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This is the official web site of Gloucester Liberal Democrats. Read about our campaigns, our councillors and how we can all work together to make our city a better place to live.

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Latest News

  • Article: Sep 16, 2021

    Conservative Councillor Clive Walford has quit the city council - meaning there will be a by-election in Longlevens in a few weeks.
    The Liberal Democrats are setting the pace to elect our new councillor to work alongside
    Councillor Linda Castle.
    In May's election Lib Dem Sarah Sawyer was just 62 votes from joining Linda on the council, while Jade Emraz finished in fifth place - only 103 votes behind Sarah.
    Since being elected, Linda Castle has been working closely with Sarah and Jade.
    Councillor Linda Castle said: "We have continued to speak to local residents about issues that matter to them and in this newsletter you will find more information of what we have been doing."
    Sarah Sawyer said: "We are continuing to campaign against the poor state of the roads, while also trying to deal with ongoing parking issues or getting overgrown hedges cut back."
    Jade Emraz added: "There will be a byelection soon and this is a chance for two hardworking Lib Dem councillors to represent Longlevens."
    Labour and Greens did not even stand at the last local elections. The Lib Dems are the clear challengers in Longlevens.

  • Councillor Ashley Bowkett wants to see improvements to the tree maintenance budgets
    Article: Sep 15, 2021
    Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council have laid down a challenge to the Conservatives to plant more trees in the city and improve tree maintenance budgets.
    Their challenge will be heard at a meeting of the city council when it meets on September 23.
    Councillor Ashley Bowkett, who represents Barnwood, will move a motion calling for the cabinet member Richard Cook to: -
  • Jeremy Hilton with PCC Chris Nelson
    Article: Sep 14, 2021
    City councillors are to debate a motion over concerns about anti-social behaviour and petty crime in Gloucester.
    If approved, the council will invite the newly-elected police and crime commissioner for Gloucestershire, Chris Nelson, to address council on his plans to reduce anti-social behaviour in the city.
  • Article: Sep 12, 2021

    Councillor Linda Castle is seeking reassurances about the possible sale of land in Longlevens.
    She has submitted a series of written questions to the city council cabinet asking for clarification on what is happening with the site off Paygrove Lane.
    Planning permission for 10 houses was supposedly granted in 2017.
    "If the land has been sold for housing I want to know who is going to develop it," she said.
    "If it has not been sold after all then we should try to give it back to the community for local use."

  • Article: Sep 1, 2021

    Newly-elected Lib Dem Councillor Linda Castle, and ward colleagues Sarah Sawyer and Jade Emraz have thanked all residents who supported them in May's local elections.
    Councillor Linda Castle, who was elected for the first time, said: "We would like to thank everyone who voted for us in May.
    "Please get in touch if we can help.
    "The Lib Dem team has been very busy since May working on all the issues raised
    during the election.
    "We are continuing to speak to residents find out what else we can help with."