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South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats Councillors have remained the second largest group on the Council despite a punishing election result nationally, which saw the loss of local Lib Dem MP, Steve Webb.   The composition on the Council is now Conservatives (40), Lib Dems (16) and Labour (14), giving the Conservatives an overall majority and making the […]

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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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Road Safety Success at Last!

by southgloslibdems on 4 March, 2015

Lib Dem Cllrs Jane Allinson and Marc Scawen were delighted to secure much needed funding for traffic measures in the Mill Lane/ Victoria Road area of North Common. This is a traffic hotspot and they have worked hard with officers and residents to get vital traffic calming and waiting restrictions in the area. This is […]

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Local campaigners for Oldland Common Karen Ross and Cllr Jane Allinson are standing up for local residents who have been left stranded by the cancellation of the 533 bus service. Karen and Jane presented a petition to South Gloucestershire’s Transport Committee on Wednesday afternoon, signed by over 500 local residents and calling for an urgent […]

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South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have welcomed this week’s announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister of £18.1 million in extra funding for the West of England economy as part of the Government’s regional Growth Deal. This comes on top of the £212.6 million Growth Deal funding announced in July last year. Leader of South Gloucestershire’s Lib […]

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The leaders of the West of England’s four Liberal Democrats groups (South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset) have written a joint letter to the Deputy Prime Minister calling for more powers to be devolved to the local level. The letter comes after recent moves by the Government to devolve powers […]

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South Gloucestershire Council has backed a motion, proposed by Lib Dems Pat Hockey and Alan Lawrance, calling upon the Government to reconsider recent changes to planning rules that make it easier for developments to go ahead without local residents having a say.   Councillor Pat Hockey (Frampton Cotterell) said “I’m extremely pleased that we were […]

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Campaigners call for cycle path to be finished

by southgloslibdems on 12 December, 2014

On Wednesday Lib Dem Councillor for Westerleigh Claire Young delivered a petition to a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council as part of an ongoing campaign for the completion of the ‘Yate Spur’ cycle path. The petition has so far been signed by over 300 residents from Yate, Westerleigh, and further afield. Claire said: “This petition […]

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South Gloucestershire’s Council has voted to allow the closure of the Grange School and Sports College in Kingswood, in order to make way for a new Studio School specialising in hi-tech engineering and creative media skills. The Grange has been in special measures since 2013. The decision to replace it with a studio school has […]

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A Labour Party proposal to put two schools on the same site would risk South Gloucestershire missing out on millions of pounds of central government school funding, the Chair of the Council’s Children & Young People Committee has warned.  Committee Chair, Ian Blair, said: “The Labour amendment introduced at yesterday’s meeting sought to keep the […]

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