The campaign is being led by Keep the Garden Open, a new community group.
It wants to protect public access to the courtyard garden of the Medieval Hall at the top of the town’s High Street.
In order to do that, the group is seeking to register the garden as a Town Green.
Town councillors unanimously agreed that public access to the curtilage of the restored Medieval Hall at the top of Stroud High Street should be preserved and is supporting the application to have the space registered as a Town Green.
Stroud Preservation Trust restored the hall in the 1980s and created the Courtyard Garden which has since been used by shoppers and visitors.
“It seems that registering this open space as a Town Green is the best way to ensure its continued use by local people and visitors alike,” said Mike Goodenough and Stella Parkes from the campaign group in a paper presented to the town council.
The group is urging anyone who uses the space to fill out an ‘evidence questionaire’ which is on their website medievalhallcourtyardgarden.blogspot.co.uk.
The evidence they gather will be part of their submission to Gloucestershire County Council for town green status.