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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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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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South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have welcomed today’s announcement by the Coalition Government that South Gloucestershire will receive an extra £607,000 towards repairing local potholes. This new funding is in addition to the £479,000 announced in May to help repair damage caused by the winter weather. This means that, in total, South Gloucestershire will receive an […]

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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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Victory for Chipping Sodbury Bus Campaign

by admin on 12 June, 2014

Local Liberal Democrat campaigners are celebrating after South Gloucestershire councillors voted to introduce a direct bus service from Chipping Sodbury to Southmead Hospital. The service is an extension of the 82 service that currently runs from Yate to Southmead. The extended route was approved by councillors yesterday after a motion was proposed by Lib Dem […]

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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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Tories spring waste shock

by admin on 10 September, 2013

Tories threw the future of waste collections in south gloucestershire into chaos in Thornbury. The Communities committee was meeting to decide on a package of waste issues, like charging for green bins, and increased recycling of plastics and tetrapaks. But the Tory group had a secret proposal. Eight months after they asked for a misleading […]

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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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Tormarton Deserves Better

by admin on 19 January, 2012

Tormarton deserves better South Gloucestershire Council and the Highways Authority will discuss the future use of the Tormarton rest area on the A46 on Wednesday (18th January 2012). The rest area is an important facility for both drivers on the A46, and long-distance hikers on the Cotswold Way.  The Highways Agency has proposed to remove […]

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