On Wednesday, 24 June at the first ever virtual meeting of the county council, councillors unanimously agreed to a series of events, to recognise and celebrate the exceptional efforts of residents, the NHS, social care and wider public sector workers, and to establish lasting memorials so we never forget both the volunteers and the tragic loss of life within Gloucestershire communities.
At last Wednesday’s council meeting (24 June) councillors agreed the lessons learnt during the coronavirus crisis on how to deliver change at a rapid pace will help meet the county’s climate change targets to create a cleaner, greener post-covid Gloucestershire.
Have you kept a diary of life during lockdown? Do you have memories you would like to share with future generations? Gloucestershire Archives, working with county museums, libraries and other local organisations, want to hear about your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gloucestershire County Council has joined the new Countryside Climate Network, set up by UK100, designed to amplify rural voices and signed the UK100 pledge on achieving 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.
Leaders of the Western Gateway partnership have welcomed a decision taken at the West of England Combined Authority Committee on 19 June to extend the scope of the Metrowest 2 increased train services between Bristol and Gloucester.
Gloucestershire County Council’s Trading Standards have extended their free advice scheme until 31 August for small local businesses that have been forced to close or restrict their normal activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
At its next meeting (Wednesday 17 June) council’s cabinet will be asked approve an extra £300k investment for schools in the county, particularly to support more children with special educational needs.
The immense efforts of staff responding to the Covid-19 pandemic will be recognised by the council’s cabinet when it meets on 17 June as they put on record their heartfelt thanks to colleagues and partners for their tireless work.