Lib Dems leading the way on parking solutions

Liberal Democrat Councillor Mark Harris (Abbey Ward) has been appointed as the chair of Cotswold District Council’s Cirencester parking board.

The cross party group was established to tackle concerns about parking capacity in Cirencester. Lib Dem Councillors Jenny Forde (Churn Valley & Chedworth) and Mark Harris have served on the board since it was set up after local elections last year.


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Action on student mental health crisis

A motion to try and tackle mental health problems in schools, colleges and Universities will be debated at Gloucestershire County Council next week led by two Cotswold Lib Dem Councillors.

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Cotswold councillor announced as new county leader

Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson who represents the county division of Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach has been elected unopposed to serve as the Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Gloucestershire County Council.


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Massive black hole in Tory pothole funding for Gloucestershire

The county’s Liberal Democrats have blasted local Conservatives for letting down Gloucestershire as figures unveiled in Parliament now show that cash to fix our roads has been slashed.


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Cotswold Lib Dems back Martin Surl for Police and Crime Commissioner

Today, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Gloucestershire County Councillor for Bourton & Northleach, Cllr Joe Harris, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on CDC, and Cllr Mark Harris, Mayor of Cirencester, issued the following joint statement about the PCC election on May 5:

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Senior Lib Dems slam ‘disgraceful’ Conservatives over broadband funding cut

The Cotswold Liberal Democrats have slammed the decision by Gloucestershire County Council's Conservative administration to withdraw £500,000 funding for the roll out of super fast broadband in the Cotswolds.


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Ox-off! Cotswold Lib Dems call for halt of Cotswold/West Oxfordshire Merger

The Liberal Democrat group at Cotswold District Council (CDC) have come out against proposals to merge Cotswold District Council with West Oxfordshire Council after a group meeting last week.


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Lib Dems secure free parking in Cotswold Budget


The Liberal Democrats secured a number of wins at Cotswold District Council's (CDC) budget meeting earlier including periods of free parking in Cirencester, funding for more parking spaces in the town and half a million pounds worth of investment to roll our super fast broadband.

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Lib Dems secure extra cash for broken roads

Gloucestershire County Council's Conservative bosses have had to reverse a proposal to slash money for road repairs.


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Calls to improve ambulance service backed by Cotswold District Council

Cotswold District Council gave unanimous backing to a Lib Dem motion calling on the South Western Ambulance Service Trust to dramatically improve ambulance response times in the Cotswolds.


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