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The mystery of the dead trees
Earlier this year Stroud Preservation Trust received a letter from the county highways department telling us that there were two large dead trees on our property and that we were responsible to have them cut down.
We were astonished to find, after 30 years, that SPT is supposed to own a piece of land between the Ford garage and Bromford Housing Association, just above Arundel Mill housing. This was land, we are sure, that was never ours.
However we have decided to bite the bullet and pay for the dead trees to be taken down. That happened on Saturday 13th November. Chris Arnold Tree Surgery did the work and took all the wood away. They were much helped by the garage clearing their forecourt.
So all that remains is to continue the dialogue with the land registry to find out when this anomaly took place. Ideally we would not own a two metre strip of land running down to Arundel Mill Lane.
Chapels of Rest Client Brief and Tender Documents prepared
The Trust have started to send out tender documents for a detailed condition survey and costing for essential but minimal upgrade of the Chapels of Rest. To see what we are planning click on the following links:
>Download Tender document
Founder Member, Anne Mackintosh, has stepped down as SPT Trustee
SPT's last founder member Trustee has stepped down from being a Trustee and the Treasurer of the organisation. Anne was joint project manager for 32-34 High Street and 55 High Street & Withey’s Yard becoming project manager for the Brunel Goods Shed, the Cainscross Toll House and the Arundel Mill houses. As a founder member of Stroud Valleys Project, Anne was involved in CPC and the Brunel celebrations and co-ordinated all the work on the Archway Slavery Arch. She has been involved in SPT for 38 years - a remarkable achievement and her wisdom, knowledge of the projects and attention to detail will be sorely missed. We are hoping to be able to celebrate her achievements in 2021 when we can all get together to give her the thanks that she thoroughly deserves.
Bisley Road Cemetery Chapels of Rest Open Day