Kingsholm & Wotton
A supporter of Friends of the Earth and National Trust, she has a passion for the urban and environmental issues.
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: Oct 6, 2021A by-election to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of the Sheriff of Gloucester will cost taxpayers at least £10,000.Conservative Councillor Clive Walford resigned in September just five months after being re-elected in May to represent Longlevens.City councillors had also unanimously appointed him Sheriff - an important civic post in Gloucester supporting the work of the Mayor.
Article: Sep 28, 2021
A promised housing stock survey in Kingsholm has been delayed yet again by council red tape.
The latest excuse was provided by the Conservative cabinet member in a written answer to a question from Councillor Jeremy Hilton, who represents Kingsholm.
The survey is planned so that the council can provide definitive evidence that too many family homes in Kingsholm are being converted into Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).
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.