* VALUING AND PROTECTING OUR GREEN SPACES
We will make sure Cainscross parks, canal and tow paths, play areas and green spaces are protected and maintained to high standards.
* BUILDING MORE HOMES FOR CAINSCROSS
We will make sure new homes for local people are built on the sites in Orchard Close, Ebley and Queen’s Drive, Cashes Green, to high environmental standards.
* BUILDING PRIDE IN OUR COMMUNITY
We will support the work of our amazing local volunteers, businesses and voluntary organisations who have provided such a magnificent response during coronavirus.
* HELPING LOCAL FAMILIES
We will make sure the services you value are there for you in the future – community centres and hubs, playgroups, good health services and support for vulnerable people.
Tom Williams knows Cainscross, Ebley, and Cashes Green – the Cainscross Ward – well. He has represented the people on Stroud District Council who live in this area since 2006. It is a ‘patch’ he cares about.
“I love this area. Since I moved here with my wife Lesley, now some years ago, our two daughters were born and grew up here, and my working life has also been here, latterly running an Office Supply business in Stonehouse. I am a beekeeper with a number of hives in the hills behind the area – so caring for our environment really matters to me. My other hobby- I am learning to pot. I have always had a longing to be able to ‘throw a pot.'”
“I am particularly concerned that the Council does all it can to support the economy as the area recovers from the effects of Covid. Jobs must come first especially training and opportunities for school leavers and others as they enter the world of work.”
“We cannot ignore the changing climate, I see the effect it is having on my bees, so let’s all do all we can to protect our glorious environment. We live in a beautiful area”.
“I am looking forward to continuing to represent Cainscross during the next Council year.”
“I am a retired care home manager who now spends my time gardening, being a Cainscross Town councilor, a trustee Cashes Green community Centre and a Ward councillor for Cainscross on Stroud District Council.”
“Like many older people missing family has been the worse part of COVID-19, I have created a nectar-rich back garden and have an allotment to grow vegetables to share with family and friends.”
“Doing all I can to improve the environment for my grandchildren is important to me. As vice-chair of Housing, I have been working to the council’s priority build new homes and to retrofit all our council homes to make them easier to heat. This helps our tenant’s heating bills and works towards our Carbon Neutral 2030 0bjectives.”
Jessie has lived in Stroud since she was a small child and works within the community in Cainscross.
“It is a privilege to be standing as the Labour Party candidate for Cainscross in the upcoming Stroud District Council Elections.”
“I am passionate about making sure the people of Cainscross are provided for and that the community is listened to.”
“Through both my experiences in my life, and in my previous role as Senior Caseworker for former Stroud MP David Drew, I have learned what it means to care about the everyday challenges people face, and I understand how to work alongside local people to fix them, delivering community services that work for everyone.”
John has lived in Rodborough for over 10 years. He is active in the local community, promotes good causes, and has served on both Rodborough Parish Council and Stroud Town Council.
He’s taken action to save the Subscription Rooms, when its future was under threat, and to protect the green spaces and woodland at Stratford Park. He is currently working to extend that cycleway into Stroud and bring local woodlands into community ownership.
Working in housing, regeneration, and community development, John has been committed to making a difference and improving people’s lives. John has provided support to local Community Land Trusts, set up homelessness services, and run supported housing projects.
John is committed to being an accountable and accessible councillor who reports back to you. John will strive to make our communities better, greener and more sustainable – great places to live and work.