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Quedgeley councillor the first to use £10,000 community improvement cash

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

taking a look: Quedgeley County Councillor Jackie Hall with pupils, from left, Rhys Lewis, Holly Mustoe and Chloe Ianetta and Parish Councillor Graham Smith.

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THREE road improvement schemes in Quedgeley have been given the go-ahead.

Quedgeley county councillor Jackie Hall was given £10,000 to spend on highway improvements in her area, along with all other county councillors.

She is the first councillor to announce how she plans to spend the cash.

Road safety improvements will be made outside Severn Vale School, while road markings will be repainted outside Beech Green Primary School.

The kissing gate on a newly refurbished footpath leading to the medical centre and dental practice will be removed and replaced with motorbike inhibitors, allowing disabled access to the popular route.

The work could be completed within weeks and has been welcomed by Mrs Hall.

She said: "Road safety around Severn Vale School has been a concern for some time and I know the school themselves are keen to see some improvements.

"The road markings around Beech Green are also in need of a refresh.

"If we can get this work done soon it will be a huge improvement."

The £10,000 grant scheme for councillors was the brainchild of council leader Mark Hawthorne.

He said: "I'm delighted to see the scheme get off the ground here in Quedgeley and I'm sure these improvements will make a real difference to local people.

"County councillors are our closest link to these communities so it makes sense for them to be more involved and to tell us where this money should be spent.

"Projects like this one are what it is all about and I'm looking forward to seeing what the other county councillors use their £10,000 for now that Councillor Hall has started the ball rolling."

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