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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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Charges Suspended for Use of Public Spaces

Stroud Town Council is allowing fitness groups to use its parks for free to encourage people to keep fit.

It usually charges private fitness classes and groups to use Park Gardens and Bank Gardens. Councillors decided to temporarily suspend the charges in response to the pandemic.

A town council spokesperson said, "We want to encourage people to exercise and enjoy the fresh air and we hope that by suspending... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:04 by Admin team

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Councillors Co-opted

Cllr Stella Parkes (left) and Cllr Sue Fenton (right)

Two new members have been co-opted on to Stroud Town Council.

Stella Parkes will represent Central Ward and Sue Fenton Trinity Ward. Both women will represent the wards until the local elections in May 2021.

Councillor Parkes was a corporate communications manager for two local councils and also worked in the charity sector for 10 years. Now retired she is chair of Stroud Valleys Project board of trustees... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:04 by Admin team

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London Road Reopening

Welcome to Stroud sign

A section of London Road through the centre of Stroud is to open to traffic six days a week.

It will be closed on Saturdays to enable the Farmers' Market to maintain social distancing.

The temporary road closure was introduced in July in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The changes are effective from Saturday October 10 and follow a review involving Stroud Town Council, Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 13:04 by Admin team

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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

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Travelling Safely with Stagecoach

Mayor Kevin Cranston with Linda Baldwin of Stagecoach

Last week, Mayor of Stroud Kevin Cranston paid a visit to the Stagecoach bus depot on London Road to find out how bus travel is changing as we come out of lockdown.

Depot Manager, Joe Beckley, explained that from 1 September most services will be back to normal on routes in and around Stroud.

Passenger numbers on each bus are being managed to ensure safe social distancing at all times. With schools returning... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:08 by Admin team

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On-street Parking in Stroud Town Centre

Shoppers will be able to use on-street parking in Stroud town centre from Friday.

The easing of parking restrictions follows a review involving Stroud Town Council, Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud and District Chamber of Trade.

"With the changing of restrictions by the government it made sense for us to review our procedures for the town centre," said Stroud Town Mayor... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:18 by Admin team

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New Councillor for Valley Ward

Councillor Jess McQuail

Jess McQuail has been co-opted on to Stroud Town Council to represent Valley Ward.

Jess, who works in the charity sector, has lived in the Valley ward for 13 years and is passionate about the town.

"I firmly believe that local actions can make a huge difference to the quality of life for local people
and am committed to working hard to make Stroud stronger, fairer and more climate friendly," said Councillor... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:48 by Admin team

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Temporary Road Closure in Stroud Town Centre

Keeping apart keeps us safe. People standing at two metre intervals.

Changes are taking place to make Stroud town centre a safe place to shop and visit.

Working with colleagues at Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud and District Chamber of Trade the Town Council has reviewed the government guidance and drawn up a plan to help people get around safely.

The main change will be a temporary closure of London Road to reduce the amount of through... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:13 by Admin team

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