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Thanks for going with Green party

Stroud News and Journal:

12:36pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM - If you will allow me, I would like to thank the voters of Stroud’s Valley Ward for electing me as their new Green Party Stroud district councillor and say that I will endeavour to represent the best interest of all residents of the ward.

Planning turns to points scoring

Stroud News and Journal:

12:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM - Your lead story - ‘Planning row erupts in Stroud’ - contains some vitally important points about the limited ability of councils, like SDC, to resist the aspirations of major developers.

Worst bullying occurs online

Stroud News and Journal:

12:29pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM - Re the letter from Helen Saunders in the SNJ August 13, there is bullying in every school and she is highlighting an issue that needs to be dealt with more assiduously everywhere.

No need for this racial training

Stroud News and Journal:

12:27pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM – I am writing to express my incredulity on learning from your report in the SNJ dated July 30 that Liz Peters is to undergo some sort of ‘training’ in racial matters.

Man assaulted at roadside in Gloucester - CCTV appeal

Stroud News and Journal:

12:22pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MAN was assaulted at the roadside in Gloucester yesterday (Monday, September 1).

Continued attacks on the vulnerable

Stroud News and Journal:

12:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM – A few letters in the SNJ need to be addressed, so in no particular order here goes.

Wonderful work of our fire crews

Stroud News and Journal:

12:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM - May I take this opportunity to thank the Nailsworth fire station crew of the Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue service who recently attended and rescued my daughter Samantha and her one-year-old son Leo who were accidentally locked in her car when the locking mechanism failed.

Responses needed over banks

Stroud News and Journal:

12:09pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM - May I address this contribution to two of your correspondents, (SNJ August 13, p24) and to any other interested parties.

Road perils of horse manure

Stroud News and Journal:

12:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM - Good evening, the time is 19:43 and I have driven from King’s Stanley to Bridgend and my car is covered in horse manure equivalent to 20 dogs and has taken 30 minutes to clean.

Response of other parties falls short

Stroud News and Journal:

11:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MADAM – I recently had the pleasure of standing as the UKIP candidate for the Slad Valley by-election.

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Post office is essential part of the community

Stroud News and Journal:

12:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

“Existing network of post offices across the Valleys and Vale is in good shape”

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dave Marsh, personal trainer and nutrition adviser at Fifth Dimension, shares weekly fitness tips with SNJ readers. He has been in the fitness industry for three years.

Fit for purpose: Sessions with Matt and a diet change gives me energy and my new phone app means I can train more independently

Stroud News and Journal:

11:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SNJ editor Sue Smith is getting into shape for an adventurous holiday.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: The invention of screaming: how morality can stop noise

Stroud News and Journal:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The SNJ’s new columnist Karen Eberhardt-Shelton was born in California but grew up in England. She now lives in Stroud and is currently working on an education project called Learn, Think, Act and is hoping to develop an eco-community land trust. Her thought-provoking columns will focus on how we all have to take responsibility for our actions and for our planet.

Howzat for a good festival?

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DESPITE the cooler weather, revellers were bowled over by the success of the fifth Miserden 8’s music and cricket festival held during the Bank Holiday weekend.

Boat-iful weekend on canal

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BOATERS and land-lovers alike enjoyed a Bank Holiday weekend of festivities as the Saul Waterways Pageant cruised along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal.

Team Gossard win British Hot Air Balloon National Championship for third consecutive year

Stroud News and Journal:

2:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

TEAM Gossard have made history by retaining the British National Championship for the third year in a row on home territory!

Find fun and friendship at The Past Times Café

Stroud News and Journal:

2:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE doors to the Past Times Café are set to open again this Autumn as the Cam Woodfields-based friendship group for older residents moves to a new venue in Springfields Court.

Attempted sexual assault in Cheltenham - witness appeal

Stroud News and Journal:

2:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

POLICE in Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses to an attempted sexual assault in the early hours of Sunday, August 31.

Back to school in the South West… give blind children a sporting chance

Stroud News and Journal:

2:12pm Monday 1st September 2014

MADAM - With the new school year looming ever closer, local children are preparing to pack their bags and return to the classroom and playing-field.

Hidden Housing Crisis

Stroud News and Journal:

2:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

MADAM - I want to draw your attention to the plight of many disabled people in your area who face the misery of living in Victorian conditions.

Boys' Brigade

Stroud News and Journal:

2:03pm Monday 1st September 2014

MADAM - Over the past 18 months The Boys’ Brigade has opened 53 new Companies across England, with over 1,200 new members and 550 adult volunteers taking its UK membership to over 65,000.

Time to make tourism accessible for all!

Stroud News and Journal:

1:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

MADAM - The UK’s tourist attractions are an integral part of our heritage, but did your readers know that according to our new research almost two thirds of the UK’s top tourist venues are not fully accessible to wheelchair users?

PICTURES: Stroud Fringe Festival

Stroud News and Journal:

10:31am Monday 1st September 2014

PICTURES from this year's Stroud Fringe festival

21-year-old student lost his life at the wheel

Stroud News and Journal: Coroner's court could be axed in Southend

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

STUDENT Jake Rebbeck was over the drink-drive limit when he crashed his car and died on the A4135 near Kingscote, an inquest heard.

Man facing jail term after admitting to charges

Stroud News and Journal:

11:06am Sunday 31st August 2014

A MAN is facing jail after he admitted collecting more than 20,000 indecent images of children over a seven-year period.

