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Greens welcome District Council’s budget proposals on climate change & Covid

Councillors Norman Kay and Catherine Braun next to a building site.

FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Stroud District Green Party has welcomed Stroud District Council’s budget proposals (published on Wednesday 3 Feb), which strengthen the council’s capacity to deliver on its commitment to make the district carbon neutral by 2030. Nailsworth Green Councillor and Horsley Climate Action Network member Norman Kay said: “Achieving carbon neutrality will need an enormous effort […]

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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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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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Green Councillors push Stroud District Council for action on Black Lives Matter

Green Councillors have been active in ensuring the Stroud District Council takes clear steps to tackle racism and descrimination in our District. These were announced at the Strategy and Resources Committee on 18 June 2020: “There are some specific actions we must take as a council as well as enabling others to fight racism in […]

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