Archive for the ‘Economy and Employment’ Category

Acton Turville broadband – fast chance!

by admin on 10 November, 2015

People living in Acton Turville have spent the autumn writing to South Gloucestershire Council, trying to get the area faster broadband. South Gloucestershire is co-ordinating the local roll-out of Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) money, and the village is not yet certain to be included. Councillor Sue Hope (Lib Dem-Cotswold Edge) said: “There’s a massive demand […]

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At South Gloucestershire’s Annual Budget meeting on Wednesday night Lib Dem councillors voted to freeze council tax, protect funding for the most vulnerable, and safeguard fly-tipping enforcement.   Ruth Davis, leader of South Gloucestershire’s Lib Dem councillors said: “Local government faces another difficult year with reduced funding from central government meaning we have been forced […]

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Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has visited South Gloucestershire to announce £212.6 million of Government investment in the West of England economy. This ‘Growth Deal’ is designed to create 5,000 new jobs, improve local transport links and give a boost to the region’s hi tech industries. The package includes £56.6 million for the planned […]

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Extra computers for libraries

by Claire Young on 19 March, 2014

Local libraries will have extra computers thanks to the Lib Dems on South Gloucestershire Council. At this evening’s full council meeting, members approved a £67 million programme of capital spending. The Liberal Democrats proposed using £10k to buy additional computers for Yate, Patchway, Staple Hill, Cadbury Heath and Filton libraries. Liberal Democrat leader Ruth Davis […]

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Council budget agreed

by admin on 20 February, 2014

“None of us went into local government to dismantle it”. That was the strong message from South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats at the council’s budget meeting. The council’s £190m budget was agreed unanimously. It included protections for the youth service, money devolved to Area Forums, and the continuation of free car parking in South Glos. “In […]

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Help young people into work and education

by Claire Young on 22 July, 2011

South Glos Lib Dems have won cross-party backing for action to give local young people better access to education and training. At Wednesday’s South Gloucestershire Council meeting, Oldland Common Councillor Jane Allinson called on the Council to work with the local universities and business to improve access to university, work and apprenticeships for young people […]

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