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Thornbury Community Composting saved thanks to Lib Dem proposal

by southgloslibdems on 6 November, 2014

A valued community composting site in Thornbury has been saved thanks to Lib Dem councillors at a meeting of South Gloucestershire’s Communities Committee. A report by Council officers had recommended that the site be axed but the committee instead backed a motion, proposed and seconded by Lib Dem Councillors Shirley Holloway and Tony Davis, which […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillors will propose saving the Community Composting site at Thornbury at a meeting of South Gloucestershire’s Communities Committee on Wednesday night. The volunteer-run service had been at risk of being axed, but a proposal by Lib Dem Committee Chair, Claire Young, would see the composting site granted £10,000 in order for it to […]

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A Council report, commissioned to investigate Conservative claims that the green waste charge could be scrapped without additional cost to the taxpayer, has come back with a categorical answer – the Tory plan would, in fact, cost at least £1.2 million a year, which would have to be paid for by cuts to other services.  […]

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A Council report, commissioned to investigate Conservative claims that the green waste charge could be scrapped without additional cost to the taxpayer, has come back with a categorical answer – the Tory plan would in fact cost at least £1.2 million a year, which would have to be paid for by cuts to other services.  […]

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New hope for solution on quarry dust

by admin on 18 July, 2014

On Wednesday night South Gloucestershire Council voted unanimously to defer a planning application by Chipping Sodbury quarry. Council officers had advised that the quarry’s application to update its terms of operation be approved by councillors without amendment. However Cllr Alan Lawrence (Lib Dem, Doddington) moved a proposal that the decision be deferred, so that further […]

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Liberal Democrat Transport Minister, Susan Kramer, has announced the success of the West of England Partnership’s £4 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund bid. South Gloucestershire’s share of the bid is £1 million. This funding will be used to improve South Gloucestershire’s cycle network, as well as revamping facilities for commuters at Parkway Station. Local Lib […]

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The amount of plastics recycled by South Gloucestershire residents has shot up by over a third since the improved recycling service started earlier this year. The total amount of plastic recycled in April/May 2014 reached 374 tonnes – 35% more than the 276 tonnes collected in April/May the previous year. The increase follows the expansion […]

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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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Getting on with going green

by Claire Young on 17 June, 2013

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change joined 10s of 1000s of other visitors to the West of England this weekend to mark the start of Bristol Green Week. Ed Davey MP (pictured right) was the keynote speaker at the Green Liberal Democrat (GLD) conference, Getting on with Going Green, held at UWE […]

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Liberal Democrats demand answers on bus shelter Liberal Democrat Councillors on South Gloucestershire Council today (18th January) demanded to know why long-neglected Yate bus station still isn’t finished. The new shelter has been promised, and then delayed several times by the ruling Conservatives.  The most recent promise was that it would be completed by December […]

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