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Longlevens

Sarah Sawyer and Linda CastleLocal residents Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle are the Liberal Democrat team for Longlevens.
They will be the Lib Dem candidates in Longlevens at the next local elections.
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.
Linda grew up in Longlevens, attending local schools and also raised her family here. She has recently retired from the NHS.
They are speaking up for local residents, getting things done and making a difference.
If you have an issue you want Linda and 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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  • Article: Aug 5, 2020

    Spotlight on Longlevens

    from Linda Castle, Sarah Sawyer and Longlevens Liberal Democrats


    Gloucester's future under threat from unitary council plan
    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have vowed to do 'what's good for Gloucester' when a government white paper on local government is published as anticipated in September. More information here.

    Support hub remains open
    The county council is continuing to offer support to those who need it after shielding advice changed on August 1. The community help hub has answered over 4,300 requests for help since its launch. More information here

    New cycle lane
    From August 3, Gloucestershire County Council is installing a new cycle lane along London Road, Cheltenham Road and sections of Estcourt Road. The aim of the scheme is to create a link between Longlevens and the city centre, hospital and railway station. More information here

    Trevone House
    The county council is investing £13 million to give vulnerable youngsters brighter futures by transforming Trevone House in Denmark Road. More information here

    Gloucestershire Archives
    The Heritage Hub in Alvin Street has re-opened for visitors to pre-book an appointment to access the unique collections on offer at the archives. More information here

    Quarter of UK mammals under threat
    The news this week that a quarter of UK mammals face extinction, is a cause for concern. More here.

    Found an abandoned trolley?
    Did you know you can use the Trolleywise app to report abandoned shopping trolleys for collection? You can download the app for Apple or Android within your mobile phone and then report the abandoned trolley as you come across it.

    Campaigning for Longlevens
    Please visit our website to see examples of some of our current work. We are always keen to hear from you about issues or campaigns.

    And finally
    Philip Lancaster has just launched a website where you can buy selected publications, including music by Gloucester-born composer and war poet Ivor Gurney.

    With best wishes,


    Linda Castle Sarah Sawyer
    Longlevens Liberal Democrats

    Email newsletter
    If you feel a friend or neighbour would enjoy this newsletter, please feel free to forward it to them. Anyone can sign up securely via this form here.

    How to contact us
    If we can help with any issues please contact us via:
    📧 longlevenslibdems@gmail.com 📞 07888 136 208

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: Jul 30, 2020

    Two thousand years of history should be protected if the Government pushes ahead with plans to reorganise local government in Gloucester, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Government is expected to publish a White Paper on scrapping the two tier system of local government in Gloucestershire in September.

  • Article: Jul 23, 2020

    Spotlight on Longlevens

    from Linda Castle, Sarah Sawyer and Longlevens Liberal Democrats


    Barnwood link road closure
    The A417 Barnwood link road is to close later this month to allow for repairs to a tunnel underneath the road. This will take place over the weekend from 8pm on Friday July 24 to 5am on Monday July 27. Read more here

    Weed spraying
    The weeds have been thriving during lockdown in Longlevens. They have now been sprayed by the council. Read more here

    Longlevens library
    The library has partially re-opened for collections after being closed since March. Click here for more information about the services on offer.

    Caring for all of the community
    Local resident Becky Booth set up a network of volunteers before the lockdown to help people across Longlevens. Here she describes what she did.

    Plock Court poppies bring joy
    A stunning display of poppies and wild flowers at Plock Court is proving popular with residents. Read more here

    The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
    Please see our colleague, Councillor Sebastian Field's website for more information on this scheme.

    And finally
    We are pleased to see the Hong Kong City chinese takeaway in Greyhound Gardens reopened for business from Monday July 20.

    With best wishes,


    Linda Castle Sarah Sawyer
    Longlevens Liberal Democrats

    Email newsletter
    If you feel a friend or neighbour would enjoy this newsletter, please feel free to forward it to them. Anyone can sign up securely via this form here.

  • Jeremy Hilton and housing
    Article: Jul 23, 2020

    Gloucester's air quality has improved significantly because of the coronavirus lockdown, according to the city council.

    While figures are yet to be verified and confirmed, initial readings show a reduction of nitrogen oxide, a vehicle pollutant, by up to 45% in key areas such as Barton Street.

    The trend is being seen across the UK and the globe as people travelled less during Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Weeds in Garden Way, Longlevens
    Article: Jul 23, 2020

    The council have confirmed that weed spraying in the Longlevens area took place between July 6 and 14.

    It takes around 14 days for the herbicide to start to cause the weeds to die back.

    Lib Dem campaigner Sarah Sawyer said: "We will continue to monitor the local streets to make sure this happens."

  • Article: Jul 23, 2020

    The A417 Barnwood link road is to close later this month to allow for repairs to a tunnel underneath the road.

    The tunnel allows the Horsbere Brook to flow under the road - near to the Wheatstone Inn pub and Premier Inn hotel - and inspections have revealed it requires essential repairs.

    The repairs involve digging down to the culvert and resealing the top of it to stop water entering from the road above and damaging the structure.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2020
    Longlevens library has partially re-opened after closing due to the Covic-19 pandemic.
    Since July 13, the library in Church Road has been offering a collection service which allows local residents to request books, DVDs and other materials they would like to borrow.
    There is an off the shelf service where you can select online the type of books or other items you would like and staff then select on your behalf from the stock held at the library.
  • Plock Court poppy field
    Article: Jul 5, 2020
    A stunning display of poppies and wild flowers at Plock Court is proving popular with residents.
    The flowers were planted as part of the Gloucester Urban Greening Project.
    A colourful snake made of pebbles also brightened up Longlevens. The snake - called Stanley - is outside Holy Trinity Church.
  • Becky Booth
    Article: Jul 1, 2020

    Local resident Becky Booth set up a network of volunteers before the lockdown to help people across Longlevens. Here she describes what she did.

    "I asked for help to set up a directory of volunteers on the Longlevens Noticeboard Facebook group and hundreds signed up.

    "Together with the local GP surgery, PCSOs, councillors, community leaders and primary school head teacher we forged a plan.

  • Jeremy Hilton and policy planning
    Article: Jun 23, 2020
    Councillors are to acknowledge the contribution of the city in helping the most vulnerable in Gloucester during the coronavirus pandemic.
    A cross-party motion by the Liberal Democrats and Labour Party will be debated by councillors at a meeting of the city council on July 9.
    The motion praises everyone in the community, as well as council staff, care sector workers and volunteers who helped those in need in Gloucester over the last three months.