“No Place for Local Council Leader to have Pro-Whitehall Attitude” say Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council have asked the Leader of the Council, Cllr. Mark Hawthorne, the reason why he’s not joined 119 other leaders of English councils in signing a letter calling for greater devolution and an end to financial cuts imposed by the centre.

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Tories Refuse to Protect Next Year’s Mental Health Budget

At Shire Hall’s full council meeting this week the minority controlled Conservative administration voted against protecting the overall Mental Health Budget in Gloucestershire for 2015/2016.

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Highways contractor Amey to improve performance or be hit by more financial penalties

After nearly nine months of Amey operating the county’s highways contract, the Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council have called for them to perform better or face further financial penalties.

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Liberal Democrats in Government putting mental health on the same legal footing in the NHS as physical health

Last week saw the publication of the policy paper entitled ‘mental health services: achieving better access by 2020’, which sets out national waiting time standards from April 2015 and plans to provide better access to mental health services over the next five years.

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‘Make Space for Cycling’ say Lib Dems

On the same day as the Tour of Britain came through parts of Gloucestershire unanimous support was given to a Lib Dem proposal to promote cycling in the county by improving cycle routes and cycle parking.

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Incinerator Cancellation – Lib Dems and Greens seek support from opposition councillors

The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party hope that opposition councillors will back their call for full and frank disclosure of the costs to cancel the contract to build a waste incinerator at Javelin Park. They hope that all opposition councillors will unite behind their motion to be debated at the county council on the 10th of September.

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‘Give cycling a boost in Gloucestershire’ say Lib Dems

As the country celebrates National Cycle to Work Day this Thursday, local Lib Dem councillors call for cycling to be given a higher priority in Gloucestershire.

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Investment is Good News for Young People’s Mental Health

Liberal Democrats across the county are delighted that progress is being made with the £450,000 non-recurring two-year investment in Young People’s Mental Health.

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Councillors demand to know the full costs of cancelling the incinerator contract

The Liberal Democrats and the Green Party County Councillor for Stroud Central is to call for all elected members of the county council to know the full range of costs that would be incurred if the decision was taken to cancel the current contract with Urbaser Balfour Beatty for the provision of a residual waste treatment facility.

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“The new Kemble to Swindon dual line is good news for all rail passengers”

Liberal Democrats have welcomed reports from Network Rail at the recent Environment and Communities Committee that the new Kemble to Swindon dual line will finally go live this September.

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