Stroud District Council has been working to prepare a “whole canal corridor” vision and strategy for the future regeneration and active use of the district’s canals since April 2021. They are seeking views to help them understand how you use the canals and the obstacles you think may prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Please see below for further information and a link to the survey, which is open until midnight on 17 December:

A long term vision and strategy will provide the strategic direction for the future and provide a framework for a detailed action plan which will identify short, medium and long term projects to be delivered by the council, stakeholders and local communities.

The Canals Strategy will complement and support longer term schemes relating to the Heritage Lottery restoration project that is unlocking a lost section of the Cotswold canals corridor between Saul Junction and Eastington. The Draft Canals Strategy will be subject to public consultation during early 2022.