Shown within the administrative county of Gloucestershire
|Region:||South West England|
| Ranked 109th|
- Total ()
| Ranked |
|Stroud District Council|
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, David Drew|
The district is mixed and consists of part of the Cotswolds and an area of the flat, fertile valley of the River Severn. The town of Stroud is by some way the largest in the area. The southern portion of the district is served mostly by its own market towns, chief among which are Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge. It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on April 1, 1974, by a merger of Nailsworth and Stroud urban districts, Dursley Rural District, Stroud Rural District, and parts of Gloucester Rural District, Sodbury Rural District and Thornbury Rural District.
The area is rich in Iron Age and Roman remnants and is of particular interest to archaeologists for its Neolithic burial grounds, of which there are over 100. Much of its wealth was built on the cloth industry during the Victorian era, and its many mills, most of which are now listed buildings, survive as testament to this.
Tender Notice: Stroud District Council Seeks Domestic Electrical Installations Repair Services (United Kingdom)
Jun 01, 2010; STROUD, United Kingdom, June 1 -- Stroud District Council said it was soliciting services for the repair and planned works to...
Jobs are there but not the skills to fill them ; At a time when the Stroud district is seeing a rise in unemployment it may seem strange that Renishaw, the area's largest business employer, has 150 vacancies, many of which it is struggling to fill. So what is going on? CHRIS POCKETT, the company's group marketing services manager explains.
Mar 02, 2011; At a time when the Stroud district is seeing a rise in unemployment it may seem strange that Renishaw, the area's largest...