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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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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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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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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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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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