PLAN TO RESTORE “SHATTERED” PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN GLOS HIGHWAYS

Liberal Democrat Councillors are bringing a motion to Gloucestershire County Council, with the aim of repairing public confidence in Gloucestershire’s highways. 

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CABINET MEMBER ADMITS COUNCIL DOCUMENTS WERE “MISLEADING” AND THAT COUNCIL WON’T HIT CARBON REDUCTION TARGETS

Under questioning from Lib Dem members of the Environment Committee, the Conservative Cabinet Member responsible for Climate Change said, “are we going to reduce the county’s emissions by 80 per cent by 2030? No, we’re not.”

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WATER COMPANIES ADMIT NO PLANS TO ELIMINATE SEWAGE DUMPING

Under questioning from Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, two water companies operating in Gloucestershire admitted they have no plans to ever stop dumping raw sewage in the county’s rivers while the third will continue for another 30 years.

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PLAN SOUGHT FOR “UNACCEPTABLE” AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES

The Cotswolds is consistently the worst performing district in Gloucestershire for ambulance response times, not once hitting the average target of seven minutes for category one calls over the last 22 months.  Now, Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats are demanding a solution.

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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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