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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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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PCC INVITED TO EXPLAIN HOW HE’LL MEET MANIFESTO COMMITMENTS

Reducing anti-social behaviour and increasing “bobbies on the beat” were critical commitments in the new Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner’s manifesto.  Liberal Democrat Councillors are therefore inviting him to explain how he’ll hit these targets.

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LIB DEM BUDGET AMENDS PLACE FOCUS ON PUBLIC PROTECTION

At the upcoming Budget meeting the Liberal Democrats will be bringing forward a series of amendments focusing on keeping people safe, while also helping residents struggling with the cost of living and measures to help tackle the climate emergency.

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TORY POLICE COMMISSIONER CONCEDES HE WILL NOT MEET ELECTION PLEDGE TO DELIVER 300 MORE BOBBIES ON THE BEAT

During today’s Police and Crime Panel meeting, the new Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner admitted he’d be “jolly lucky” to hit his manifesto commitment of employing an additional 300 officers during his term in office, with his current proposals only guaranteeing an additional 106 over the next three years.

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HOMELESSNESS ART SHOW SUPPORTED BY COUNCILLOR GRANT

An art show, titled “Shoes Have Names”, has opened at Cirencester’s New Brewery Arts following a grant from Cllr Rebecca Halifax – Cirencester Park. 

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CONSERVATIVES BREAKING POLICE OFFICER PROMISE FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE

The Conservative Government is failing to deliver the promised 153 more police officers for Gloucestershire. 

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