'Coxit' proposals scrapped by Cotswold District Council


Statement on today’s announcement that the so-called COXIT (Cotswold District Council’s proposed exit from Gloucestershire County Council) has been abandoned.

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Compelling academy conversions despite U-turn

The Liberal Democrats at tomorrow’s County Council meeting in Shire Hall will condemn the Conservative Government for pushing forward with compelling academy conversions despite their U-turn on the issue.   


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Fresh and dynamic leadership announced for Gloucestershire Lib Dems

Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson who represents the county division of Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach has today been officially elected unopposed to serve as the Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Gloucestershire County Council.


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Lib Dems in bid to protect local schools

At a County Council meeting next week the Liberal Democrats will call for the Conservative Government to think again over plans to turn all schools into academies.


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Shame on local MPs for rejecting vulnerable children

The Liberal Democrats have fiercely criticised the decision taken by all six Conservative MPs in Gloucestershire for voting against allowing 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children into the UK as 'cold and heartless'.


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Improving highway tree maintenance given thumbs up at Shire Hall

Liberal Democrats call to improve street tree maintenance today received cross-party support in the council chamber at Shire Hall.


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New Figures Show Pothole Failure

Today a new set of figures released by Gloucestershire County Council show targets for pothole repairs being missed again.


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Liberal Democrats condemn COXIT

The Liberal Democrat statement on what has been termed ‘Coxit’, the Cotswold District Council’s exit from Gloucestershire County Council reads as follows:

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SkillZone to get funding for third year running

The Liberal Democrats have for the third financial year running secured safety sessions at Gloucester’s SkillZone for all Year 5 school pupils across the county.



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Investing to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people

At the County Council's budget setting meeting in Shire Hall last week the Liberal Democrats successfully secured an investment of £25K for 2016/2017into mental health support for children and young people. This follows from the £450K investment the Liberal Democrats secured two years ago to improve young people’s mental health services.  

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