New test and trace support payment

The government has launched a new payment for those on low incomes who are unable to work while self-isolating. Borough, district and city councils across Gloucestershire will be processing applications and making payments to those who: have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, either because they have tested positive for coronavirus or have

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Beware Covid Test and trace scam circulating

Please be aware that there is an NHS test and trace scam circulating. Callers report that you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid. They go on to advise that you should self isolate and take a Covid test which will cost you £50.00. These are bogus calls and payment details should not be

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How to get ten times more bees on your lockdown lawn

Give your lawn a monthly ‘Mohican cut’ to boost wildlife, experts urge. Mowing the lawn just once a month and leaving areas to grow long provides a huge boost to flowers, bees and other wildlife. The “Mohican” haircut approach to mowing is being recommended by wildlife charity Plantlife, after a survey of lawns revealed they can support 200 different flowers

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COVID-19 – Coronavirus – stay safe!

Updated April 15th 2020 Key messages Updates in Gloucestershire Around 66,000 items of PPE received over the weekend which are being distributed to settings across the county today. This is in addition to the 400,000 pieces received and distributed last week. Special schools and Trading Standards have also received supplies.  GCC are compiling a list of priority workers for testing

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Fosse cross recycling open

The centre is now open again daily, with the exception of Tuesdays when it is closed, between 9am & 5pm. Prior booking is essential for the time being and social distancing is required. See below the link to the booking system.

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