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Welcome to Longlevens and Elmbridge Information Online!

We provide helpful resource information on services, schools, shops and other facilities in the Longlevens and Elmbridge areas of Gloucester, UK. Original source material relating to Longlevens, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Record Office.
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** See also website RIVER SEVERN TALES by local man Chris Witts which offers lots more local weather information and detailed facts on many other aspects of local life and history**.
THE LONGLEVENS AREALonglevens Surgery in Church Road
The Longlevens area has a pleasant "community feel" and is well catered for in terms of local shops and facilities. On the Cheltenham road, opposite the Elmbridge road turning, there is a good-sized, modern Co-op supermarket (for times of opening see "Supermarket Shopping" below). Within a hundred yards are Lloyd's Chemist , an Animal Hospital (Wood Veterinary Group), an Estate Agent (Cox and Company 01452 414403) , Tesco Express mini supermarket, Hairdresser (Icon Hair Design 01452 422914), Cantonese Take-away (Wok Express), a Funeral Director (Goodwin's 01452 500770) and Ruddy's - a Fish and Chip shop. There is also a BP Petrol Station and a good Indian restaurant (The Balti Hut 01452 312422 which also does home deliveries).

A few hundred yards futher are located two GP Surgeries: Cheltenham Road Surgery at 16 Cheltenham Road, and Longlevens Surgery at 19b Church Road. The Longlevens Branch Library is also in Church Road. The King Edward VII pub, 50 yards from the Parish Church, serves a good range of reasonably priced meals in a pleasant atmosphere. On Cheltenham Road between the Oxstalls Lane turning and the Co-op is the Double Gloucester pub (01452 500109).

Branching off the lower Cheltenham Road, at Oxstalls Lane, is the University of Gloucestershire (Oxstalls Campus)   site. The Oxstalls Lane area of Longlevens includes a Garage/Petrol Station, Newsagent** , Hairdresser, Butcher, Fish and Chip shop and Laundromat.

**The nearest Post Office is at the Newsagent in Innsworth Lane, round the corner from the junction with Church Road, next to Nick Brown, the butcher.
A frequent bus service through Longlevens (the Cheltenham Road) operates to Gloucester town centre (approximately one and a half miles) and to Cheltenham (6 miles). During most of the day this runs at 10 minute intervals.
Much good work is done for the community through the LONGLEVENS NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP which is chaired by Steve Austin-Sparks of Kendal Road Baptist Church. In December 2009 their Youth Action Group won an award from Gloucester City Council for their work with young people.
 new item   LONGLEVENS COMMUNITY CINEMA - FREE!  film reels
The Longlevens Community Cinema shows family-friendly films (e.g. Toy Story 3) on a BIG SCREEN on a monthly basis. Location is Kendal Road Baptist Church . Admission is free for everyone, however children must be accompanied by a parent/adult. Doors open 6.00 pm, film starts 6.30pm. Refreshments will be on sale. Next dates are displayed on the Longlevens Notice Board on the waste ground opposite the Co-op.

THE ELMBRIDGE AREA
Elmbridge adjoins Longlevens and sometimes when people refer to Longlevens they can mean also the Elmbridge area. The Elmbridge area primarily runs to the southeast of the Cheltenham Road, down to Estcourt Road, along the Barnwood Road up to the Walls Roundabout (including the Armscroft area), northwest along the railway line to the Barnwood Link Road.

In Nine Elms Road there is a Hairdresser's (Mayfair Hair Studio and Dennis's Barber Shop) at 2, The Parade. On the junction of Nine Elms Road and Greyhound Gardens is The Greyhound Inn (01452 506107).

Elmbridge Road has a Lloyd's Chemist at the Barnwood Road end plus a GP Surgery (Barnwood Medical Practice) directly opposite on Elmbridge Road. There is a Newsagent/Off Licence/General Store (Premier M and R Stores) off Elmbridge Road as you turn into Meadowleaze.

On the corner of Barnwood Road and Armscroft Road there is a B Grade White Domestic Goods shop and on Barnwood Road is the Cross Keys pub.

The ELMBRIDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP provides local people with an opportunity to have a say and get involved in issues that affect their neighbourhood. This link takes you to their website. See the attached set of Minutes from their meeting in December.


SCHOOLS IN ELMBRIDGE/LONGLEVENSimage of schoolchildren
There are two infant schools and two junior schools in Longlevens. Elmbridge Infants and Elmbridge Juniors   are both on Elmbridge Road on adjoining sites. Longlevens Infants   is in Paygrove Lane and Longlevens Juniors is nearby in Church Road.

