I AM a white 79 yr old woman who moved to Stroud in 2013.

I love it here and find the people warm and friendly.

I applaud your paper for printing the Opinion article by Crippy Cooke and thank him for sharing his experience of life in Stroud.

We can never walk in someone else’s shoes unless we talk to each other and become more aware. I am proud to be a Stroudie and stand alongside Crippy!

Joan McCarthy