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Tory no-show leaves the public at the bus stop

by southgloslibdems on 9 June, 2015

Last night (Monday 8th June), the new Tory administration failed to turn up at the S.Glos. Public Transport Forum. This left the Managing Director of First Bus along with other Public Transport operators, members of the public and Council Officers waiting for half an hour while it was established that nobody was coming to chair […]

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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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At South Gloucestershire’s Annual Budget meeting on Wednesday night Lib Dem councillors voted to freeze council tax, protect funding for the most vulnerable, and safeguard fly-tipping enforcement.   Ruth Davis, leader of South Gloucestershire’s Lib Dem councillors said: “Local government faces another difficult year with reduced funding from central government meaning we have been forced […]

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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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Adam Boyden chosen for Lib Dems in Kingswood Constituency

by southgloslibdems on 23 February, 2015

Kingswood Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Adam Boyden has been approved as their candidate for the forthcoming General Election in the Kingswood constituency. Adam has worked in nearby Bath for 20 years, and has a background in environmental and development planning. He has served the community for the past four years as a […]

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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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