Travel and Transport

Parking and Travel

The parking and travel section of this website contains information about parking, public transport and travel routes in the district.

Parking

Where To Park

The link below will bring up a map showing the location of all Car Parks maintained by Stroud District Council.

On the map, click on each parking icon Car park icon to show information about the car park including the number of spaces and whether it's pay and display. This service will also allow you to get directions to the car park from your current location.

Please note other non-SDC parking is available.

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View the current charges for Pay & Display carparks.

The hours of Pay and Display parking Monday to Saturday:

  • Stroud/Stonehouse car parks are between 8.00am and 5.00pm
  • Stamages Lane, Painswick are between 9.00am and 5.00pm
  • Sundays, bank holidays and outside of these hours is free
  • Blue badge holders park for free

The hours of Pay on foot parking Monday to Sunday:

  • Merrywalks carpark, Stroud - All day and night

Please note: From the 2 December Merrywalks car park will temporally not accept card payments. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Important Information

  • Tickets are strictly non-transferable
  • Tickets are only valid at car park of issue
  • Tickets must be displayed inside windscreen
  • No vehicles over 3.5 tonnes (apart from Cheapside)
  • Park within marked bays
  • No untaxed or uninsured vehicles
  • No vehicle maintenance
  • No overnight camping

Further Information

Stroud District Council accepts no liability for any loss or damage to a vehicle or its contents unless caused by the negligence of the Council.

Car parks are regularly patrolled.

Car Parking Charges

Car Park  
Church Street  
1hr £0.80
2hrs £1.50
Rowcroft  
1hr £0.80
2hrs £1.50
3hrs £2.00
MSCP  
1hr £0.60
2hrs £1.00
3hrs £1.50
4hrs £1.80
4+hrs £2.50
Parliament Street and London Road  
1hr £0.60
2hrs £1.00
3hrs £1.50
4hrs £1.80
4+hrs £2.50
Cheapside  
1hr £0.60
2hrs £1.00
3hrs £1.50
4hrs £1.80
4+hrs £2.50
4hrs commercial £2.50
4+hrs commercial £3.10
Painswick  
1hr £0.20
2hr £0.40
3hrs £0.80
5hrs £1.50
5+hrs £2.00
Stonehouse  
1hr £0.20
2hrs £0.40
3hrs £0.80
5hrs £1.50
5+hrs £2.00
   
Season Tickets  
For season ticket information  

Season tickets and badges

Season Tickets

Parking badges for people with disabilities (Blue Badge Permits)

The Blue Badge scheme is a national scheme designed to give people who are registered severely sight impaired and who are unable or virtually unable to walk the ability to park close to the facilities and services they need to use.

For more Information on eligibility and application forms for a Blue Badge Scheme visit: Gloucestershire County Council.

Parking Notices

Guide to Parking Legally

These are the most common parking control signs and markings that you will find throughout the District. They do not, however, cover all situations in which a penalty Charge Notice may be issued. For further information on On Street Parking Signs and road markings please see the Highway Code

Highway Code (direct.gov.uk link)

no waiting

No waiting – This symbol means “No waiting” Therefore:

  • Loading or unloading is allowed (sometimes restricted to 20 minutes) unless other wise stated
  • Picking up/setting down passengers is allowed for up to 2 minutes ro longer in the case of disabled passengers
  • Disabled badge holders are exempt unless loading/loading is prohibited

no stopping

No stopping (Clearway) – This symbol means “No Stopping” Therefore:

  • Loading or unloading is nor allowed
  • Picking up or setting down passengers is not allowed
  • Disabled badge holders are not exempt

Along the edge of the carriageway

Waiting restrictions indicated by yellow lines apply to the carriageway, pavement and verge. You may stop to load or unload (unless there are also loading restrictions) or while passengers board or alight. Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time, unless there are signs that specifically indicate seasonal restrictions.

The times at which the restrictions apply for other road markings are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays. White bay markings and upright signs (see below) indicate where parking is allowed.

double yelloe line

Double yellow line

No waiting at any time is indicated by a double yellow line. There is no need for a separate sign to explain this road marking, unless the restriction is seasonal as explained above.

Double yellow Lines indicate an area where it can be dangerous to park, or where parked vehicles may be a hazard to other road users.

single yellow line

A single yellow line

Indicates where parking is prohibited at specific times of the day or week as shown on the sign. In this example, the waiting restriction applies from 8am - 6pm on every day.

limited waiting

Waiting is limited to the duration specified on the times and days shown

A permitted parking bay is indicated by white lines with a sign detailing how the bay may be used. In this example, between the hours of 8am - 7pm, Monday - Saturday, the bay may only be used for short-term parking not exceeding 20 mins in duration and with no return permitted within 40 minutes.

On the kerb or at the edge of the carriageway

Yellow marks on the kerb or at the edge of the carriageway indicate that loading or unloading is prohibited at the times shown on the nearby black and white plates. You may stop while passengers board or alight. If no days are indicated on the signs the restrictions are in force every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

ALWAYS CHECK THE TIMES SHOWN ON THE PLATES

Lengths of road reserved for vehicles loading and unloading are indicated by a white ‘bay’ marking with the words ‘Loading Only’ and a sign with the white on blue ‘trolley’ symbol. This sign also shows whether loading and unloading is restricted to goods vehicles and the times at which the bay can be used. If no times or days are shown it may be used at any time. Vehicles may not park here if they are not loading or unloading.

no loading

No loading or unloading at any time

Indicated by stripes on the kerb and associated white information plates. No parking or loading allowed.

Disabled Blue Badge holders' exemptions do not apply at these locations.

