Public Sector

  • Construction firm sees opportunity in bringing 'difficult' buildings back to life for those who need them most

    Construction firm sees opportunity in bringing 'difficult' buildings back to life for those who need them most

    21-10-2020

    An independent construction and architectural firm from Gloucester has found its niche during the pandemic – with plans to bring a derelict city building back to life as accommodation for the ...

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  • Public to be consulted on plans for city centre campus to attract in 'digital companies with a global reach'

    Public to be consulted on plans for city centre campus to attract in 'digital companies with a global reach'

    29-09-2020

    It will be the London-headquartered developer’s first chance to get feedback from Gloucestrians on its plans for a ‘new social and digital campus’ it hopes will make up part of the...

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  • New chief executive for Cotswold District Council

    New chief executive for Cotswold District Council

    28-09-2020

    His appointment was approved unanimously by Cotswold District Council having been proposed by its leader, Cllr Joe Harris, and now the local authority has a new chief executive officer.  ...

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  • All £100k of resilience fund now given to local communities

    All £100k of resilience fund now given to local communities

    15-09-2020

    Cheltenham Borough Council has now allocated £100k worth of community resilience grants to 51 local community groups and voluntary sector agencies.  The pool of money was brought tog...

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  • Cheltenham prepares to aim for the stars - and take the county with it

    Cheltenham prepares to aim for the stars - and take the county with it

    14-09-2020

    “We are not building from a standing start here. We are propelling something that is already growing. It is hugely exciting for Cheltenham,” said David Jackson.   That is a dir...

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  • Task force unveiled to spearhead Cheltenham’s economic recovery

    Task force unveiled to spearhead Cheltenham’s economic recovery

    10-09-2020

    An Economic Recovery Task Force has been formed to spearhead Cheltenham’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic – and its challenges became apparent immediately.  Bringing together...

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  • Time is running out to play a forgotten legend of golf – before the course closes for good

    Time is running out to play a forgotten legend of golf – before the course closes for good

    08-09-2020

    A golf course once described as among the very best in the Kingdom, laid out by the former winner of the British Open himself, is set to close for good.  Tom Morris, a man remembered not just ...

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  • Businesses in Cheltenham pledge to support the town's youngest citizens

    Businesses in Cheltenham pledge to support the town's youngest citizens

    07-09-2020

    Member businesses of the mighty town centre partnership that is Cheltenham BID are one of the significant signatures on an initiative aimed at giving young people the very best start in life.  ...

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  • Happy Days: Gloucestershire Airport – from unwanted child to hero of the hour

    Happy Days: Gloucestershire Airport – from unwanted child to hero of the hour

    19-08-2020

    It is valued at £24 million, guaranteed to cause a good political argument in Gloucestershire, but amidst the storm clouds of covid-19 it is about to become a beacon of hope.   ...

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  • Shortlist of development partners drawn up for £400m Golden Valley project

    Shortlist of development partners drawn up for £400m Golden Valley project

    28-07-2020

    Six businesses have been shortlisted as development partners for what is being billed as Cheltenham’s £400m Golden Valley Development.  According to Cheltenham Borough Council, whi...

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  • Two new-build sites totalling 140 homes blocked

    Two new-build sites totalling 140 homes blocked

    22-07-2020

    Plans to build 100 homes just north of Gloucester and another 40-plus nearby have refused.  Members of Tewkesbury Borough Council's planning committee were unanimous in their decision abou...

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  • Councillors click yes for transformative £400m cyber park and 1,000 homes

    Councillors click yes for transformative £400m cyber park and 1,000 homes

    22-07-2020

    It was a case of one small step closer to one giant leap forward for Gloucestershire after possibly the most dramatic development plans for the county in recent years cleared the first allbeit ...

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  • Social media campaign to support Five Valleys’ businesses

    Social media campaign to support Five Valleys’ businesses

    09-07-2020

    Stroud District Council is getting behind shops and businesses in every High Street in the district with its Shop Local campaign, as lockdown eases.  According to the local authority the c...

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  • Stroud parking charges delayed to help traders

    Stroud parking charges delayed to help traders

    03-07-2020

    Lockdown easing means many more businesses are opening this weekend but Stroud District Council is not reintroducing car parking charges in Stroud town centre until July 21. And when or just after ch...

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  • With the post now standing at £8.5m phase two of Cheltenham transport scheme is go

    With the post now standing at £8.5m phase two of Cheltenham transport scheme is go

    29-06-2020

    Almost £8.5 million has now been awarded by Gloucestershire’s most powerful business group to a transport scheme in Cheltenham.  The county council has just revealed a further ...

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  • Mayor donates £9,000-plus to county charities

    Mayor donates £9,000-plus to county charities

    25-06-2020

    Charities helping bereaved adults and children and another dedicated to its community are among the beneficiaries of a £9,000 donation.  Cllr Roger Whyborn, Cheltenham’s Mayor ...

