The District Council ward we live in is called 'Over Stroud': made up of Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish and a good chunk of Randwick Parish.
Photo: Cartoon from Local Scribbler Russ
However whenever I've used the description no one knows what it represents: indeed it is meaningless to the vast majority of people. When I proposed we change the name there has, so far, been no one keen to retain 'Over Stroud'.
I have spoken with all the three local Parishes and they have now raised it at their meetings and made formal decisions. Both Randwick Parish and Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish are keen to see a change to a more useful name like “Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe Ward”. Cainscross Parish are also supportive of a change. We now await the District Council's approval.