2 Mar 2009

Stroud Community Blog launched

Stroud Life and The Citizen have just launched a Stroud Community Blog - this is a welcomed addition to our local media that I hope will grow into a useful and interesting place for comment, debate, information and indeed a celebration of our Five Valleys. As one of those being part of the launch of the blog I've just submitted an entry on a favorite topic of mine about 20 mph zones and communities wanting streets not transport corridors.

As the blog notes on Saturday I toured Whiteshill and Ruscombe Parish identifying places for '20 is Plenty' signs - we also had a chance to look at grit bins - where news ones were needed - especially the need to replace the hideous bright blue bins which are some plastic barrel cut in half - and to move the bright yellow one from such a prominent place in the village (see photo) and replace with more attractive wood.

I forgot to mention to mention in the blog the day started with chocolate brownies at the Parish Chair's home - delicious - a perk of getting involved in the local community!!

See Stroud Life's new blog at:
http://stroudblog.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/

4 comments:

Russ said...

quote:"and to move the bright yellow one from such a prominent place in the village (see photo) and replace with more attractive wood.
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it would be better to have black plastic bins.
I don't think wood ones would last very long.

Joe said...

Roll on, Gloucester Community Blog. The Stroud one doesn't seem to have attracted too much interest so far, though.

Your contribution could have been a bit more succinct, too Phil. Even the piccies didn't make it much more digestible...

Philip Booth said...

Agree it could be more succinct! And hope it does generate interest - it is only just being advertised in the paper.

Anonymous said...

Dear Philip,
I don't have time to read blogs but I have just read all the below and needless to say it is music to my ears!