At the last election in 2016, we made a series of promises in our council manifesto. Five years on, we have looked back at that manifesto and measured our success.
We’ve kept our promises and in many cases have gone above and beyond what we pledged to do.
We’ve ensured that Stroud District Council has continued to invest, protect essential services, and stand up for local people.
We have delivered on our election promises:
• Invested over £50m into the district, with regeneration at Littlecombe and the Cotswold Connected Canal delivering jobs, homes, tourism and leisure, and greater biodiversity.
• Completed a £22m new build council homes programme on time and on budget, with plans for more. Invested £100m since 2012 into council and affordable homes: repairs, maintenance and new build.
• Committed to become a carbon neutral district by 2030 and have helped hundreds of tenants, homeowners and businesses improve energy efficiency and install renewables.
• Invested in your neighbourhoods and protected services despite government funding cuts: neighbourhood wardens, youth services, animal welfare, community grants, walking and cycling, health and wellbeing.
• Kept council finances sound, and delivered one of the country’s top waste and recycling services while keeping value for money.
We are proud that Stroud District Council has played its part in the country’s response to the Covid19 pandemic, working in partnership with other Gloucestershire councils, front line emergency services, the NHS, Public Health, and community groups.