Councillors Joanne Brown and Ashley Bowkett represent Barnwood Ward on Gloucester City Council. Joanne's husband David is the county councillor for Barnwood and Hucclecote.
Article: Jun 25, 2022
The Liberal Democrats have won the Tiverton and Honiton by-election - overturning a Conservative majority of more than 24,000.
Richard Foord won the Devon seat with more than 22,000 votes after the constituency saw a swing of almost 30%.
The by-election was triggered when former Conservative MP Neil Parish resigned after admitting watching pornography in Parliament.
Article: Jun 9, 2022The Liberal Democrat group on Gloucester City Council form the opposition to the Conservative administration. Their leader is Cllr. Jeremy Hilton who has recently announced his shadow cabinet. The seven member team will shadow the Conservative cabinet until the elections in May 2024 when they hope to take control of the city council. Until then they will provide constructive opposition.
Article: May 9, 2022
Gloucester Liberal Democrats have hailed a superb set of results for the party in the local elections last week.
The party gained over 200 councillors over England, Wales and Scotland, and took control of three more councils, including the new Somerset Council.
It was a disastrous night for the Conservatives, who lost nearly 500 councillors and control of 11 councils, and while Labour made modest gains, it was the Liberal Democrats who were the success story of the elections.
Lib Dems announce Howard Hyman as their nomination for Mayor of Gloucester and Joanne Brown as SheriffArticle: Apr 5, 2022Gloucester Liberal Democrat councillor Howard Hyman is set to become the next Mayor of Gloucester.Councillor Hyman has been a city councillor for Elmbridge ward since 2016.Protocol at Gloucester City Council shares the civic offices between the three political groups, based on proportionally and on the size of each group. For the council year 2022/23, it is the turn of the second largest group, the Liberal Democrats to nominate who should serve as the city's Mayor and the city's Sheriff and Deputy Mayor.
Article: Oct 29, 2021Gloucester City Council has temporarily stopped the felling of a tree on open land at St Mary's Street - as local resident Rebecca Trimnell stood in the way of contractors who had already cut down one.The contractors have gone away for the day, but could be back on Friday.Rebecca Trimnell has spoken to Councillor Paul Toleman and contact has now been made with the open spaces manager asking him for reassurance that the tree will not be cut down.
Article: Oct 27, 2021Liberal Democrat councillors on Gloucester City Council have welcomed the news the city is to receive £20 million from the Government's Leveling Up Fund.The decision was announced in the Chancellor's Budget statement on Wednesday.Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Lib Dem group leader, said: "The three group leaders met ahead of the local elections to agree on the three projects the council would bid for and tasked officers to prepare the bid document.
Article: Oct 8, 2021The return of the Festival of Light to Gloucester has been welcomed by the Liberal Democrats.Gloucester City Council announced the return of the festival, which will run from November until February next year, and will see the light installations bring colour to the city as the nights draw in over winter.
Article: Oct 6, 2021
Gloucester City Council must stop advertising artificial grass on its refuse vehicles, according to thee Liberal Democrats.
Councillor Joanne Brown, who represents Barnwood Ward, challenged the Conservative-run city council to stop advertising environmentally harmful products on the side of its refuse lorries.
Article: Sep 15, 2021Liberal 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: -
Lib Dems invite the police and crime commissioner to address the city council on policing in GloucesterArticle: Sep 14, 2021City 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.