Photo's of some of our councillors.

Labour leads Stroud District Council.  We have fifteen councillors from across the district, and work with Green and Liberal Democrat councillors to ensure that our council has a progressive agenda and is efficiently run –

Rachel Curley:

Jenny Miles:

I am a retired care home manager who now spends my time gardening, being a Cainscross Town councillor, 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 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 to 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 2030 0bjectives.

Tom Williams:

Miranda Clifton:

Paul Denney:


Doina Cornell, Group and Council Leader:
I was born in Cornwall, the daughter of a Romanian immigrant, and have
lived in Gloucestershire with my family for the last 20 years. I was
elected in 2012 as the Labour and Cooperative district councillor for
the town of Dursley and have been the leader of Stroud District Council
since January 2018.

I’ve worked as a teacher, translator and event organiser, and currently
help run the family business, publishing specialist sailing books. I
spent much of my childhood travelling the world on a small yacht, which
I wrote about in my memoir ‘Child of the Sea’.

Colin Fryer:

I have lived in Cam and Dursley all my life. I worked at Lister Petter for 37 years and was a senior shop steward. I have now retired and spent my time walking my dogs enjoying our beautiful countryside. I sit on the housing committee of the SDC as well as chairing the Labour Group.

Trevor Hall:

Since my election in 2019, I have been proud to represent the people of Dursley on the Stroud District Council. I have helped many residents on various issues including housing, anti-social behaviour, and transport. l have lived in Cam or Dursley all my life and have been proud of what Dursley has achieved under a Labour-led District Council, I want to continue that good work. My priority is more council housing to help with our housing problems for young and old.


Steve Robinson:


Nigel Prenter:

I grew up on RAF nuclear bases in Britain and Germany, studied at the London School of Economics for five years and lived in Hawaii for a further five. For the last 28 years, I have lived in Rodborough and sing, play guitar and write and record songs with The Hawds, an eclectic rock band performing our own material. I taught Government and Politics at Stroud High School and my students were internationalists, feminists and anything but parochial until 2017. Since 2011, I have been a councillor on Stroud District Council. On the Community Services and Licensing Committee, I am responsible for performance management. I am involved with Stroud District Youth Council and sit on the board of the Stroud and Rodborough Educational Charity.  I am also SDC’s representative on the Stratford Park Management Committee overseeing the gem that is Stratford Park, the leisure centre and museum, and on the Cowle Trust, which, in partnership with SDC, runs the museum.

The Stanleys:

Steve Lydon:

I have been a Labour Party member for 50 years. I live in the Leonard Stanley together with my wife Julie, and an English Springer Cocoa. I have been the District Cllr for the Stanley’s since 2012 and was also a County Cllr from 2013-2017. I am a keen supporter of Gloucester Rugby and regularly visits the New Lawn. I have a chronic heart condition and had to stand down as the Leader of Stroud District Council. I now play walking football and rugby and own an electric bike



Chris Brine:

My name is Chris Brine and I have lived in Stonehouse for more than Forty years. I am married to my wife Trudie and have three grown-up children who were all educated at the local schools before moving on and making families of their own which have resulted so far with five amazing grandchildren, whom my wife and I adore and try to spend as time as we can with them

Gary Powell:

I have lived in Stonehouse since the age of six and grew up here. I went on to work in many of the local engineering factories. More recently I was chair of the Stonehouse scout group committee. I became a town councillor in 2003 and in 2010 a District Councillor. Over the last few years, I have been involved in what becomes the Stonehouse in Bloom group and served on several committees.

Mattie Ross:

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, very happy working in a community I love, running the lunch club, involved with my church etc. I enjoy gardening and sock knitting, favourite time is with family and friends or walking on a winter beach with my dog


Chas Townley:


The District Council is responsible for:

  • Benefits – Housing and Council Tax
  • Car Parking
  • Concessionary Travel
  • Council Tax – Administration and Collection
  • Elections and Electoral Registration
  • Environmental Health (includes Domestic and Commercial Premises)
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Complaints
  • Noise Pollution and Pest Control
  • Housing Administration
  • Licensing
  • Caravan Sites
  • Planning, including Planning Applications, Advice and Appeals
  • Public Conveniences (in some locales)
  • Health and Leisure Centres
  • Refuse Collection
  • Recycling
  • Tourism and Visitor Information.
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