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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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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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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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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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