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Incident at Stroud Cemetery

Incident at Stroud Cemetery

Stroud Town Council is working closely with Gloucestershire Police following a serious sexual assault at Stroud Cemetery.

Investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Bisley Road area between 9pm and 11pm on Saturday, May 7.

The community policing team is increasing their patrols of the area, including throughout the night.

It is hoped that footage from Town Council-funded CCTV cameras... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 14 May 2022 08:17 by Helen Bojaniwska

Tags: Crime, Information

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

Tags: Councillors, Information

Repair Work at the Sub Rooms

Work is due to begin on repairs to the stonework at the Subscription Rooms.

Stroud Town Council is supporting the Subscription Rooms Trust by paying for the essential work, estimated to cost approxiately £35,000.

"It is not unusual for a building such as the Subs, which is 189 years old, to have stone fail and need to be replaced due to cold and damp weather," said Mayor of Stroud Kevin Cranston.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 09:46 by Admin team

Tags: Information, Regeneration

London Road Closure

The closure of London Road on Saturdays for Stroud Farmers' Market has now come to an end.

The temporary closure was introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic to provide more space for social distancing.

London Road was originally closed all week but scaled back to just Saturdays last July. It was funded first from the government response to Covid-19 and more recently from the Welcome Back Fund.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 09:31 by Admin team

Tags: Covid-19, Information, Travel

Statement on Ukraine

Hand holding yellow heart and flowers, on blue background with , with text "We stand with Ukraine"

Stroud Town Council stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemns the Russian invasion of their country. We call on the UK government to put in place stringent and effective sanctions against the Russian state.

We call on the UK government to open our borders and waive visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary, making it safe and legal for them to travel to this country.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:32 by Helen Bojaniwska

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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

Prince Philip

Prince Philip

On behalf of the Councillors and Staff of Stroud Town Council, I wish to say how saddened we are on hearing the news of HRH Prince Philip's death. I will be sending a message of condolences to HM The Queen's Private Secretary. The Union Flag will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect at the Subscription Rooms.

Kevin Cranston
Mayor of Stroud

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:55 by Helen Bojaniwska

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Severn View Primary School

Stroud Town Council is objecting to the proposed closure of Severn View Primary School.

Councillors believe it is a vital community resource and that more needs to be done to determine if the school can be saved.

Councillors expressed concerns that the school closure would leave the Top of Town community where there are many young families on limited incomes, with no community resources.

The trust which... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:24 by Admin team

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Deputy Mayor Elected

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Camilla Hale

Councillor Camilla Hale has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Stroud Town Council.

She replaces Councillor Margaret Poulton who has resigned due to relocation.

Town Mayor Kevin Cranston praised Councillor Poulton who has represented the Valley Ward since 2008 and been Deputy Mayor since 2016.

"Margaret was an excellent Councillor and will be greatly missed," said Councillor Cranston. "Her contributions... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:17 by Admin team

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Budget 2021/22

Stroud Town Council has decided to reduce its planned budget amid concerns about the hardship caused by the pandemic.

At a full council meeting, councillors agreed to limit the increase in its share of the Council Tax bill to 1.65%. That means, an average Band D council taxpayer will pay £173.50 a year, an increase of £2.81 per year or an extra 5p a week.

The council is drawing on its reserves... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:29 by Admin team

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