Podsmead Walkabout

I did another problem-solving walkabout with PCSO for Podsmead Suzanne Sexton.

We went all across the ward and logged issues as we went, and had several good conversations with residents.

We then stopped in with Les Jevins at the Big Local for a hot drink and a chat. It was great to hear of all the activities being planned.

If I can be of assistance please email Sebastian.Field@gloucester.gov.uk.

Suzanne can be emailed on Suzanne.Sexton@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk.

Restart a Heart

It was good to pop along to the Restart a Heart event at the Club at Tuffley Park and chat to the practitioners about their work.

It’s really important that as many people as possible know how to deal with cardiac emergencies and I will be looking to book in some training on this. There are more events planned in Podsmead and in Gloucestershire.

It was also good to look round the Club at Tuffley Park and see the renovations, and to have a coffee and catch-up with community stalwart Les Jevins.

Tuffley Avenue

The Podsmead side of Tuffley Avenue has some poor pavement surfaces and I have asked for these to be repaired.

Some have already been done but there are more to do.

There is also a hole where a tree has been removed, here at the Tuffley Avenue entrance to the Club at Tuffley Park.

Safe pavements are a priority for residents and I want Podsmead’s to be the best in Gloucester.

Tuffley Crescent Development

Gloucester City Homes held a consultation on the new development off Tuffley Crescent, Podsmead.

I was there to support the community and to listen to comments and concerns.

I have been in regular contact with residents and GCH over this development and will continue to act as a conduit between the two.

If residents have any questions do feel free to write to me at Sebastian.field@gloucester.gov.uk, or phone me on 07708345857.

Meeting with Gloucester City Homes directors

I met with the Chief Executive of Gloucester City Homes Ashley Green and their Director of Housing and Communities Anita Pope.

We discussed a range of issues affecting the city and especially Podsmead, including the proposed regeneration of Matson and Podsmead.

I also brought to their attention some concerns and comments, good and bad, from residents about GCH properties in the ward, and developments that are ongoing.

It was a positive and productive meeting and we are working on some exciting projects for Podsmead.

Supporting Gloucester City Mission

Gloucester City Mission do great work in helping the homeless in our city.

They were in Eastgate Shopping Centre recently raising funds and promoting their work. It is fantastic to know that Eastgate have nominated the City Mission as their charity of the year.

We have worked with GCM many times over the years and will be raising money for them at Christmas by singing carols.