In 2015-2016, an average Band D council tax payer will pay £114.11, just £4.35 more per year – an increase of 3.9%.
This is despite the town council seeing its government grant cut by more than 35% over the past two years.
The town council looks after over 20 green spaces and contributes funding to organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, HomeStart and many more.
Last year it awarded more than £70,000 in grants to community groups as well as ensuring that an afterschool play scheme continued at Matson Road and Paganhill.
The council awarded nearly £20,000 in grants from the Community Support Fund and Small Grant Funds, which any local community organisation with a project that benefits Stroud’s residents can apply to.
Town mayor Amanda Moriarty said the town council had seen its grant from the central government cut by a further 25.8% for 2015-16.
Councillors had made prudent savings to ensure that they could focus on the services the public considers important.
“Our Green Spaces team maintains public areas such as Park Gardens and Bank Gardens and again helped Stroud win a gold Britain in Bloom honour for the third year running. They also manage the town’s cemetery,” she said.
“The Town Council offers many local community groups the chance to apply for vital grants which support their activities. We also provide funds to charitable groups who provide increasingly necessary support for local people.”
Eva Ward, deputy chair of the Finance, Community and Policy Committee, said: “Ongoing Improvements to Lansdown Hall and Gallery mean it is being used more and more by the community.”
At the meeting it was unanimously agreed to set the total precept at £466,900 for the next financial year.