Serving the people of Stroud to create a thriving, sustainable community

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Casual Vacancies

Stroud Town Council has councillor vacancies in Uplands and Farmhill & Paganhill wards.

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 29th October 2021. The Council will consider applications... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 15:11 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

Casual Vacancy in Uplands Ward September 2021

Following the resignation of Cllr Tavner a vacancy has arisen for a Town Councillor in Uplands ward. Election notice attached.

Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 14:41 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

Free Outdoor Play Scheme

Children in Stroud can enjoy a free outdoor play scheme, thanks to the Town Council.

The Town Council is funding weekly outdoor Play Gloucestershire sessions in Mason Road playing field and Archway Gardens Play Space.

Children can come and go as they please and there is no need to register. It is open to children and young people aged 7 to 14. Children under seven are welcome if accompanied by a parent... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:46 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Football in Uplands Playing Fields

Stroud Town Mayor Kevin Cranston and Town Council Ranger Pete Bradshaw with the Minchinhampton Manta Rays and their coaches

Football returned to Uplands Playing Fields in Stroud for the first time in at least 20 years.

The Minchinhampton Manta Rays, an Under 14s team at Minchinhampton Football Club, lost 6-3 tp Rodborough Rhinos in their first competitive match as a team and on the new playing field.

Coach Paul Shorrock said: "The score reflects a close and determined game of football by both teams. This is the boys' first... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:39 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Casual Vacancy in Farmhill and Paganhill Ward September 2021

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

Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:33 by Admin team

Tags: Elections

CEE Bill – Open letter to Siobhan Baillie MP

Back the CEE Bill. Ask your MP to support

The Council has today written to Siobhan Baillie MP calling for her support for the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.

The letter states that:

"the Town Council passed a motion in support of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill at their meeting on 13th September. The full wording of the motion is copied below.

The Town Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and committed to being carbon... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:06 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency

New Councillor in Farmhill and Paganhill Ward

Cllr Adrian Oldman

Stroud youth worker Adrian Oldman has been co-opted to Stroud Town Council.

Adrian, who has lived and worked in Stroud across a period of more than 40 years, will represent Farmhill and Paganhill ward.

Though he trained as a Chartered Secretary, Adrian has worked for the past 20 years in communications and marketing for a range of social enterprise, charities and housing associations.

He currently works... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:25 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors

Council Pension Scheme

Stroud Town Council staff are calling for their pensions not to be invested into fossil fuel industries.

Nine full and part time staff are appealing to the Pensions Committee of Gloucestershire County Council, which oversees the Local Government Pension Scheme for council employees in the county, to look at alternative investments.

In 2018 a change in UK law required pension schemes to take account of... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:17 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency

Stroud Town CAN Launch

Stroud Town CAN logo

Tomorrow (11th September) sees the launch of a partnership which will help members of the community connect to exciting projects focussing on carbon reduction and nature recovery.

Partner organisations including Transition Stroud, Stroud Nature and Stroud Valleys Project have come together to share ideas, opportunities and projects to support the community in the drive to cut the Town's carbon emissions.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 11:14 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency

The WAS Way 10-Mile Walking Route

The WAS Way map

People can discover the beauty of the gateway of Stroud's Five Valleys, thanks to an initiative from the Town Council.

The Walk Around Stroud (WAS) Way route is a 10-mile walking route which follows the Stroud town parish boundaries.

It showcases the best of Stroud and its rich natural beauty, industrial heritage and stunning landscape.

The Town Council has erected new markers around the route and published... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 14:57 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency, Walking