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Barnwood

Councillor Joanne Brown and Ashley BowkettCouncillors Joanne Brown and Ashley Bowkett represent Barnwood Ward on Gloucester City Council. Joanne's husband David is the county councillor for Barnwood and Hucclecote.

Joanne was first elected in 2016 to represent the area where she has lived for 30 years. In 2018/19 she was the Mayor of Gloucester, which makes it a family double - for her husband is a past mayor of the city.
The married mother of two has worked as a librarian in a number of sectors including schools and at a prison. She has a variety of interests including wine-making, travelling and cycling and walking.
Ashley was elected in July 2019 in a by-election caused by the death of Conservative Councillor Lise Noakes. He lives in Barnwood with his family.
He is an award-winning documentary producer/director, and has worked in international television production, broadcasting, and distribution since the early 2000s.
You can contact Joanne by email at joanne.brown@gloucester.gov.uk or telephone on 01452 614 209. You can contact Ashley by email at ashley.bowkett@gloucester.gov.uk.
  • Declan Wilson outside affordable homes in Podsmead
    Article: Oct 9, 2020

    There will be a drastic cut in the number of affordable homes being built in Gloucester if the Conservative Government presses ahead with changes to the planning system.

    The Government is proposing to scrap the duty of developers to build affordable housing on sites for up to 40 or 50 homes.

    It means that in Gloucester if the 50 homes threshold was adopted 111 fewer affordable homes built in the city over the next decade - a cut of 10% on current plans.

  • Rebecca Trimnell outside Sainsbury's with her petition
    Article: Sep 21, 2020
    Over 500 people have signed a petition to keep the popular Sainsbury's supermarket in Gloucester city centre open after its closure was announced.
    Liberal Democrat Dr Rebecca Trimnell launched the petition after learning the supermarket in Northgate Street will close.
    The supermarket giant has been in the same location for 50 years and the store is a vital lifeline for people who live near the city centre.
  • Jeremy Hilton and Sainsbury's campaign
    Article: Sep 14, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have written to the chief executive of Sainsbury's PLC about the proposed closure of its Northgate Street supermarket.

    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of Gloucester Lib Dems, wrote to Simon Roberts about the future of the store, which has been trading successfully for nearly 50 years.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2020
    The Liberal Democrats have stepped up the campaign to save Sainsbury's in Northgate Street from closing.
    You can read the latest development here: https://mailchi.mp/4587ac1adf3f/junes-monthly-newsletter-591792
  • Rebecca Trimnell outside Sainsbury's with her petition
    Article: Sep 9, 2020
    A petition has been launched to keep the popular Sainsbury's supermarket in Gloucester city centre open after its closure was announced.
    The supermarket giant has been located in Northgate Street for 50 years and the store is a vital lifeline for people who live near the city centre.
    It is also well-used by shoppers who travel into the city centre on public transport from across the city.
  • Jeremy Hilton and Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Sep 3, 2020

    A petition has been launched against plans to rob Gloucester of its own council and replace it with a huge unitary authority.

    The petition is being launched by the Liberal Democrats this Saturday on what is Gloucester Day - an annual event celebrating the end of the siege of the city by soldiers loyal to King Charles I in 1643.

  • Jeremy Hilton speaking at a rostrum
    Article: Aug 21, 2020
    Tory leaders at Shire Hall are being quizzed on their performance by a senior Liberal Democrat councillor.
    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, who represents Kingsholm and Wotton, has tabled a dozen challenging questions to Conservative cabinet members for its full council meeting on September 9.
    He has asked questions about care home admissions, the performance of children's services, gulley cleaning, new cycling projects, the future of local government in Gloucestershire and the financial health of the county council.
  • Article: Aug 14, 2020

    The footpath and cyclepath approach to the crossing on North Upton Lane near the junction with Lilliesfield Avenue originally had fencing as a safety measure to slow down those looking to cross the road.

    Councillor David Brown said: "This fencing fell into disrepair and I asked the council time and time again to make repairs.

  • Article: Aug 9, 2020

    Last year major work was carried out along the Metz Way and Abbeymead Avenue corridor with the aim of improving 'traffic' flow for all road users including cyclists and pedestrians.

    Junctions were upgraded to better detect vehicle movements, cycle paths were improved and most noticeably the left filter lane into North Upton Lane was extended.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2020

    One of the few advantages of the lockdown was the huge reduction in the number of vehicles on the road giving Gloucestershire Highways opportunities to work on resurfacing some roads.

    David Brown said: "I received many complaints from motorists extremely concerned about the size of the potholes on long sections of Corinium Avenue.