Gloucestershire has some of the worst road surfaces in the country, help us secure more investment in our roads.
The state of many roads across Gloucestershire is terrible. In areas driving around can be so bumpy that it feels like being on a safari, couple this with the damage done to vehicles which costs motorists thousands of pounds a year it makes for a totally unacceptable situation.
Years of underinvestment by the ruling Conservatives at Shire Hall means there is a backlog of repairs of well over £80 million. The budget for roads is around £30 million.
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Article: Mar 2, 2021
A Gloucester councillor is working to help businesses resolve a parking problem in his ward.
Councillor Sebastian Field, who represents Podsmead, was contacted by a business owner on Empire Way who said legal parking opposite their business was preventing access for customers and deliveries.
The business, which is based on the Centurion industrial estate off Bristol Road, has contacted the police in the past on days when the parking has been particularly bad.
Article: Feb 24, 2021
The Conservatives have been accused of complacency over the state of roads and pavements in Gloucester.
Councillor Jeremy Hilton said there was an £80 million backlog of repairs for highways across Gloucestershire.
And he criticised the Conservative cabinet member for complacency over the state of the roads - highlighting several in the city that need fixing.
Article: Feb 9, 2021One street in Gloucester has more than a dozen large potholes down the length of the carriageway.Every month Elmleaze, in the Elmbridge area of the city, is full of potholes and no sooner are they filled in then more appear.At the weekend local resident and Liberal Democrat campaigner Sarah Sawyer counted 16 separate potholes along the length of Elmleaze.
Article: Feb 8, 2021
A Gloucester city councillor is calling for an area of tarmac in his ward to be adopted by the county council.
Residents of Thornhill Close in Podsmead contacted Councillor Sebastian Field to see if he could assist with a problem.
The area of land to the rear of the houses in Uphill Place that adjoins the houses at one end of Thornhill Close is in poor condition.
Article: Feb 5, 2021
A pothole-ridden road in the centre of Gloucester is set to be resurfaced by the county council after pressure from the Liberal Democrats.
Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Liberal Democrat campaigner in Westgate, has been campaigning for Parliament Street, from Chillingworth Mews to Brunswick Road, to be resurfaced because of its poor condition.
Article: Jan 31, 2021
A petition has been launched by the Liberal Democrats to put right a flooded path in the Quedgeley area of Gloucester.
Before Christmas, the heavy rains brought floodwater across the city.
Since then, the waters have retreated and life has gone back to normal but that is not the case for one area in Quedgeley which still remains flooded and muddy.
Article: Sep 29, 2020
The Liberal Democrats have called for the "forgotten" roads of Gloucester city centre to be repaired by the county council.
Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Liberal Democrat campaigner for Westgate, said Park Street, Parliament Street and Cromwell Street were in poor condition.
She spoke out after the county council announced plans to resurface The Quay and Commercial Road.
Article: Sep 16, 2020
The Conservative-run Gloucestershire County Council has backed down over the changes to the Cheltenham Road roundabout and scrapped the trial - after a massive backlash from local residents.
The Liberal Democrats in Longlevens had demanded changes to the scheme to make it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Article: Aug 21, 2020Tory 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 19, 2020
Parts of Longlevens and Elmbridge suffered flash flooding, including Estcourt Road, due to the heavy rain on the evening of August 12.
It is clearly a problem with the drainage system not being able to cope and that might be because:
- The drains were blocked
- There is an underground blockage in the system