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  • 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.

  • 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.