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Police issue warning over Test and Trace scammers

Police in Gloucestershire are warning people to be on their guard over hoax phone calls claiming to be on behalf of NHS Test and Trace. Officers have been made aware of fraud attempts aiming to get vulnerable people to hand over payments for a testing kit. NHS Test...

New funeral arrangements in Gloucester

© Copyright Colin Manton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Gloucester crematorium will be able to accommodate up to 20 mourners from today. Gloucester City Council has reviewed the position regarding attendance at services, and can now allow...

New COVID-19 testing centre opens in Gloucester

A new regional COVID testing centre will operate at Hempsted Meadow in Gloucester from today. Sarah Scott, Chair of the county’s Strategic Coordinating Group and Director of Public Health said: “This is fantastic news. Being able to test significantly more people each...

Thieves break in to house in Hardwicke

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a house in Hardwicke on Tuesday. The owner returned from work at 5pm to discover thieves had forced open the back door of the property, taking valuables and cash before stealing an Audi parked outside. They...

COVID19 Advice for Gloucester Businesses

COVID19 Advice for Gloucester Businesses

BID members will, no doubt, already be aware of the many websites that are currently offering business advice and support, but the following links might be of special interest…. If you've not seen, we've set up the website www.SupportGloucester.uk to provide...

Play areas improves children’s health and quality of life

Over the past ten years Gloucester City Council have invested over £2million in the construction of new and refurbishment play areas. Recent research shows that children’s access to play areas can improve their physical and mental health. It increases their...

Robinswood Hill car park closed during Coronavirus outbreak

© Copyright Bob G and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. The public car park at Robinswood Hill Country Park has been closed during the Coronavirus outbreak to encourage people to follow Government guidance. It’s the latest measure introduced by...

Free parking for Gloucestershire’s NHS and social care workers

A free shuttle bus service has also been laid on for staff going to and from the county’s two main hospitals. The council’s parking officers will continue to be out and about to ensure certain safety measures are being adhered to, including yellow lines (single and...

Changes to bus timetables in Gloucestershire

In light of the Covid-19 crisis and following the government’s advice to limit non-essential travel, temporary changes to bus services are being introduced from Monday 30 March. Stagecoach Cheltenham A – Prestbury to GCHQ  Every 30 minutes Monday to...

Household Recycling Centres closed in Gloucestershire

© Copyright David Wright and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on the evening of Monday 23 March that everyone should stay at home to save lives, we have closed all household waste recycling...

Gloucestershire Archives to closes

Gloucestershire County Council are closing Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the current issues relating to Covid-19.  Gloucestershire Family History Society at the Heritage Hub has also closed their service...

Road resurfacing schemes postponed due to Covid-19

A number of Gloucestershire County Council road resurfacing schemes due to be carried out in March have been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. They include Kingshill Lane in Dursley, Back Ends in Chipping Campden and Parton Road and Meadow Way in...

Gloucester City Council outdoor events and festivals

In light of government advice to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, Gloucester City Council has taken the decision to cancel its outdoor events until the end of May, in line with other city events organisers. The health and wellbeing of residents, visitors and staff is...

The Gateway is success says council

Gloucester City Council’s new reception area is helping more members of the public to find the information and services they need. ‘The Gateway’ opened its doors in 92-96 Westgate Street on 31 July after the city council’s reception moved from its base in the quays...

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