The Credit Union, which was established 1999 to provide a sustainable money management service.
Aimed at those who are excluded from mainstream banks and building societies it gives its 550 members, who are aged four to 76, the chance to save and take out low interest loansThe credit union has branches throughout Stroud district including The Shambles, the Chipping Club Room in Wotton, Berkeley Town Hall and The Arkell Community Centre in Forest Green.
The Wotton Community Bank is what used to be the town’s branch of the Stroud Valleys Credit Union, but has now been reformed.
Through the summer and autumn of 2016 Stroud Valleys Credit Union put on eight performances of Saved!, a drama loosely based in the traditions of the mummers/pantomime/European street theatre. Written by local wordy Jonny Fluffypunk, Saved! lays bare the world of tight domestic finance, the temptations of easy loans and the dramas played out daily in the residential streets of everywhere.
Stroud Valleys Credit Union” has been nominated in the Best Community Project category of the Stroud Community TV Awards 2017.
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