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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Lib Dems back favoured Missing Link scheme

One of the two options for fixing the notorious A417 at the Air Balloon has today been backed by the County Council’s Liberal Democrats.

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Thumbs up to Missing Link consultation

Today a 6 week consultation started into 2 options to solve the A417 Missing Link at the Air Balloon.

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Lib Dems call for £5 million boost to highways, health and environment in Valentine’s Day budget

As the County Council sets its budget for the coming year this Wednesday 14 February, the main opposition group is bidding to target cash at roads and footways and to make mental health issues more of a priority. 

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