Archive for the ‘Education’ 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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Call for road safety action around Manor School

by southgloslibdems on 12 November, 2014

Lib Dem Councillor for Westerleigh ward, Claire Young, has today called upon South Gloucestershire Council to take action on speeding and dangerous parking around the Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath. Claire said, “Poor parking and speeding on the roads around the school are a real concern for both parents and local […]

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On Thursday afternoon Thornbury and Yate MP, Steve Webb, joined Chair of South Gloucestershire’s Children’ Committee, Ian Blair, and local councillor for Westerleigh ward, Claire Young, to pay a visit to Manor Primary School in Coalpit Heath. There they met with staff, parent, and pupils at the school and saw for themselves how the new […]

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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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School Bus Service Saved!

by admin on 12 June, 2014

Local residents and Lib Dem councillors were celebrating victory on Wednesday night after proposals to scrap the subsidised 967 school bus service were defeated. Councillors on South Gloucestershire Council’s Planning, Transport and Strategic Environment Committee voted unanimously to back a motion, proposed by Lib Dem Councillor Pat Hockey, to keep the 967 service along with […]

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Must Do Better

by admin on 22 January, 2014

South Gloucestershire secondary schools must do better – and they’ve been told how. An education commission called in by the Children & Young People committee has made a series of recommendations for how they can better serve young people. South Glos’ secondary schools underperform against national measures, and A-level pupils were recently ranked 119 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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