Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Cotswold
Parking Charges Change
Parking charges in Stroud District Council operated car parks are set to change from 1st April. Some will be slightly increased, but others will stay the same or even be reduced. Following a study of Stroud's night time trade, the Church Street car park will be free from 4pm each day to promote the night time trade that the town centre has to offer.
"We looked at ways to get people back into town in the early evening, particularly families, said Councillor Nigel Studdert-Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Tourism. "Perhaps people will be going for something to eat then go on to the cinema. It's an experiment and we'll see how traders such as caf owners respond. We hope that traders will also encourage people during this part of the day and the public will respond favourably."
These changes have taken place following discussions with representatives of Stroud Town Council and the Chamber of Trade. At the same time, small increases have been made in order to meet rising costs. "Stroud District Council car parking charges remain some of the lowest across the county," concluded Cllr Studdert-Kennedy.
: 28/02/2008 12:01:54
recent Cotswolds news items
Members of a youth club are celebrating after councillors agreed a £50,000 grant to help build their new purpose-built home.
The Woodstock Youth Centre will now press ahead with its plans to const... [more]
Tourism is set for a boost from afar after a glowing report from a Middle East delegation.
A seven-strong party made up of TV representatives and social media influencers from Saudi Arabia and Duba... [more]
Cheltenham-based clothing brand Weird Fish is aiming for gold in this year’s Cheltenham in Bloom. Weird Fish’s award-winning car park garden, created by Ron Morris and Nick Harford, won gold for best... [more]
To view the