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Rotary 5 Valleys Fireworks

27 September 2016 at 13:56

24th October - gates open from 6pm

Marling Playing Fields, Cainscross, Stroud, GL5 4HE

The Rotary Clubs of Stroud, Stonehouse and Nailsworth are once again organising the largest professional firework event across the 5 valleys. This is an ever-popular family friendly charity event that has been run for many years. The amazing firework display is designed and choreographed to music by British Firework Champions of Champions Star Fireworks.

We offer advanced tickets that are 33% cheaper than the entrance price on the night, tickets can be purchased at any local Midcounties Co-op store who are supporting the event or on our website at

Attractions include John Coneleys Fun Fair, food, drink and for the third year following poplar demand a covered area for the under 12’s to enjoy a variety of art and creative activities free of charge. 

Please come along and enjoy the evening whilst helping us to raise money for the following worthwhile local causes and charities: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust; Great Western Air Ambulance; Willow Trust; Nailsworth Youth Club; St Roses School; Gloucestershire Young Carers; Stroud Valleys Project; Citizens Advice Bureau; Stonehouse Scouts Group, The Stanleys’ Scout Group, Stonehouse Guides; Homestart and Severn Freewheelers.

We are grateful to all our sponsors full details of whom can be found on our website

If you are a local company and would like to know more about how to be a sponsor and the benefits of being a sponsor then please contact John Jeynes by e-mail

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Severn Tunnel upgrade - update

23 September 2016 at 10:42

On Monday 12th September work to transform the Severn Tunnel was started. The 130-year old structure will close for six weeks from 12th September – 21st October 2016 to allow Network Rail to install electrical equipment that will ultimately power the new Hitachi electric trains.

Please can you be extra vigilant at level crossings due to increased freight and passenger trains on the diversion route, which passes through Stonehouse. For more information go to the network rail website.
PLEASE NOTE: Level crossing 26, from Rosedale Avenue to Burdett Close, will be shut during this work.
The new fleet of electric trains will mean faster, quieter, greener, more reliable journeys between London and the Thames Valley, Cotswolds, South Wales, West Country and South West. With reduced journey times and more seats, journeys will be more comfortable for passengers.

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Stonehouse High Street - Road closure

21 September 2016 at 12:28

Sunday 25th September - From 8am

On the 25th September Amey will be undertaking the main carriageway resurfacing which will regrettably restrict access onto the High Street for a number of hours in the morning.

Bollards along Laburnum Walk between Regent Street and the Co-op end of Laburnum Walk will be temporarily removed to allow access from the streets that would be closed off from the High Street. This will be controlled by two banksmen from their Traffic Management Contractor, to ensure the public’s safety and avoid any conflict between vehicles.

Once the new surfacing has cooled sufficiently to be trafficked, access onto the High Street will be reintroduced - the time this takes will be dependent on the weather conditions that day.

If you have any questions regarding the works before the 25th please call 08000 514 514 or alternatively email

On the day of the 25th September your easiest source of further information will be via their Supervisor, who will be on site supervising the laying of the new carriageway surfacing.

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Aged 11-18 years? Make your mark - vote now

19 September 2016 at 19:15

Results counted October 5th

Make Your Mark is happening now!

Make Your Mark is a chance for young people across the UK to have their say on what the UK Youth Parliament should campaign on.

They'll be presenting topics for debate in the House of Commons for Parliament Week 2016 on November 11th.

The following topics will appear on the ballot:
• Vote at 16
• A curriculum to prepare you for life
• Body image
• Transport
• First aid education for all young people
• Mental health
• Fund Youth Services, not cut them
• Stop just that affect the NHS
• Tackling racism and religious discrimination, particularly against people who are Muslim or Jewish
• Raising awareness of sexual harassment in schools

For more information and to cast your vote please go to

To watch a video about 'How you can make your mark?' go to

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APT help the hedgehog hospital

19 September 2016 at 19:14

On Saturday July 30th a book and bric-a-brac sale was held at APT to support the Hedgehog Hospital in Brimscombe. Two members of staff from the Hospital attended with a display and advice on how to help hedgehogs in local gardens. The sale was a great success and APT were able to donate £100 to the hospital.

