Month: June 2021

Cabinet approves move to buy new fire engines

County council leaders have given the go-ahead to buy up to a dozen new fire engines for Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s engine fleet is ageing and 20 front line vehicles will need to be replaced over the next...

/ 25th June 2021

Plans for more electric vehicle charging points to tackle climate change

Up to 1,000 electric vehicle charging points could be installed across Gloucestershire after council leaders backed the plans in a bid to reduce climate change. Gloucestershire County Council says a significant reduction in road transport pollution is needed to meet...

/ 25th June 2021

Clapham Court in Gloucester to be demolished

Gloucester City Homes has announced it will close and demolish its high-rise sheltered housing scheme, Clapham Court. This will happen gradually over the course of the next three years. In a statement, GCH said: “We understand and recognise that our...

/ 22nd June 2021

Calls for more school funding

Education leaders in Gloucestershire say the county does not have enough money to run its schools. Gloucestershire Schools Forum, which advises Gloucestershire County Council on school funding decisions, is calling for a two per cent increase to top-up funding for...

/ 21st June 2021

M5 Junction 10 upgrade to include roundabout above motorway

Improvements to the M5 junction 10 will include a roundabout built above the motorway. Gloucestershire County Council has announced its preferred design option for the proposed upgrade which aims at tackling congestion on roads in and around Gloucestershire. They have...

/ 18th June 2021

Appeal for witnesses to collision on M5 overbridge

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which took place on an M5 overbridge earlier this week. Police were called to the overbridge near the slip road of junction 10 northbound at around 3.20pm on Monday following reports that...

/ 18th June 2021

CCTV appeal in connection with assault of man in Gloucester City Centre

Police in Gloucester have issued a CCTV image of two men they would like to identify in connection with an assault. Police were contacted on Wednesday 19 May when it was reported that a man had been assaulted by two...

/ 18th June 2021

Council repairs 16,000 potholes in four months

County highways bosses say they have repaired thousands of potholes in four months and have refuted any suggestion that workers have “been sitting on their backsides”. Gloucestershire County Council’s economy, environment and infrastructure director Colin Chick told councillors this week...

/ 18th June 2021

Teenage cyclist assaulted in Brockworth yesterday morning

A teenage boy who was cycling to work was assaulted after a collision in Brockworth and police are appealing for witnesses. The incident happened shortly before 4.50am yesterday, Wednesday 16 June, and involved a 16-year-old. He had been riding his...

/ 18th June 2021

Police issue warning following recent rise in vehicle thefts

Police are warning car owners to be vigilant following a recent rise in the theft of vehicles, including those that are high valued. Over the past two weeks, there have been eight burglaries where cars keys and the vehicles have...

/ 18th June 2021