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Kingsholm Road should be resurfaced before Rugby World Cup, says councillor

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 05, 2014

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Councillor Jeremy Hilton is calling on the county council to bring the resurfacing of Kingsholm Road forward so it’s completed before Rugby World Cup next year

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KINGSHOLM Road should be completely resurfaced ahead of schedule to have it ready for the Rugby World Cup next year, according to a county councillor for the area.

The road is currently due to be resurfaced in July next year following complaints of potholes along the busy road to the city centre.

Works will cost around £125,000 and are expected to last several months.

Nearby Kingsholm Stadium will host four group stage matches when the Rugby World Cup begins in September 2015, including one Scotland game.

City and County Councillor Jeremy Hilton (LD, Kingsholm and Wotton) said: “If we leave the resurfacing until July 2015 we’re cutting it fine for the World Cup. It would be great if we could get it done earlier than that.”

“Immediate repairs such as large potholes should be done now, but next year the road needs a complete resurfacing.”

Kingsholm Road will be closed on April 12 during the rugby match against Bath to allow organisers to create a party atmosphere in the area, in a ‘dry run’ for the World Cup next year.

Major sewer works were carried out for six months on the road in 2012 by Severn Trent in a flood alleviation project.

Businesses on the road were hit hard by its closure, which came less than a year after 11 month-long works in 2011.

Steve Davis, owner of Cotswolds Computer Clinic on Kingsholm Road, said: “Many businesses in the street were affected when the road closed last time. Our trade was affected for sure.

“I think the work does need doing, so long as they don’t close the road.”

Gary Teague, owner of Teague’s Bar which is also on Kingsholm Road, said: “I understand why the road needs to be resurfaced for the World Cup, so I’m all for the work to be done so long as it’s not closed for as long as the previous time.”

Vernon Smith, Cabinet member for highways (C, Tewkesbury East) said: “We’ll be resurfacing Kingsholm Road in July next year so we’ll be ready to welcome the Rugby World Cup to Gloucester in September 2015.

“Our roads are vitally important for our county, people care a great deal about them and they help our local economy to thrive so their improvement is a top priority for Gloucestershire County Council”

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  • alex_bound1  |  May 05 2014, 12:24PM

    What a complete and utter sado the pathetic Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-ID troll, "Noth Glos EPC" aka "Richardburton" aka "Beegeeuk" aka "mikehibby", is. He is a total loser and the most pathetic person ever. No wonder he has been BANNED under his numerous previous troll identities. He knows absolutely zilch about rugby union. #Harden has proved time and time again for Gloucester Rugby, what a class act he is and why the scrum becomes less of a force without him.

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  • Drusus1  |  May 05 2014, 9:20AM

    The pathetic Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-ID troll, "Noth Glos EPC" aka "Richardburton" aka "Beegeeuk" aka "mikehibby" aka NOTArugbylover aka shedheadNOTACHANCE aka gloslover-NOT aka dopey_lerone undoubtedly thinks that this is the same Saracens as those in North London. He is so clueless about rugby union that that has to be the logical conclusion. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • Archie_Brew1  |  May 04 2014, 10:03AM

    A troll is a troll and "Noth Glos EPC" aka "Richardburton" aka "Beegeeuk" aka "mikehibby", who has also posted his dull nonsense under the BANNED identities of saddy-boy/laurie-dryver/NOTArugbylover/gloslover-not/dumbanddumber20/dopey-lerone, is a clueless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll who has no idea where Kingsholm is because he doesn't even support Gloucester Rugby, He has no idea about rugby union either as he loves watching wendyball.

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  • stewglos1  |  May 03 2014, 1:13PM

    The dopey "Noth Glos EPC" aka "Richardburton" aka "Beegeeuk " aka laurie-dryver aka NOTArugbylover aka shedheadNOTAGLOUCESTERSUPPORTER aka dopey-lerone/dumbanddumber20 is upset because he has been found out using another of his Gloucester Rugby hating troll identities. Now he is on his big-baby anti-Rupҽrt Hardҽn mega-rant just because Harden has proved him so wrong time after time with his brilliant displays of tight head rugby.

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  • richpenton23  |  May 02 2014, 6:50PM

    Harden has proved time and time again for Gloucester Rugby, what a class act he is and why the scrum becomes less of a force without him.

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  • Steve_George1  |  May 01 2014, 8:21PM

    Laugh at the clueless multi-troll "Noth Glos EPC" aka "Richardburton" aka "Beegeeuk getting over-excited on his keyboard as he trolls. Remember, he is not a Gloucester Rugby supporter and he has no idea about rugby union whatsoever.

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  • LarryLevens87  |  April 28 2014, 6:50PM

    Harden = Gloucester Rugby's first choice tight head. No doubt about it!

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  • kenfarnwood43  |  April 28 2014, 12:47PM

    Let's face it, the so-called "Noth Glos EPC" aka "Richardburton" aka "Beegeeuk" is just the same clueless old Gloucester hating multi-identity troll who has never been to any Gloucester game at Kingsholm, let alone any away. # Rupҽrt Hardҽn is Gloucester Rugby's stand-out tight head. ND knows it which is why he selects him to start all the critical games.

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  • ostronsgreg23  |  April 23 2014, 7:53PM

    It's hilarious the way the Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-troll switches from his "Noth Glos EPC" identity to his "Richardburton" identity to his "Beegeeuk" identity expecting everyone to take him seriously. #Rupҽrt Hardҽn... Most starts at tight head.... Most starts of any front row player this season. That proves he is the top rated tight head at Gloucester.

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  • telwez46  |  April 22 2014, 7:03AM

    ...And up pops the Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-troll and RENT-A-QUOTE, "Richardburton" aka "North Glos EPC" aka "Beegeeuk", with his usual drivel demonstrating again that he hasn't got the first clue about rugby union. Remember, he has never been to any Gloucester Rugby games and he has no idea where Kingsholm is or who any of the players are. He most certainly has never, ever played the game and, once again, he has just proven how clueless and dull he is.

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