Month: October 2018

GALLERY: Zombies invade Gloucester City Centre

Hundreds of zombies invaded Gloucester City Centre on Saturday for the annual Zombie Walk. The annual event organised by Cafe Rene raises money for Sue Ryder.

/ 29th October 2018

Local community heroes receive royal merit

British Empire Medals (BEM) awarded to local people in recognition of their contributions to community life. Ray Peart, William (Bill) Morgan, Byron Jones and Lyndon Baglin were presented with their BEM awards by the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter,...

/ 29th October 2018

Warning following distraction theft in Gloucester

Police are investigating a distraction theft are warning people to be vigilant when using cash machines following an incident in Gloucester last week. On Wednesday 24 October the victim had visited her bank on Eastgate Street and then walked to...

/ 29th October 2018

Vital overnight resurfacing for Steam Mills Road

Highways crews will be in Cinderford resurfacing the A4151 Steam Mills Road as part of our £150 million investment into the county’s roads. The road surface has deteriorated and is being given a new lease of life by Gloucestershire County...

/ 29th October 2018

Plans to relocate Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Tourists visiting Gloucester may have to get information about the city in a new place under new council plans. Gloucester’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Southgate Street could be re-located because tourists have...

/ 24th October 2018

Pair who rescued man from a smoke-filled property awarded

Two neighbours who saved a man’s life after putting their own safety aside by entering a burning house have been recognised with a Chief Constable’s Award. Robert Jessep and Lloyd Green courageously rescued a man from a smoke-filled property in...

/ 23rd October 2018

Council charge business parking

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter Businesses across Gloucester and Cheltenham have reacted with dismay after being told a new parking permit scheme will require them to log in every four hours. One business figurehead has claimed if they...

/ 23rd October 2018

£700,000 spent on emergency accommodation for the homeless in Gloucester

By Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter More than £700,000 was spent on providing emergency accommodation for the homeless in the last year in Gloucester – four times as much as four years ago. Figures obtained under a Freedom of Information...

/ 23rd October 2018

Shurdington Road resurfacing – A move in the right direction

The A46 Shurdington Road between Leckhampton and Warden Hill will be resurfaced overnight from Thursday 1st November as part of our £150m investment into the county’s roads. Shurdington Road in Cheltenham is a busy A road and requires resurfacing due to...

/ 19th October 2018

Super city leak

[Report by Leigh Boobyer – Local Democracy Reporter] Three boards could be set up to transform Gloucestershire, including one to create a city region in-between Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, according to leaked draft documents sent to the county’s key political...

/ 19th October 2018