Resources

We're creating and collating a series of resources to help businesses across our district. Find our factsheets and helpful links below. Have we missed something? Please let us know.


Assistance (including Guide) Dogs - understanding the law and how it applies to you

It's important to understand the law regarding Assistance Dogs, including Guide Dogs. Whether you're a taxi driver, a food service outlet or a restaurant, please ensure your knowledge is up to date.
We have found that the Guide Dogs charity offer the best and easiest to understand advice. Read more here.
If you are unsure how to identify if a dog is an Assistance Dog, Assistance Dogs UK have a helpful set of FAQs here that may help you.

Antisocial Behaviour

If you are aware of antisocial behaviour, including groups behaving rowdily and taking over public spaces, graffiti, vandalism, fly-posting, people dumping rubbish, drug dealing, begging, antisocial drinking, misuse of minibikes or misuse of fireworks , this Factsheet may help you get the assistance needed.


Aggressive or Excessive Fundraising

Those who raise funds for Charity have important rules to follow. This Factsheet helps explain the rules and regulations around Street Fundraising, how to raise concerns and to whom your concerns can be raised.


Helping the homeless

If you are concerned for the welfare of someone who is sleeping on the streets, this Factsheet may help you get them assistance they need.


Setting Up Business in Stroud

If you are considering setting up business in Stroud, this Factsheet will provide you with some valuable contact information and links to get started.


Reporting Damaged or Failed Street Lights

Street lights help keep residents and our businesses safe, so when they are damaged or malfunctioning it is important to get them fixed. Street Lighting is usually the responsibility of the County Council and you can report though this link.

The report is made via a Web Form and (as of December 2018) the cases raised are intended to be passed to the contractors within two working days. They intend to respond within 10 working days.