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Oldends Lane crossing closed on Saturday 1st May

REMINDER: Oldends Lane railway crossing will be closed tomorrow between 7.30am and 8.30pm for Network Rail to replace the existing CCTV and install new telecoms equipment. Vehicles will be diverted via Bristol Road (A419) and Bath Road/High Street (B4008).  When the...

Shop Stonehouse launches today

Today sees the launch of Shop Stonehouse – the Town Council’s campaign to encourage residents and visitors to spend their money in local shops. Banners have been placed at strategic locations around the town, posters will be displayed in shop windows and...

Town Council response to the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Cllr Neil Gibbs, Mayor of Stonehouse Town Council, said: “On behalf of Stonehouse Town Council I wish to express my sadness at the news of Prince Philip’s death and send condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and her family. The union flag is flying at half mast,...

Litter picks starting again

The first litter pick of 2021 will take place on Sunday 16th May. Meet at The Pod, Oldends Lane at 2pm for equipment and instructions.  Please keep to family groups, if possible.   Future dates 18th July, 19th September and 21st November...

Full Town Council date moved

Following discussion with town councillors, the Full Town Council meeting scheduled for 12th April has been cancelled. A Full Town Council meeting has instead been re-scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday 27th April. The change is to allow the current administration to...

Notice of Town and District Elections 6 May 2021

 The following Notice of Elections have been issued by Stroud District Council  ·         Stonehouse (Ryeford Ward) (Town Election) ·         Stonehouse (Stonehouse Ward) (Town Election) ·         Stroud District Council (District Election)...

Census Day is Sunday 21 March

Get ready for the first digital-first @Census2021 on 21 March. Your Census letter will be with you in early March and will explain what you need to do next. There will be help available if you need it, including a contact centre providing telephone support and...

How to be become a town councillor

Do you have a keen interest in the Stonehouse community, wish to be involved in local decision making and representing the views of local residents? If the answer is yes, you may be the perfect person to become a town councillor. The town council elections are taking...

Mobile Testing Unit coming to Stonehouse

As part of the county’s response to the COVID pandemic, a mobile testing unit will be coming to Stonehouse from next month. It will be situated in the Pavilion car park in Oldends Lane. We don’t have confirmed dates yet but we understand that it will...

Climate Action is a truly global affair

Participants from five continents joined the Stonehouse Community Climate Action Forum (SCCAF) community conversation last weekend.  The webinar was organised by SCCAF to inform local residents and the wider audience about what has been happening locally to combat...

Pre-application consultation Land North West of Stonehouse

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Pre-application Public Consultation – Land Northwest Stonehouse Pegasus Group are holding a public consultation is being held to provide further information and to seek the views of the local community regarding a proposed...

Oldends Lane crossing safety work

SHARED ON BEHALF OF NETWORK RAIL We will be upgrading and improving the safety of the crossing at Old Ends Lane, Stonehouse. This will include installation of CCTV and new telecoms and components. In order to be able to do this safely, we will need to remove some...

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...