Once fully opened, it is argued the business could produce hundreds of thousands of pounds each year for voluntary and community organisations in the county. It also hopes to provide 300 local jobs and source products locally - they claim it could be a sort of showcase of all that is good in Gloucestershire.
In the past there was a group opposing the services - no doubt they will reestablish - see their old website here: www.camsa.biz/
I have in the past been more negative about this project but have to say I am intrigued by the latest offering - you can see the website with details at:
As I said to the press today: "This scheme incorporates many very Green ideas into the ethos, design and building: it is exactly the sort of cutting edge project that we would like to applaud. However I have not seen the details and have concerns about investment in the motorway network."A public consultation exercise into the plans will be launched next month, with two public exhibitions. The first will be held at Brookthorpe Village Hall in Stroud Road on Friday, October 2, between 2.30pm and 7pm. The second will be held at Robinswood Primary School in Underhill Road on Saturday, October 3, between 9.30am and 12.30pm. I look forward to learning more about these proposals.