Author: Four Gates News Team

10th anniversary of floods to be marked

Plans are being made to mark the 10th anniversary of the floods of summer 2007. Major flooding hit Gloucestershire on 20th July 2007, affecting thousands of homes and leading to a loss of water supply for much of the county.  Sadly, several people lost their lives. To mark the occasion, a special Cathedral Service has been arranged for Tuesday 25th July at 5.30pm.  Many of the individuals and organisations involved in 2007 will be present and the service is open to the public.  It is being supported by Severn Trent and National Grid. Gloucester’s Carnival, which was postponed in...

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Gloucester Business Improvement District proposals given thumbs up by businesses

Businesses in the City Centre, Docks and Quays have approved proposals for a Business Improvement District in a ballot which closed on 29th June. During June, all eligible business ratepayers in the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) area were balloted, with 85.8% of those voting saying ‘yes’ to the proposals (and a vote in favour of 87.7% of the total rateable value of votes cast)  in a ballot organised by Gloucester City Council on behalf of Gloucester BID.  A Business Improvement District levies a small additional charge on eligible businesses, creating a fund to be used on priorities agreed by businesses....

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Gloucester to get a lick of paint

cof Gloucester City Council giving the city centre a lick of paint ahead of the summer to improve the appearance of the gate streets and surrounding area for the busy tourist season. Over 187 bollards are being given a fresh coat of paint in their existing dark blue and gold colours, in addition to 64 bike racks, 12 power boxes and nine fences. Many of the bollards are intended to represent Gloucester’s history of manufacturing pins and needles. The painting is being delivered by FRP (the Furniture Recycling Project), using their volunteers overseen by experienced staff. By working with...

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Could you recycle more? Think before you throw!

Gloucester City Council has launched a new campaign asking you to think before you throw things in your black bin. Since the improved recycling service was launched back in January, Gloucester residents have really got on board and as a result more than 800 tonnes of additional recycling has been collected in Gloucester.  This six week campaign, which launched on 12th June, is urging city residents to ‘Recycle More’ and think about what they are throwing away. Recent surveys have found that although 14 per cent more people across the city are taking part in recycling their rubbish in...

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First steps towards a more efficient city council

Gloucester City Council customer service office will be reducing its opening hours and taking the next steps towards an online service, making it easier for residents.  As part of the Together Gloucester project which saw the city council assess its structure, customer services will be gradually changing to an appointment based model. The first step towards an online service is reducing the ‘drop in’ times at the Herbert Warehouse reception for certain enquiries. As of Wednesday 14th June the reception will remain open 9am – 5pm for deliveries, payments and visitors. However, ‘drop in’ times for services will change...

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Steve Morgan appointed Mayor of Gloucester

Gloucester City Council has appointed Steve Morgan as the new Mayor of Gloucester. In a ceremony that was held in Gloucester City Council’s council chamber, outgoing Mayor Neil Hampson handed over the reins to Steve Morgan for the 2017/18 council year. The first recorded mayor of Gloucester was appointed in 1228, and since 1483 the city council has appointed a new Mayor at its annual council. As part of the same ceremony Paul Toleman was appointed Sheriff of the city, taking over from Cllr Said Hansdot. As the Mayor of Gloucester Steve Morgan will be responsible for chairing city...

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