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Football in Uplands Playing Fields

Football is returning to Uplands Playing Fields in Stroud, giving more young people the opportunity to play the 'beautiful game'.

From this weekend Minchinhampton Football Club Under 14s will be based at Uplands, which is managed by Stroud Town Council.

Jon McGinty, a spokesman for the club, said the new base would mean that more children will be able to play football.

"We have seen a huge rise in demand... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 12:39 by Admin team

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Subs Crowdfunder Campaign

The Sub Rooms

The Sub Rooms is just £20,000 off its Crowdfunder target and is appealing to people for that last push to get them over the line.

The venue's Crowdfunder campaign finishes on Sunday (8th August) and has so far raised £55,000 of its £75,000 target.

Hugh Phillimore, Director of the Sub Rooms, says the team have been buoyed by the support so far and what the venue means to the community.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:56 by Admin team

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Sub Rooms Seeks Matchfunder

The new bar in the Sub Rooms

Stroud Subscription Rooms is celebrating another large donation to its Crowdfunder - but needs support to turn it into a reality.

Julia and Hans Rausing have kindly offered £10,000 to the appeal if an additional £10,000 can be raised by the public.

"This match-funding is an incredibly generous offer but we need the public to help us make it a reality by donating the additional £10,000... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:57 by Admin team

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Kingfisher Trail comes to the Subs

Mayor KEvin Cranston with Kenny the Kingfisher

A stunning kingfisher sculpture is about to make its home in the reopened Stroud Subscription Rooms.

The sculpture, decorated by students at National Star College, is part of the new Kingfisher Trail launched by Cotswolds National Landscape.

The artistic trail is Cotswolds National Landscape's unique response to aid the creative community's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Town Council is a passionate... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021 10:08 by Admin team

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Famous Actor Backing the Subs

The newly decorated entrance to the Sub Rooms

Actor Ben Miller is backing a new Crowdfunding appeal for the Stroud Subscription Rooms.

Due to the pandemic, the venue has been closed for almost 12 months and been unable to raise any income.

To ensure its future and to fully open the Sub Rooms has launched (from May 20) a £100,000 Crowdfunding appeal.

"The Subs needs your support to keep going for the next few months until it can open its doors... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 May 2021 10:23 by Admin team

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Play Equipment at The Leazes

Old play equipment at the Leazes

Families have the opportunity to have a say about play equipment in a Stroud play area.

Stroud Town Council is responsible for The Leazes play area and has set aside £30,000 to update the equipment.

It has set up an online survey so that people can choose what they think would be most enjoyed by children.

There are two different options which will include activity centres for early years and junior... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 10:31 by Admin team

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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

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Remembrance 2020

Poppies growing in a field

Stroud's service to remember those who sacrificed their lives for the country will not happen this year due to the lockdown.

Stroud Town Council had hoped to hold a small private service on Sunday November 8th at the Cenotaph in Park Gardens.

That plan has been cancelled due to the announcement of a second lockdown.

"We know many of you will be very disappointed about this, but as infection rates rise... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 16:16 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community, Remembrance

Top of Town Tots to Reopen

Louise Higgins (centre) with Jo Ellis (left) and Issy Kellaway from the Top of Town Tots group

A group of Stroud parents are launching a toddler group to provide much needed support, thanks to Stroud Town Council.

The Top of Town Tots group first opened in February but had to shut after just three weeks due to the pandemic.

Chair Louise Higgins said they were overwhelmed with more than 60 people showed up to the group based at the Parliament Children's Centre in Bisley Old Road.

"This group is... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 11:35 by Admin team

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Arson Attack in Park Gardens

Fire damage to Park Gardens shelter

Vandals have caused serious damage to a shelter in memory of those people from Stroud who sacrificed their lives for their country during the First World War.

The shelter in Park Gardens in Slad Road was set alight sometime Friday night.

Gloucestershire Fire Service was called to incident on Saturday morning and had to cut away some parts of the shelter.

Now the Town Council is calling for people who... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:04 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community, Crime

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