They would like to "thank everyone locally for their donations of sale items and to those members of the local community who attended, it was a great result, thank you for your support."

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APT Garden Competition success

19 September 2016 at 19:08

The volunteers at APT have spent the last few months organising a garden competition for tenants and residents of the Park Estate. With 42 entrants in two categories, they had a lot of work to complete in time for the awards presentation which was held on Saturday 10th September during a coffee morning.

The two categories for the competition were:
•? Complete front garden
•? Container garden

Photographs were taken of each garden to help the judge decide on the winners. It was felt the standard was so high that a second place in each category was needed and certificates were given for Highly Commended, two for each road in the estate.

Well done to everyone who entered.

If APT run this competition again next year, perhaps you would like to enter? Contact APT for details.

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Community Litter Picks - volunteers needed

19 September 2016 at 19:05

Sunday 23rd October 2pm
Start at APT, 1 Park Parade, Stonehouse,

Could you help the volunteers at APT clear the litter from around the Park Estate? If so join them on Sunday 23rd October, 2pm at APT. All equipment and jackets provided.

The last time they teamed up with Town and District Councillors to clear the whole of the Estate, managing to collect 15 bags of rubbish and recycling!

Afterwards they return to APT for a well earned cup of tea/coffee and cakes. Come and support your Estate by helping them clear the litter.

Sunday 30th October 2 - 4pm (refreshments from 3:30pm)
Starts at the Youth Centre, Oldends Lane

The ‘Keep Stonehouse Tidy’ Campaign rolls on as local people, a group of Town Councillors and youth leaders aim to make Stonehouse a litter free town.

Why not galvanise neighbours, friends, family or your community group to help keep your town free of litter. Children are welcome if supervised by an adult.

If you know of a litter hot spot please report it to so we can address it on this litter pick.

To report littering as part of anti-social behaviour please go to Stroud District Council's website

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Stonehouse News delivery volunteers needed

19 September 2016 at 19:04

We have a dedicated team of volunteers who quarterly deliver 3500+ copies of Stonehouse News to the community, who without which our newsletter would not reach so many households.

We would be very grateful for any volunteers who can help deliver to the following streets:

The Lawns
Orchard Place
Avenue Terrace
Bristol Road

The next Issue 31 will need to be delivered at the beginning of October.

If you are able to give up a couple of hours each quarter to help please contact Liz Lawrence with your contact details at or call 01453 822070.

Many thanks.
Stonehouse News Team

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Stonehouse Remembrance Parade and Service

16 September 2016 at 11:54

Sunday 13th November 11:30am - 1pm
Stonehouse High Street & Memorial Green

Stonehouse will again be out in force to remember those lost in previous wars and conflicts and those serving around the world in areas of conflict today.

Annually accepted as the largest remembrance event in the five valleys. This year hopes to exceed previous ones with at least a 1,000 people in attendance.

Stonehouse individuals and representatives from local government, council's, schools and community groups are expected to pay their respects during a parade and service held on the Town Green.

The event is organised by the Stonehouse branch of the Royal
British Legion (RBL) on behalf of the Town Council.

A Temporary Road Closure has been granted which will effect the following roads between 11:20am - 12:45pm:

(a) Elm Road from the junction with Quietways to junction with Stonehouse High Street
(b) Stonehouse High Street from junction with Regent Street to The Lawns (near railway bridge) and Queen's Road at junction with the High Street

The Royal British Legion need volunteers to help steward the event on the Town Green. If anyone can help (especially if you were attending anyway) it would be greatly appreciated. Please get in touch with the Town Council. Many thanks.

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Regular events in Stonehouse - please send you event details

16 September 2016 at 11:53

We will be publishing a list all of the great and varied regular events (with days, times, contact info etc.) in Stonehouse in the next Issue 31 of Stonehouse News due out at the beginning of October. We will also update our regular event listing on our website.

If you run a regular event and you would like to be included in our listing and on our website please contact Liz Lawrence or call 01453 822070.

If you call and get the answer phone please leave your name, event details, day(s) it runs, times, contact details.

Many thanks.

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