The Milestone School   in Longford Lane is one of the biggest of its type in the country, and deals with many specialisms, including Conductive Education and provision for Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The school offers the full National Curriculum as a basis for curriculum development, and adds to this a wide range of additional activities for personal and social growth.
The local Grammar School is Sir Thomas Rich's Grammar located in Oakleaze (Elmbridge).
Gloucester Primary Schools with websites
Gloucester Secondary Schools with websites
OFSTED school inspection reports
School term dates

LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES AND ACTIVITIES

  KARA HEATING SOLUTIONZ Any boiler / gas fire serviced and repaired
Annual gas safety checks
Central heating issues repaired
Fully qualified & Gas Safe registered (formerly known as CORGI).
Very reasonably priced
Phone 07985 829786 to arrange an appointment!


  LOCAL BOOKKEEPERspacer imagecreed bookkeeping logo Hello, my name is Tina; I am a qualified bookkeeper in Gloucester providing affordable and professional bookkeeping and payroll services for Sole Traders and small businesses. My services include: bookkeeping, VAT, credit control, invoicing, Management Reports, Final Accounts for Sole Traders and payroll.
For more information please visit www.creedbookkeeping.co.uk Or contact me on 01452 595127 / 07552 459534 or email info@creedbookkeeping.co.uk


  LOCAL FLORIST FLOWER IMAGE

Hi, my name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified florist based near Gloucester and Cheltenham and have been in the industry for well over 15 years. Over that time I have gained a well deserved reputation for providing beautiful floral arrangements containing fresh, seasonal flowers that create vibrant colours and floral scents. Please visit my website Longlevens Flowers


FREE NORDIC WALKING TASTER SESSIONSspacer imagenordic walking logo

NORDIC WALKING: FASTEST growing fitness activity worldwide. WHOLE body workout. Burns TWICE as many calories as walking without poles. It's great FUN and a social way to exercise, lose weight and stay healthy.

Oxstalls Tennis Centre Gloucester Friday 28th February 2014 1pm-2pm and Sunday 2nd March 2014 10am - 11am

Five Acres Leisure Centre, Coleford Monday 3rd March 2014 5.30pm-6.30pm

To book a space for your FREE taster or more information contact:Ian Davies (Accredited Instructor Nordic Walking UK) - 07896134333 or e-mail ID@e-t-p.co.uk


PIANO LESSONS
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MESS AROUND delivers fun, friendly and hugely beneficial weekly messy play sessions to 0 - 4 year olds in Longlevens. Materials change weekly but include coconut slime, oozing jelly surprise and a fresh foam fest! Venue: Longlevens Community Centre, Church Road, Longlevens, Gloucester GL2 0AJ on Mondays at 10.00am and 11.15am (sessions last for 1 hour) Next available dates: Sessions run every Monday but please book quickly to reserve places as numbers are limited and given on a first booked and paid basis Contact: Carol Fennell, Mess Around – South Gloucestershire Mob: 07927 518 280 or Tel: 01242 210 411 or e-mail carol@mess-around.co.uk
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EMSHIRA PASSION FOR CAKES Making cakes for Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christenings, Children's Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes and more Please contact Emma on 07703 856875 or 01452 313127 or take a look at my website www.emshirapassionforcakes.co.uk
electric guitarAM GUITAR TUITION - Learn to play Rock and Acoustic guitar fast with a RGT registered Guitar tutor with 28 years experience teaching guitar in schools and colleges ! All ages and abilities welcome. www.guitargloucester.co.uk 01452 387228 or email andy@guitargloucester.co.uk 2 Breinton Way Longlevens Gloucester GL2 0BD
JON GLOVER FITNESS. I am a dedicated and focused personal trainer working in the Gloucestershire area. I am a fully qualified REPS member and one of the only qualified Boxercise instructors in this area. Services include personal training, small group classes and boxercise classes. To see what I can do for you, why not visit www.jongloverfitness.co.uk.
divorce recovery workshop logo   The Divorce Recovery Workshop (DRW) is a six week evening course (2 hour sessions) that deals specifically with helping the individual come to terms with a marriage or relationship that has irretrievably broken down. This is accomplished using a DVD which provides a constructive focus, and small group sessions that offer a safe and secure environment in which to discuss and understand personal feelings. The course is suitable for anyone of any gender, age or faith, who is at any stage of separation or divorce. For more information on the workshop please visit our website at www.drw.org.uk. For more details of the workshop please contact Richard on 01452 303604 or Val on 01452 542290 or e-mail us at churchdown@drw.org.uk.
CREATIVE KIDS AFTER SCHOOL AND BREAKFAST CARE is situated at Longlevens Community Centre and is open 3-6pm Monday- Thursday. For Further information go online at http://www.ckasc.co.uk or e-mail ckids@hotmail.co.uk, or contact 01452 532567 or 07599516246.
TUITION: Mrs Manley BSc(Hons) PGCE offers tuition in improving children's English and Maths skills from ages 5 - 11. Contact her by e-mail.
LOCAL PET CARE SERVICES: see this page
PAUL TAYLOR GLOUCESTER PERSONAL TRAINER. Do you want to get fit, get the results you don't get in a gym? See my website pjtpersonaltraining.com. You can contact me by e-mail or mobile 077927 85634
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST AND QUALIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER. Clinic located at 35a Chamwells Walk Longlevens Gloucester GL2 9JA. "Whether you play sports, sit at a desk all day or just have bad posture mostly everyone will have some kind of aches and pains." Longlevens based Sports Massage Therapist Leanne Dix can help. Visit www.gloucestershirepersonaltrainer.co.uk for more information and price list.
LOCAL DRAMA CLASSEShelen o'grady logo
Venue: Kendal Road Baptist Church Hall
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Day/time: Saturday 10-11am
Age range: 4yrs-11yrs
Aim: To develop self confidence and communication skills through drama, all of this whilst having a great time and at a price which is affordable to all. We make your child feel welcome and they have great fun!
Contact: Principal - Rosie Reynolds 01453 756039. Address - 51 Jack Russell Close, Stroud, GL5 4EH or email glos@helenogrady.co.uk
Website: www.helenogrady.co.uk

