Communities: Supporting Local Gloucester Projects



Cracking down on rogue landlords

The City Council has successfully prosecuted the landlord of a Tredworth property which was ‘unfit to live in’. The landlord was fined £2,000 and under new laws could also face being banned from operating altogether.

Aethelflaed comes to Gloucester

BBC historians headline Gloucester’s Aethelflaed Talks

Dr Janina Ramirez and Tom Holland, two of the BBC’s most popular history broadcasters, will be speaking at Gloucester’s Aethelflaed celebrations marking the 1100th anniversary of the Queen of Mercia’s death.

Gloucester raises the purple flag

Judges have announced that Gloucester is to received the coveted Purple Flag national safety award.

The news follows a visit to the city by two independent Purple Flag judges in March who spent 12 hours overnight in the city over a weekend. 

Re-opening the Ridge and Furrow pub in Abbeydale

“After years of uncertainty this is a good step forward for local residents and the area,” summarised Gloucester MP Richard Graham after the decision from the Trust Inns’ board yesterday to refurbish and re-open the Ridge and Furrow Pub in Abbeydale.

Commitment to the Windrush generation over their status in the UK

Responding to the Home Secretary’s statement on the status of some of the ‘Windrush generation’ who arrived in the UK before 1973 and may not have proof of their right to be here, Gloucester’s MP Richard Graham has given his absolute commitment that no-one arriving at that time will lose any righ

Jamaican Independence Celebration

The 10th Jamaican Party celebration of Independence in Gloucester Park: heritage, community, togetherness and fun

Gloucester's Walking Rugby

Today I joined Gloucester's Walking Rugby team at the Longlevens RFC. Big thanks to Gloucester Rugby's Community Coaches and Nicole Talbot (Premiership Rugby's Volunteer of the Year) who chatted to me about Walking Rugby - another great initiative from Kingsholm!

Chit Chat tackling loneliness in Quedgeley

Chit Chat is held at St James' Church in Quedgeley every Thursday morning from 10:00am - 12noon. I think it's the sort of thing we could benefit from by having it all over the city.