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AlexMcKee last won the day on June 25 2017

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  1. My partner is descended from the Theyer family of Brockworth. She did quite a bit of digging and cross-checking into the family tree shown in the aforementioned book. For anyone wondering the book the original poster mentions is by Canon William Bazeley, the vicar at Matson in the early part of the last century.
  2. Did anyone else feel that? About twenty minutes ago now, house shook twice pretty vigorously.
  3. I had a quick look at that footpath today and while the original course has not fully been restored, you can get to the park from Matson Lane.
  4. The golf club is calling it a day. Apparently they've been making a loss for 7 years. Not surprised that they are closing.
  5. If you don't mind me asking, do you live in the ward you are seeking to represent?
  6. Researched this some more today. Found an FoI request in which the City Council states it doesn't know what byelaws are in force in Gloucester. Typical Gloucester.
  7. Yes, I think the voucher was for those buying the new houses to try to encourage cycling. Unfortunately there's no cyclepaths in Matson at all, though Matson Lane and Sneedhams Road are both now part of a cycle route but there's a lamentable lack of information about that cycle route. I'll have to go back and have a look to see if they unblocked the right of way that was blocked up during the development.
  8. I wondered who had bought that building. They've been renovating it for a few months now.
  9. Welcome to the forum Stephen. I don't know much about the local issues in Hesters Way but it is good to see a candidate seeking out views and information ahead of time.
  10. Hi Germo, welcome to the forum. I live in Sneedhams Road. Nice to see another person from Matson posting. I walk past Matson House at least once a week, often more. I have yet to see the Blue Lady but I often think about the story when I'm passing by.
  11. I wish they'd cut the crap. Their product is rubbish and has been for some years now. That's why circulation is down, but of course it is easier to blame the changing times and digital news consumption instead. If it follows the same pattern as the Liverpool Daily Post then I suppose the Citizen will be scrapped within the next 2 years. What a disgraceful end to a paper with an enormous heritage.
  12. Matson Park is not that well maintained, the main path through the park has virtually disappeared in places and is very boggy in others. I take your point about the Redwell Centre, Together In Matson, etc. To be honest I hadn't realised they were in receipt of that kind of funding, I thought it was much smaller amounts. I frequently look at the noticeboard outside the Redwell Centre and rarely see anything to interest me and even if I do find something it is usually happening when I'm at work. I never can seem to find out anything about where all announced funding for Matson goes - I'd appreciate any pointers you might have on "following the money".
  13. There's dog muck all down the canal tow-path, left by inconsiderate owners. I don't have any pets so I don't have a 'dog' in this fight, but it seems to me that I've encountered a lot less cat muck than dog muck over the years.
  14. For all the supposed gushing we see little evidence of anything being done in Matson. I am very curious as to where all this money ends up.