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Covid restrictions could hit council finances

Further coronavirus restrictions in Gloucester could hit city finances, warn civic chiefs. Finance bosses at Gloucester City Council say the authority is already facing a shortfall of £500,000 in revenue from car parking this year. However, they are also concerned of...

City council set to consider budget proposals

Gloucester City Council is setting out its draft Money Plan for the next five years and budget proposals for 2022/23 in a report being presented to cabinet. The Money Plan 2022/27 and budget aims to put the council in a strong position to continue the city’s recovery...

Covid causes missed bin collections

Bin collections in Gloucester are being missed due to a number of lorry drivers contracting coronavirus. Gloucester City Council informed residents that kerbside collections of dry recycling were missed yesterday due to staff absence and the ongoing shortage of HGV...

Man arrested following attempted burglary

A man has been arrested following an attempted burglary in Gloucester. Police were called to Denham Close in Tuffley at around 1am on Saturday following a report of an attempted burglary. The suspect was detained a few streets away by the help of a police dog. The...

Police appeal for help to find a missing man from Gloucester

Police appealing for help to locate a man who has been reported missing since leaving an address in Gloucester. Concern is growing for the welfare of Paul Brunt, 42 who was last seen leaving an address on Cromwell Street yesterday around 3.30pm. He is thought to also...

Ofsted inspection delay is affecting staff recruitment

Children services chiefs in Gloucestershire say they are struggling to recruit and retain experienced staff due to Ofsted’s delay in reinspecting the local authority.  The council’s children’s services were deemed inadequate by Ofsted in 2017 and councillors say it’s...

Men charged in connection with Gloucester armed robbery

Two men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Gloucester earlier this week. Shane Hornibrook, 39 and of Hailes Road, Gloucester and James Brazil, 34 and of Columbia Close, Gloucester have been charged with robbery and being possession of a bladed...

Catalytic converters stolen from two vehicles in Linden

Police are appealing for information after two catalytic converters were stolen off vehicles in Gloucester. The incident happened at around 8:20pm on Monday in Granville Street in Linden. Two parked vehicles were targeted by the offender. A possible offender was...

Children’s services bosses raise concerns over online bullying

Children in Gloucestershire are taking their lives because of online bullying, according to children’s services chiefs. Safeguarding bosses were asked yesterday (November 25) what they are doing to tackle the issue of peer-on-peer abuse in the county. Gloucestershire...

Orchard Street Market cancelled tomorrow due to Storm Arwen

Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet has announced tomorrow’s Festive Orchard Street Market has been cancelled due to Storm Arwen. In a statement, Gloucester Quays said: “Due to a Yellow weather warning of severe wind tomorrow, Saturday 27th November and for...

Cabinet member to step down

Another Gloucester City Council cabinet member is expected to step down by end of the year. Planning and housing strategy cabinet member Andrew Gravells (Con, Abbeydale), who initially agreed to take on the role for a year, wants to take a step back after more than...

Work progressing well on new Gloucester Food Dock

An up-to-date artist impression of the new Gloucester Food Dock has been revealed. Ladybellegate Estates’ began work on £3.5 million development in Gloucester Docks in September. It will feature 15 new independent food and drink venues near the Soldiers of...

New anonymous reporting app launched in the county

Drink spiking, verbal abuse, inappropriate touching or street harassment. All of these can be shared on a new app being launched in Gloucestershire. The Flare app, created by Safer Gloucestershire, enables women and girls to anonymously share their experiences of how...

Bike stolen from shed in Gloucester burglary

Police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen during a burglary in Gloucester. It happened in the Elmbridge area last week. A shed was entered in Armscroft Road during the night of 19th and 20th November.  The window to the shed was smashed to gain...

Out-of-hours GP service waiting list sparks patient safety fears

Staff at Gloucestershire’s out-of-hours GP service say they fear for the safety of patients who have to wait up to a day to get a call back. Insiders at Practice Plus Group, who provide the service, say they are concerned about the enormous waiting lists affecting...

Amnesty results in over 300 weapons taken off streets

Gloucestershire Constabulary’s knife and weapon amnesty has ended with more than 300 bladed items surrendered in the past two weeks. The seven amnesty bins that were located at police stations across the county have been taken to our operations base and opened....

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