Leonard Stanley Parish Council

Serving the people of Leonard Stanley

Village Hall

Clerk: Mrs Irena Litton
34 Dozule Close, Leonard
Stanley, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL10 3NL

Tel: 01453 822287

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‘Be a Councillor’ Event - Wednesday 6th September 2023

Wednesday 6th September 2023 – Council Chamber, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

  • · The event for prospective Parish/Town Councillors will start at 6.00pm
  • · The event for prospective District Councillors will start at 7.00pm

Have you ever thought about standing for election as a Councillor?

If you have a keen interest in your local community, have innovative ideas, a commitment to local people and are passionate about making a difference in the Stroud District area, then please join us to learn more about what being a Councillor entails. The 'Be a Councillor' event is being held in the evening on Wednesday 6th September at Ebley Mill, Stroud District Council. The event will be an excellent chance for any prospective District, Parish or Town Councillors to find out what it really means to be a Councillor. More »

There will be presentations from Officers and current Councillors addressing how the Council works, the process of standing for election and the support that is available to Councillors. They will also outline a Councillor's duties, the variety of opportunities that are available to them and give advice on how to how to successfully juggle this role with their daily life.

Local elections are taking place on Thursday 2 May 2024, and this will be an opportunity for you to stand as a representative of your local community. By becoming a local Councillor, you can help to make decisions that have a direct impact on your local community enabling long-lasting positive changes whilst delivering on the Council's priorities. Stroud District Council can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it.

You do not have to belong to or represent a political party to stand in the Parish or District Council elections; you also do not need any prior experience or formal qualifications. Elected District Councillors are entitled to claim a basic allowance, plus reimbursements for travel, childcare and/or dependant's carers' allowance and IT equipment. For Parish/Town Councils, please check with the relevant clerk for the area you are intending to stand in regarding allowances or expenses.

Council Leader Councillor Catherine Braun said:

"Councillors are great advocates for their community, and as a councillor it can be very rewarding to help people resolve issues, improve the local environment and support neighbourhood projects. If this is something that appeals to you, then please do consider standing for election!

We need councillors of all ages, from different backgrounds and with a range of experiences, to fully represent the residents of Stroud district. You don't need to know everything about the council, as training and support are available. All you need is enthusiasm, a bit of time and energy, and a commitment to your local community!"

Chair of Member Development Working Group, Councillor Robin Layfield said:

"Becoming a Councillor is one of the most fulfilling things you can do. You can feel the connection to your community through the ground beneath your feet. You can speak out on behalf of others and you can help to bring about positive change and action just by being in the room.

"Anyone can become a Councillor – all you need is compassion, consideration, a little bit of time and a willingness to share in the decision-making."

Kathy O'Leary, Returning Officer and Chief Executive:

"Becoming a Councillor is a great way to make a difference to your local community. It is important that we have candidates standing for election with a broad range of experience and skills that can contribute to the continuation of improving the life of both the residents and businesses of Stroud.

I would like to encourage anyone who is considering becoming a Councillor to come along to the session. It's a chance to find out more about this important role, as well as the support that is available."

There will also be an opportunity to speak to current Councillors and ask any questions you may have about the role.

If you think being a Stroud District councillor is for you please email democratic.services@stroud.gov.uk to register your interest.

If you would like more information on becoming a councillor please follow the link: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/becoming-a-councillor » Less

Posted: Sat, 26 Aug 2023 12:44 by Irena Litton

Temporary Road Closure Downton Road to Downton Farm

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE C208 DOWNTON ROAD TO DOWNTON FARM (LEONARD STANLEY PARISH) (STONEHOUSE TOWN) STROUD DISTRICT Gloucestershire County Council, as traffic authority, intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of C208 Downton Road to Downton Farm from outside of the properties known as Fleece Cottages to outside of the property known as "The Old Fleece" for a total distance of approximately 90 metres. The reason for the closure is for boundary box installation. More »

The road is expected to be closed from 11th September 2023 until 13th September 2023 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk. » Less

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:54 by Irena Litton

Temporary closure of Footpath MLS25

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC FOOTPATH MLS25 (LEONARD STANLEY PARISH) STROUD DISTRICT Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of Public Footpath MLS25 from its junction with Stonehouse Public Footpath 15 to Stonehouse Public Footpath 16 for a distance of approximately 64 metres. The reason for the closure is for a detailed Bridge Inspection. More »

The Public Footpath is expected to be closed between 22:30 hrs on 9th September 2023 until 08:00hrs on 10th September 2023 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk. » Less

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:50 by Irena Litton