Monthly Archives: February 2008

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.

Go The Extra Mile For Charity At Bourton

Cotswold Leisure Bourton will do its bit for charity next month when it hosts the Sainsburyís Sport Relief Mile.

Manager Jo Whitfield is calling runners of all abilities to come along to centre, in Station Road, to take part in a sponsored one, three or six-mile charity run on Sunday March 16th.

Jo said: “We’ve taken part in Sport Relief for the past three years and are delighted that Cotswold Leisure Bourton has been selected to host this exciting event again.

“We’re looking forward to seeing hundreds of residents join in the fun by getting sponsored and raising money for Sport Relief.”

The race will be run round the grounds of the Cotswold School, which shares the Station Road site, from 10am-1pm.

Anyone keen to take part should visit www. for the latest race details and to sign up.

Sport Relief ñ which this year will organise over 200 events across the UK ñ has raised £50 million for charity since first being formed in 2002.

Sport Relief is a spin-off of national charity drive Comic Relief, which helps poverty-stricken people in the UK and around the world.