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Paul James: Longlevens veterans home home 'won't have detrimental impact' on area

By citizenmike  |  Posted: March 30, 2014

Longlevens councillor Paul James

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Longlevens councillor Paul James, who is also leader of Gloucester City Council, says he ‘understands’ his residents’ concerns about a home for ex-servicemen and women.

Vital support for vulnerable ex-servicemen and women could be offered in Longlevens if planners agree to charity Alabare’s plans to open a new eight bed shelter in Church Road.

Some residents say they are worried about the effect the plans could have on the area.

Mr James has found himself caught in the middle of appeasing residents whilst not being seen to be knocking a facility of veterans. He told fellow councillors last week: “I am a supporter of what Alabare are trying to do. I was chairing a meeting of residents in my ward last Wednesday. The concerns that residents expressed are understandable.

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“I don’t believe there will be any detrimental impact on the area. I understand their concerns but I believe their fears will be allayed.”

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  • RoadWombat  |  March 31 2014, 5:17PM

    "Grumble.... grouse.... might affect the price of my house..... groan moan.... might frighten the children..... grumble moan whinge...." If you're in support of the project, please send Alabare a message of support of their website and show then that most people in the area aren't selfish whiners: http://tinyurl.com/qxc8b9q

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  • JeremyBadger  |  March 30 2014, 11:49PM

    It could only be someone from Longlevens who would be so narrow minded as to object to this project.

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  • Justica  |  March 30 2014, 6:46PM

    I cannot understand why anyone would object to such a wonderful project. It's about time we supported our ex-servicemen in any possible and surely this home would not affect house prices ?

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  • JemmyWood  |  March 30 2014, 2:24PM

    Paul James, thank you for standing up in support of this important project. Its Gloucester's moral duty to not only to allow this but to welcome these people with open arms into our community and embrace them.

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