Gloucestershire placed in tier 2 in latest coronavirus lockdown restrictions

With the end of national COVID-19 restrictions just days away, the Government has today confirmed Gloucestershire, along with the majority of the country, will be deemed ‘High’ risk and subject to Tier 2 restrictions from 3 December. This means:   Shops, gyms and personal care services can reopen Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume You can meet people in public places but you must stick to the rule of six Pubs can only open if they serve substantial …

Appeal after boy, 14, approached by man in Slad Road, Stroud

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a suspicious incident involving a teenager in Stroud. A 14-year-old boy reported that he was walking along Slad Road in Stroud at around 3.20pm last Monday (16 November) when he was approached by a man. The man, who was described as being middle aged, white, bald and of a stocky build, tried to start a conversation with the boy who became alarmed and ran to a nearby supermarket. Investigating officers are …

Covid mobile testing units in Gloucestershire

The locations of mobile testing units in Gloucestershire for the next two weeks have been announced. Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 can have a test. These must be booked in advance and you should not turn up to one of the locations without booking. To book a test or for more information on testing, go to the NHS website or call 119. See below for the list of locations. Dates are subject to change and the Gloucestershire County Council website …

Stroud District Council rejects 5G Hutchinson phone mast

PLANS to install a 19-metre high 5G mast in Cashes Green have been rejected by Stroud District Council after 186 people complained. Hutchinson 3G UK Limited wanted to install the 5G pole in Cashes Green Road, next to the Prince of Wales pub. But the council’s planning committee ruled on November 16 that the proposal should not go ahead. Among the 186 objections to the plans was one from Cainscross Parish Council, plus a residents’ petition with 64 signatures. The …

Get books from Stroud, Stonehouse & Nailsworth libraries

STROUD, Stonehouse and Nailsworth libraries are open for collection services during the current period of restrictions. Although visits to the library are not possible during the lockdown, readers can still arrange for books to be borrowed and can access online services. The services currently available are: Off the shelf: The reader completes an online form stating the type of books or other items they would like and staff then select on their behalf from the stock held at the library …