NO GUARANTEE CYCLE TRACK WILL EVER BE BUILT

Following a Cabinet decision to reallocate money from the Bishops Cleeve to Cheltenham cycle-track to a highways capacity scheme, the Cabinet Member for Finance conceded that there was no guarantee that funding for the cycle-track will ever be found, meaning it may never be built. 

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LIB DEMS CALL IN TORY DECISION TO REALLOCATE CYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

The Liberal Democrat opposition on Gloucestershire County Council have called-in the Conservatives’ decision to take funding away from the Cheltenham to Bishops Cleeve cycle-track and allocate it instead to highways improvements.

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PUBLIC INTEREST REPORT UP IN SMOKE FOLLOWING GCC LETTERS, ADMITS AUDITOR

At a meeting of today’s Audit and Governance Committee, the independent auditor admitted that an earlier draft of their report into the value for money of the Javelin Park waste incinerator – in which the auditor said they were minded to produce a “Report in the Public Interest” (or “Public Interest Report”) – was amended following correspondence from Gloucestershire County Council. 

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TORIES REFUSE TO COMMIT TO LIFTING COMMUNITIES OUT OF DEPRIVATION

Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats brought a motion to Full Council on 8 September calling for a commitment to lift all areas in the county out of deprivation – a call which the Conservatives rejected.


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Tackling poverty and deprivation in Gloucestershire

Motion proposed by Councillors David Willingham and Jeremy Hilton at 8 September Full Council.

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CALL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM UNCHECKED DEVELOPMENT

Lib Dem councillors are calling for the Conservative Government’s planning reforms to be dropped, with a greater focus on affordable housing and the environment while protecting the voice of communities over local developments.

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County Council takes the plunge to clean Gloucestershire's rivers

Gloucestershire County Council has held the inaugural meeting of the group tasked with cleaning our county’s rivers.

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LIB DEMS REVEAL CABINET IN WAITING

Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrats have revealed their exciting shadow cabinet, with a wealth of experience both in and out of local government.

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CONSERVATIVES CALL ON PEOPLE TO STOP “OBSSESSING ABOUT TREES”, ADMITTING THEY WON’T HIT 35 MILLION TREES COMMITMENT

Just weeks after the County Council elections Gloucestershire Conservatives effectively drop their commitment to plant 35 million trees despite promising to do so repeatedly in the run-up to polling day.

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Lib Dems call for voter ID proposals to be scrapped

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Government to scrap proposed legislation that could disenfranchise millions of voters, including nearly 50,000 in Gloucestershire.

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