Local News

New Homes - Joint Core Stategy

On 19 October I was at Leckhampton Village Hall to see the latest Joint Core Strategy presentation for building new homes in the county. For those who have somehow missed these proposals (unlikely I realise) the figures are truly eye-watering. 33,449 new homes are earmarked for construction across Gloucestershire between 2011 and 2031, swallowing up nearly 20% of the remaining greenbelt. That’s the equivalent of concreting over 2,000 football pitches.

Ask Alex in Charlton Park

On 21st September, I continued the 'Ask Alex' series, visiting Sacred Heart Church in Charlton Kings. As with previous Ask Alex events, I held a question and answer session as well as meeting several residents face to face. I was delighted to meet a local nurse to discuss her concerns regarding ambulance waiting times. This is the second time in 48 hours that exactly this concern has been raised with me. It's something that needs to be addressed.

Update on A&E downgrade

Alex gives further opinion on the decision to downgrade Cheltenham's A&E after seeking reassurances from senior clinicians.

Cheltenham YMCA

Alex writes about his recent visit to the Cheltenham YMCA and praises the wonderful work it does throughout Cheltenham.