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Clean up after your dog, says councillor

Councillor putting dog-poo bag in bin

Green councillor Simon Pickering has urged dog-owners to clean up after their dogs, following a spate of enquiries and complaints about dog muck in the district. Cllr Pickering, who is chair of Stroud District Council’s environment committee, said: “People who don’t immediately clean up after a dog under their control are committing an offence – […]

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Money for cyclists is great but how about Stroud to Chalford?

Lucas Schoemaker Stroud Trinity Town councillor, using the canal cycle path.

It was great to hear that cyclists and walkers will benefit from Community Infrastructure Levy funding after the council agreed to spend more than £350,000 on creating or upgrading cycle paths in the district. May I suggest that some of the money is spent on improving and making safer the cycle route from Stroud to […]

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Frontline workers (including shop staff) should get priority vaccinations, says Green Party

The wellbeing of shop workers gets little consideration, says Molly Scott Cato, pictured outside a store in Stroud.

Stroud District Green Party has called for frontline workers to be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccinations following the reported outbreak at Tesco’s branch in Bristol Road, Quedgeley. Molly Scott Cato, Gloucestershire County Council candidate, urged people to sign an online petition calling on the government to prioritise all frontline workers (including shop staff, social workers, teachers, […]

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Green Party welcomes local roll-out of Covid vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccine

Stroud District Green Party has welcomed the local roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations and has warned that the principle of ‘freedom of speech’ is being misused by anti-vaccination groups to promote dubious and selective information that stokes fear and distrust of science, medicine and public health measures. Professor Molly Scott Cato, a Green candidate for Gloucestershire […]

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Government rejects Stroud District Council’s call for fairer voting system

Number 10, Downing Street, London

The government has thrown out Stroud District Council’s request to allow it to operate a fairer voting system during next year’s local elections.  At November’s full council meeting, councillors approved a motion calling for an end to the First Past the Post system, for councillors to be allowed to job share and for 16-year-olds to […]

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Plans for trial of Universal Basic Income in Stroud District

Councillors Catherine Braun (Green) and Trevor Hall (Labour) table proposal for UBI in Stroud District Council

Stroud District could be the location of a “groundbreaking” trial of Universal Basic Income (UBI) after the District Council approved the idea of running a pilot scheme.  District Councillors Catherine Braun (Green, Wotton-under-Edge, North Nibley and Stinchcombe) and Trevor Hall (Labour, Dursley) proposed and seconded a cross-party motion to trial UBI – a non-means-tested sum paid […]

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STROUD DISTRICT TAKES STEP CLOSER TO BEING CARBON-NEUTRAL

Stroud District Council Offices - Ebley Mill

Stroud District Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee has unanimously approved the council’s Carbon Neutral 2030 plan, which is due to be considered at full council in February.  The cross-party support for the plan, which is out for public consultation until December 16, was welcomed by environment committee chair Cllr Simon Pickering (Green Party), who said: […]

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Greens signed letter urging people not to attend anti-lockdown rally

Stroud Green Party coordinators, councillors and members were among more than 200 local residents who put their names to the following letter written by the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team. The letter asked people not to attend the anti-lockdown rally that took place in Stratford Park at the weekend, and urged the organisers to withdraw […]

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Incinerator: lack of transparency from GCC

Transparency campaigners were today vindicated when the high court ruled Gloucestershire County Council had deliberately hidden information about the huge rise in the cost of the incinerator contract. Rachel Smith, Green County Councillor for Minchinhampton Division, said: “While it’s disappointing that Community R4C were not granted standing to challenge the procurement process on a technicality, […]

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