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Council working to keep Stroud moving

Stroud District Council said it is prioritising essential services during the latest coronavirus lockdown period with the aim of ensuring no person in the district is left behind.

And council leaders have urged people to remain at home and make use of local delivery and takeaway services.

A statement from council leader Councillor Doina Cornell (Lab) and fellow group leaders Councillor Martin Whiteside (Green), Councillor Ken Tucker (Lib Dem) and Councillor Stephen Davies (Con) said: "We know lockdown brings enormous challenges to our everyday lives and we are doing everything we can to help our residents and businesses through this tough time.

"Rates of infection are rising sharply in Gloucestershire and we must all play our part in tackling that and reducing the pressure on the NHS by staying at home."

The council's offices at Ebley Mill is closed with staff working from home to keep services operating.

Waste and recycling services are running as normal while the council said it is working with voluntary and community groups to ensure a network of support for anyone who needs help with shopping, benefits or business grants.

While most council venues are closed, online classes, activities and exercise programmes are available.

Public toilets, council-owned car parks and playgrounds remain open.

Find out further details at stroud.gov.uk and check out other council website's to find out more details in your area.

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