COTSWOLD Canals Trust together with Stroud District Council have spent years restoring Stroud to a canalside town, to attract visitors who will spend in our local hospitality businesses. Stroud Town Centre, at the peak of the holiday season, has stopped all on-street  parking and prevented traffic from passing through the town., sending a strong message that visitors are not welcome! Why?

With no signage, how would a visitor, especially from the Gloucester direction,  find their way, say, to Church Street carpark, to visit the town centre?

Jim White

Chair of Trustees, Cotswold Canal Trust