Spring is everywhere: look up, look down – look again
A chicken tried to get help crossing the road in Stroud last Friday. I can personally vouch for the fact that crossing the new Brewery Bridge at the ‘gateway’ to Stroud is a matter of taking your life in your own hands at every step. Stroud Against the Gyratory are keen to highlight this issue. The chicken stunt co-incided with the official opening of the bridge by Princess Anne.
Thanks to Nadine from Stroud Valleys Project, Helen and Dave from Days Cottage and a number of volunteers including district councillor Andy Read and town councillor Ben Spencer, the exciting Lake at the Lawn project in Cainscross, Stroud now has a new orchard. I was lucky to be passing by on my way home!
I desperately needed a walk and found myself looking again at what is usually a very familiar walk along the canal. I love what I saw for the first time. I hope to have an exhibition of my canal photos at the Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre in 2014.
It was freezing! But the Cotswold Canals Trust volunteers worked their socks off to get the new Wallbridge lock ready in time for the official opening on Friday. The Visitors Centre was packed with positive energy.
Pedestrians and cyclists demonstrating on Brewery Bridge, Stroud 29 Jan. Stroud. The road is hard enough to cross as it is – we want Wallbridge to remain closed and the area developed into a great public area with trees, benches, public art – a beautiful gateway to Stroud.