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  • Extra £7.7m for care businesses to help prevent the spread of Covid

    Extra £7.7m for care businesses to help prevent the spread of Covid

    14-06-2020

    An extra £7.7 million has been given to Gloucestershire to help halt the spread of Covid-19 in and between care homes, by limiting staff movement and protecting wages.  The money comes f...

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  • £4 million more grant support for Gloucestershire businesses – from start-ups upwards

    £4 million more grant support for Gloucestershire businesses – from start-ups upwards

    11-06-2020

    Businesses across the county can now apply for more funding thanks to a newly launched business support grant scheme.  According to the council distributing the Government cash the fund of...

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  • Economy and business is centre stage as we move out of lockdown, says county council leader

    Economy and business is centre stage as we move out of lockdown, says county council leader

    05-06-2020

    Businesses looking for reassurance from the county council about where they stand in its list of priorities should find reassurance in what follows. Despite a check-list longer than his arm – w...

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  • Councils to release £4m more cash support for businesses

    Councils to release £4m more cash support for businesses

    22-05-2020

    Millions more in funding to help businesses through the coronavirus crisis is due to be madeavailable through Gloucestershire County Council.  Shire Hall has been working with the county&r...

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  • From China with Love – PPE arrives in Cheltenham

    From China with Love – PPE arrives in Cheltenham

    02-05-2020

    Friends have emerged in unlikely places for Cheltenham with some surprise packages arriving – branded with red love hearts – in the form of boxes and boxes of PPE. The relationship being c...

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  • Degree apprenticeships open up career in policing in Gloucestershire

    Degree apprenticeships open up career in policing in Gloucestershire

    01-05-2020

    The first wave of entrants in the police constable degree apprenticeship (PCDA) have been welcomed in Gloucestershire.  The introduction of the PCDA provides a new entry route for those wh...

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  • Plans for Olympic standard climbing centre left hanging by coronavirus

    Plans for Olympic standard climbing centre left hanging by coronavirus

    28-04-2020

    Plans for a new Olympic standard climbing and high ropes centre between Gloucester and Cheltenham are in among those in a holding position due to the coronavirus pandemic.  How precarious ...

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  • Rate bills for Tewkesbury businesses is a sight for sore eyes

    Rate bills for Tewkesbury businesses is a sight for sore eyes

    27-04-2020

    Eligible businesses in Tewkesbury borough have received ‘nil’ business rates bills this week as a result of an expanded package of business support from the government.   The E...

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  • £12m given to Tewkesbury businesses

    £12m given to Tewkesbury businesses

    27-04-2020

    More than £12 million had been paid to businesses in Tewkesbury as of April 15, according to Tewkesbury Borough Council.  Charged with carry out the distribution of the Government fundin...

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  • Millions in pandemic support money received by Gloucester businesses

    Millions in pandemic support money received by Gloucester businesses

    23-04-2020

    Nearly £9 million of funding to support Gloucester businesses through the coronavirus pandemic had already reached its target.    According to Gloucester City Council by April 6...

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  • Multi-million payments and rate exemptions for Cheltenham businesses

    Multi-million payments and rate exemptions for Cheltenham businesses

    23-04-2020

    Some £24.5 million was received from Government for Cheltenham Borough Council to give out as grants to help businesses in the town through the coronavirus pandemic.  According to the co...

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  • Business receive £11 million and counting from district council

    Business receive £11 million and counting from district council

    23-04-2020

    More than £14 million has reached businesses in the Cotswolds since the money became available from central Government to support them through the coronavirus pandemic.  Cotswold Dis...

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  • COVID-19: Businesses entitled to grants urged get in touch

    COVID-19: Businesses entitled to grants urged get in touch

    23-04-2020

    Businesses entitled to support grants which haven’t received them are urged by Stroud District Council to help us make sure it has their bank details.  By last Friday (April 17) Stro...

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  • What Stroud firms need to know about £26m to help them survive Covid-19

    What Stroud firms need to know about £26m to help them survive Covid-19

    23-04-2020

    Cash to the total of £26 million has been made available to Stroud District Council to distribute to businesses to them keep afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.  The first...

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  • 'We will do whatever it takes to help you' district council tells business

    'We will do whatever it takes to help you' district council tells business

    23-04-2020

    While the challenges of the coronavirus pandemicare “unprecedented we are well prepared to tackle them”, Stroud District Council has told businesses.  In a statement to compani...

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  • £100,000-plus raised by COVID-19 Rapid Response Appeal for Gloucestershire’s hospital staff

    £100,000-plus raised by COVID-19 Rapid Response Appeal for Gloucestershire’s hospital staff

    13-04-2020

    Professional footballers, schoolchildren and many more have raised over £100,000 in just over two weeks to support frontline NHS staff in Gloucestershire. Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospit...

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