Gloucestershire County Council

Election 2017 Results

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Seats 201323 Seats 201731 Change+8

PartyLiberal Democrat

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Seats 20139 Seats 20175 Change−4


Seats 20131 Seats 20172 Change+1


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Latest Updates

School set to reopen after safety issues solved

Severnbanks Primary School

Severnbanks Primary School in Lydney is set to re-open on Monday after an issue with its fire alarms was solved sooner than expected.

The school is closed today for safety reasons and a message on its website this morning said it may remain shut until next Thursday. However, pupils are now expected to return at the beginning of next week.Headteacher Pam Howell said: “The safety of both pupils and staff is our paramount concern.

"We are working with Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud Alarms to rectify the problem as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

Primary school closed for several days

Severnbanks Primary School

A Gloucestershire primary school looks set to be closed for several days due to a health and safety issue.

In a message on its website, Severnbanks Primary School in Lydney said that it was closed today and was likely to remain so until next Thursday.

Gloucestershire County Council's Closed Schools alert service says it is shut due to a 'premises issue'.

'Missing mile' of canal could be restored

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Bridge over former canal

A “missing mile” of canal at Whitminster, Stroud, could be restored with two new highway bridges and a towpath by the A38/A419.

It would mean the section of the canal which has been missing for half a century will reopen.

Part of the Stroudwater Navigation was destroyed when the A38/A419 roundabout and M5 were built in the late 1960s, to the west of Stonehouse.

A report going to Gloucestershire County Council's cabinet says the works will help reconnect the canal from Saul Junction to Stonehouse and provide new safe and segregated walking and cycling routes, as well as environmental improvements.

The cabinet are being asked to approve the plans later this week.

The canal already has a £4m grant from Highways England which will see waterway, locks, bridges and wetlands restored.