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News - May 2017


Newsroom May 2017

  • Don’t be caught in a trap by suspicious vans

    Gloucestershire County Council’s Trading Standards service is warning residents to be vigilant after a series of reports of suspicious vans reported in the Cheltenham area.

    • 26.05.2017
  • Do you live on a boat? You need to read this advice…

    29th – 4th is National Boat Fire Safety Week: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is holding fire safety events, essential for people living on or owning a boat.

    • 26.05.2017
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    Smooth driving ahead

    If you use the B4070 Stroud Road in Birdlip, you need to know that we’re resurfacing the road - so there’ll be a little bit of pain before the new, pothole-free surface is unveiled.

    • 26.05.2017
  • Siblings follow in parents' fostering footsteps

    Our parents can give us lots of things in life. The colour of our hair or eyes, the language we speak and even our taste in music. But for four children in the county, they’ve been inspired by their parents to help other children.

    • 19.05.2017
  • Tommy Taylor’s Lane, Cheltenham to get a facelift

    Resurfacing work to improve the road surface will go ahead from 30th May – 8th June.

    • 18.05.2017
  • Five top tips to escape a fire safely

    If there was a fire in your house tonight, would you know the best way to exit your property safely? Are your hallways and back doors clear?


    • 18.05.2017
  • The Force is strong at Gloucester Library

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was easy to keep the family entertained for free. Now you can enjoy some quality time that doesn’t cost the Empire, thanks to Gloucester library.

    • 18.05.2017
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    Introducing your new cabinet

    During full council today, Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet was agreed with Cllr Mark Hawthorne (Con, Quedgeley) as the leader of the council.

    • 17.05.2017
  • "We foster as a family"

    As part of Foster Care Fortnight 2017, we caught up with one of our carers who told us about her experiences of fostering alongside her family.

    • 10.05.2017
  • B4221 at Kilcot and Gorsley to be resurfaced

    From 18th - 25th May, resurfacing and large-scale surface patching will be carried out on the B4221. Work will start at Kilcot Cross, continuing through Gorsley up to the Gloucestershire boundary.

    • 09.05.2017
  • Watch out, the cows are about

    Cows are set to make their annual return around the Minchinhampton, Selsley and Rodborough commons this month and drivers are being warned to take care.

    • 09.05.2017
  • Claim your cut-price compost bin this Compost Awareness Week

    It’s International Compost Awareness Week, and to mark the occasion, Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team is encouraging more residents to get composting with a fantastic offer on discounted compost bins.

    • 09.05.2017
  • Berkeley Bridge works update

    Work to improve Berkeley Bridge continues following the removal of the old bridge in February.

    • 08.05.2017
  • Elmbridge Court roundabout update

    Improvements to Elmbridge Court roundabout continue to progress on schedule. Next week the current traffic lights will be removed to make way for the new ones to be installed.

    • 05.05.2017
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    Gloucestershire County Council election results

    The results are in for all 53 seats on Gloucestershire County Council.

    • 05.05.2017
  • Wanted: 30 foster carers to help transform lives

    Are you over 21 years of age? Do you have a spare room? Gloucestershire County Council needs you to consider fostering.

    • 04.05.2017
  • Is this the strangest illegal tobacco hiding place so far?

    Trading standards officers have found illegal tobacco at this Gloucester shop on multiple occasions, with increasingly unusual hiding places.

    • 03.05.2017

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