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  • 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.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    The consequences of a no-deal Brexit to the Gloucester public have been laid bare, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    Government documents reveal there would be major hold-ups at channel ports, significant electricity price increases, shortages of some foods, delays to medicine imports and public disorder.

  • Bar chart showing EU election results
    Article: Sep 9, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats in Gloucester are ready and waiting for a general election - but only after a no deal Brexit is off the table.

    MPs look set to vote again on Monday in Parliament on whether to have a general election before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on October 31.

    UK opposition parties have agreed not to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand for an election before the EU summit in mid-October.

  • Article: Aug 29, 2019

    The Aspen Medical Centre is based in Horton Road and was opened in 2014 when three local doctors' surgeries moved in.

    London Road, Heathville Road and Barnwood doctors' surgeries have now merged into one practice along with the Saintbridge surgery.

    Patients have rated the AMC as a one-star service with criticism being posted online about long delays in getting the phone answered to book an appointment.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2019

    Parking issues continue around the ward with complaints from residents about traffic and parking near Tommy Rich's school and Elmbridge school.

    Councillor Howard Hyman met senior staff at Tommy Rich's school to ask if they could ensure that coaches did not wait outside the school and cause traffic disruption.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2019

    Excellent progress is being made to secure the future of the Elmscroft Community Centre.

    The Elmscroft Team have been working with the County Council who own the land and main building and are expected to agree a new lease in July.

    Anne Radley, chairman of the Elmscroft Community Association, said: "I'm so grateful for the support from Jeremy, Howard and Emily I don't think we could have got this far without them."
    Councillor Howard Hyman added: "It is vital to preserve and enhance this valuable community building. We will continue to support it."
    The centre is the largest community facility in the ward and hosts a wide range of activities.
    For further information see www.elmscroftcentre.org

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Aug 4, 2019

    More than 5,000 households in Gloucester could miss out on free TV licences for the over 75s, new figures have revealed.

    Research from the House of Commons Library has estimated that 5,130 households in the city could miss out under the new changes, which are proving controversial.

    TV licences for the over 75s have been free since November 2000, with the concession received by around 4.5 million households nationally.

  • Rebecca Trimnell and Lib Dem campaigners outside police HQ
    Article: Aug 2, 2019
    Crime in Gloucester has risen by 11% in the past year and is further proof of the impact of police cuts in the city, according to the Liberal Democrats.
    Gloucestershire Police has nearly 300 fewer police officer than a decade ago and police and community support officers have also been cut by 34% since 2009.
  • Celebrating Barnwood and Podsmead by-election wins
    Article: Jul 26, 2019
    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have won two city council by-elections.
    Ashley Bowkett topped the poll in Barnwood while Sebastian Field won Podsmead by just three votes after a recount.
    The by-elections were held on July 25 following the death of Conservative Councillor Lise Noakes in Barnwood and the resignation of Labour Councillor Deborah Smith in Podsmead.
  • Chuka Ummuna
    Article: Jun 14, 2019
    I went into politics to put something back into the community I am from and to take our country in a progressive direction. My progressive values lead me to strive to work for a fair and open Britain, which has a strong, mixed market economy, in which everyone can achieve their dreams regardless of their background.