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Annual Town Awards 2022

Young Person 2022, Ed Scipio

A young man with disabilities has become a well-known character at the Subscription Rooms has been named Stroud's Young Person of the Year.

Ed Scipio, aged 22, received the honour last night (Wednesday) at the awards ceremony hosted by Stroud Town Council at the Sub Rooms.

"Ed is simply one of our very best volunteers – greets the audience as they arrive at the Subs and brightens everyone's day,"... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 May 2022 11:09 by Admin team

Tags: Awards, Community

Mayor's Thank You

Outgoing Mayor of Stroud, Councillor Kevin Cranston and Helen Cranston

A special reception was held at the Subscription Rooms to thank the many people of Stroud who make it such a strong vibrant community.

Hosted by Mayor of Stroud, Councillor Kevin Cranston, it was attended by 125 including people working in NHS, the police, the ambulance service, local charities, community groups and businesspeople.

Kevin Cranston, Mayor of Stroud, said: "It was really lovely to be able... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022 09:45 by Admin team

Tags: Community

Town Square Consultation

Artist impression of the proposed town sqaure

Dozens of people visited a public consultation event at the Subscription Rooms to share their views about a proposal to transform the area outside the venue.

They were able to discuss with the design team and consultants, including a tree expert, the plan to transform the space in front of the Sub Rooms into an attractive town square.

So far more more than 200 people have taken part in the consultation... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:50 by Admin team

Tags: Community, Regeneration

Stroud Seatery

Stroud Seatery, a place where you can meet friends, listen to music and enjoy that community connection has been extended until the end of September.

Based in the Cornhill Marketplace every Wednesday from 11am-2pm, the Seatery was started by local volunteers during lockdown to provide a place where people could safely meet.

It has also become a popular rehearsal space for local music groups including... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:19 by Admin team

Tags: Community

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

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

Festival of Geology

Festival of Geology poster

Learn about the fascinating fossils you could find in the Cotswolds at Stroud Geology Day at the Sub Rooms.

The free event is being organised by Stroud Town Council and will feature a range of experts to help you identify your finds and tell you the safe places to look for fossils in the area.

There will also be activities for children, a chance to see some amazing finds unearthed in the Cotswolds and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 09:17 by Admin team

Tags: Community

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

Uplands Post Office

Post Master Robin Craig and Deputy Mayor Camilla Hale outside Uplands Post Office

Stroud Town Council has welcomed the reinstatement of Uplands Post Office as a post office in its own right.

In 2008 Stroud became the first parish or town council in Britain to save a Post Office axed under the Government's controversial Network Change programme.

In a ground-breaking deal, the council provided more than £60,000 in grant funding to safeguard the service, which became a sub office... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 09:09 by Admin team

Tags: Community