WITH the potential £20 million pound cash boost for Stroud, business leaders and politicians are working hard to make the most of this opportunity.
As part of this, they are interested in knowing what people think of the town and where the money could be spent.
With this in mind, Siobhan Baillie MP has created a survey to ask her constituents for their opinions about all things Stroud.
In this survey, you can give your ideas about what the town needs, what could be done about parking, how pedestrian links could be improved and more.
Ms Baillie said: “Inspired by the work of Business West Director Ian Mean and others at the Stroud News and Journal, I have created a short survey.
“It is designed to gather ideas and local priorities to firm up the vision for improving the town surrounding the train station.
“Stroud was named as the best place to live in the Sunday Times’ 2021 guide with the quality of our schools, green spaces and fantastic ‘independent spirit’ referenced.
“It is important that we continue to regenerate and improve. As has been said in print: ‘if Stroud town thrives, the rest of our towns and villages thrive too’.
“Our famous farmers market is already a wonderful draw at the weekends.
“With the investment into Five Valleys Shopping Centre, recent purchases of key empty buildings like the Imperial Hotel and the forthcoming medical centre on King Street, we will see increasing footfall.
“I believe we can do even better.
“By working together, listening widely, drawing on existing established plans and thinking carefully about each step, we can improve the town centre experience from the moment residents and visitors arrive and boost business.”
A link to the survey can be found here –