Advanced Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Gloucester_Lad

  • Rank
  • Birthday 08/28/1987

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Astrology, Archaeology, Computers, Computer Games and Sci-Fi.

Recent Profile Visitors

2,492 profile views
  1. From http://www.thisisglo...tail/story.html I hope she gets well and hope they get the person who did the collision.
  2. Welcome to Visit-Gloucestershire Matt.
  3. I was having a look when going past when i was going to shopping with my mum.
  4. From Thiaisgloucestershire I think it would be better to put it in the Tuffley or Westgate Wards rather than the Barton Ward as it not close to it, What do members think?
  5. From Thisisglouceatershire Well that must of been a really old tree, What do members think?
  6. From Thisisgloucestershire Well i've only been once at this Festival but What do members think?
  7. From thisisgloucestershire Well thats the first time a estate takes responsibility for roads, What do members think?
  8. Or just redo that bit as they need to be demolished.
  9. From thisisgloucestershire What did you do on that day, I did nothing but went to my nan's in the afternoon to have tea.
  10. From thisisgloucestershire Why can't they just redo Southgate Street from Saint Ann's Way to The Triangle, as it's all old anyway.
  11. Well i have been watching about that on the BBC Local News.
  12. A PENSIONER accused of causing a Stroud motorcyclist's death by careless driving appeared in court yesterday. Patrick Wilson, 74, of Flower Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, appeared before Gloucester magistrates, accused of causing the death of 69-year-old Andrew Maclean, from King's Stanley. Mr Wilson is accused of causing the death of Mr Maclean by driving a Toyota Previa without due care and attention on July 31. The incident occurred on the A429 at Shooter's Hill near Cirencester. Mr Maclean, of King's Stanley, near Stonehouse, was riding a Suzuki motorbike at the time of the collision. Wilson entered no plea to the charge at yesterday's hearing. Prosecutor Malcolm Hayes said the tragic incident happened on a long straight stretch of the A429 at a point where there were continuous white lines approaching a blind right-hand bend. Wilson was allegedly overtaking a slow-moving horse and trap, which was doing only 3-4mph, when Mr Maclean came around the bend from the other direction on his motorcycle, said Mr Hayes. Fallen Police calculations suggested that Mr Wilson was doing 40-41mph at the time of the accident, he said. According to the man driving the pony and trap, the motorcycle approached "very quickly" and close to the centre white line, Mr Hayes said. The next thing he knew the motorcycle was on its side and the rider had fallen off. "He says in his opinion the car driver had nil view and the overtaking was suicidal," alleged Mr Hayes. "He describes the manoeuvre as very, very dangerous." Wilson wanted to be tried at Gloucester Magistrates' Court, and his barrister Hugh Williams argued that the case was not so serious that it had to be tried in the crown court. But district judge Martin Brown disagreed and ruled the case was too serious. He said the case would have to be dealt with at Gloucester Crown Court. Mr Brown accepted prosecution submissions that of the three categories of seriousness laid down in law the case fell either in the middle or highest category and not in the lowest one. Giving his decision that the case must go to crown court the district judge told Mr Wilson: "We all recognise this is a very sensitive case for the public, for the family of the deceased and also, of course, for you. The judge bailed Mr Wilson to return to the magistrates' court on May 23 for proceedings to commit him to the crown court. "The prosecution say you conducted a manoeuvre which all, or in part, took place either over or straddling the double white lines. "The decision this court must make is that this case must be determined and concluded at the crown court." From What do members think?
  13. RAT infestation, overgrown gardens, pigeon excrement and piles of litter. Empty property in Gloucester is blighting the city. And council chiefs today make an impassioned plea for the owners of some of the city’s derelict homes to get their act together. Despite a major effort by the authority to clean up and cajole owners into sprucing up their properties, there are still 27 private homes known to have been neglected for more than five years. There are also around 900 homes that have been empty for more than six months, despite private developers planning to build thousands of new properties across the city. They are at risk of falling into disrepair. A hard-hitting council report says many of the long-term empty homes are “unsightly” and risk increasing anti-social behaviour. Councillor Paul James, leader of the city council, said: “We rely on information from a number of sources to tell us where the problems are, but part of that is reports from members of the public. “We are pleased with the progress we are making but will never be satisfied and are determined to deal with eyesore properties.” Monthly The report, which will be discussed by the council’s cabinet tomorrow, is based on a largely successful Empty Homes Strategy (EHO) launched in 2009. Then, there were 913 homes in the city empty for more than six months, compared to 856 now. Since April last year, the authority has received monthly reports on homes which have been empty for more than six months and those which have attracted complaints. Eleven months ago, 53 were empty, compared to 27 now. Examples include one in Stanley Road, Coney Hill, which was empty from 1999 and became derelict. It remained an eyesore until pressure from the council led to it being renovated and sold in November last year. Other properties mentioned in the report include one in Salisbury Road, Tredworth, where neighbours complained about an overgrown garden. After council officers intervened, the owner agreed to cut back the weeds, and the property has now been sold. A home in Worcester Street, in the city centre, which has been empty since 2001, attracted “numerous complaints” over its condition. It has now been sold at auction. The report also mentioned a home in St Michael’s Square which was in an “appalling state”, having been empty since 2005. It was attracting complaints about rat infestation and pigeon excrement, but the owner has now dealt with it. To report an empty property in Gloucester call 01452 396 396. From What do members think?
  14. POLICE will be clamping down on dog-related crime after an increase in incidents. PC Lucy Kay, who looks after the Quedgeley area for the neighbourhood policing team, has told the public that the police will tackle problems such as dog fouling. She said the increase in problems was a one-off issue and the police were well placed to tackle them. PC Kay said: "I have recently noticed that we are dealing with incidents involving dogs on a more regular basis. "I am aware that several members of the dog section have recently been trained in identifying illegal breeds so there have been a large number of success stories recently. "Not only has our dog section undergone training but so have local PCSOs, who now have the power to issue tickets to dog owners if they are not complying with legislation surrounding dog fouling, dogs being on leads etc." The clampdown has been welcomed by dog owner and parish council chairman Anna Mozol. She said: "I am a dog owner, and I am pleased they are stepping up things. "There is a problem outside Beech Green Primary School with dog fouling, but other than that I haven't seen more problems. "It is about time they started doing something about it because a couple of years ago, in the big field which lots of dog walkers use, dogs were being attacked. "The police didn't want to know then, but it's good they are listening now." A spokeswoman for Beech Green said the school was "not aware of any problems" with dog fouling. PC Kay added: "I know that dog-related incidents are high in the priorities and I would just like to reassure you all that this is not a common occurrence and I am simply making people aware that we are more equipped than ever to deal with these kinds of incident." Dog owners can be fined for failing to keep their pets under control or for failing to pick up after them. Owners who keep illegal breeds of dog, such as pit bull terriers, can be prosecuted and the dog will be seized. Anyone with information about dog-related incidents or any other non-emergency crime should call police on 0845 090 1234. Further information about neighbourhood policing is available online at . From What do members think?
  15. DRUG dogs have been used to sniff out criminals in Gloucester – leading to seven arrests. Police in the city held a passive drugs dog operation in the city centre over the weekend. A passive drugs dog helps officers search people by sniffing out the scent of an illegal substance, and indicates the scent of an illegal substance by sitting at person's feet. During the operation, held on Friday and Saturday night, 50 people were searched on the street for drugs and a number of licensed premises and local housing premises were visited. A total of seven people, all from Gloucester, were arrested for drugs offences, sparking a warning from PC Matt Hammond, who helped organise the operation. He said: "It's quite simple, if you want to come into Gloucester, don't bring drugs. "On the night we found a range of substances from cocaine to suspected mephedrone but the most important thing is that we sent out a strong message that we want to get drugs off our streets and keep our communities safe. "I hope people feel reassured and I can say that we will be running more of these operations in the future." Warning The operation has also sparked positive comments from community leaders, including Gloucester City Centre Community Partnership chairman Barry Leach. Mr Leach said: "I certainly would like to see it happening again, in my view it's proactive policing, and gives people a clear warning. "They did the same thing with the knife searches when they had them in the pubs, and that also went very well. "So yes, I think it's good idea, implemented well, and I think they should do it again. I think every week would be too often, because people would get used to it. It's better at random." A 21-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, all found in possession of a controlled drug, were given formal cautions. A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug and possession of an offensive weapon was bailed to attend Gloucester Police Station on May 25. A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug was bailed to attend Gloucester Police Station on May 25. A 36-year-old man arrested and charged with possession of a class B drug, suspected to be mephedrone, was bailed to appear at Gloucester Magistrates' Court on May 31. A 22-year-old man found in possession of a controlled drug was dealt with by way of a community orientated policing resolution. From What do members think, and move if in wrong section.