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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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Democracy deleted

by southgloslibdems on 16 July, 2015

A row broke out on South Gloucestershire Council when the ruling Conservative group destroyed the rights of opposition Councillors to force a rethink on bad decisions. The “reference up” used to be possible by minority groups, but can now only be done by the majority Conservatives.   Councillor Claire Young (Westerleigh) said: “Almost every council […]

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South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have today launched their manifesto for the Council elections on May 7th. Entitled ‘Working with you and for you’ it lays out the local Lib Dems’ key priorities, in addition to those outlined in the party’s national manifesto, which was published last week.  Leader of South Gloucestershire Lib Dems, Ruth Davis […]

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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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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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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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South Gloucestershire Lib Dems are joining local residents and campaigners to demand a better deal for rural communities left without superfast broadband internet access. Local councillor for Cotswold Edge, Sue Hope said: “Many local residents in rural parts of South Gloucestershire are upset that they have been short-changed, yet again. The Council promised superfast broadband […]

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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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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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