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Local Councillor calls for restored bus service for Falfield

by southgloslibdems on 23 February, 2015

John O’Neill, Liberal Democrat councillor for Charfield ward, has called for the restoration of a bus service from Falfield to Thornbury, after the cancellation of the 311 service late last year.   John said: “Falfield is now effectively served only by the 207 service from Thornbury to Dursley but this is of limited use and fails […]

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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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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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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 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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A bus ride in the right direction

by admin on 26 February, 2014

South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have cautiously welcomed the new Yate-Southmead bus service. The new service will mean seven day a week access from Yate to Southmead hospital. But it will not extend to Chipping Sodbury, and some passengers will need to change at Bristol Parkway station. Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Cllr Pat Hockey said: “The […]

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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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