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Stroud has a New Mayor

Cllr Stella Parkes has been elected Mayor for the year 2022-2023

Stroud's new mayor has pledged to do all she can to make the town centre a greener place that is accessible to all.

Councillor Stella Parkes, who represents Central Ward, was unanimously voted in as Mayor at the Town Council meeting last night (Monday).

She takes over from Kevin Cranston who has stepped down as mayor.

Councillor Parkes, who worked in corporate communications, joined the council 18 months... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022 10:00 by Admin team

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Mayor to Step Down

Current Stroud Mayor Cllr Kevin Cranston

Stroud Mayor Kevin Cranston is stepping back after nearly a quarter of a century on the Town Council. When Councillor Cranston first joined Stroud Town Council in May 1998, the biggest issues facing the town were the decline of the High Street and plans to put new housing on Callowell Fields. The High Street has survived and Callowell Fields are still green.

"I had just left the Army as a pilot flying... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 10:58 by Admin team

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Casual Vacancy in Uplands Ward April 22

Following the resignation of Cllr Steven Naumann a casual vacancy has arisen in Uplands ward. Please see attached notice for more information.

Posted: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:21 by Admin team

Tags: Councillors, Elections

New Councillor for Farmhill & Paganhill Ward

Cllr Rachel Smith

Music therapist Rachel Smith has been co-opted to Stroud Town Council.

Rachel, who grew up in Stroud, returned to Stroud in 2016 and lives with her husband and two children. She will represent Farmhill and Paganhill ward.

She is a qualified music therapist with extensive experience in adult social care. Rachel was previously elected to Gloucestershire County Council for one term.

"I am delighted to be... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:03 by Admin team

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New Councillor for Uplands Ward

Cllr Megan Sheer

Stroud book designer Megan Sheer has been co-opted to Stroud Town Council.

Megan, who has lived and worked in Stroud since 2004, will represent Uplands ward.

"I love living in Stroud, being a part of the Uplands community and raising my children here," said Megan.

"I'm passionate about providing our children and young people with a fun, happy and bright future, particularly given the difficulties living... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 14:00 by Admin team

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New Councillor in Farmhill and Paganhill Ward

Cllr Adrian Oldman

Stroud youth worker Adrian Oldman has been co-opted to Stroud Town Council.

Adrian, who has lived and worked in Stroud across a period of more than 40 years, will represent Farmhill and Paganhill ward.

Though he trained as a Chartered Secretary, Adrian has worked for the past 20 years in communications and marketing for a range of social enterprise, charities and housing associations.

He currently works... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:25 by Admin team

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New Councillor in Uplands Ward

Cllr Tony Davey

Well-known Stroud businessman Tony Davey has been co-opted to Stroud Town Council.

Mr Davey will represent Uplands ward where he has lived for the past 15 years.

He is the Principal Balloon Decorator and Manager at Party On Up in addition to being the Chair of the Stroud & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce, having semi-retired from a long career in Information Technology.

He's passionate about... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 14:17 by Admin team

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Town Council Election Results

Members of council socially distanced in St Laurence church yard following the Annual Meeting of Council

Stroud Town Council has seven new councillors following the local election.

They are: Kate Crewes (Central), Liz Child (Farmhill and Paganhill), Sally-Anne Wherry (Farmhill and Paganhill), Mark Graham (Trinity), Gill Tavner (Uplands), Mick Fealty (Valley) and Naomi Marion Seffar (Valley).

They replace seven councillors who together had provided 62 years' service to the community, and especially John... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 11:27 by Admin team

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Become a Town Councillor

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

On May 7, residents will vote for representatives for all 18 seats on Stroud Town Council.

The town council is holding three election information drop-in sessions so people can find out more about what the role involves.

The first event is Saturday February 1, from 10am to noon at the Town Council offices at Thanet... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:37 by Admin team

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