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Proclamation to the People of Stroud

HM Queen Elizabeth II

On Sunday 11th September 2022 the Mayor, Cllr Stella Parkes read a proclamation to the people of Stroud.

The proclamation of the new Sovereign is a centuries old tradition. The ceremony does not create a new King. It is simply an announcement of the accession which took place immediately on the death of the reigning monarch. In bygone days the ceremony would have been the means by which people learnt... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:18 by Admin team

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Proclamation Ceremony

Proclamation Ceremony

To mark the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second, a ceremony will be held on the Subscription Rooms forecourt, George Street, Stroud, at 4pm on Sunday 11th September 2022.

The Mayor, Cllr Stella Parkes, will read a proclamation to the people of Stroud marking the beginning of our new King Charles III's reign.

The proclamation of the new Sovereign is a centuries old tradition. The... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 20:07 by Helen Bojaniwska

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Stroud Town Council is saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and joins the nation, and the world, to grieve the loss of an incredible life dedicated to service. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this deeply sad time.

Floral tributes
An area for floral tributes will be provided on the forecourt of the Subscription Rooms.

After the funeral the flowers will be collected... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:11 by Helen Bojaniwska

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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