* IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING RAIL AND CYCLEWAYS
To work with all stakeholders to see the re-opening of the Bristol Road train station, this will enable residents of Stonehouse to travel to Gloucester and Bristol for work easier, faster and in a more sustainable way. This will help meet our commitment to a Carbon Neutral town by 2030.
* SUPPORT LOCAL PEOPLE TO HAVE MORE SAY AND CONTROL IN THEIR COMMUNITIES
We will support the work of our amazing local volunteers, businesses and voluntary organisations who have provided such a magnificent response during coronavirus.
* KEEP OUR TOWNS AND VILLAGES VIBRANT, SAFE AND THRIVING
To regenerate the High Street, we know the lockdown has taken its toll on our local shops, and the rise of online shopping is set to continue, so we need now, more than ever, to work together as a community to breath new life into our lovely High Street.
Gary came to Stonehouse in July 1948 aged six. He was educated locally and went on to work in many engineering factories., including Sperrys and Hoffmans.
He became a District Councillor in 2010. He has been involved in Scouts all his life as well as the army Cadet force.
“I want Stroud District Council to continue to invest long term in local priorities: supporting the local economy, the environment, homes and wellbeing.”
Councillor Gary Powell currently represents Stonehouse on Stroud District Council
Chris has lived in Stonehouse for more than 40 years.
He is married and has three grownup children who were all educated at the local schools before moving on and making families of their own which has resulted so far with five amazing grandchildren.
“I want to make sure we direct support to where it is most needed in our community. Labour councillors in Stonehouse have a good track record on this.”
Councillor Chris Brine currently represents Stonehouse on Stroud District Council
I Have lived in Stonehouse for over 40 years and couldn’t think of a better place to represent.
Now retired with adult children and grandchildren, I am very happy working in a community I love, running the lunch club, being involved with my church etc. I enjoy gardening and sock knitting, but my favourite times are with family and friends or walking on a winter beach with my dog.
“The Warm and Well fund has helped hundreds of homeowners and small businesses with advice on energy efficiency and the installation of measures including central heating.”
Councillor Mattie ROSS currently represents Stonehouse on Stroud District Council
“I moved to Gloucestershire in 2015 with my husband and 3 sons. The area had so much to offer us as a family, we have settled here and now call it home.”
Tazneem was born and brought up in apartheid South Africa and experienced discrimination, racism, and segregation first hand. Taz wants to contribute to a fairer Britain, one that values community, embraces diversity, and supports equality.
Closer to home, her priorities are to improve road conditions for both motorists and cyclists; care for our children, their education and well-being; invest in youth services, children services and social care; tackle environmental issues and support local businesses.
“Stonehouse is on the verge of becoming a renowned (acclaimed) town in the Stroud District, with the Canal Restoration Project given the go-ahead and plans to reinstate the Stroudwater Station, and I want to be involved in making an already thriving community, an even better one!”