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Stonehouse Town Council
Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 Stanhaus, 2 mills valued at 17/6d and 2 vineyards at 8 pounds. There are considerably more mills, and 2 pubs replacing the vineyards.
A great place to visit.
Stonehouse is uniquely situated in stunning countryside on the Cotswold Way and beside the Stroudwater Navigation canal.
A great place to work.
Stonehouse is a working town with several big local employers including Renishaw and Muller. The town also has a traditional High Street with a wide range of useful shops.
A great place to live.
For a small town, Stonehouse has lots of facilities including a library and Stonehouse Sports Centre. Check the Your Community pages to find out about all the different things going on in Stonehouse.
About our town
Our website contains information about the town itself, its events, businesses, community groups, Town Council and much more. You’ll find lots of information about what to see and do in Stonehouse, from food & drink to shopping (in our traditional High Street with many independent shops and businesses), recreational facilities and employment.
Stonehouse Town Council’s aim is to ensure that Stonehouse continues to be a great place to live, work and visit. Local Councillors are here to represent your interests and to meet local needs. To read more about what your Town Council does and how to meet your councillors go to our ‘Your Council’ section of our website.
We also have an impressive array of community organisations that help to make our town a social and supportive place to be. Find out more about them and how to get involved via ‘Your Community’ and If you are organising a local event please contact us and we’ll include it in our what’s on listing.
The Town Council is made up of 14 councillors, who are all volunteers. They are representatives of the town’s residents and businesses and sit on committees and working groups that cover almost every aspect of town life.
Stonehouse has a population of over 8500 with a high number of employees from the locality working in the four business parks. There is an infant and junior school, a private primary school, a secondary school and private college.
Stonehouse Town Football Club’s home venue is at Oldends Lane and their 1st team is currently playing in the Northern Senior League.
Stonehouse has a thriving High Street with a good mix of independent and national retailers including two butchers, a florist, two opticians, hairdressers, a pet shop, pharmacy, beauty salons, a hardware store, two kitchen designers, a travel agents
Stonehouse is less than 3 miles away from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M5 with good links to Gloucester and Stroud. There is a railway station that provides a regular service to and from London and Stonehouse is part of the National Cycle Network.
Neighbourhood Development Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan aims to ensure that the development of the town will contribute to what residents most value about Stonehouse; a strong, friendly community, a distinctive thriving town in a beautiful rural setting with excellent transport links and employment opportunities. All planning applications will have to pay regard to and conform with this Plan through to 2031.
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