Gloucestershire 2050 Consultation - Liberal Democrats call for rapid rail

Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrat group has responded to the Gloucestershire 2050 consultation.  While, commending the Council for starting the conversation on the strategic vision for the county, the group are troubled by reports that the county’s young residents have had no say in the final proposals. 

 

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"Cyclists don’t know what a pothole is” says Highways boss

Gloucestershire’s pothole plague isn’t as bad as it might appear, in part because “Cyclists don’t know what a pothole is” according to the Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Smith.

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Gloucestershire Lib Dems call for safeguards to ensure recyclable waste not incinerated

Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrats are calling for safeguards to ensure that recoverable recyclable waste is not burnt in the Javelin Park incinerator. 

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Gloucestershire Lib Dems call for more action on vehicles passing too close to cyclists while overtaking

Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion calling for a wider roll-out of Operation Close Pass, a pioneering initiative introduced by West Midlands Police to educate drivers on safe overtaking distances of cyclists. 

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Gloucestershire’s Lib Dems call for end to red tape slowing down refugee relocation pledge

In 2015, Gloucestershire County Council, along with the six district councils and partners in health, pledged to relocate 140 families on the Syrian Refugee resettlement programme, within the county.  Gloucestershire County Council is celebrating this pledge and the success stories in its Corporate Report.  However, halfway through this scheme only 37 families, around 25 per cent of the target, have been found new homes in Gloucestershire. 

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Gloucestershire Lib Dems call on Home Secretary to give police the resources they need

Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion at the County Council meeting on 16 May, calling for a reversal in cuts to the county’s already stretched police force.  key_pauldavid.jpg

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Air Quality Report approved by Scrutiny Committee

Tackling air pollution in Gloucestershire from vehicle emissions is set to be an important priority for Gloucestershire County Council after the report of the air pollution task group, chaired by Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (Lib Dem Kingsholm & Wotton), was yesterday approved by the Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee.

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Gloucestershire Lib Dems call on UK Government to spend more on the country’s broken roads

Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion calling on the UK Government to spend more on the country’s road network.  The motion, to be debated at the Council meeting on 16 May, highlights the group’s concern that of £30 billion raised by vehicle tax and fuel duty each year, only £10 billion is reinvested in the UK’s roads.

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The County Council just spent £1.7 million on consultants and it’s gone up by a quarter

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Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed their concern after it was revealed that Gloucestershire County Council's spending on consultants has increased by a quarter compared to the previous year.

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SUP-free GCC?

An albatross unwittingly feeding plastic to their young. A sea turtle hopelessly ensnared in floating debris. A whale calf poisoned by her own mother’s contaminated milk. The most celebrated and watched programme of 2017 was also the most sobering.

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