Our Green Spaces Team is responsible for the day-to-day management of more than twenty-five green and open spaces around the town. These vary greatly in size and nature, from traditional Victorian parks to small pocket parks, cemeteries and other community spaces.
There are several areas around the town which the Council has encouraged to “rewild” as part of the growing national BLUE campaign. Its logo is a blue heart, made of recycled materials. The aim of the campaign is to create wildlife friendly habitats. For more information please visit the blue campaign website here; bluecampaignhub.com.
The Town Council has invested heavily in improving our sites in recent years. Public surveys have told us that the network of green spaces around the town are one of the most loved aspects of living in and visiting Stroud.
We have pursued a policy of acquiring important sites that add to the network of public open green space where there is a clear need, to protect them for future generations. In recent years we have bought The Long Ground, between Stratford Road and Cainscross Road from a developer, and the Trinity Pocket Park.
If you have any comments on our plans for any of the sites, if you feel there is something we have missed, or if you would like to get more involved in caring for Stroud’s green spaces, please contact us.
Town council owned smaller sites
1. Old Chapel Drive (The Chur)
2. Parliament Street burial ground
3. Summer Crescent wildlife area (The Grab)
4. Swifts Hill Triangle
5. The Long Ground
6. Lower Street
These smaller sites provide valuable public access to natural green spaces.
The management of these areas will balance their importance as natural habitats and their contribution to biodiversity with the requirements of public access.
The historic Sims Clock is one of three assets transferred from Stroud District Council to Stroud Town Council in April 2017.
The Brewery Bridge area at Wallbridge is temporarily being maintained by the Council as a public open space until such time as the future of this site has been determined.