A pathway out of the pandemic
As long as the pandemic remains and any restrictions remain in place we pledge to keep you safe and work with our partners so everyone gets the support they need.
Keeping our communities safe and supported
At this point uncertainty remains, and restrictions may be in place for some time after the May elections.
We pledge to continue to give support to individuals, and businesses, working alongside our partners, other public sector bodies, trade unions, and the voluntary and charitable sector so communities, public spaces and workplaces are safe for all.
Even after restrictions do end, we recognise that the effects will remain on those who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) people, older and disabled people, women, those in insecure housing, and all those whose livelihoods and businesses have been impacted, so we pledge to continue to direct resources where most needed.
Commemorating and celebrating
A time will come soon when the pandemic will end.
Let us celebrate together how everyone has pulled together in the district. We have seen innovation from businesses and collaboration from community groups. Let us tell the story of what we have experienced, good, bad and inspiring.
Let us commemorate those we have lost, and the difficulties many have faced.
We pledge to support a district-wide festival of celebration and commemoration, Stroud District Springs Back, in the spring and summer of 2022, across all our towns and communities. We will set up a steering group with community, business and cultural representatives and will invite innovative ideas.