Lib Dem proposals brings a ray of light to Tory budget

The Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council have today announced a full list of budget proposals amounting to over £2million for 2016/2017.

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Allocating tax-payers money ‘by a nod and a wink’ is unacceptable say Lib Dems

The County Council have agreed at this week’s full council meeting to look at  whether or not the shuffling of financial funds in council reserves should be approved not just by the Cabinet, but by all members of the Council.

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Call to end ambulance service crisis in Gloucestershire

A Liberal Democrat 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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Labour trash chances of council incinerator vote

Labour Councillor Brian Oosthuysen today used his casting vote as Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to reject the Liberal Democrats challenge over Cabinet’s approval of an extra £17 million contribution towards the Javelin Park incinerator.

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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 today’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.

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Lib Dems demand council releases all information on Javelin Park incinerator

The Liberal Democrats have today attacked the Conservative administration at Gloucestershire County Council for continuing to withhold all the contract details for Gloucestershire’s £500m incinerator.

 

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Government is putting at risk Council’s Solar PV Projects

On the day that the Gloucestershire County Council decided to build five solar photovoltaic generation sites on county council owned land, the government decided to consider changing the Feed-in Tariff rules. If the government are to reduce the Feed-in rates it could make this innovative renewable energy project unviable.

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“Council cuts will bite us all” say Lib Dems

Gloucestershire County Council is facing a massive cut in its grant from Government next year.

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Air Balloon solution stalling

Last year the Department of Transport approved funding to Highways England for fixing the A417 ‘Missing Link’, as part of a £15 billion countrywide road improvement scheme, but it has now been confirmed that a solution will not be delivered before 2021.

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