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Equaliteas tea party

08 June 2018 at 00:00

We are holding an event to celebrate 100 years since women over 30 and all men over 21 first had the vote.  We'll be serving a traditional tea with sandwiches, cakes and entertainment on the Town Green from 2pm until 5.00pm.  Please do join us!

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Summer Jolly and Horticultural Show

07 June 2018 at 11:52

The Stonehouse Jolly and Horticultural Show will take place on Laburnum Fields on Sunday 12 August 2018.  For details click here

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Confirmation of Rail Crossing (Burdett Close to Anderson Drive) Extinguishment Order

05 June 2018 at 15:14

On the 1st May 2018 Gloucestershire County Council confirmed the above as an unopposed Order. The notice was advertised in the Stroud News and Journal on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 and notices posted on site on the same day. Please see copy of the order and notice. Order comes into force as from the 1st May 2018 but if any person aggrieved by the order wants to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it, on the ground that it is not within the powers of the Highways Act 1980, as amended, or on the ground that any requirement of the Act, as amended, or of any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the order, he or she may, under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 of the Act as applied by paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 of the Act, within 6 weeks from the 23rd May 2018, make an application to the High Court.

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Temporary Closure MST4 Public Bridleway, Brunel Way to Oldends Lane

05 June 2018 at 14:44

A  250m section of Public Bridleway MST4, from its junction with Brunel Way to its junction with Oldends Lane will be closed from 4th June 2018 to 4th December 2018 in order to allow construction work to take place. An alternative route along Brunel Way is suggested. For further information click here.

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Green Waste Collections at capacity

01 June 2018 at 15:24


Dear Town & Parish Councils,


With over 10,000 subscribers we are reaching full capacity for garden waste collections in some areas of the district with our existing vehicles and crews.  To increase capacity we would have to increase resources in vehicles and crew which would add £150,000 to the cost of providing this service.  Consequently we have taken the decision to suspend any new subscribers in the towns and parishes where we have no spare capacity on the existing collection rounds (see list below).  This change is effective immediately.  Residents in the remaining towns and parishes not in the list below will still be able to join the scheme whilst there is spare capacity on their collection rounds.


Residents will be able to put their name on a waiting list.  Any existing customers who reside within these towns and parishes who have not yet renewed for 2018 will still be allowed to renew their subscription after this time.  Residents who are not eligible for the service will be advised of the change when they attempt to book online or over the phone.


We will keep this under review.


Alternatively residents are encouraged to compost or they will still be able to take their garden waste to the County Council’s Household Recycling Centres in Horsley and Hempsted.


Towns and parishes affected








Brimscombe and Thrupp








Frampton on Severn


Fretherne with Saul



Upton St Leonards



Hillesley and Thresham

Wotton Under Edge





Mike Hammond

Head of Community Services

Stroud District Council,

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf,

Stroud, Gloucestershire.


DDI:01453 754447



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Goodwill Fest

31 May 2018 at 00:00

The Town Council are again sponsoring and organising the Goodwill Fest in Stonehouse this year on Saturday 1st December.  There will be the usual mix of stalls and entertainment and a torchlit procession as the Christmas lights are switched on. To book a stall click here for booking form or contact

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Stonehouse Horticultural Show/Family Jolly

29 May 2018 at 12:35

The Stonehouse Annual Horticultural Show and "Family Jolly" will be held on Sunday 12th August 2018.

These popular events will take place in the Stonehouse Community Centre and Laburnum Walk Playing Field.

Please click the link below for Show Schedule and further details.

Stonehouse Horticultural Show 2018 - Schedule

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Heritage Lottery Funding for canal restoration Stonehouse to Saul

24 May 2018 at 12:28

Stroud District Council and Cotswold Canals Trust have received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the restoration of the derelict canal between Stonehouse and Saul junction.

The HLF picked Stroudwater Navigation Connected as one of four projects across the country for development funding to make sure everything is in place before applying for a further £9 million of HLF money to allow the whole project to go ahead.

For further information see:

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Flower Pot Trail

18 May 2018 at 12:34

Back, by popular demand, the Flower Pot Trail.  We'd like you to make and display around the town something out of flower pots which will bring a smile to people's faces.  We'll then produce of map showing where they are so that you can explore and see what creations others have made.  Entry forms need to be submitted by 30 June and your flower pots creations should be on display by 7 July.  Pick up an entry form from the Town Hall or Bloomers Cafe.  

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Objection to planning application for Ship Inn Site

15 May 2018 at 10:15

Stroud District Council have applied for planning permission to build 9 dwellings for affordable housing on the Ship Inn site (application number S. 18/0492/FUL), near the Horsetrough Roundabout. Stonehouse Town Council have objected to the application as it believes Stroud District Council has missed an opportunity to develop the site to provide a link between the canal and town centre. The Ship Inn site could provide space for a footpath, moorings, slipway, a refreshment kiosk and seating area which could be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike and attract people in to town. Making sure that Stonehouse benefits from the regeneration of the canal is vital, especially as work on the Stonehouse to Saul section looks set to go ahead with the award of Heritage Lottery Funding. The Town Council also have concerns about access, the site’s suitability for housing, the proposed design in the context of the Industrial Heritage Conservation Area and loss of privacy for existing residents. Have your say on this application by using the Stroud District Council website Search Planning Applications page. Read the full objection from Stonehouse Town Council in the minutes of the Development Control Panel meeting of 30th April 2018 on the Meetings and Minutes page of our website.

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