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Author: Helen Bojaniwska

Councillor Vacancy in Uplands ward

Text block: Make a change. Become a councillor.

You can make a real difference to your community of Stroud by becoming a town councillor.

Stroud Town Council has a casual vacancy in Uplands ward following the resignation of Councillor Steven Naumann.

"Being a town councillor takes just a few hours a month of your time but you can make a valuable impact on the life of this town," said Stroud Mayor Stella Parkes.

"Town councillors can be anyone. What... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 17:07 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Elections

Incident at Stroud Cemetery

Incident at Stroud Cemetery

Stroud Town Council is working closely with Gloucestershire Police following a serious sexual assault at Stroud Cemetery.

Investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Bisley Road area between 9pm and 11pm on Saturday, May 7.

The community policing team is increasing their patrols of the area, including throughout the night.

It is hoped that footage from Town Council-funded CCTV cameras... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 14 May 2022 08:17 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Crime, Information

Stroud Town Square

Stroud Town Square

Stroud Town Council has unveiled ambitious plans to transform the public space outside the Subscription Rooms into an attractive town square.

"For decades the space outside the Sub Rooms has played an important part in Stroud town life," said Councillor Stella Parkes, Chair of the Town Council Regeneration Committee.

"The Town Council believes it is time to transform the space into a true town square... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:57 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Climate Emergency, Community, Environment, Regeneration

Nominate Heroes for Town Awards


Stroud's community heroes will have their moment in the spotlight at the town's annual awards.

The awards, organised by Stroud Town Council, recognise those people – young and old – who go the extra mile.

There are five categories: community, environment, trader, inclusivity and diversity and young person of the year. Groups or individuals can be nominated.

Last time the awards focused on... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 Mar 2022 09:37 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Awards, Community

Statement on Ukraine

Hand holding yellow heart and flowers, on blue background with , with text "We stand with Ukraine"

Stroud Town Council stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemns the Russian invasion of their country. We call on the UK government to put in place stringent and effective sanctions against the Russian state.

We call on the UK government to open our borders and waive visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary, making it safe and legal for them to travel to this country.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:32 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Information

Parking charges

Stroud Town Council is calling for a joined-up approach to parking charges in the town.

It is asking Stroud District Council to postpone any increases in parking charges until a joint parking study can be completed.

The Town Council is calling on Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and the Chamber to work together on a joint parking study.

Mayor of Stroud Kevin Cranston said: "The... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 17:20 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Climate Emergency, Parking, Regeneration

Mayor's Christmas Message

Mayor of Stroud, Cllr Kevin Cranston

This year has been another challenge which has tested the patience and fortitude of all of us in various ways. It seems that just after we have done what is asked of us for the common good a new problem emerges to take away a hoped-for freedom. But in the midst of all this uncertainty and suffering it would be easy to lose sight of the many good things that have happened this year. People still fall... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 15:06 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community, Covid-19

Casual Vacancy in Farmhill and Paganhill Ward July 2021

Make a change

Stroud Town Council has a councillor vacancy in Farmhill and Paganhill 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 September 2021. The Council will consider applications at their... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:27 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Elections

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

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