Tax-payers hit again by rising costs of Gloucestershire incinerator

A legal challenge has been today submitted by the Liberal Democrats under the council’s constitution over Cabinet’s approval of a £17 million contribution towards the Javelin Park incinerator.

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Task group set up to save lives on A429

At today’s Environment & Community Scrutiny Committee unanimous cross-party support was given to the setting up of a task group (subject to Scrutiny Management approval) to investigate safety and congestion on the A429.

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Lib Dems demand council releases all information on Javelin Park incinerator

The Liberal Democrats have today attacked the Conservative administration at Gloucestershire County Council for continuing to withhold all the contract details for Gloucestershire’s £500m incinerator.

 

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Government is putting at risk Council’s Solar PV Projects

On the day that the Gloucestershire County Council decided to build five solar photovoltaic generation sites on county council owned land, the government decided to consider changing the Feed-in Tariff rules. If the government are to reduce the Feed-in rates it could make this innovative renewable energy project unviable.

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“Council cuts will bite us all” say Lib Dems

Gloucestershire County Council is facing a massive cut in its grant from Government next year.

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Air Balloon solution stalling

Last year the Department of Transport approved funding to Highways England for fixing the A417 ‘Missing Link’, as part of a £15 billion countrywide road improvement scheme, but it has now been confirmed that a solution will not be delivered before 2021.

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“Let’s get devolution right for Gloucestershire” say Lib Dems

On the day Gloucestershire submits a more detailed bid for more devolved powers and responsibilities, which means greater local control and influence over resources and priorities.

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Lib Dem letter sent to Gloucestershire MPs to save the Human Rights Act

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (LD: Kingsholm and Wotton) has today written to all six MPs in Gloucestershire asking for their assurance that they will not vote in favour of scrapping the Human Rights Act.

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TORY and UKIP Councillors Vote Together to Scrap Human Rights Act

At today’s full county council meeting the Liberal Democrats urged fellow councillors across political parties to continue supporting the very Act that safeguards the civil liberties of everyone in the UK.

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“Do not scrap our human rights” say Lib Dems

At Wednesday’s full county council meeting Liberal Democrats will urge fellow councillors across political parties to continue supporting the very Act that safeguards the civil liberties of everyone in the UK.

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