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Support Stonehouse in the news

Yesterday (17 January 2021) Cllr John Parker was interviewed on BBC Radio Gloucestershire to discuss why Support Stonehouse was set up, who is involved, what they have achieved since March 2020 and their aims going forward. Listen at 2:42mins...

Stonehouse Town Council Christmas 2020 closure

The Stonehouse Town Council office shut at 1pm on 24 December 2020 and reopen at 9.30am Monday 4th January 2021. Messages can be left by e-mail on customerservices@stonehousetowncouncil.com.

Temporary changes to parking restrictions High Street

Please see plans below for temporary changes to parking restrictions. These will be in place until 28th February 2021. Twenty minutes parking will be permitted temporarily in an area near to Wynn’s Café and Harry Daniels. The Temporary Road Restriction has been funded...

Are you passionate about Stonehouse and its community?

If the answer is yes, you might be the person to fill a vacancy at the Town Council. The Council is looking for Stonehouse residents or business owners to put their names forward to become a Town Councillor.  You should have a keen interest in what goes on in the town...

Rare tree planted in Stonehouse

Stonehouse Town Council in Gloucestershire is absolutely delighted to have planted a very special tree in the centre of the town. The tree is a London plane (Platanus x acerifolia) and is one of the saplings which was produced by Barcham Trees from cuttings of the...

Massive reduction in council’s carbon footprint

The Town Council has reduced its carbon footprint by a whopping 85% in the last 12 months. As part of our commitment to Stroud District Council’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2030, we have looked at our energy use across all of our buildings and fuel use in...

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...