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Pam Tracey elected as new Gloucester sheriff

Gloucester’s new sheriff Pam Tracey has called on councillors to stop bickering and wants them to come together to work for the city again. The Westgate councillor, who was sheriff and deputy mayor in 2002, has been elected to the position again. The Conservative...

Council could trial big wheelie bin scheme

A big wheelie scheme could be introduced into Gloucester in a bid to clampdown on flytipping and help residents with large amounts of rubbish. Gloucester City Councillors said providing extra large bins for a small fee and a limited time would help people who do not...

Sheriff of Gloucester resigns

The Sheriff of Gloucester and deputy mayor Clive Walford has resigned. The Conservative Party councillor, who represented the Longlevens ward and has been a city councillor since 2016, resigned last week. The Gloucester-born councillor, who used to play for the Cherry...

Families in Gloucestershire urged to talk about organ donation

During Organ Donation Week, September 20 to 26, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Gloucestershire to talk to their families about organ donation as more than 7,000 people, including 200 children, are predicted to be in need of an organ transplant. The...

Afghan families begin arriving in Gloucestershire

Three Afghan families touched down in Gloucestershire last week as part of the county’s pledge to take in up to 35 families who worked with UK forces in Afghanistan. A further two families are expected to arrive this week. The families will be helped to integrate into...

Missing man could be in Gloucester area

Police are appealing for information to locate 38 year old Brett Ireson who has been reported as missing from the Abergavenny area. Brett is described as 6 foot 3 inches tall, of large build with short, shaved hair.  He was last known to be wearing grey Adidas...

New Offices Available this Autumn

New Offices Available this Autumn

Brand new offices to let in Gloucester City Centre. Rent from £200 per month, serviced to include electricity, air-conditioning, water, toilets and access to a shared kitchen. 1 to 6 people offices available start October 7 available These offices are on Westgate...

Appeal to help find missing 68-year-old woman from Gloucester

Police are appealing for help in locating a vulnerable woman who has gone missing from Gloucester. Mary-Ann, aged 68, was last seen leaving a property in London Road at around 7.20am today. Officers are growing concerned for her welfare. It is believed she may try to...

Council forecasts £4.1m overspend in high needs education

School leaders in Gloucestershire are expecting an overspend of more than £4.1m for high needs education during the current financial year. Finance officers had budgeted for an overspend of £3,573,300 throughout 2021/22 but the latest forecast suggests they will need...

Bones discovered near River Severn date back to Bronze Age

For Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO), the discovery of human remains are sadly all part of the job. Thankfully while it is far from an everyday experience, getting the call that bones have been discovered somewhere in the county is not out of the ordinary. But when the...

Witness appeal following collision involving horse rider and van

Police in Tewkesbury are appealing for the driver of a van to come forward following a collision involving a horse rider last week. Emergency services attended the A4019 at Coombe Hill at 9.55am on Tuesday 7 September after it was reported that a horse rider and white...

Improved rail services could be on the way for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire could benefit from a number of improvements to rail services, according to the recent findings of a Network Rail study. In addition to supporting planned housing and employment growth in the county, the improvements would also reduce car emissions and...

Views to be sought on Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Residents in the county are set to be asked to give their views to help shape the future of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS). Consultation will take place on the Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) 2022-2025 over an eight-week...

Lib Dem opposition calls on better tree planting and maintenance

Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council have laid down a challenge to the Conservatives to plant more trees in the city and improve tree maintenance budgets. Their challenge will be heard at a meeting of the city council when it meets on the 23rd of September....

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