CCTV shows man glueing ex’s front door

Stroud News and Journal:

9:08am Friday 29th August 2014

A RESTRAINING order has been issued against a man who glued the lock on the front door of his ex-partner’s home.

Duo deny £25k blackmail charges against men they met via dating app Grindr

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO defendants who earlier this month admitted blackmailing two men they met via gay dating app Grindr have asked to change their pleas to not guilty.

Nick Bonnie Death: Four friends could be facing jail terms

Stroud News and Journal: Nick Bonnie.

12:29pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FOUR friends of Nick Bonnie could be facing possible jail terms in relation to the death of the former Prince's Trust worker.

Nick Bonnie death: Paul Tabb trial due to start today, Tuesday

Stroud News and Journal: Nick Bonnie.

10:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE trial of Stroud man Paul Tabb is due to start today, Tuesday, at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Unpaid work for ‘bolshie’ teenager

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TEENAGER who damaged a newly-decorated Gloucester Crown Court cell when he was remanded in custody for just two hours was warned on Wednesday that he will go to jail for much longer if he does not change his ways.

Comment: Hindsight won’t help neglected children

Stroud News and Journal:

8:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SOCIAL workers are without a doubt between a rock and a hard place. If they act too soon in suspected cases of child abuse they are often accused of being too heavy-handed. But if they do nothing the cry goes up that someone should have stepped in sooner.

Karen Eberhardt-Shelton: We’re here in a togetherness, why spoil that?

Stroud News and Journal:

4:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The SNJ’s new columnist Karen Eberhardt-Shelton was born in California but grew up in England. She now lives in Stroud and is currently working on an education project called Learn, Think, Act and is hoping to develop an eco-community land trust. Her thought-provoking columns will focus on how we all have to take responsibility for our actions and for our planet.

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: The truth about fats – the good, bad, and the essential.

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

More and more research shows fats form part of a healthy diet, but are all fats created equal?

Accountant admits £100k charity fraud

Stroud News and Journal:

12:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A 50-YEAR-OLD accountant swindled a Stroud-based national charity out of more than £100,000, a court heard.

Fit for purpose: Machines are not the easy option

Stroud News and Journal:

10:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

SNJ editor Sue Smith is getting into shape for an adventurous holiday. During my latest personal training session with Matt Collins I discovered machines are not the easy option.

Geoff Wheeler’s weekly diary: Film-making, recycling and more for weekly round-up

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

STROUD District Council leader Geoff Wheeler keeps you up to date with what is happening at the council

Neil Carmichael, Stroud MP: Education reforms work

Stroud News and Journal:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THE recent A-level results are impressive. Congratulations to the many successful students and also thank you to the supportive and effective teachers in our schools.

Sandra’s Bucket List: See how far you branch out doing a family tree

Stroud News and Journal:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

BEFORE hitting 50 next year, former SNJ news editor Sandra Ashenford has compiled a bucket list of 50 goals to achieve before her birthday. The aim is to do one every week.

Laurie Lee Centenary: His Time With Randall & Payne

Stroud News and Journal:

10:31am Friday 22nd August 2014

THIS year marks Randall & Payne’s 135th year in business.

What you are saying on our website

Stroud News and Journal:

12:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ON the ongoing row about who is to blame for the failure of Stroud District Council to adopt a local plan.

It’s so sad that we have lost so much from this village

Stroud News and Journal:

12:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – What has happened to Frampton? I was looking back on our village life now that the last shop is closing, I remember White’s shop – which sold knitting and sewing needs, one bakery, five shops, one hair dresser, three pubs, two garages, two butchers, one dentist, one Post Office, a coal yard, undertakers, vicarage (with vicar), Cadbury’s factory, school, church/chapel, tennis court (no charge), police station, doctors, football/cricket club, Bradley’s Fox Wreaths Flowers For All Occasions and building firm (Dave Evan’s).

The facts on planning

Stroud News and Journal:

12:16pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM - So Mr Carmichael thinks it is actions of the Labour-led council causing developers to target green fields in the Stroud district?

Thank you to all who donated

Stroud News and Journal:

12:13pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – The Inner Wheel Club of Stroud would like to thank everyone who helped raise £215 by contributing to our collection for local charities at the Co-Op in Stonehouse on Friday, August 8.

By-election was a useful indicator

Stroud News and Journal:

12:11pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – It is always interesting to analyse the underlying messages in any electoral contest, and while the recent Valley by-election is based on a very small sample of Stroud’s voters, it nevertheless yields some interesting pointers.

We can bring Thomas ‘home’

Stroud News and Journal:

12:09pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – I was most interested to read the letter from Roger Brooke (SNJ July 16) about the Rev W Awdry and his creation Thomas the Tank Engine.

Take time to think before you act

Stroud News and Journal:

12:08pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – Take time before you speak is good advice and this advice can easily be extended to think before you act.

Figures were rather misleading

Stroud News and Journal:

12:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – I have huge respect for Cllr Mattie Ross, and the important and committed work she has put in with others over the years to manage Stroud district’s housing issues.

Stanleys have been spoiled forever

Stroud News and Journal:

11:55am Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – May I through your newspaper congratulate our MP, Mr Carmichael and his Government on their success in spoiling the Stanleys forever, during their four years in office.

Let down over housing issues

Stroud News and Journal:

11:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

MADAM – We Stroud district citizens are badly let down by both Stroud District Council’s failure to plan strategically for the housing we need and by private sector market failure by building only for profit.

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