LIBRARY library books
Longlevens Library is in Church Road. Hours of opening are here
SUPERMARKET SHOPPING
The Co-op Supermarket hours of opening are:
Monday to Saturday 8.00am - 10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm     supermarket trolley
BUSES IN ELMBRIDGE/LONGLEVENS
The local operator is Stagecoach and these are the local timetables. The following services go through Longlevens:

6 Gloucester - Longlevens - Elmbridge
97/98 Gloucester - Churchdown - Cheltenham
94 Gloucester - Longlevens - Churchdown- Cheltenham
X94 Express coach (limited stops) between Gloucester - Longlevens - Cheltenham
LONGLEVENS FLOODING - HISTORY AND UPDATES
As a result of the 2007 flooding, updates on the latest information on flood prevention for the future are here. The County Council flood information web page gives general advice and helpful information on flooding measures. The County Council Flood Guide (PDF file - 2.3Mb size) can be downloaded here.
To view the "BROOK CAM" showing the current state of the Horsebere brook in Longlevens, visit this web page .
LONGLEVENS "WHERE I LIVE" - LOCAL NEWS AND PICTURES
Local news and pictures on the Longelevens area are on this local website.
ELMBRIDGE/LONGLEVENS CRIME FIGURES
Latest Longlevens and Elmbridge crime figures (up to November 2008) are contained in this PDF file download.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE CRIMESTOPPERS - call about crime anonymously - 0800 555 111.
LONGLEVENS WARD
is represented by Kathy Williams   Jim Porter and Paul James on the Gloucester City Council.
LOCAL CHURCHES
Baptist Church in Kendal Roadphoto of Kendal Road Baptist Church     Lonely? Looking for friendship? Try the Open Door
Holy Trinity Parish Church in Church Roadphoto of Holy Trinity Parish Church
Methodist Church in Lonsdale Road
VILLAGE HALL
Longlevens Village Hall is situated in Church Road and is utilised for local comunity events. Phone number for hall bookings is 01452 532218.
FREE HEALING FROM PAIN
If you live in the Longlevens/Elmbridge area, are suffering from pain in any part of your body and would like to receive healing (no charge), please contact us by e-mail with details.
RUGBY FOOTBALL
Longlevens Rugby Football Club     longlevens rfc crest
FOOTBALL
Longlevens AFC   The Pavillion, Longlevens Playing Field, Longford Lane, Gloucester.
SPORTS CENTRES AND SPORTS SOCIAL CLUBS
Sir Thomas Rich's Sports Centre
Old Richians RFC, Social Club, Sandyleaze, GL2 0PXrugby player
Aerobics Classes  
LOCAL CHOIR  rehearses every Friday night at 7.30 pm in The Milestone School
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  GLOUCESTER CAMERA CLUBdigital camera
Although not in Longlevens, but bordering Elmbridge, GLOUCESTER CAMERA CLUB meet in the nearby Elmscroft Community Centre (Postcode GL2 0SS) every Tuesday from the beginning of September to the end of May.

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This page was last updated 6 October 2014