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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

Tree Planting in Daisy Bank

Tom Pedder (centre) with the horse chestnut tree in Daisy Bank

Stroud teenager Tom Pedder has found the perfect home for a horse chestnut he grew from a conker - the park near his home.

The 14-year-old Marling pupil has planted his tree in Daisy Bank Park, where he hopes it will now thrive.

"I planted it as a joke about six years ago and left it in a pot under the bench at home," explains Tom, who is in Year 9. "Then I remembered it about a year later and noticed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 12:51 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency, Community, 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

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

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

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

We're Committed to Helping the Environment

Cllrs Alice Campbell, Kevin Cranston, Vanessa Price, Steven Naumann and Rob Green at the Earth Protector Town launch

Stroud Town Council has become the first Earth Protector Town in the UK as part of its commitment to becoming carbon neutral.

The initiative from the Stroud-based Stop Ecocide campaign hopes to raise awareness of climate and ecological instability in order for towns to ultimately become carbon neutral.

The Town Council has already pledged to become completely carbon neutral by 2030 and to encourage more... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:31 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency