CITY CENTRE NEWS

Gloucester Cathedral Bells will toll for Notre Dame

The bells at Gloucester Cathedral will ring out for seven minutes at 7.00pm tomorrow. Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York asked Cathedrals and Churches across England to toll their bells as a mark of...

Landlords reminded to licence properties

Gloucester City Council is reminding landlords of the change in law that may mean they have to licence their property to avoid receiving a fine of up to £20,000. Since 1 October 2018, landlords or managers of a rental property that are let to five or more people from...

Funds awarded to community groups for Windrush projects

Community groups in Gloucester who are passionate about the Windrush generation and keen to keep its heritage alive have been awarded funding to deliver projects. The groups joined forces with Community Wellbeing Officers from Gloucester City Council to apply for...

Gloucester’s Tourist Information Centre relocates

Gloucester’s Tourist Information Centre has relocated to the Museum of Gloucester in Brunswick Road. Entry to the museum will now be free, although special exhibitions will incur a small charge. In the coming months, after the work needed to accommodate it is...

University of Gloucestershire rugby refs heading to Portugal

The University of Gloucestershire has teamed up with the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, providing two young scholars from its Refereeing Academy to officiate at Europe’s largest youth rugby tournament. Over 80 international sides from across all five continents...

Man charged with burglary following incident in Barnwood

A man is due to appear in court today after being charged with burglary following an incident at a property on Barnwood Road, Gloucester on Sunday. Shortly after 3.20pm a person reported to police that a home had been burgled. Officers responded immediately and due to...

Suspended sentence for illegal tobacco possession

A Gloucestershire man has pleaded guilty to three illegal tobacco charges following an investigation by Gloucestershire Trading Standards, getting £620 of counterfeit goods of the streets. On 19 December 2017 Trading Standards officers carried out an inspection at...

Making the most of Gloucester’s heritage

Throughout March Gloucester City Council is asking the public to have their say on the city’s heritage strategy.  An online consultation has been launched to gather feedback and suggestions on the draft heritage strategy for 2019 – 2029. The aim of the strategy...

Council reports on regeneration successes across Gloucester

The former Royal Mail building in Eastern Avenue and the former Kwik Save site on Black Dog Way are among a number of sites across the City where significant progress has been achieved in the past 12 months, according to an update published by Gloucester City Council....

Nile Rodgers and Chic to play Kingsholm

Gloucester Rugby and Music Plus Sport have announced NILE RODGERS & CHIC as the next headliners in their summer season of concerts, headlining on Sunday 9th June.   Announcing Olly Murs (Friday 7th June) as the first headliner at the end of last year, the show...

Business rates boost for small businesses

Small and independent retailers could pay lower business rates if a discount scheme is given the green light by Gloucester City Council. The move which Councillors are due to consider in February’s cabinet meeting could see businesses with a rateable value of less...

Working to keep Chepstow on the move

Three local councils join forces to improve traffic and transport links across the border between Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. With the removal of the tolls on the Severn Bridge crossing and hundreds of houses planned for each side of the River Wye, concerns...

New Chief Fire Officer starts in Gloucestershire

Wayne Bowcock has taken up his role as Gloucestershire’s new Chief Fire Officer.  As well as leading Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS), Wayne has joined the council’s corporate management team where he will champion the work of the service and support...

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