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Mayor's Surgery

Cllr Stella Parkes, Mayor of Stroud

You can now make an appointment to see the Mayor on Friday mornings 11.30am-12.30pm at the town council offices in London Road.

Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 12:24 by Admin team

Tags: Mayor

2023-24 Budget Approved

Stroud Town Council is committed to support the community through the cost of living crisis.

At a full council meeting, councillors agreed to limit the increase in its share of the Council Tax bill to 0.61%. That means, an average Band D council taxpayer will pay £199.64 a year, an increase of £1.21 per year or an extra 2p a week.

This will allow the council to provide continuous financial... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 12:00 by Admin team

Tags: Budget, Cost of Living

John is Awarded Freedom of Stroud

John Marjoram with the scroll presented to him

One of the founding members of Stroud Town Council has received the title of Honorary Freeman in recognition of his services to the community.

John Marjoram was the first Green Party councillor to be elected in the UK (1985) and served at town and district levels for 36 years.

During that time he helped found the Town Council in 1990, became the UK's first Green Party mayor and served as mayor for 10... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 13:45 by Admin team

Tags: Awards

NDP Review

NDP Review

Hundreds of people have so far taken part in the opportunity to shape the heart of Stroud.

Late last year the Town Council launched a review of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). There were more than 300 visits to the website with just over 70 comments.

So far the top three priorities chosen by people for the revised NDP are:

  • Delivering economic growth, providing more jobs and training opportunities;... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 13:04 by Admin team

Tags: NDP

Winter Weather


We are receiving lots of calls from residents, from across Stroud District, asking us for supplies of road grit.

Gloucestershire Roads provide us with a limited supply, which is very quickly used up when we get heavy snow.

If/when we receive a new supply we will endeavour to fill up grit bins in Stroud town.

Read our policy.

We also receive lots of requests for new grit bins. The locations for these have... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 13:26 by Admin team

Tags: Information, Winter

Elf Cafe at the Town Council


Stroud Town Council is holding an Elf Cafe at its offices in London Road on Goodwill Evening, Friday 2nd December 2022 from 5pm-8pm.

Please join us for free refreshments, mince pies, sweets, games and a free raffle.

Warm and welcoming! Everyone is invited!

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 17:00 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Goodwill, Warm Space

Neighbourhood Development Plan Review


People have a new opportunity to shape the heart of Stroud as the Town Council launches a review of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).

Back in 2014 and 2015, hundreds of people took part in the initial consultation for the plan for Stroud town centre.

It is now nearly six years since the Plan was adopted by Stroud District Council following a referendum when 91% of electors voted to accept the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 10:35 by Admin team

Tags: NDP

White Ribbon Day


Stroud Town Council is supporting White Ribbon Day which aims to end violence against women and girls.

Male town councillors and the Green Spaces Ranger team have taken part in a video organised by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

"We need to work together to achieve gender equality and ensure our society is safe for everyone," said Stroud Mayor Stella Parkes.

"I would to thank the men... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 by Admin team

Tags: Community

New Councillor in Farmhill and Paganhill Ward

Cllrs Shyam Ananthan

Engineering professional Mrs Shyamala Ananthan has been co-opted on to Stroud Town Council to represent the Farmhill and Paganhill ward.

Councillor Ananthan, who is known as Shyam, has lived with her family in Stroud for about five years and works in the aerospace industry as a Programme Director/Value Stream Manager.

She is a parent governor Whiteshill Primary School and a STEM Ambassador working with... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:32 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors

Civility and Respect Pledge


Stroud Town Council is taking a stand against bullying and bad behaviour in local councils.

Councillors unanimously agreed to sign up to the Civility and Respect Pledge, launched by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

"We are fortunate that at our Town Council we have not had issues with challenging behaviour from councillors or members of... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:08 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Councillors