Tories fail to lobby for extra highways money

Lib Dems in Gloucestershire have reacted with dismay to the news that Tory highways chiefs have not asked the government even once for more cash to fix the county's roads.

Tory transport minister Lord Ahmed admitted to the lack of action in a response to a parliamentary question tabled by Lib Dem peer Lord Jones of Cheltenham.

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Full support given to increase county's recycling rates

Liberal Democrat calls for improvements to Gloucestershire's recycling rates has today received unanimous support.

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Strong monitoring needed for meals on wheels provider

Liberal Democrats at Wednesday’s county council meeting will call for more robust monitoring of Gloucestershire’s ‘meals on wheels’ service.

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County recycling targets missed for last 4 years

Latest figures show that Gloucestershire is binning more waste than ever but too much is going to landfill.

Now, the Liberal Democrats are calling for the County Council to get its recycling shoes on and start hitting waste targets. At next week’s Council meeting they’ll be calling on Shire Hall bosses to find ways to boost the amount we all leave out on the kerbside which can be used again.

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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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Action on student mental health crisis

A motion to try and tackle mental health problems in schools, colleges and Universities will be debated at Gloucestershire County Council next week.

Last year, a survey carried out by the Association of Colleges (AoC) found that 66% of respondents said that the number of students with mental health difficulties had ‘significantly increased’ in the past three years. Moreover, 75% felt that their college had ‘significant numbers’ of students who had undisclosed mental health difficulties.

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Traffic warden contract should be parked!

Liberal Democrats have criticised the decision to extend Gloucestershire County Council’s parking enforcement contract with APCOA.

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Council must move away from diesel engine vehicles

A request made at last week’s Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee could see the council’s vehicle fleet move away from diesel engines.

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'Coxit' proposals scrapped by Cotswold District Council

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Statement on today’s announcement that the so-called COXIT (Cotswold District Council’s proposed exit from Gloucestershire County Council) has been abandoned.

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Compelling academy conversions despite U-turn

The Liberal Democrats at tomorrow’s County Council meeting in Shire Hall will condemn the Conservative Government for pushing forward with compelling academy conversions despite their U-turn on the issue.   

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