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Deputy Mayor Elected

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Camilla Hale

Councillor Camilla Hale has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Stroud Town Council.

She replaces Councillor Margaret Poulton who has resigned due to relocation.

Town Mayor Kevin Cranston praised Councillor Poulton who has represented the Valley Ward since 2008 and been Deputy Mayor since 2016.

"Margaret was an excellent Councillor and will be greatly missed," said Councillor Cranston. "Her contributions... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:17 by Admin team

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Budget 2021/22

Stroud Town Council has decided to reduce its planned budget amid concerns about the hardship caused by the pandemic.

At a full council meeting, councillors agreed to limit the increase in its share of the Council Tax bill to 1.65%. That means, an average Band D council taxpayer will pay £173.50 a year, an increase of £2.81 per year or an extra 5p a week.

The council is drawing on its reserves... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:29 by Admin team

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Statement on Misinformation Regarding Coronavirus and Coronavirus Vaccinations

Government Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives image

Stroud Town Council has appealed to people to support the health service by staying at home and having the vaccination when it is offered to them.

Councillors backed a motion at the full council meeting after receiving updates from Inspector Paul Cruise, Dr Laura Hole, Paediatrician at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Dr Dave Windsor, Clinical Lead, Intensive Care, Gloucestershire NHS Hospitals Trust.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:16 by Admin team

Tags: Covid-19

Mayor's Christmas Message 2020

Mayor Kevin Cranston

For most of us this Christmas will be like none that we have ever experienced. It comes at the end of an extraordinary and challenging year. As we pass the Winter Solstice and the days slowly lengthen, the vaccination programme should gather speed and we can look forward to fewer restrictions on social activities.

I hear people talking about returning to normal, and I am certainly looking forward to:... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:50 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Casual Vacancy in Valley Ward December 2020

Stroud Town Council has councillor vacancy in Valley 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 3rd January 2021. The Council will consider applications at their meeting on 11th January... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 09:00 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

Charges Suspended for Use of Public Spaces

Stroud Town Council is allowing fitness groups to use its parks for free to encourage people to keep fit.

It usually charges private fitness classes and groups to use Park Gardens and Bank Gardens. Councillors decided to temporarily suspend the charges in response to the pandemic.

A town council spokesperson said, "We want to encourage people to exercise and enjoy the fresh air and we hope that by suspending... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:04 by Admin team

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Remembrance Day Service

Mayor Kevin Cranston by the Cenotaph in Park Gardens

Stroud Town Council paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the country in a very scaled down event.

A small private service was held at the Cenotaph in Park Gardens. Officers from 50 Squadron 29 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps provided a military presence.

Mr Paul McLaughlin kindly brought his trombone and played the Last Post.

The Town Council had planned a scaled down private event with... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:48 by Admin team

Tags: Remembrance

Councillors Co-opted

Cllr Stella Parkes (left) and Cllr Sue Fenton (right)

Two new members have been co-opted on to Stroud Town Council.

Stella Parkes will represent Central Ward and Sue Fenton Trinity Ward. Both women will represent the wards until the local elections in May 2021.

Councillor Parkes was a corporate communications manager for two local councils and also worked in the charity sector for 10 years. Now retired she is chair of Stroud Valleys Project board of trustees... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:04 by Admin team

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Autumn 2020 Newsletter

About Town Newsletter

The autumn edition of our About Town Newsletter has been published and will be delivered to households within the parish. It is also available to download as a PDF.

Posted: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:46 by Admin team

Tags: Newsletters

Vision for A419

Consultation diagram showing the design standard

An innovative project has been launched to make the A419 Stroud to Chalford route welcoming for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

The initiative suggests creating a designated footway and cycle track along the busy route.

The study was commissioned by Brimscombe & Thrupp Parish Council, Chalford Parish Council, Stroud Town Council and Stroud Valley Cycling Campaign in collaboration with Stroud... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:24 by Admin team

Tags: Cycling, Road Safety, Walking