27 dramatic pictures of demolition work at Stroud’s new Lidl site

DEMOLITION work is underway on the former Stroud Metal Company site in Dudbridge, ahead of a new Lidl superstore being built there. Work at the Avocet Industrial Estate will also include flood mitigation measures and is expected to last a couple of months. Lidl bosses are hoping to start the store build in early 2021. A Lidl spokesman said: “We hope to start construction in the new year once the land owner has completed their enabling works.” The German discount …

Pictures: Lidl site work begins in Stroud

DEMOLITION work is underway on the former Stroud Metal Company site in Dudbridge, ahead of a new Lidl superstore being built there. Work at the Avocet Industrial Estate will also include flood mitigation measures and is expected to last a couple of months. Lidl bosses are hoping to start the store build in early 2021. A Lidl spokesman said: “We hope to start construction in the new year once the land owner has completed their enabling works.” The German discount …

Japanese soul food stall opens at Stroud’s new indoor market

JAPANESE soul food trader Tomari-Gi is the latest company to open at the Five Valley’s indoor market in Stroud. The popular West Country outfit has built up a great reputation for its delicious ramen, fried chick-en, gyoza, kimchi and katsu curry and now customers can click and collect their delicious food from the new location in the market. Tomari-Gi opened on Saturday (July 4th) with a click and collect and take away beer service and will offer a full counter …

Who will care for our carers?

Remember clapping on Thursday evenings? We all felt good saying “thank you” to those who work in our health and social care systems. So why aren’t we prepared to give them the same level of care as they have given us? I have recently become aware of the plight of EU 27 citizens who have been looking after our elderly residents during the Covid-19 crisis. I know several Polish and Romanian women who have faithfully gone on working in local …

Owner of Harry Potter keyring could help with drug inquiry in Stroud

Police are looking to speak to the owner of a Harry Potter keyring in relation to the arrest of three men on suspicion of drugs supply offences. The owner of the keys is believed to own an Airbnb in Stroud. A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire police said: “Do you recognise this Harry Potter themed keyring? We believe the keys belong to the owner of an Airbnb in Stroud and we’d like to speak to them. “The two keys, which have a …

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