Farmers' market in Stroud. Gloucestershire. Attribution: Jongleur100
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Gloucestershire ( (listen) (listen) abbreviated Glos) (Welsh: Swydd Gaerloyw) is a county in South West England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean.

The county town is the city of Gloucester, and other principal towns include Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Dursley, Cinderford, and Lydney.

Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire to the north west, Worcestershire to the north, Warwickshire to the north east, Oxfordshire to the east, Wiltshire to the south, Bristol and Somerset to the south west, and the Welsh county of Monmouthshire to the west.

The current Gloucestershire County Council area does not have the same geographical boundaries as the historic county. Some northern parts of the county, including Long Marston and Welford-on-Avon, were transferred to Warwickshire in 1931. Following the Local Government Act 1972, some southern parts of the county were transferred to the new county of Avon, which ceased to exist on 1 April 1996. After 1996, the city of Bristol and South Gloucestershire became separate unitary authorities.

Gloucestershire community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

GlosCAN, Gloucestershire Climate Action Network

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust - Stroud Valleys Project

Communities online[edit | edit source]

Cheltenham Connect

Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

Fair Shares, community time banks

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Gloucestershire Bike Project

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Friends of the Wilderness Centre, Forest of Dean

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Farmers Markets (in Stroud) information from Stroud District Council - Stroud Community Agriculture Ltd - Stroudco Food Hub

Stroud, a market town in Gloucestershire was one of the birthplaces of the Organic food movement and was home to Britain's first fully organic café, Woodruffs. The Biodynamic Agricultural Association is based in the town. [1]

Localism[edit | edit source]

Stroud has a strong community of independent shops and cafés, which provide the mainstay of the retail experience in the town. [2] GLOSS FM is local radio for Thornbury and District, offering free local infomertials on-air for local not-for profit community initiatives

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Thornbury Give n Take on

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Cotswold Canals Trust, (Wikipedia): registered charity that aims to protect and restore the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames and Severn Canal.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Transition Stroud on Stroud Community TV

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Have your say on how developments in Stroud should promote sustainable construction, Nov 10 [3]

Stroud Valleys Showcase will celebrate very best of the Five Valley’s green and sustainable projects, Sep 28 [4]

New Green council chairman Norman Kay partners with climate change awareness project Transition Stroud, May 24 [5]

An evening in Stroud: '10 years and beyond', May 9 [6]

Work starts on Dursley hospital allotments scheme, Apr 20 [7]

Events[edit | edit source]


Oct 1 - 8 Stroud Valleys Showcase


June 27 - 28 Edible Open Gardens

February 7 Stroud Potato Day


September 20 - 21 Cheltenham Green Doors

September 20 Greener Gloucestershire Festival 2014

May 3 - 4 Stroud Eco Open Homes 2014

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Frack off our Forest on facebook


External links[edit | edit source]

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