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Longlevens

Sarah Sawyer and Linda CastleCouncillors Linda Castle and Sarah Sawyer are the Liberal Democrat councillors representing Longlevens on Gloucester City Council.

Linda and Sarah were elected in 2021 to represent Longlevens until the next elections in 2024.

Linda grew up in Longlevens, attending local schools and also raised her family here. She has recently retired from the NHS.

Sarah grew up in Gloucester runs the Friends of Elmbridge group and is fundraising for new play area in Armscroft Park.

She is a mother of three and lives in Elmbridge, near Cheltenham Road.

They are speaking up for local residents, getting things done and making a difference.

If you have an issue you want Linda or Sarah to take up on your behalf, please do get in touch.

You can contact the team at: longlevenslibdems@gmail.com

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  • Lib Dem leader Ed Davey posing with a blue door to send a message to Boris Johnson
    Article: Jun 25, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have won the Tiverton and Honiton by-election - overturning a Conservative majority of more than 24,000.

    Richard Foord won the Devon seat with more than 22,000 votes after the constituency saw a swing of almost 30%.

    The by-election was triggered when former Conservative MP Neil Parish resigned after admitting watching pornography in Parliament.

  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet
    Article: Jun 9, 2022
    The Liberal Democrat group on Gloucester City Council form the opposition to the Conservative administration. Their leader is Cllr. Jeremy Hilton who has recently announced his shadow cabinet. The seven member team will shadow the Conservative cabinet until the elections in May 2024 when they hope to take control of the city council. Until then they will provide constructive opposition.
  • Gloucester Liberal Democrats celebrate Longlevens by-election victory
    Article: May 9, 2022

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have hailed a superb set of results for the party in the local elections last week.

    The party gained over 200 councillors over England, Wales and Scotland, and took control of three more councils, including the new Somerset Council.

    It was a disastrous night for the Conservatives, who lost nearly 500 councillors and control of 11 councils, and while Labour made modest gains, it was the Liberal Democrats who were the success story of the elections.

  • Dr Rebecca Trimnell and Councillor Paul Toleman standing in front of the tree
    Article: Oct 29, 2021
    Gloucester 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.
  • Councillors Ashley Bowkett and Jeremy Hilton outside Debenhams in Kings Square
    Article: Oct 27, 2021
    Liberal 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.
  • Sarah Sawyer yellow lines
    Article: Oct 8, 2021


    Sarah Sawyer has asked Highways to either repaint or remove these double yellow lines on Longford Lane next to Plock Court.

    Residents have complained to the team that they are getting parking tickets but the lines are practically non existent.


    Longlevens Liberal Democrats will feed back the response.

  • Councillors Jeremy Hilton and Sebastian Field
    Article: Oct 8, 2021
    The 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.
  • Councillors Joanne Brown and Jeremy Hilton
    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.

  • Councillor Jeremy Hilton
    Article: Oct 6, 2021
    A 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.
  • Councillor Linda Castle and Sarah Sawyer at the Paygrove Lane site
    Article: Oct 4, 2021

    The future of a piece of land in Longlevens remains uncertain with fears housing could still be built on it.

    Outline planning permission for 10 houses was granted for the site off Paygrove Lane in 2018 by the city council and lasts for five years.

    The former sports field was marketed for sale earlier this year but has not sold.