Gloucestershire LEP shouldn't meet behind closed doors

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire to hold its board meetings in public.

The 'GFirst LEP' is one of 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) in England set up to drive sustainable economic growth in the country. It deals with large sums of public money and is funding a number of big projects across Gloucestershire. In partnership with the private, public and voluntary sectors, ‘GFirst LEP’ have secured a historic Growth Deal with the Government to invest £77.5 million in Gloucestershire.

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Councillors welcome resurfacing schemes in Cirencester

Cirencester’s two County Councillors, Joe Harris and Nigel Robbins have welcomed recent improvements to some of the Town roads.


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Call for lower speed limit


Residents have called for greater road safety in the village of Perrotts Brook near Cirencester.

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Conservatives routed as Liberal Democrats win Stow by-election

The Cotswold Liberal Democrats are celebrating today after their candidate - retired local GP Dilys Neill - gained the Stow Ward from the Conservatives with a swing of 21% - winning 555 votes to the Conservatives’ 300.

The victory is the twentieth local by-election gain for the Liberal Democrats since May 2016 – in fact the party has now gained more new councillors in the last four months than all the other political parties combined.


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Local GP selected to fight Stow local by-election

Retired NHS doctor Dilys Neill has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming by-election in Stow-on-the-Wold, following the sad death of Councillor Barry Dare in July.


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Missing Link work won’t start before 2021

Construction of the notorious ‘Missing Link’ at the Air Balloon roundabout is unlikely to start for another 5 years.


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Call for new Transport Secretary to confirm commitment to ‘Missing link’

Leader of the Liberal Democrat County Council Group, Paul Hodgkinson, has today sent an open letter to the newly appointed Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.


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Statement on the death of former County Council leader Barry Dare

Leader of the Cotswold Liberal Democrats, Cllr Joe Harris has reacted to the sad death of Cllr Barry Dare with the following statement.

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County’s highways slammed by parish and county councillors

Performance of the county's highways contractor has come under attack again following the release of satisfaction surveys.

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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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