This year a total of 6,441 Gloucestershire children have been offered a primary school place for September, with 98 percent being admitted to one of their preferred schools. 91 percent of pupils received a place at their first preference school.
To remember all those that have sadly lost their lives during the pandemic and to recognise the heroic efforts and sacrifices of NHS staff, carers and other key workers across the county, Gloucestershire County Council has donated £10,000 towards a commemorative garden in their honour.
From today, Thursday 8 April, people who have no symptoms can pick up a rapid Covid testing kit from their local community testing centre – making it even easier to take the twice-weekly test to stop the virus spreading.
A virtual reality (VR) tour of parts of Gloucestershire County Council’s Shire Hall headquarters has been developed in partnership with Gloucester-based social enterprise, Kingfisher Treasure Seekers, to support visitors with additional needs to build confidence when visiting the building.