Council takes plunge to clean up our rivers


Gloucestershire County Council has held the inaugural meeting of the group tasked with cleaning up our county’s rivers.

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Tree planting pledge gets cut back

Just weeks after the County Council elections Gloucestershire Conservatives effectively drop their commitment to plant 35 million trees despite promising to do so repeatedly in the run-up to polling day.

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Councillor Hodgkinson calls for a root and branch review into why Gloucestershire’s roads have lost their civic pride. 

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Task Group Formed To Hold Polluters To Account


Water companies are coming under scrutiny in Gloucestershire on the back of a national campaign to clean up our rivers.

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Road safety campaign shifts up a gear


A group in the mid Cotswolds has met again and given the green light to a series of initiatives to help keep people safe.


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Conservatives cut down 2.3k trees, a year on from 1 million pledge

Last year, on 20 December, Gloucestershire County Council Cabinet committed to “planting a million trees by 2030” across the county. However, after intensive scrutiny from Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, it has finally emerged that in the 12 months since making the pledge the Conservatives have failed to plant a single tree. 


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Old A40 gets full reopening


A Cotswolds road which has been shut to two way traffic since 2015 has reopened at last.

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Nearly £70k of public money lost in pothole compensation in last three years

The sorry state of Gloucestershire’s roads has forced the Conservative County Council to pay out nearly £70,000 in compensation for damage to cars and bikes and injuries to pedestrians from 2017 to 2020.

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Campaign launched for civic pride


A new campaign has just kicked off to promote road safety and civic pride.

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Call to end sewage dumping in Gloucestershire’s rivers


Figures show frequent dumping of raw sewage into Gloucestershire’s waterways, while increasing numbers use rivers for leisure activities. 

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