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  • Liam Harries at Severnside Surgery
    Article: Jul 31, 2018
    A new GP surgery at Kingsway will complement existing services in Quedgeley.
    The new premises will be run by Rosebank Health, which already operates the Rosebank and Severnvale surgeries.
    There are no plans to close either of the existing surgeries.
  • Jeremy Hilton & Declan Wilson outside the proposed much smaller public advice reception on Westgate Street
    Article: Jul 25, 2018

    Gloucester City Council should suspend its planned move of its offices to Shire Hall, say the Lib Dems. The current plan is for the city council to be based on the fifth floor at Shire Hall from 1st April 2019. Shire Hall is the headquarters of the county council.

    The Liberal Democrat group says the business planning behind the project is ill thought out and the office accommodation will be temporary, too small and the financial savings unsound.

  • Jeremy Hilton - recycling boxes
    Article: Jul 19, 2018

    Discussions about the failing Amey streetcare contract must be held in open session with the press and public present says Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton.

    On Monday 23rd of July, the Audit and Governance Committee of Gloucester City Council will receive a report (agenda item 16) about the failing streetcare contract that it has with Amey PLC.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Gloucester's Liberal Democrat Prospective MP has welcomed the announcement of an upgrade to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal towpath.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, the recently selected Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester, said the scheme was great news for cyclists and pedestrians.

    The towpath serves as an important route between the city centre and areas such as Hempsted, Podsmead, Quedgeley and Kingsway and is also part of the National Cycle network.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Local resident Dr Rebecca Trimnell has been picked to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Gloucester at the next General Election.

    Rebecca, who lives in the Westgate area of the city, was chosen by Lib Dem party members from a shortlist of two at a selection meeting in the city on Saturday night.

    She will take on Conservative MP Richard Graham and Labour's Fran Boait at the next General Election, which could happen at anytime between now and 2022.

  • Amey bins winter crisis (Gloucester Lib Dems)
    Article: Jul 1, 2018

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats are demanding the Conservative-run city council takes action over persistent poor performance by waste collection contractors Amey.

    Lib Dem councillors have tabled a motion for debate at a meeting of the city council on July 12, which calls on the Conservative cabinet to sort out the recent problems that have hit Amey.

  • Gloucester City Council
    Article: Jun 8, 2018
    Liberal Democrat leader, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton has responded to the decision of the Conservative controlled Gloucester City Council to close its customer advice reception and contact centre to the public on the last Wednesday of every month. The first closure will be on the 30th of May.

    Cllr. Hilton has described the decision made by Cllr. David Norman as another example of the 'vanishing council'.

    Cllr.Jeremy Hilton (Lib Dem - Kingsholm & Wotton) said:

    "Under Conservative control the city council continues to contract and services to the community diminish. It has certainly become a 'vanishing council'.

    "Last year the cabinet cut the hours the reception was open every day. It now closes at 3pm rather than 5pm as it once did. In future the doors will be closed once a month for a whole day.

    "Residents arriving at the council on the last Wednesday of the month will be shocked and annoyed to see the doors locked to the council offices. If they phone the contact centre they will find their call will be unanswered. They will be frustrated they cannot speak to a person face to face to help solve their enquiry.

    "Due to staff cuts imposed by the Tories, the council's customer service team is overstretched and no longer has the resilience to cope with the demands placed on it.

    "A good council would keeps its customer reception and contact centre open every working day. It should be able to organise staff training without locking the front doors.

    "This vanishing council is letting the people of Gloucester down. It's customer advice reception and contact centre should be open every day Monday to Friday."

  • Jeremy Hilton
    Article: Jun 1, 2018

    There are calls for a new civil justice centre to be built in Gloucester city centre rather than in Quedgeley.

    Liberal Democrat group leader Councillor Jeremy Hilton said that if a new crown, county and magistrates court complex was to be built in the city then it should be in a central location, rather than at the Waterwells business park.

  • Rubbish
    Article: May 29, 2018

    Liberal Democrats have called for an early end of the council's streetcare contract with Amey PLC. The 15-year contract is due to end on 31st March 2022 and is valued at £5.7m per year.

    Amey are contracted to provide street cleaning, grounds maintenance, recycling and refuse collection services.

    The call by Jeremy Hilton to end the contract early, came as councillors' email inboxes were flooded with complaints from residents about missed bin collections over the Christmas period. This follows on from a similar problem with bins not being collected last year due to insufficient drivers being employed by Amey. The quality of the street cleaning and grounds maintenance services is also problematic.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2018

    Liberal Democrats on the city council will propose amendments to the council budget on Thursday (22nd Feb) concentrating on cultural and community activities.

    They will use a third of the unallocated £800,000 expected windfall from the 100% business rates retention pilot to fund five key projects.

    In total the Lib Dems will suggest additional spending of £270,000. This will not require a further increase in the council tax above the 3% rise set by the Tory cabinet.