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What are your New Year's resolutions? Here's a few from the great and good of Gloucestershire

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 31, 2013

  • Paul James

  • Andrew Gravells

  • Frank Tunbridge

  • David Drew

  • Katie Fforde

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Andrew Gravells, city and county councillor for Abbey ward, Conservative:

I want to avoid putting back on the four stone I lost in the past two years and spend a bit more time swimming and less sat behind a computer.

I'd like to try to be more punctual and not underestimate travelling times, especially to important meetings. I'd like to get to bed earlier too.

Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council, councillor for Longlevens ward, Conservative:

I'd like to get re-elected in May's local elections.

I want to maintain my fitness by completing Stroud Half Marathon again.

I'd like to make more time for myself by cooking more and trying skiing for the first time.

Gloucestershire's premier big cat tracker Frank Tunbridge, from Podsmead:

My New Year's resolution is to be more positive, both in business and leisure pursuits, by getting back to basics.

Remember, the reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used. We all need to look at and consider this fact.

David Drew, Stroud's Labour prospective Parliamentary candidate and Stroud district councillor for Farmhill & Paganhill:

One, in hope – to get Forest Green Rovers Football Club promoted.

Two, in reality – to try to be better at giving a voice to the homeless, to those in food poverty and those in crisis because of a lost job or relationship breakdown, illness or bereavement.

Best selling author Katie Fforde, from Rodborough, near Stroud:

To shed some weight. It's the most boring one ever to get back on the diet but it's because my daughter is getting married in May.

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  • Beekeeper  |  January 03 2014, 3:16PM

    P James' resolutions are to get re-elected and go skiing - says it all really.

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  • BertieBus  |  January 01 2014, 6:15PM

    Well I would have thought Mr Gravells New Years resolution would have been to serve his ward better and fight for improved street cleaning and grass cutting and to work with the local Police to cut down the petty theft and anti social behaviour, how wrong I was, All Andrew Gravells really cares about is himself and his stuffy council colleagues. Well I set him a challenge to prove me wrong in 2014 if he's up to it !!!

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  • Apothegm_  |  December 31 2013, 1:35PM

    "Gloucestershire's premier big cat tracker (!) Frank Tunbridge, from Podsmead: My New Year's resolution is to be more positive, both in business and leisure pursuits, by getting back to basics." Let's hope his 'getting back to basics' involves accepting only factual and provable evidence, not wild conjecture and pointless speculation. Oh, and not giving self-promoting quotes to TiG journalists...

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  December 31 2013, 12:16PM

    Gloucestershire's premier big cat tracker Frank Tunbridge, from Podsmead: 'My New Year's resolution is to be more positive, both in business and leisure pursuits, by getting back to basics. Remember, the reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used. We all need to look at and consider this fact.' Have you EVER heard a bigger load of B****X! http://tinyurl.com/ns9qozw

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  • Lecorche  |  December 31 2013, 11:48AM

    If so,Walker100b,Gloucestershire is screwed.

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  • Walker100b  |  December 31 2013, 11:11AM

    The great and the good?

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