Opposition councillors unite to scrutinise care home closures

Liberal Democrat, Labour and Green Party councillors have united to “call-in” the decision to close four publicly-owned care homes, giving councillors the opportunity to reassess Cabinet’s decision.   

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Cabinet approves care home closures despite overwhelming opposition

In less than 30 minutes the Conservative Cabinet unanimously agreed to close Bohanam House in Gloucester, Orchard House in Bishops Cleeve, The Elms in Stonehouse and Westbury Court in Westbury-on-Severn, forcing more than 80 residents out of their homes. 

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Ukrainian refugees welcomed to the Cotswolds

Two Ukrainian young women have been welcomed to the Cotswolds but their hosts have been beset by bureaucracy and delays.

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CALL FOR A NEW APPROACH TO UTILITY COMPANY PAVEMENT REPAIRS

Following a question by Cllr Paul Baker to the Cabinet Member for Highways Cllr Vernon Smith it transpires that in the last two years alone over 750 defect charges have been raised by the County Council about the quality of pavement and road repairs following cable laying works for utility companies such as Virgin Media.

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Calls for County Council to get a grip on Road Safety

With the number of people being killed or seriously injured on Gloucestershire’s roads steadily increasing, the Liberal Democrats are calling for the County Council to get a grip of road safety.

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Lib Dems demand inquiry into Gloucestershire's handling of Covid-19

As Gloucestershire residents are told to “live with covid,” the Liberal Democrat Group says it’s time to learn lessons from how public bodies responded to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

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GP WAITING-TIME CRISIS IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

A staggering 100,000 Gloucestershire residents waited over eight days for a GP appointment in February, Liberal Democrat research has revealed. This is up 9% from the previous month, when 5.7 million waited for eight days or more to see their GP. 

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LATEST FIGURES SHOW “STAGGERING” SCALE OF RIVER POLLUTION

Figures for river pollution by water company spills in 2021 have recently been released, showing the extraordinary scale of sewage pollution in Gloucestershire.

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OFSTED INSPECTION OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUCIL’S CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Group Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council, said in response to Ofsted’s announcement:

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Tories laugh as Covid cases soar across Gloucestershire

At last week’s Full Council meeting, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson challenged the County Council leader on the binning of Covid restrictions as Covid cases soared, only to be met with “no, no, no” and laughter from Conservative councillors.

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