It has approved an agreement worth up to £3,000 with Down to Earth Stroud for a gardening assistance scheme.
People who are unable to look after their garden due to age or illness are eligible to subsidised gardening support.
Amanda Godber, who runs Down to Earth Stroud, said that it can make a big difference to people’s quality of life.
“If they were keen gardeners and now unable to care for their garden, it can be very distressing,” said Amanda.
“Having the garden tidied up can make such a difference. This scheme is about supporting the vulnerable in our community.
“Our gardeners go above and beyond their work – and allocated time – and will always make time to have a cup of tea and talk to someone.”
It is open to people living in the Stroud parish and who are in receipt of housing benefit, PIP or higher level disability living allowance and have no able-bodied person living with them who could do the gardening. (A similar scheme for Stroud District Council tenants is also available through Down to Earth.)
They can receive up to 10 hours of gardening maintenance per property per year is available at a cost of £6 per hour per gardener.