Before that, 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 have kept our promises and in many cases have gone over and above what we pledged to do.

Doina Cornell, Labour Leader of Stroud District Council
Doina Cornell, Labour Leader of Stroud District Council

Much of what we have achieved has gone above and beyond what a council is required by law to do: we have invested in our district, for the long term benefits for all, and to prioritise keeping people and neighbourhoods safe.

Long before the pandemic we invested in our communities and in services that matter to local people at a time when other councils were cutting them: funding neighbourhood wardens and youth services, investing in health and wellbeing, supporting community groups across the district as well as Citizens’ Advice, Stroud District Foodbank and the Women’s Refuge, and keeping our council housing stock when other councils disposed of theirs.

“Our investments and choices have made our communities resilient during the pandemic, more ready to respond to the challenges we have all faced.”

What we have achieved since running the council has been in partnership with you, local residents, communities and businesses. We are proud of what we have achieved together, even when central government has cut our funding and refused to free us from centralisation and red tape or give us the local powers to run our own affairs.

Find out more about how Labour goes #AboveAndBeyond to deliver for the whole of Stroud District

“You can trust Labour in Stroud District to keep our promises, so help us keep up the good work and support us with your vote for LABOUR on May 6.”

Cllr Doina Cornell, Leader of the Stroud District Labour Group

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