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Elmbridge

Elmbridge Lib Dem councillors Emily Ryall and Howard HymanCouncillors Emily Ryall and Howard Hyman represent Elmbridge Ward on Gloucester City Council and were first elected in 2016.

Emily is a lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire while Howard was the Sheriff of Gloucester in 2018/19.

Joining the team in 2020 for the next local elections is local resident Anne Radley and will be replacing Councillor Ryall who is standing down for personal reasons.

Anne is an Elmbridge resident and has lived in the Swallow Park and the Elmbridge areas for nearly 20 years.

She has worked in the education sector and is
currently caring for her young daughter. Anne is an allotment gardener and also chairman of the Elmscroft Community Association.
Elmbridge Ward is represented by two county councillors. If you live in the Leazes or Nine Elms area then you are in the Longlevens Division. The rest of the ward is represented at Shire Hall by Councillor Jeremy Hilton.

You can contact Emily on emily.ryall@gloucester.gov.uk or 07931 595 058; Howard on howard.hyman@gloucester.gov.uk or 07903 021 835; and Jeremy on jeremy.hilton@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 07415 291 479.

  • Councillors Ashley Bowkett and Jeremy Hilton outside Debenhams in Kings Square
    Article: Jan 19, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are demanding to know why Gloucester missed out on a share of a £830 million Government fund to help high streets recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The city council submitted a 17-page bid for funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government's Future High Streets Fund.

  • Jeremy Hilton in Horton Road following its resurfacing
    Article: Jan 12, 2021
    A few months ago Gloucestershire County Council resurfaced Horton Road from its junction of London Road to the Aspen Centre.
    Now the county council is to complete the work, which Councillor Jeremy Hilton previously requested.
    This will be a section from the Aspen Medical Centre to the junction with Great Western Road.
  • Jeremy Hilton and policy planning
    Article: Jan 6, 2021

    A Lib Dem councillor has welcomed the granting of planning consent for Gloucester's £85 million digital quarter.

    Councillors have given consent for the first phase of The Forum, including 43 apartments and retail space in the Kings Quarter redevelopment. Work on the first phase is expected to start in the spring.

  • Jeremy Hilton at Gloucestershire Airport
    Article: Dec 17, 2020

    A Liberal Democrat councillor has welcomed improvement work to the runways at Gloucestershire Airport.

    Councillors at Gloucester City Council and Cheltenham Borough Council, which are joint shareholders of the airport, agreed the redevelopment.

    The two councils will provide funding for the resurfacing work and in return the airport will transfer the Meteor business park to the councils, which will provide an annual rental income of £650,000.

  • Ashley Bowkett and Jeremy Hilton discuss Debenhams future
    Article: Dec 1, 2020
    By Jeremy Hilton

    The Liberal Democrats are urging council bosses to step in and secure the long-term future of the Debenhams site in Gloucester after the department store announced its closure.

    The nationwide chain is planning on closing all its 124 stores across the country with the loss of 12,000 jobs.

    Debenhams had been in administration since April and it is not known when the store in Kings Square, which has been open since 1973, will close.

  • Councillors Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson
    Article: Nov 20, 2020
    Liberal Democrat councillors on Gloucester City Council have launched a "call-in" of the ruling Conservative administration's decision to rule out taking waste services back under direct council control - accusing them of "political bias".
    At a meeting of the cabinet last week, Tory councillors rejected the option of bringing household bin collections, recycling, street cleaning and grounds maintenance back in-house - claiming the move was "unaffordable".
  • Photograph: Declan Wilson and Jeremy Hilton talk to Lib Dem leader, Ed Davey MP about the railway station upgrade plan. (July 2019)
    Article: Nov 17, 2020

    Calls have been made for the £6 million project to upgrade Gloucester railway station to begin early next year.

    On November 19, the city council will debate a motion proposed by Lib Dem councillors Jeremy Hilton and Sebastian Field calling for the work to start in the first quarter of 2021.

    The project will involve a major upgrade of the underpass running from Bruton Way to Great Western Road.

  • Councillor Sebastian Field with e-scooters
    Article: Oct 26, 2020

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats are expressing concerns about the e-scooter trial in the city centre.

    They fear the dangers the e-scooters might present to pedestrians and especially blind, partially sighted and disabled people in the city.

    The 12mph e-scooters are virtually silent and blind or partially sighted people could find it hard to hear them coming and risk injury or worse.

  • Hungry child
    Article: Oct 25, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the county and city councils to support hungry children in Gloucester failed by the Government's decision not to fund school meals through the half-term school holidays.

    After a high-profile campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford, the Government provided food vouchers for the poorest families through the summer holidays.

  • Howard Human and Ebor Road street letters
    Article: Oct 23, 2020

    Residents in a residential part of Gloucester have had their popular garden waste service stopped by the city council.

    Council contractors will no longer collect recyclable garden waste Ebor Road and a large part of Armscroft Road from the Armscroft area of the city.

    The move has been criticised by one of the Liberal Democrat councillors who represents the area as the fortnightly service, which residents pay an annual fee, is popular.