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Green councillors advise local EU citizens on gaining settled status

Beki Aldam, Green councillor for Thrupp, with the letter she's been sending to local people from EU countries.

Green District Councillors have been writing to EU citizens living in Stroud District to offer advice on applying for settled status before the June 30 deadline. It is feared that some could end up without secure residence status as they do not realise that they need to go through a bureaucratic process to guarantee their […]

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Greens’ Catherine confirmed as Deputy Leader of Stroud District Council

Green councillor Catherine Braun was confirmed on Thursday (May 20) as the new Deputy Leader of Stroud District Council, when the new leadership team was approved at a full council meeting. Cllr Doina Cornell (Labour) continues as Leader of the Council, with the Green and Labour Groups working with the Liberal Democrat Group, led by […]

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Stroud District Council party leaders confirm details of cooperative alliance

Stroud District Council will continue to be run by an alliance of Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat councillors. Following talks between the parties after the 6 May election, the three groups have renewed their commitment to work together to lead the Council for the benefit of all residents. Cllr Doina Cornell (Labour) will continue as […]

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Stroud Greens celebrate election gains and enter talks over alliance

The Green Group on Stroud District Council, one of the top 5 largest Green groups in the country.

The Green group on Stroud District Council is celebrating its election wins, which see the number of Green councillors increase by five to 13. It is now among the top five largest Green district council groups in the country. Commenting on what the media are calling the “Green Surge” the new Green group leader, Cllr […]

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Stroud District Council to demand urgent government action over climate change after Green motion approved

Man in flowers holding CEE Bill leaflet

Stroud District Council will be calling on the government to take urgent action over climate change, after councillors voted to approve a cross-party motion put to full council last night (Thursday April 29). The motion, proposed by Cllr Simon Pickering (Green) and seconded by Cllr Doina Cornell (Labour) asked for councillors to support the Climate […]

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Keep planting trees for future generations, says 1989 Save Our Trees protestor

Smiling man among trees

One of the protestors at the high-profile Save Our Trees demo in Stroud in 1989 is urging people to keep planting trees, saying the fight to preserve nature for future generations is never won. Adrian Oldman, now Green district council candidate for Slade, was one of hundreds of people who helped prevent council contractors from […]

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Government has not delivered promise of ‘Green Brexit’, say Stroud Greens

The government has failed “dismally but predictably” in its promise of a ‘green Brexit’, says Stroud District Green Party. A report on March 16 from a coalition of environment groups says the improvements promised by the government in 2017 have not been realised, and pressure to agree new trade deals and remove regulations mean the watering down of standards that stem […]

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Our MP must stand up for her constituents’ rights to protest

The new Police Bill could see peaceful protest, like the one in the picture of a demo in Stroud in 2019, outlawed. Below is our open letter to Siobhan Baillie MP, which was published in the Stroud News & Journal Thank you for your email explaining why you are supporting The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts […]

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Stroud Green member starts quirky three-wheeled ‘library’

When local teacher and SDGP member Beki Aldam and her small daughters heard that many people didn’t have access to books because of the lockdown, they decided to start a quirky mobile ‘library’. Beki, Maeve, six, and Iitu, four, set off on their electric cargo bike delivering free books to adults and children around Stroud. […]

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Javelin Park incinerator latest: open letter to Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council

Dear Cllr Hawthorne Last week we witnessed the extraordinary sight of GCC being heavily criticised by its own internal audit committee, over the secrecy surrounding the repeatedly delayed report into the cost of the Javelin Park incinerator. Members of the public can watch this video clip showing last week’s scenes at County Hall https://www.hashcut.com/v/xC3vsET The […]

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