We're inviting Stroud residents to a community meeting ahead of £11m water project

We're inviting local residents in the Selsley area of Stroud to a drop-in session to hear more about plans to make water supplies in the area more reliable. This work
is part of a £11 million investment we're making to improve the water supply to the area.

Gareth Mead, from our community team, said: “We’re committed to making sure our customers receive a continuous supply of water now and in the future. So, we’re investing £11 million to improve the water supply to Stroud. We’ll be installing ten miles of new water pipes across the Stroud network to the reservoir at Minchinhampton Common.  We’re keen to tell the local community all about our plans, so we’re holding a drop-in session on Wednesday 17 April at Selsley Scout Headquarters, The Old Forge, Selsley, GL5 5LB, between 3:30pm and 7pm.

“We’d encourage local people to come along, meet the team and learn more about our work, but to also give their views - after all, the people who know the area best are the local residents. This work could be tricky, and while we think we’ve found the best way of laying the pipes with the minimum impact, we’re hoping that by talking to the community, they’ll help us to find those little gems of information which can make a huge difference to our plans.”

Our contract partner, Amey, plan to start laying the new pipes along Broad Street, Kings Stanley from the property ‘Olde Club House’ to its junction with The Grove, at the end of May.  To keep the workforce and everyone who uses the road safe, there will need to be a road closure, and more information about this will be available at the drop-in session.

Gareth added: “We know that we may cause some inconvenience for the local community, and we’d like to apologise to anyone who will be affected by this work, and to ask for their patience.  We know that closing roads will cause disruption, but this work will help us to provide wonderful water for our customers for generations to come.”