your councillors

Rachel Smith

Rachel grew up in the Stroud area, and in 2016 moved to Stroud town where she lives with her husband Tim and their two children. Rachel is a qualified music therapist with extensive experience in adult social care. Rachel was previously elected to Gloucestershire County Council for one term. Rachel is delighted to be co-opted on to Stroud Town Council and has a particular interest in improving cycling conditions in and around the town.





Contact Rachel
07709 302038

Liz Child

Liz Child - town council candidate for Stroud Paganhill

Liz has lived in Paganhill for six years and grew up in Stroud District.

A retired plumber, with earlier experience in child and mental health care, her community activities have included initiating and designing a community garden at the new Octagon social hub.

She enjoys creative writing and gardening, and has a particular interest in

agroecology, food quality and climate change resilience.

I really enjoy getting involved in projects that benefit everyone in a growing, resilient community,” she says. “Being a town councillor gives me the chance to support other local community-led groups and projects, and to represent and defend the culture and character of our lovely town.”


Contact Liz

07811 640031


I have worked for the past 20 years in communications and marketing for a range of social enterprise, charities and housing associations. I am currently a part-time youth worker for Stroud-based charity, The Door.

Ever since I came to work in Stroud in the late 1970s, I fell in love with the town. For me it has everything that you could want - beautiful countryside with our hills and valleys, vibrant, mixed communities, great pubs and a vibrant, independent and social business community.

Politics, especially at a local level, is about all the day-to-day things that affect people's quality of life. It's clear to me that the Town Council has a great vision for the town and its people, and I'm incredibly excited about playing my part in helping deliver its vision.


Contact Adrian

07772 808 267