Gloucester Fire & Rescue Service should remain a county fire brigade

After months of speculation, councillors agreed unanimously that Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service should remain a county brigade under the democratic control of Gloucestershire County Council. There has been a move in some quarters to merge it with a neighbouring fire service.

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‘Let’s not repeat last year’s trial badger cull’ say Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats will at full council next Wednesday call on the council to write to the Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food opposing any further proposed badger culls.

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Liberal Democrat Statement on the publication of the GCC 2014/2015 Budget by both the Lib Dem Leader of the Group and Spokesperson for Finance and Change:

Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group Cllr. Colin Hay (LD: All Saints & Oakley) said that:

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Overwhelming Support Given for Lib Dems Calling to take Urgent Action on A417

A LIBERAL Democrat motion on taking action over the problematic A417 received overwhelming support from members at today’s full council meeting held at Shire Hall.

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‘Ambulance Service should remain fully operational at the Tri-Service Centre’ say Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat councillors concerns over the current poor performance of the ambulance service particularly in rural areas of the county will be debated at council on Wednesday.

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‘Extending the Badger Cull is Insane’ say Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats across the county have today voiced their anger over the likely extension of the badger cull in West Gloucestershire after it was confirmed on Friday evening that the badger cull in West Somerset will be extended until the end of this month.

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Annual Election of Council Leader Proposed by Liberal Democrats

A proposal being put forward by the County’s Liberal Democrats to the Council’s Constitution Committee on Monday could see changes to the length of the Council Leader’s tenure.

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Call for an End to Council Gagging

Calls for the removal of the maximum 30 minute rule for each political group to consider motions at full council have been proposed by the County’s Liberal Democrats.

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Gloucestershire Conservatives fail Troubled Families

National figures announced yesterday by the Coalition Government have bought welcome news on the large number of “Troubled Families” being turned around by councils across the country, but reveal an exceptionally poor performance by the Conservative minority controlled Gloucestershire County Council.

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Change of heart on Highways Investment Welcome says Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat councillors concerns over the state of Gloucestershire’s road have resulted to a welcomed release of an additional £1m this financial year by the County Council.

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