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Stonehouse Christmas Carol Float – 5th December

We are very excited to announce the details of our Christmas Carol Float procession next Saturday 5th December. You will see from the map that the usual route has been extended to include as much of the town as possible. It will start at 4.30pm and wind its way...

Free half term meals available for children in Stonehouse

Now there are more ways to get free half term school meals in the Stroud district Ring @GlosCC for a food voucher code – 01452 328518 or Collect a meal from a community provider – we’ll pick up the bill. Here’s where they are:...

ShiPS launch their own website

ShIPS group is very excited to have just launched a new website which pulls together all research and insights gathered over the last two years about the Ship Inn site and more. It includes our vision, presentations, reports, feasibility studies of the area, along...

One week left of Fiver Fest!

Several local businesses in Stonehouse are offering fantastic deals as part of Fiver Fest 2020.  In spite of challenging trading conditions, they have some great offers for shoppers. Harry Daniels – French plaits by Lauren; Daniels TV – headphones and...

Autumn community litter pick 20th September 2020

The next community Litter Pick will be taking place on Sunday 20th September.  Please meet at The Pod in Oldends Lane at 2pm for a briefing.  Stay within your family group and 2 metres away from anyone else.  You will be given hand sanitiser and the equipment will be...

Stonehouse Community ‘thank you’ Rainbow chains

We are excited to announce our new initiative to thank NHS and other frontline workers during the Coronavirus crisis. Please join us in creating a chain of rainbows throughout the town during September. You can be as creative as you like, preferably using recycled...

Support Stroudwater Station

Stroudwater Station would be on on the existing Bristol to Birmingham line giving 55,000 residents in the Stroud Valleys a fast, green, direct route to Bristol and beyond for work, education and leisure. It would: • reduce carbon emissions • offer an alternative to...

Support Stonehouse

A new webpage https://www.stonehousetowncouncil.gov.uk/support-stonehouse/ has been created so that local residents can have contact details of local support groups and organisations in one place. A flyer will be also be sent out to every household in Stonehouse in...

Stonehouse Library open in new location

Stonehouse library will open on Wednesday 12th August at its new location on the High Street, GL10 2NG The opening times are: Monday 10 am-1 pm open to public Tuesday Closed Wednesday 11 am -1pm quieter session 2-5 pm open to public Thursday 2-5 pm open to public...

Stonehouse Active Travel Consultation Launched

Stonehouse Town Council is appealing for ideas that will help cut congestion and pollution in the town by making it safer to walk and cycle around the town. Anyone who lives, works or visits Stonehouse is being asked to help identify locations that could be improved...

Goodwill Fest 2020 cancelled

Sadly we will be unable to hold the tradition Goodwill Fest this year due to uncertainty over social distancing measures. We want to keep our residents and traders safe so we have made the difficult decision to cancel our normal event planned for 5th December....

Survey: ideas for the phone box at Haven Avenue

The Town Council has adopted two phone boxes from BT, one on Gloucester Road and the other at Haven Avenue. BT have removed the payphones. A member of Stonehouse In Bloom has offered to convert the Gloucester Road phone box into a mini garden, with plants and...

Town Council moving back into the Town Hall

The Town Council office is relocating back to the Town Hall at last! We will be moving from our temporary office in 14 High Street tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday morning. We will be checking the phones and emails intermittently but anything non-urgent will be dealt...

Public toilets to re-open Tuesday 16th June

Stroud District Council are planning to open the public toilets at the entrance to Stonehouse town centre car park on Tuesday 16th June. At first, one unisex and one accessible toilet will be open from 10am – 4pm. For further information go to:...

Essential maintenance and track renewals

Track renewals and essential maintenance will be taking place at weekends during the summer that may affect some train services via Bristol Parkway, Swindon and Gloucester. On Sundays 7, 14 and 21 June trains will be unable to operate south of Gloucester or east of...

Stonehouse Town Council – Improving biodiversity

This year Stonehouse Town Council will be creating more habitat and encouraging increased biodiversity around the town through a new management regime in some of our open spaces. Some carefully-selected sections of grass in the parks at Meadow Road, Laburnum Walk and...

Stonehouse shows its true colours

Since lockdown was announced on 23 March, individuals and organisations in Stonehouse have gone above and beyond to support the town’s most vulnerable residents. Within a week, the town council set up a Helpline for local people who are self-isolating and do not have...

The Story of Plastic – free film showing

The Story of Plastic takes a detailed look into the environmental damage and human rights abuses that occur throughout the lifecycle of plastic. What can companies, countries and people do to fix the issues? Tickets for the free screening on 6 May can be purchased...

Be fraud aware

Criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam the public – don’t become a victim. Law enforcement, government and private sectors partners are working together to encourage members of the public to be more vigilant against fraud, particularly about sharing...

Extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities

Charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak. £750 million pot for frontline charities across the UK – including hospices and those supporting domestic abuse victims...

Grants distributed to Stroud businesses

Stroud District Council has received £26million from the Government which it is distributing to businesses to keep them afloat during the Coronavirus pandemic. The first payments of £6.2million to 621 businesses were paid at the start of this week and payments are...

Gloucestershire County Council Covid-19 update

Children’s Services A dedicated phone line and email address has been set up to help parents with all school related enquiries, including questions relating to Free School Meals. Tel: 01452 426015. Email COVIDSchoolenquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk Free school...

Home food delivery service in Stonehouse

Stonehouse Town Council and The Long Table have worked together to offer a home-delivery service of nutritious and delicious home-cooked meals to vulnerable and/or self-isolating local residents. Leaflets will be delivered to all Stonehouse households over the next...

Stonehouse Pharmacy delivery service

Stonehouse Pharmacy now have volunteers to deliver prescribed medicines to local residents who are classed as vulnerable and/or self-isolating.  If you are not already on their delivery list, please call them to arrange – 01453 823184

Stagecoach West – changes to bus services

In light of the Covid-19 crisis and following the government’s advice to limit non-essential travel, temporary changes to bus services have been introduced. Read more at https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/West/Temporary/64.pdf  ...