LEADER’S COLUMN: Providing activities for children during summer holidays

I hope you’re managing to get a break over the summer, I was away at the sea for a few days and it was lovely to see children enjoying the waves and the sand, forgetting about the troubles of this last year.

Check out the council’s event page for what’s going on across the district: stroud.gov.uk/sport-leisure-parks/events-and-things-to-do/whats-on-listing-for-festivals-and-events

More than 1,300 children have taken part in activities funded by Stroud District Council’s Health & Wellbeing Service during the first two weeks of the school summer holidays and more than 500 families whose children receive free school meals had food box deliveries. Some activities have limited places and require booking in advance, while others are available to everyone on a `drop in’ basis. All the details are here stroud.gov.uk/community-health-and-wellbeing/holiday-activity-food-programme-2021/district-wide-offer

The pandemic is still with us, and I wanted to pass on a message from the council’s Environmental Health Service.

The best way to keep your business going and support the local economy is to encourage your employees to: get both jabs, take regular LFD tests, and continue to take sensible precautions such as regular hand washing/sanitising, ventilation etc.

Why not consider working for the council, there are a wide variety of jobs including at present, an Assistant Civil Engineer to work on our award winning canal restoration, an electrician to work within the council’s maintenance service, or Housing Advice Officers. The council offers flexible working hours, a cycle scheme, learning and development opportunities among other benefits, and you can find out more here: stroud.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/jobs-with-the-council