Cainscross is a suburban community and parish in Gloucestershire,
England, on the western outskirts of Stroud.
It is well served with local amenities, including a Post Office and a
medium-sized Co-Operative supermarket. It is well connected to Stroud
(only a twenty-five minute walk away) with frequent bus services to
Gloucester and Cheltenham. The
Stroudwater Canal is easily
accessible to the south, as is
Stroud town centre lies
1.6 miles (2.5 km) to the east.
Cainscross is adjacent to the
districts of Ebley to the west,
Cashes Green to the north and
Dudbridge to the south.
The population of
Cainscross was 6,680 (in 2001) of which 14.6% are in
the 5–14 age group. The area is predominantly white (98.4%) with a
high proportion of lone parent households with dependent children in
comparison to the
Stroud and county averages. 18.8% of the household
rent from a social landlord, 6.2% of household are claiming housing
benefit, and 22.4% of households have no car – again all much higher
than the county or
Stroud profiles. Lone pensioner households are also
high at 18.2% with smaller proportions of people providing unpaid
care, and higher social service referrals for the over 75s than
As a relatively prosperous parish within Gloucestershire, there are
low levels of burglary, theft of motor vehicles, the numbers of
serious and fatal road traffic accidents compared to the county
average. The percentage of young offenders resident in the area and of
children with low scores at key stages 1–3, are also below the
Stroud and county averages.
The Parish Council is hoping to improve provision of community and
youth facilities; these, along with levels of open space, were
identified in the 2006 Parish Plan as key issues along with library,
post office and evening bus services. The site of a former hospital is
being redeveloped with community consultation involving a
Bristol-based company with a strong regeneration record. A new
Children’s Centre is being developed on the nearby Cashes Green
Primary school site.
An electoral ward in the same name exists. Much of this ward is in the
Cainscross but the ward stretches to Randwick. The total
ward population taken at the 2011 census was 7,316.
^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 162
Gloucester & Forest of
Dean (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319229118.
^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)).
www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved
30 January 2016.
^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
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