Afghan families begin arriving in Gloucestershire

Three Afghan families touched down in Gloucestershire last week as part of the county’s pledge to take in up to 35 families who worked with UK forces in Afghanistan. A further two families are expected to arrive this week. The...

/ 27th September 2021

WWT Slimbridge awarded 96% as a Quality Visitor Attraction by Visit England

Slimbridge Wetland Centre has scored 96% in its recent VAQAS (VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction) assessment, again improving on previous high scores with a 1% increase from the 2019 assessment. Slimbridge is now also eligible to be nominated once again...

/ 27th September 2021

Families in Gloucestershire urged to talk about organ donation

During Organ Donation Week, September 20 to 26, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Gloucestershire to talk to their families about organ donation as more than 7,000 people, including 200 children, are predicted to be in need of...

/ 27th September 2021

Gloucestershire launches employment and skills hub to support furloughed residents

Gloucestershire’s new employment and skills hub launched today. The hub launch is being timed as furlough ends to ensure residents in the county are well supported by providing a central place for information and support. Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of...

/ 27th September 2021

“I look to the stars and know Dad’s there, so I’ll look up to him at Starlight Hike”

A Gloucester woman preparing to walk Starlight Hike – Cheltenham in memory of her father is sharing her story in the hope of inspiring others to join the charity event, even if they’ve not experienced the care of Sue Ryder....

/ 27th September 2021

Sheriff of Gloucester resigns

The Sheriff of Gloucester and deputy mayor Clive Walford has resigned. The Conservative Party councillor, who represented the Longlevens ward and has been a city councillor since 2016, resigned last week. The Gloucester-born councillor, who used to play for the...

/ 27th September 2021

Council could trial big wheelie bin scheme

A big wheelie scheme could be introduced into Gloucester in a bid to clampdown on flytipping and help residents with large amounts of rubbish. Gloucester City Councillors said providing extra large bins for a small fee and a limited time...

/ 27th September 2021

Pam Tracey elected as new Gloucester sheriff

Gloucester’s new sheriff Pam Tracey has called on councillors to stop bickering and wants them to come together to work for the city again. The Westgate councillor, who was sheriff and deputy mayor in 2002, has been elected to the...

/ 27th September 2021

Councillor accused of not doing anything to tackle rising crime

A Gloucester City councillor has been accused of not doing anything since the 1980s to tackle the rise of crime in his part of the city. Councillor Jeremy Hilton (Lib Dem, Kingsholm and Wotton) tabled a successful motion at a...

/ 27th September 2021

Objections to holiday homes expansion plans

People fear plans to extend a holiday homes park in rural Gloucestershire could lead to an increase in car accidents. Mr & Mrs Godrey want permission to station an extra 15 static homes in Ford House Road, Newent. If approved,...

/ 19th September 2021