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Kingsholm & Wotton

Kingsholm councillors Jeremy Hilton and Isabel BrazilCouncillors Jeremy Hilton and Isabel Brazil represent Kingsholm & Wotton Ward on Gloucester City Council.
Jeremy was born, educated and works in Gloucester and has represented the Kingsholm area for many years. He is the leader of the Liberal Democrat group at the city council and is also the county councillor for Kingsholm and Wotton.
Isabel was first elected as a city councillor in 2016 and was born and bred in Gloucester. She has lived in Kingsholm for nine years.
Her father was a Tewkesbury Borough Councillor.
You can contact Jeremy on jeremy.hilton@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 07415 291 479 or Isabel on isabel.brazil@gloucester.gov.uk or 01452 500 673.
  • 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".
  • Jeremy Hilton in Oxford Road
    Article: Nov 18, 2020
    A petition calling for the protection of family homes in Kingsholm has been handed into the city council.
    Lib Dem councillor Jeremy Hilton said there was much concern about the number of homes now being converted into Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).
    Currently, family homes converted into HMOs for six persons or fewer do not require planning permission, as it is permitted development.
  • 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.

  • Jeremy Hilton at the Rose Garden
    Article: Oct 20, 2020

    Kingsholm Liberal Democrats have welcomed a scheme to turn an overgrown and unloved patch of land into a community garden.

    Councillors have agreed to back the project to transform the Wellington Parade Garden off London Road.

    The garden will be maintained by people working with local charity, Emerging Futures, which helps those who are in rehabilitation from alcohol or drugs addictions.

  • 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.

  • Councillors Jeremy Hilton and Isabel Brazil
    Article: Oct 6, 2020

    Kingsholm Liberal Democrats have launched a new petition to stop the area being overwhelmed by Houses in Multiple Occupation.

    Family homes are being converted into properties suitable for renting and can lead to issues with noise, rubbish and parking.

    There can also be problems with getting landlords to deal with incidents of anti-social behaviour.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Isabel Brazil at the Sherborne Cinema
    Article: Oct 2, 2020

    An independent cinema in Gloucester has been awarded a Government grant to help it weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Sherborne Cinema in Kingsholm will get £8,940 from the Culture Recovery Fund.

    A total of 42 cinemas will share more than £650,000 of funding allocated by the British Film Institute on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

  • Article: Oct 1, 2020

    The resurfacing of part of Horton Road in Gloucester will begin on October 6.

    This is after a concerted campaign by the local Liberal Democrat county councillor Jeremy Hilton.

    The planned work is to be carried out at night between October 6 and 13.

    The road will be closed between 7pm to 7am during the weekdays. It will not be closed on weekends.