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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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  • 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.

  • Liberal Democrat Sarah Sawyer
    Article: Sep 27, 2021
    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the forthcoming by-election in Longlevens.
    Community campaigner and Longlevens resident Sarah Sawyer will be the challenger to the Conservatives.
    The by-election, which will be held on November 4, has been caused by the sudden resignation of Conservative councillor and Sheriff of Gloucester Clive Walford - just five months after he was re-elected.
  • Article: Sep 18, 2021
    Councillor Linda Castle has joined local residents in litter picking at Plock Court.
    "I was pleased to help the community clear Plock Court of litter. We collected nearly a dozen bags of rubbish. My thanks to all those that took part."
    H markings are to be reinstated on Oxstalls Way, and road markings are to be installed for a roundabout on Thistlebank, Sarah Sawyer reports.
  • Article: Sep 16, 2021

    Conservative Councillor Clive Walford has quit the city council - meaning there will be a by-election in Longlevens in a few weeks.
    The Liberal Democrats are setting the pace to elect our new councillor to work alongside
    Councillor Linda Castle.
    In May's election Lib Dem Sarah Sawyer was just 62 votes from joining Linda on the council, while Jade Emraz finished in fifth place - only 103 votes behind Sarah.
    Since being elected, Linda Castle has been working closely with Sarah and Jade.
    Councillor Linda Castle said: "We have continued to speak to local residents about issues that matter to them and in this newsletter you will find more information of what we have been doing."
    Sarah Sawyer said: "We are continuing to campaign against the poor state of the roads, while also trying to deal with ongoing parking issues or getting overgrown hedges cut back."
    Jade Emraz added: "There will be a byelection soon and this is a chance for two hardworking Lib Dem councillors to represent Longlevens."
    Labour and Greens did not even stand at the last local elections. The Lib Dems are the clear challengers in Longlevens.