Cotswold Lib Dems launch local election campaign

“You deserve better!” - that’s the call from local Liberal Democrats as they launch their bid to take control of Cotswold District Council in the local elections on May 2nd.

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Ray paints the town!

When Cllr Ray Brassington (Four Acres Ward) heard that vandals had sprayed obscene graffiti in the underpass below Tetbury Road, rather than wait on the Council to sort it out he leapt into action.


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Lisa Spivey calls for action on rural crime and policing

Whilst our villages are great places to live, work and visit, something needs to be done about rural crime. That’s according to local campaigner, Lisa Spivey.


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FOSSE CROSS CLOSURE: Anger as fly-tipping increases across our ward

Councillor Jenny Forde has hit out at Conservative-run Gloucestershire County Council’s decision to reduce the opening hours at Fosse Cross Household Recycling centre.


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Lib Dem motion to protect local hospital services given cross party support

Cotswold Lib Dem Councillors successfully brought forward a motion last week calling on Gloucestershire’s Clinical Commissioning Group and Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to protect the walk-in services currently provided by the Gloucestershire's two Accident and Emergency departments and seven community hospitals. 

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Gary Selwyn calls for urgent resurfacing of roads in Watermoor

Cirencester Town Councillor Gary Selwyn is calling on Gloucestershire County Council to resurface some of the worst roads in Watermoor Ward as a matter of urgency.


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Gary gets stuck in to repaint underpass

Councillor Gary Selwyn recently repainted the underpass by Fairfax Road to remove the graffiti. This time it was a solo effort, but the Watermoor Community Group (which he is secretary of) often help out too.


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Conservatives ‘running scared’ as independent review into Council’s culture is cancelled

Opposition Councillors at Cotswold District Council (CDC) have responded with anger after an independent review by the Local Government Association (LGA) into the culture and workings of the authority was cancelled at the last minute by the authority’s Conservative leadership.

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Joe Harris statement on Cotswold Conservative Leader resigning

Below is a statement from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Cotswold District Council, Cllr Joe Harris, on the resignation of the Conservative Leader of the Council Mark Annett.

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Gloucestershire’s new Cabinet Member for Climate Change refuses to confirm belief in climate change

Under repeated questioning from Cotswold Liberal Democrat Councillors Joe Harris and Paul Hodgkinson, the newly appointed Conservative Cabinet Member for Climate Change refused to confirm or deny his belief in manmade climate change. 


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