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News - August 2016


Newsroom August 2016

  • Jail sentence for man who sold illegal tobacco at a Gloucester store

    Farman Haiday was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today for his involvement in the sale of illegal tobacco from General Store, Station Road, Gloucester between March and October 2011.

    • 30.08.2016
  • Pearl grows in new role

    The winner of 2014's outstanding intern silver award at the annual Grow Gloucestershire Awards is encouraging people to nominate a young person, business or mentor for this year's event.

    • 30.08.2016
  • Have your say on the county's Healthwatch service

    Gloucestershire County Council wants to hear from members of the public on the future direction of the county's health and social care consumer watchdog.


    • 30.08.2016
  • Get cyclist savvy with safety campaign

    Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership is launching its new cycle safety campaign after receiving £550,000 funding to train thousands more young cyclists.

    • 30.08.2016
  • Council sends clear message against fraud

    Gloucestershire County Council is supporting residents who have been approached by neighbours asking them to commit parking fraud.

    • 26.08.2016
  • Improvements to the Elmbridge roundabout are well underway

    Gloucestershire County Council and its partners are now one week into the work on Elmbridge roundabout and crews are well on track.

    • 26.08.2016
  • Horse riders return to bridleway at Bozards Lane

    A bridleway near the village of Fiddington in Tewkesbury has been brought back into use thanks to Gloucestershire County Council and its work with local people.

    • 25.08.2016
  • Robots of Gloucester have one last hurrah

    This weekend is the last chance to enjoy the 'Robot' exhibition which has left children and adults alike mesmerised by the likes of Iron Man, R2D2 and the life size bust of C3P0 from Star Wars.

    • 23.08.2016
  • Crews fire up for open day

    Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) will be holding an open day at SkillZONE and Gloucester South Fire Station on Saturday 3rd September.

    • 23.08.2016
  • Giant spotted in Tewkesbury!

    A giant has been spotted at Tewkesbury Library, and is thought to be highly friendly and should be visited at all costs, especially if you enjoy painting.

    • 23.08.2016
  • Next steps for Bishops Cleeve 'flagship' Library

    Following positive feedback from customers about the exciting new pilot to extend library opening hours and more access to additional services at Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire County Council has announced the next steps, launch date and refurbishment of the library.

    • 22.08.2016
  • Council makes light work of LED street light roll out

    Gloucestershire County Council is continuing its roll out of LED street lighting.

    • 22.08.2016
  • Justice served as £72,000 seized from illegal tobacco couple

    A couple have pleaded guilty to several offences of selling illegal tobacco products and not paying excise duty.

    • 19.08.2016
  • Make the switch, see the benefit in winter with cheaper energy bills

    The Big Community Switch scheme, supported by Gloucestershire County Council, has started again to try and help people to save money on their gas and electricity bills ahead of the colder winter months.

    • 16.08.2016
  • County council issues warning over bogus phone calls

    A number of residents around Gloucestershire have reported receiving suspicious telephone calls from callers claiming to be working for Gloucestershire County Council.

    • 15.08.2016
  • A38 improvement as resurfacing takes place

    Next week work will take place on two parts of the A38 to improve the overall road surface to make it more durable, as part of the summer surface dressing programme across the county.

    • 12.08.2016
  • Elmbridge roundabout drop-in event

    On Thursday 18th August between 2:00pm-8:00pm local residents and businesses, road users and the wider public are invited to a 'meet the contractor' event for the improvements to Elmbridge roundabout.

    • 12.08.2016
  • Improvements to Elmbridge roundabout starts in two weeks

    Gloucestershire County Council is starting improvement work on Elmbridge roundabout on 22nd August, thanks to £9m government funding.

    • 10.08.2016
  • Not for profit organisation takes over recycling centres

    Ubico Ltd have taken over the running of the five county council owned household recycling centres (HRC) from 6th August.

    • 10.08.2016
  • Temporary lights to keep traffic flowing at Berkeley Bridge

    On Wednesday 10th August temporary traffic lights will be installed on the A38 bridge so that alternate north and south bound traffic can cross the old bridge while repairs take place.

    • 08.08.2016
  • Serving Stroud and Dursley

    Gloucestershire County Council is making changes to some bus services in the Stroud and Dursley area from 4th September to enable people to access essential services, working with a local community transport provider, Community Connexions, Cotswold Green and with Stagecoach, who are set to take over some routes.

    • 08.08.2016
  • The Big Friendly Read, make your very own Dahl character

    ''I is reading it hundreds of times,' the BFG said. 'And I is still reading it and teaching new words to myself and how to write them. It is the most scrumdiddlyumptious story.''

    • 04.08.2016
  • Gloucestershire care homes regularly reviewed

    Care homes across Gloucestershire that are used by the county council are frequently reviewed and regularly monitored by the council, its partners and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    • 03.08.2016
  • Work progressing well to repair a popular Forest of Dean road

    Giant steel screws are being installed in the embankment at Cannop to hold the road securely into the underlying bed rock.

    • 03.08.2016
  • Police and Crime Panel recruitment

    The Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel is searching for a highly committed and energetic person from Gloucestershire to help oversee and scrutinise the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

    • 02.08.2016
  • Stay fire savvy

    Today is the first day of student fire safety month. This awareness month is part of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue's community safety campaign, helping to spread advice on fire safety and highlight ways to prevent possible fires.

    • 01.08.2016
  • Review on sexual health services launches

    Have your say on how the sexual health services should be run in the future.

    • 01.08.2016
  • Serving Cirencester and Fairford

    Gloucestershire County Council is making changes to certain bus services in the Cirencester and Fairford area from 8th August, including introducing a new service to Cirencester Hospital.

    • 01.08.2016

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