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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

Tags: Community

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

Tags: Community

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

Walking and Cycling in Stroud

A46 at Merrywalks

Stroud Town Council is seeking your thoughts on how to promote more active travel in Stroud and the surrounding area.

The Coronavirus lockdown saw a significant decrease in the numbers of vehicles on the roads in and around Stroud town centre.

Social distancing measures put in place by the Town Council provided an opportunity to experience a Stroud not dominated by the car. More people also began to... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 13:43 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community, Cycling, Information, Road Safety, Travel, Walking

Lockdown Heroes Announced

The Stroud Pedallers

Stroud Town Council has been inundated with nominations for its Lockdown Heroes.

Good neighbours, postal workers and NHS staff were among the scores of nominations,

Among the winners are the Access Bike Project a group of young people who refurbished more than 40 bikes for key workers and helped set up the Stroud Pedallers, who delivered over 590 items to shielded and protected people during lockdown.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:24 by Admin team

Tags: Awards, Community

Street Art in Our Office Window

"One Love" street art painted in the window of Stroud Town Council

Stroud Town Council is supporting the Stroud Against Racism Group in a creative way.

Our office windows in London Road have been transformed thanks to Stroud street artist Zed MacDonald.

The project started with a post by artist James Watts on the Stroud Against Racism Group on Facebook asking for shop windows which could be used for temporary murals.

Stroud Deputy Clerk Kate Montgomery thought it was... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:54 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Black Lives Matter

In Stroud we pride ourselves on our history of tolerance and celebrate our town's history as a cradle for social reform movements. From the abolition of slavery, marked by the Paganhill arch, to more recent environmental movements, our town has often been at the forefront of campaigning for change.

Anyone who has seen the footage of the brutal killing of George Floyd cannot fail to feel the rage and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:51 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Community

We’re Looking for Lockdown Heroes

Superheroes in silhouette

Stroud Town Council wants to pay tribute to the town's Lockdown Heroes.

It is calling for people to nominate individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond to support others in the pandemic.

"At this time year we would usually hold our Annual Town Meeting where we would present our awards to people and organisations who have excelled in supporting our community," said Town Mayor Kevin Cranston.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 27 May 2020 10:42 by Admin team

Tags: Awards, Community