Amanda Moriarty was unanimously re-elected mayor of Stroud Town Council. It will be her third term. John Marjoram returned as deputy mayor.
“The town council is committed to promoting good quality development that will enhance Stroud and to protect the town against proposals that are not fitting for this beautiful area,” she said.
The town council has also been adamant in its opposition against building homes in the Slad Valley, especially in Baxter’s Fields.
Amanda, a professional glass maker, has pledged to support the community through town council grants and see the resurfacing of the High Street extended.
Among the town council’s successes this year is the securing the future of Uplands Post Office, ensuring the Farmers’ Market review is fair and transparent and objecting to the Javelin Park incinerator.
“In the past year we, as a council, have opposed three supermarket applications to protect our town centre,” she said. “We are fortunate to have a diverse high street and an incredibly successful farmers’ market. It is vital we protect that and build on their successes.”