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Sub Rooms Seeks Matchfunder

The new bar in the Sub Rooms

Stroud Subscription Rooms is celebrating another large donation to its Crowdfunder - but needs support to turn it into a reality.

Julia and Hans Rausing have kindly offered £10,000 to the appeal if an additional £10,000 can be raised by the public.

"This match-funding is an incredibly generous offer but we need the public to help us make it a reality by donating the additional £10,000... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:57 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Street Spaces Consultation

People at the pop-up event outside the Sub Rooms

People are being encouraged to have a say about the future shape of Stroud town centre.

The Town Council is reviewing its blueprint for the town centre to reflect the changes in people's habits as a result of the pandemic.

People are walking and cycling more and the Town Council wants to capture views and ideas on how to make the town centre more walker and cyclist friendly.

Streets Reimagined, consultants... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 13:58 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Climate Emergency, Cycling, Walking

Casual Vacancy in Farmhill and Paganhill Ward June 2021

Following the resignation of Cllr Wherry a vacancy has arisen for a Town Councillor in Farmhill and Paganhill ward. Election notice attached.

Posted: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:23 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

2023 Parliamentary Boundaries Review

Map of Stroud area showing exisiting and proposed boundaries

The Boundary Commission for England have published their initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries and are seeking local knowledge to help reshape the map.

Parliamentary constituencies are changing to make the number of electors in each one more equal, and the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.

Under the proposals Stroud Town will remain in the Stroud... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:33 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

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


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

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