Transition Stroud is a dynamic group of volunteers working for a future with more locally grown food, readily available sustainable energy, better transport and strong communities. ts_textile_banner

Our focus is on engagement, learning and action.

Anyone can be involved.  Everyone is needed.

We were established in 2006, and our first projects began in 2007, making us the world’s fifth Transition town. There are now over 1,000 similar initiatives in 50 countries around the world.

Find out more about us in our short film at the bottom of the page.

How to get involved

Transition Stroud volunteers run a number of regular events and groups, as well as one-off activities – click on the links for more information or email We organise through a monthly meeting, which anyone is welcome to attend.

Our ‘SkillsGain’ workshops cover a wide range of topics, from bicycle maintenance to ethical consumerism and ecological footprinting. For the current programme download the flyer.

Poster for This Changes Everything film screening - text details belowWe have a monthly film and discussion series on Sunday nights from 7 pm at the Lansdown Hall. Each of these events is followed one week later by a meeting of our Book Group at the Black Book Cafe on Nelson St, from midday-2 pm.



Edible Stroud team effort digging holes for huge fruit bushes

Edible Stroud plants fruit bushes and trees and other edible plants in public spaces around the town. The idea is to grow more food locally and to provide a wildlife-friendly environment from which we all benefit.


Our regular groups are a Textiles Group – which meets monthly to share skills and upcycle garments, Building Skills Action Group, Upcycled Art Group and Woodfuel Group. For more information, email us.

Other popular events include the Eco Homes weekendOpen Edible Gardens, and Potato Day. Sign up for our newsletter by emailing

And did you know that Stroud Community TV, a channel for videos which record and celebrate the Five Valleys, also falls under the Transition Stroud banner?

Support Transition Stroud

We are a volunteer-led organisation: if you would like to support us so that we can deliver more projects which support local people and the community, please click the donate button below, or download our Standing Order Form. If you have any questions about our work or about becoming a regular donor, please email us.


Thanks to Stroud District Council and The Summerfield Trust for financial support

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Find out more about us in our short film:

“A future without oil could be better than the present if we use our imagination and think creatively.” – Rob Hopkins