to shielded and protected people during lockdown.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:24 by Admin team

Tags: Awards, Community

New Councillor for Valley Ward

Councillor Jess McQuail

Jess McQuail has been co-opted on to Stroud Town Council to represent Valley Ward.

Jess, who works in the charity sector, has lived in the Valley ward for 13 years and is passionate about the town.

"I firmly believe that local actions can make a huge difference to the quality of life for local people
and am committed to working hard to make Stroud stronger, fairer and more climate friendly," said Councillor... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:48 by Admin team

Tags: Information

Temporary Road Closure in Stroud Town Centre

Keeping apart keeps us safe. People standing at two metre intervals.

Changes are taking place to make Stroud town centre a safe place to shop and visit.

Working with colleagues at Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud and District Chamber of Trade the Town Council has reviewed the government guidance and drawn up a plan to help people get around safely.

The main change will be a temporary closure of London Road to reduce the amount of through... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:13 by Admin team

Tags: Covid-19, Information

Street Art in Our Office Window

"One Love" street art painted in the window of Stroud Town Council

Stroud Town Council is supporting the Stroud Against Racism Group in a creative way.

Our office windows in London Road have been transformed thanks to Stroud street artist Zed MacDonald.

The project started with a post by artist James Watts on the Stroud Against Racism Group on Facebook asking for shop windows which could be used for temporary murals.

Stroud Deputy Clerk Kate Montgomery thought it was... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:54 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Playgrounds Reopen on 4th July

Playgrounds Reopen on 4th July

We will be reopening our playgrounds at Daisy Bank, The Leazes, Uplands and Park Gardens from 4th July in line with the government's recent announcement.

We have completed a risk assessment, but it is impossible to fully eliminate all risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus (or any other infection) at a place like a playground, which can be frequented by large numbers of people. It is also unclear how... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:00 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Covid-19, Information

Black Lives Matter

In Stroud we pride ourselves on our history of tolerance and celebrate our town's history as a cradle for social reform movements. From the abolition of slavery, marked by the Paganhill arch, to more recent environmental movements, our town has often been at the forefront of campaigning for change.

Anyone who has seen the footage of the brutal killing of George Floyd cannot fail to feel the rage and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:51 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community

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