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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Call to end ambulance service crisis in the Cotswolds

A Lib Dem motion submitted to full council next week will look once again at worrying ambulance response times across many parts of Gloucestershire.


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Tax-payers hit again by rising costs of Gloucestershire incinerator

A legal challenge has been today submitted by the Liberal Democrats under the council’s constitution over Cabinet’s approval of a £17 million contribution towards the Javelin Park incinerator.

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Task group set up to save lives on A429

At last week’s Environment & Community Scrutiny Committee unanimous cross-party support was given to the setting up of a task group (subject to Scrutiny Management approval) to investigate safety and congestion on the A429.

Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson (LD: Bourton-on-the Water and Northleach) requested a ‘call for action’ back in the Summer and now the Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee will look at road safety issues along the A429.

Cllr. Hodgkinson said that “The Cotswolds continues to have the worst accident record in Gloucestershire, every life lost on our roads can be avoided and we should act to prevent further injury and loss of life on this stretch of road. I’m therefore delighted that the Environment & Community Scrutiny Committee has today supported for my calls to set up a working group.

“Once formed, this group can work together to come up with recommendations that deal with safety and also to work out how to ease the increasing gridlock which Stow, Moreton and Bourton all face regularly.

“As I’ve said before this road wasn’t built for a massive increase in traffic – the whole thing needs looking at and hopefully through this task group solutions can be found.”

The #LibDemPint is coming to the Cotswolds - Fri 30th Oct

In the national spirit of the #LibDemFightback, all over the UK #LibDemPints have been organised to welcome the thousands and thousands of new members to the party and to re-energise existing members. The meetings have been doing a superb job in building momentum for our shared vision of a Liberal Britain.
#LibDemPint s have been organised all over the country - and now it is our turn!
The #LibDemPint is coming to the Cotswolds
With its first appearance at Somewhere Else, Castle Street, Cirencester from 5pm on Friday 30th October. Please do all you can to join us and help us kick off the LibDem Fightback in the Cotswolds.

Tax credit changes will hammer families in the Cotswolds – new figures show

3,100 families in the Cotswolds will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits.


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Lib Dem plans to clean up the Cotswolds rejected by Conservatives

A motion that would have tidied up and improved the appearance of roads and pavements in the Cotswolds has been rejected by the Conservative administration at Cotswold District Council (CDC).


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3,000 could lose free school meals under Government plans

Thousands of children in the Cotswolds could lose their right to a free school meal under the Conservative Government’s plans to review the scheme.


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Public meeting to discuss future of popular Cirencester playing field


A public meeting is being held on Wednesday to discuss the future of a Cirencester playing field with an uncertain future.

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