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.
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.
Article: Apr 8, 2021
The Liberal Democrats have launched their city council election manifesto with a pledge that Gloucester deserves better after 17 years of Conservative rule.
The Conservative administration is tired and has run out of ideas and it is time for change in Gloucester in the local elections on May 6.
The Liberal Democrats have the ideas, energy, enthusiasm and the plan to rebuild the council and help Gloucester prosper as it emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
Article: Mar 17, 2021
The iconic Debenhams building in the centre of Gloucester has been bought by the University of Gloucestershire.
The 1930s art deco building will be restored and turned into a five-storey campus in the heart of the city centre.
The university is also considering ways of turning the ground floor of the building into dual use - allowing access to services by the public.
Article: Mar 13, 2021
One of Gloucester's most important monuments has received a Government grant to help with ongoing maintenance.
St Oswald's Priory has been awarded £25,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund to pay towards the cost of conservation work.
Among the projects is placing a turf layer onto the top of the walls, which helps reduce the deterioration of the stones.