We’re a group of local residents who have come together to oppose the two proposed supermarket developments in Stroud. The question is: Does Stroud really need another two supermarkets?
Stroud has a thriving town centre, full of vibrant local independent retailers and a hugely successful farmers market. Its unique mix of shops, cafes and bars provide an atmosphere like no other. But this could change … and soon.
More supermarkets will create intense competition for many local retailers. The local economy will be shattered with devastating results, including unemployment and the inevitable parade of boarded-up shop fronts. Consider the pollution and increased noise from lorries loading and un-loading; heavy traffic congestion on roads not designed for lorries and mass access.
If you value your local community and the features that make Stroud such a special place to live, work, shop and play, join our campaign and say ‘NO!’ to another soulless supermarket and yes to small scale change.