Bike Ride Jubilee Gates2012Stroud Valleys Project are pleased to announce that Lister Communications will be supporting their charity bike ride this year by providing the telecommunications.

The Bike Ride, which takes place on Sunday 22nd June from the Museum in the Park, will be raising funds for Stroud Valleys Project. Following a request from Stroud Valleys Project, Lister Communications are kindly providing 6 Nokia mobile phones on the O2 network free of charge for the duration of the event. These small lightweight handsets have great coverage and battery life and will be a really useful for the organising team on the day!

Most importantly, this enables the event to have really effective communications and doesn’t rely on volunteers’ own phones, or on the aged phones owned by the charity.

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Registration for our annual Sponsored Bike Ride is now open!

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Stroud Valleys Project is bringing the historic Walled Garden in Stratford Park back to life after 20 years’ of dereliction, allowing the community to use and enjoy the space.

We have the chance to win funding, through Engage Mutual Assurance, to help us continue this fascinating project, which we are doing in conjunction with Stroud's Museum in the Park. 


To vote for the Walled Garden and for more information, please click here:

You can vote from now until 31 May.

Thank you for your support.



Living Willow 001Callowell School is now the proud owner of a living willow igloo for their Forest School area. 12 people (and their children) attended this training course which was run during the school half term and learnt how to make a living willow structure. The course was a partnership venture between our charity, Stroud Valleys Project, Norah Kennedy ( and JPR Environmental ( A big thank you to both for supporting our charity.

Living Willow 003Here is  what one local teacher said about the morning:

"Brilliant willow sculpture workshop with Nora this morning, I think we were all a little surprised at how good the weather was and our ability to make a willow igloo (some rather impressive knots too!!) Gave us all a little inspiration and confidence to have a go ..

Thank you Wendy, Anita and Justin"


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 Christmas Gift AppealXmas gift appeal 2013

This appeal has been launched to help boost funds for next year.  SVP marketing and fundraising manager, Julie Wickham said, ”This time last year we had a big fundraising drive and it made a real difference to our survival. We know that we need to raise funds each year to fund our vital work.  So we are now asking people to imagine they have one extra person to buy a gift for this year and give us a donation instead.

“They could become a Friend and pledge a certain amount of money every month or year. It really helps the charity to continue all the work we do looking after green spaces around the district, or they could make a cheque or cash donation in our big bucket in our HQ in Threadneedle Street."

Earlier this year the charity, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, won the prestigious Octavia Hill Green Space Guardian Award from the National Trust.

“We are also in the process of restoring the Walled Garden working with the Museum in the Park and will be doing a big tree plant around Stroud this winter,” said Julie.

Bread makingLocal school children are about to make their own bread from wheat they have grown themselves by working with environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project. The wheat was planted in March and April and has now been harvested.

SVP Get Growing Project officer Tamsin Bent said: “The children have grown the wheat in the school gardens we set up for them and have now harvested the crop. The next stage is cleaning, threshing and winnowing to get it ready for milling which we will do with special handmills.

“The flour will then be mixed with local organic flour and each child will bake a roll to take home with them.”

The Get Growing Project has been going since February 2011 and works with 20 local schools encouraging them to set up their own school gardens to grow vegetables in specially made raised beds. Six primary schools took part in the wheat growing project Cam Everlands, The Rosary, Stroud Valleys, Brimscombe , Thrupp and Miserden.

Make Wildlife Garden

Learn how to make your garden wildlife friendly with a two day course run by local environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project, winners of the National Trust Green Space Guardians Award 2013. 

Working with partners, Adult Education Gloucestershire, the course will run on November 4thand 11th at Severnview School, Bisley Old Road.  It is available at a subsidised cost of £25 and concessions are available.

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Unsung ‘Green Heroes’ recognised


SVP OctaviaA group of green space guardians marking their silver jubilee, a red squirrel champion and a passionate birdwatcher make up the green heroes celebrated in the National Trust’s Octavia Hill Awards 2013.

The three winners, who saw off strong competition to claim the ultimate prize, feature in the July issue of Countryfile Magazine, with an awards ceremony for all of the shortlisted finalists in the autumn.

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Environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project has teamed up with the Gloucestershire Bike Project to help collect unused and unwanted bikes on the day of its fundraising bike ride on June 23.

SVP_SummerBikeRide_colour“It seemed the perfect opportunity to help out another charity while fundraising for ours at the same time,” said Julie Wickham, SVP marketing and fundraising officer. “This is the third year of our family bike rides and we were approached by the bike project to see if we could help collect unwanted bikes as they are short of stock to restore and makeover,” explained Julie.


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Professor Chris Baines, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists and the person who kick-started the modern wildlife gardening movement yesterday launched Stroud Valleys Project latest campaign at the town’s Bisley Road Cemetery. The charity, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary is searching for 25 wildflower meadow sites to make, monitor or maintain.

Chris_baines_May_13_smallWildflowers and plants are being lost from our environment at an accelerating rate and in Gloucestershire an estimated one plant species is becoming extinct every two years. Last year national charity Plantlife released results of their study showing that 10 plant species have become extinct during the 60 years of Queen Elizabeth ll reign.


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Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project

8 Threadneedle Street




Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641


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