CITY CENTRE NEWS

Refurbished bungalows make lives easier

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) has handed over three new one-bed bungalows at the existing St James Close Scheme in Quedgeley to local residents. The new homes add to 11 bungalows that were completed on the site in early 2019. Built by local company Aqua Construction,...

Second man charged with Gloucester murder

A man appeared in court this week in connection with a murder which happened in Gloucester last year. Tomasz Urbaniak, 36, is the second man to be charged with the murder of Lukasz Grabowski, from Bristol, who was found with serious head injuries in Great Western Road...

CCTV appeal after burglary at Brockworth pub

Police have released CCTV images in a bid to identify two men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a pub in Brockworth. The burglary is believed to have taken place inside of The Victoria Inn on Hucclecote Road between 2am and 3am on Monday 13...

Appeal for witnesses to assault in Gloucester city centre

Police in Gloucester are appealing for witnesses to an assault which took place during the early hours of this morning, Sunday 2 June. Officers were called to Eastgate Street at around 4.30am following reports of an assault near to Andy Cars. It’s believed that an...

Gloucestershire cleans up for World Environment Day

The Midcounties Co-operative is calling for people living across Gloucestershire to take action against littering by joining community clean ups, as part of an initiative for World Environment Day. Armed with high vis jackets and litter picks, colleagues and members...

Heart broadcasts final ‘local’ show from Gloucester

Local presenter Myles Galloway among those axed by Global. Heart FM broadcast its final local breakfast and drive programmes from Gloucester on Friday. The station’s parent company Global announced plans in February to axe a number of regional programmes,...

University granted one of country’s first policing licences

The University of Gloucestershire is one of the first universities in the country to be granted a licence by the College of Policing to deliver a degree in Professional Policing. Policing will become a graduate profession in 2020, and so the University of...

Students run sell-out fashion show

Students from the University of Gloucestershire presented a sold-out fashion show at Oxstalls campus in Gloucester last week as part of a collaborative event management project involving students from a wide variety of courses. ​​ The event, which was coordinated...

New city council cabinet members announced

Council leader Paul James announced he has appointed Cllr Steve Morgan as cabinet member for culture and leisure and Cllr Andrew Gravells as cabinet member for planning and housing strategy. Cllr Morgan replaces Cllr Lise Noakes, who sadly passed away on Sunday...

New Mayor of Gloucester appointed

Councillor Colin Organ has been sworn in as the new Mayor of Gloucester. Cllr Organ takes over from outgoing mayor Cllr Joanne Brown for the 2019/20 civic year. He will step down from his position in Gloucester City Council’s cabinet as the member with responsibility...

Cross party support for Crown Court upgrade

Gloucestershire County Council has agreed to write to the Ministry of Justice to seek investment in the county’s Crown Court so that criminal cases can be dealt with in a way that meets the demands of modern day justice. Councillors unanimously supported the motion,...

Council staff ‘Stride with Pride’ for IDAHOBIT day

Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Gloucester City Council staff marched through Gloucester city centre on Friday to show their support for the LGBT+ community. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and...

City council’s move to make savings with county council

Gloucester City Council has moved to Gloucester’s Shire Hall to share the building with the county council in a bid to make better use of taxpayer resources. Over 100 city council staff have relocated from the council’s previous base in Gloucester Docks to Shire Hall...

Council commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2030

© Copyright Ian Capper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Gloucestershire County Council will play its part in global carbon reduction following a motion on climate change, which was unanimously supported at a full council meeting this week....

Café set to CaterCater for bus passengers

Bus passengers and shoppers are able to enjoy refreshments and light bites on the go from the new café at Gloucester bus station. The café, which will be run by local company CaterCater, will serve sandwiches, paninis, cakes, coffee and much more and will open from...

County Council appoints new Director of Corporate Resources

Steve Mawson has been appointed as Director of Corporate Resources at Gloucestershire County Council, following a extensive two day interview process last month. As well as being the council’s statutory finance officer, Steve will lead services such as property, ICT,...

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