The Mayor of Stroud’s reception at the Sub Rooms

Guests listening to Kevin Cranston, the outgoing Mayor of Stroud, give his speech.

Guests listening to Kevin Cranston, the outgoing Mayor of Stroud, give his speech. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

A reception to thank the vibrant community of Stroud

A special reception was held at the Subscription Rooms to thank the many people of Stroud who make it such a strong and vibrant community. It was hosted by Mayor of Stroud, Councillor Kevin Cranston, who is stepping back after nearly a quarter of a century on the Town Council.

'I will soon be 70,' he says, 'and feel that it is time to hand over to a younger generation. I am starting that process by standing aside as Mayor.

'I will be handing on the Town Council in a good space; it is delivering much more than 25 years ago. Some projects, like the Sub Rooms and the canal, are coming to fruition, and new projects are emerging which others will take forward. I leave a talented and committed team of Town Council staff and councillors who are passionate about this town.'

Laurie Davies and Emily Osler.

Laurie Davies and Emily Osler. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kevin Cranston, The Mayor of Stroud, on his last day in office.

Kevin Cranston, The Mayor of Stroud, on his last day in office. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Dmytro Bojaniwskyj, Stella Parkes, and Steve Roberts.

Dmytro Bojaniwskyj, Stella Parkes, and Steve Roberts. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Edward Cross, Andy Jarrett, and Nathan Roe.

Edward Cross, Andy Jarrett, and Nathan Roe. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kate Montgomery and Laura Beattie.

Kate Montgomery and Laura Beattie. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Tim Marshfield and Adam Hills.

Tim Marshfield and Adam Hills. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Iain Bushell and Alex Hobbs.

Iain Bushell and Alex Hobbs. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Sue Tomlinson, Linda Carter and Sheila Talwar.

Sue Tomlinson, Linda Carter and Sheila Talwar. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Lynsey Kelleher.

Lynsey Kelleher. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Penny West and Clare Honeyfield.

Penny West and Clare Honeyfield. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Abigail Large, Adam White, and Magda McQueen.

Abigail Large, Adam White, and Magda McQueen. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Andy Freeman and Alex Cowan.

Andy Freeman and Alex Cowan. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

The Subscription Rooms, venue for Thank You Stroud reception.

The Subscription Rooms, venue for Thank You Stroud reception. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Guests listening to Kevin Cranston, the outgoing Mayor of Stroud, give his speech.

Guests listening to Kevin Cranston, the outgoing Mayor of Stroud, give his speech. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms.

Guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Sally Pickering and Bob Hilliard.

Sally Pickering and Bob Hilliard. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Alicia Carey and Hannah McDonnell.

Alicia Carey and Hannah McDonnell. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Sun shines in on guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms.

Sun shines in on guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Stella Parkes and Tony Davey.

Stella Parkes and Tony Davey. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Helen Bojaniwska, clerk of Stroud Town Council, thanked by Kevin Cranston, outgoing Mayor of Stroud.

Helen Bojaniwska, clerk of Stroud Town Council, thanked by Kevin Cranston, outgoing Mayor of Stroud. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Helen and Kevin Cranston, "the love of my life" he said in his last speech as the outgoing Mayor of

Helen and Kevin Cranston, "the love of my life" he said in his last speech as the outgoing Mayor of Stroud. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Helen and Kevin Cranston, "the love of my life" he said in his last speech as the outgoing Mayor of

Helen and Kevin Cranston, "the love of my life" he said in his last speech as the outgoing Mayor of Stroud. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms.

Guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms.

Guests at the Thank You Stroud reception at the Subscription Rooms. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

The Subscription Rooms, venue for Thank You Stroud reception.

The Subscription Rooms, venue for Thank You Stroud reception. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

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