District Council News June 2022

For those who use taxis regularly, taxi fares in the District are likely to increase in the summer months. A report recommending a modest increase for the first for four years will be going to Community Services and Licensing Committee in June. This increase should help taxi drivers cover their recent uplift in fuel costs, the extra costs of servicing, tyres and the cost of living.
Refugees from the Ukranian conflict have arrived in the District, some are being accommodated locally.

It is unlikely that the Planning Application for the Eco Park between J13 of the M5 and Chipman’s Platt will be decided for several weeks. Both the SDC Ward Members that cover Eastington have met with the case officer dealing with the application, expressing concerns that have been highlighted in various discussions. These include car parking, particularly on match days, noise emissions and vehicular access onto Grove Lane, along with other pertinent concerns.

Anyone with SDC related concerns can contact either:

cllr.stephen.davies@stroud.gov.uk 07802 595307, or
cllr.john.jones@stroud.gov.uk 0780 8922918