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Levelling Up Fund Bid Proposals Revealed

L-R SDC Leader Doina Cornell, Stroud Town Council Regeneration Committee Chair Kevin Cranston, Stroud Town Mayor Stella Parkes

Stroud District Council Press Release: 1st June 2022

Plans are underway to submit a £15m+ bid to the Government's Levelling Up Fund which would see a series of exciting new projects improve Stroud for everyone.

Stroud District Council's Strategy and Resources Committee is being asked to approve the submission of the bid that represents a rare opportunity to rejuvenate highly visible areas in Stroud... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 13:00 by Admin team

Tags: Regeneration

Annual Town Awards 2022

Young Person 2022, Ed Scipio

A young man with disabilities has become a well-known character at the Subscription Rooms has been named Stroud's Young Person of the Year.

Ed Scipio, aged 22, received the honour last night (Wednesday) at the awards ceremony hosted by Stroud Town Council at the Sub Rooms.

"Ed is simply one of our very best volunteers – greets the audience as they arrive at the Subs and brightens everyone's day,"... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 May 2022 11:09 by Admin team

Tags: Awards, Community

Stroud has a New Mayor

Cllr Stella Parkes has been elected Mayor for the year 2022-2023

Stroud's new mayor has pledged to do all she can to make the town centre a greener place that is accessible to all.

Councillor Stella Parkes, who represents Central Ward, was unanimously voted in as Mayor at the Town Council meeting last night (Monday).

She takes over from Kevin Cranston who has stepped down as mayor.

Councillor Parkes, who worked in corporate communications, joined the council 18 months... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022 10:00 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors, Information

Mayor's Thank You

Outgoing Mayor of Stroud, Councillor Kevin Cranston and Helen Cranston

A special reception was held at the Subscription Rooms to thank the many people of Stroud who make it such a strong vibrant community.

Hosted by Mayor of Stroud, Councillor Kevin Cranston, it was attended by 125 including people working in NHS, the police, the ambulance service, local charities, community groups and businesspeople.

Kevin Cranston, Mayor of Stroud, said: "It was really lovely to be able... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022 09:45 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Subs Forecourt Consultation Extended

Public feedback has had a real impact on ambitious plans to transform the space outside the Subscription Rooms.

The feedback has been so productive, that Stroud Town Council has extended the consultation period to May 13.

Thanks to public feedback, a drinking water fountain and better waste management features will be added. To improve accessibility there will be changes to the steps, benches and handrails.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 11:03 by Admin team

Tags: Regeneration

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