No loading or unloading at specific times of the day or week

No loading or unloading at specific times of the day or week

No loading at certain times is indicated by a single stripe on the kerb and associated white information plates.

Disabled Blue Badge holders' exemptions do not apply at these locations.

loading Bay

A loading Bay
Is provided for vehicles to load and unload. Waiting is not permitted.

A Disabled Persons Parking Bay

A Disabled Persons Parking Bay

This parking bay may only be used by a vehicle displaying a "Blue Badge".

taxi ranks

Taxi ranks

This sign is placed alongside a taxi rank. A taxi rank is reserved for the use of Licensed Hackney Carriages only. No other vehicles can use these spaces (this includes private hire vehicles).

Taxi

While a taxi is on the rank, the taxi cannot be left unattended. The rank can only be used when the taxi is available for hire - an unattended vehicle is not available for hire.

Some taxi ranks operate on a part time basis i.e. a bay may be a taxi rank between certain hours but outside those hours it may have another use

Disabled Blue Badge holders' exemptions do not apply at these locations.

Bus Stop Clearway

Bus Stop Clearway

Must be kept clear at all times, unless other hours of control are indicated upon the adjacent sign.

no stopping School Keep Clear markings

School Keep Clear markings

Provide clear visibility for the safety of children crossing the road and should

Public Transport

Airports

Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Airport is a small airport built at Staverton, midway between Gloucester and Cheltenham and close to Junction 11 of M5. Holiday flights to the Channel Islands, Belfast and the Isle of Man are available from here.

The airport is also a base for flying schools, aircraft and helicopter hire.

Bus information and journey planning

Bus Passes / Concessionary Fares

For further information and application forms for concessionary bus passes in Gloucestershire please see www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/buspass.

Journey Planning

Trains

There are 3 railway stations in Stroud District at Stroud, Stonehouse and Cam and Dursley. Gloucestershire in total has nine stations, with train services provided by First Great Western, Cross Country, Ariva Trains Wales and London Midland.

Timetables and Ticket Booking

Live Departure Boards

Seaports and canals

Stroud district contains the location of the country's most inland seaport - at Sharpness on the Severn Estuary. The Docks are less than 15 kilometres (9 miles) from junctions 13 and 14 of the M5. They provide cargo handling facilities for ships up to 5,000dwt.

Canal

The Sharpness-Gloucester Canal links the operational port of Sharpness to Gloucester. Although there is no regular trade along the canal since the closure of Gloucester Docks, the canal retains the potential for such commercial traffic. The restoration of the Stroudwater and the Thames and Severn Canals will provide an opportunity for leisure and commercial traffic.

Transport for people with disabilities

Community Transport

Information on the various types of transport in Gloucestershire that provide alternative to public transport.

Concessionary fares

If you live in Stroud District and have a disability you may be eligible for a bus pass or travel tokens (you can choose which).

Motability

This national charity helps disabled people and their families to become more mobile and provides vehicles and powered wheelchairs to disabled people.

Roads and pavements

Roads and Pavements

Road and pathway maintenance in Stroud district is provided by Gloucestershire County Council.

Travel Information

Temporary Road Closure Information

If you are planning to hold an event and would like to close a road to enable that event to be held then you need to apply to the Council for a Temporary Road Closure Order. An application form is available below.

The cost for arranging this closure is £40. We need a cheque payable to Stroud District Council and sent to Legal Services, Ebley Mill, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4UB.

When we have this information we will then carry out consultations with interested parties which include the Police, Ambulance, Fire, County Council, Parish Council and District Councillors. Once everyone has been consulted and there are no adverse comments or problems we can make the Order. This will be sent to you for you to display at either end of the road you propose to close.

The Council is unable to supply road signage or barriers to facilitate the closure of the road and we suggest that you contact the local police and highway authority for advice on this matter.

Any queries contact Legal Services on (01453) 754386 or 754368. You can also e-mail us on legal.services@stroud.gov.uk.

Street Maps

Arlingham Maps

Arlingham map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Arlingham.

Berkeley Map

Berkeley map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Berkeley.

Bisley Map

Bisley map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Bisley.

Cam Map

Cam map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Cam.

Chalford Map

Chalford map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Chalford.

District Boundaries Map

Cotswold District Forest of Dean District South Gloucestershire Gloucester District boundary map

Dursley Map

Dursley map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Dursley.

Hardwicke Map

Hardwicke map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Hardwicke.

Minchinhampton Map

Minchinhampton map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Minchinhampton.

Nailsworth Map

Nailsworth map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006
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For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Nailsworth.

New Bussage (Manor Farm) Map

New Bussage (Manor Farm) map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Bussage.

Painswick Map

Painswick map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Painswick.

Sharpness Docks Map

Sharpness Docks map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Sharpness.

Slimbridge Map

Slimbridge map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Slimbridge.

Stonehouse Map

Stonehouse centre map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Stonehouse.

Stroud Map

Stroud centre map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006
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For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Stroud.

Upton-St-Leonards Map

Upton-St-Leonards map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Upton-St-Leonards.

Woodchester Map

Woodchester map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Woodchester.

Wotton-Under-Edge Map

Wotton Under Edge map

Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office ©Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Stroud District Council Licence No 100019682. 2006

For a printable map, we suggest using google maps: Follow this link for a printable map of Wotton-Under-Edge.

Banners (Event Promotion)

Stroud District Council controls the use of the railings at London Road Car Park for the purpose of promoting local events. SDC has established a number of useful guidelines to assist promoters of events in determining whether a banner will be permitted. Please complete our banner erection form to apply.

Report It

Report It

Road and pathway maintenance in Stroud district is provided by Gloucestershire County Council.

Please visit the Gloucestershire Highways for further information.