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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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  • Jeremy Hilton and policy planning
    Article: Jan 6, 2021

    A Lib Dem councillor has welcomed the granting of planning consent for Gloucester's £85 million digital quarter.

    Councillors have given consent for the first phase of The Forum, including 43 apartments and retail space in the Kings Quarter redevelopment. Work on the first phase is expected to start in the spring.

  • Jeremy Hilton at Gloucestershire Airport
    Article: Dec 17, 2020

    A Liberal Democrat councillor has welcomed improvement work to the runways at Gloucestershire Airport.

    Councillors at Gloucester City Council and Cheltenham Borough Council, which are joint shareholders of the airport, agreed the redevelopment.

    The two councils will provide funding for the resurfacing work and in return the airport will transfer the Meteor business park to the councils, which will provide an annual rental income of £650,000.

  • Ashley Bowkett and Jeremy Hilton discuss Debenhams future
    Article: Dec 1, 2020
    By Jeremy Hilton

    The Liberal Democrats are urging council bosses to step in and secure the long-term future of the Debenhams site in Gloucester after the department store announced its closure.

    The nationwide chain is planning on closing all its 124 stores across the country with the loss of 12,000 jobs.

    Debenhams had been in administration since April and it is not known when the store in Kings Square, which has been open since 1973, will close.

  • 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".
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rebecca Trimnell outside Sainsbury's with her petition
    Article: Sep 21, 2020
    Over 500 people have signed a petition to keep the popular Sainsbury's supermarket in Gloucester city centre open after its closure was announced.
    Liberal Democrat Dr Rebecca Trimnell launched the petition after learning the supermarket in Northgate Street will close.
    The supermarket giant has been in the same location for 50 years and the store is a vital lifeline for people who live near the city centre.
  • Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle at Cheltenham Road roundabout
    Article: Sep 16, 2020

    The Conservative-run Gloucestershire County Council has backed down over the changes to the Cheltenham Road roundabout and scrapped the trial - after a massive backlash from local residents.

    The Liberal Democrats in Longlevens had demanded changes to the scheme to make it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.