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Longlevens

Sarah Sawyer, Linda Castle and Ian WilliamsLocal residents Sarah Sawyer and Ian Williams have joined Linda Castle on 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.
Ian grew up in Longlevens, attending local schools and is raising his family in the area. He has a professional background in urban planning and regeneration for local authorities.
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, Sarah and Ian to take up on your behalf, please do get in touch.
You can contact the team at longlevenslibdems@gmail.com

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: May 25, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have launched a plan to help Gloucester recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

    The six-point plan covers economic recovery, housing, supporting communities, the environment, culture and rebuilding council services.

    The Liberal Democrats will be urging the city council to introduce this plan as soon as possible.

  • Old Cheltenham Road resurfacing
    Article: Apr 13, 2020

    Longlevens Liberal Democrats are pleased to see another third of Old Cheltenham Road has been resurfaced.

    The first part of the carriageway outside the King Teddy pub was replaced in 2019 and now the the stretch outside Tesco and Ruddy's has been fixed.

    That part of the road has been in poor condition for a very long time and the team has repeatedly reported potholes to the county council highways department for repair.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: Feb 25, 2020

    On Thursday, at the budget setting meeting, Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council will propose a suite of six budget amendments to the value of £356,000. There will be no additional cost to the taxpayer.

    The six projects being proposed will help support communities in Gloucester and improve the city's cultural offer.

  • Sarah Sawyer, Linda Castle and Ian Williams
    Article: Feb 13, 2020

    The Lib Dems are working with allotment holders on their plans to improve the Estcourt Close allotments.

    Initially the allotment committee wants to develop better facilities, such as toilets, an undercover communal rest area, a disabled parking area and improved wheelchair access.

    In the long-term the committee wants to introduce a communal growing tunnel, have storage for the hiring of machinery and develop and butterfly and bee garden.

  • Sarah Sawyer, Linda Castle and Ian Williams at one of the manhole covers on Cheltenham Road
    Article: Jan 29, 2020

    Will the damaged and noisy manhole covers on Cheltenham Road - near the university - be fixed? That is the question the Lib Dems are asking.
    Ian Williams said: "We've reported them to the city council, county council and Severn Trent for repair. We know other local residents have too. This has been going on for months and it needs sorting out."

  • The Lib Dem Marketing Gloucester motion
    Article: Jan 26, 2020
    Councillors are demanding that the former leader of Gloucester City Council apologise for the Marketing Gloucester debacle.
    The Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion to the city council calling on Councillor Paul James to apologise after the arms length organisation was bailed out to the tune of £240,000.
  • Linda Castle and university parking
    Article: Jan 13, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have asked the county council to undertake a consultation with residents about parking problems around the Oxstalls university campus.

    Asking residents in Kingsholm, Longlevens and Elmbridge about their views could be a start to finding a solution, which could then be shared with the university.

  • Greyhound Gardens potholes
    Article: Jan 6, 2020

    Linda, Sarah and Ian are continuing to deal with the poor state of local roads and pavements.


    ● Reported the poor state of the carriageway in Old Cheltenham Road, including a broken drain cover, for repair.

    ● Reported the poor condition of the road in Greyhound Gardens near the pub.

    ● Reported several potholes in Paygrove Lane, near to the infant school.

  • Lib Dems and the Amey household recycling mess
    Article: Jan 2, 2020

    Changes introduced to household recycling just two weeks before Christmas has caused disruption across Gloucester.

    There have been reports of missed collections and recycling left strewn all over the place by the city council's waste contractor Amey.

    If recycling has not been sorted properly following the introduction of the new rules then it is not being collected at all.

  • Rebecca Trimnell and Lib Dem campaigners outside police HQ
    Article: Oct 9, 2019

    Gloucestershire Police is to get an additional 46 police officers under plans by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put 20,000 new officers on the streets of the UK.

    In the first wave of the roll-out, the Home Office will provide £750 million to support the 43 forces to recruit up to 6,000 new officers by the end of 2020-21.