ABOUT FOUR GATES OF GLOUCESTER
Four Gates of Gloucester is a new, non-commercial website that has been set up to help promote businesses, news and events in and around the four gate streets of Gloucester’s City Centre. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit Social Enterprise company, seeking to help improve communication and information around the City. It is supported and funded by experienced, successful businesses in the City Centre.
Following the years of success of the Westgate Quarter Association, a group of businesses that supported each other and promoted all that was good, we were asked if the model could extend to cover all four gate streets. It now has its own dedicated office at 2 Friars Court, just off College Street, and staff working to keep it all updated. We’re always seeking volunteers though, to help in our mission.
Ivan Taylor, of Truscotts Jewellers in College Court, is behind the organisation. He has been taking positive action in the City for years, from getting groups of people to help buy the Tailor of Gloucester shop, and bringing together groups of people to buy and reopen other closed premises in the City, to putting up and watering hanging baskets around Westgate Street and the Cathedral entrance, to employing a cleaner to help with cleaning the street.
It was Ivan’s Idea (and “I’ve an Idea” is something people who know him will often hear him say) to bring the City Centre into the technological age and provide a business directory etc, in the same way that a new shopping centre would have its own website.
It also aims to provide one place to publicise all events and positive news stories about the City Centre.
A number of volunteers, employees and the web designers and developers at Absolute Creative in College Street have helped bring the idea into fruition and the site you see today.
It’s by no means a finished project though! We have some ideas for evolving it into phase 2 and if you have any feedback or suggestions for the site, we really would appreciate them. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN
Ivan created all things Four Gates through a passion to help Gloucester help itself and is the inspiration to make it be everything it can be. I help at every level, from creating and paying the bills, to helping sweep the streets.
Four Gates Apprentice
I started as an Apprentice and lead up the Four Gates project. I’m passionate about all things Gloucester and making our City the best it can be! I’m the person to let know of any news, events or listings in our great City.