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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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  • 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.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Sainsbury's campaign
    Article: Sep 14, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have written to the chief executive of Sainsbury's PLC about the proposed closure of its Northgate Street supermarket.

    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of Gloucester Lib Dems, wrote to Simon Roberts about the future of the store, which has been trading successfully for nearly 50 years.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2020
    The Liberal Democrats have stepped up the campaign to save Sainsbury's in Northgate Street from closing.
    You can read the latest development here: https://mailchi.mp/4587ac1adf3f/junes-monthly-newsletter-591792
  • Article: Sep 9, 2020

    The Lib Dem team has reported several issues on behalf of local residents in Longlevens for action or repair.
    Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle have asked the city council to prune the bushes on the corner of Church Road and Old Cheltenham Road. The trees on the corner of Fairmile Gardens have been cut back.
    A noisy drain cover in Longford Lane has been repaired after the Lib Dems raised it with the council.
    They have also reported for repair potholes in Oxstalls Way, Wedgewood Drive and on Old Cheltenham Road.

  • Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle at Cheltenham Road roundabout
    Article: Sep 9, 2020

    Longlevens Liberal Democrats are demanding changes are made to the Cheltenham Road roundabout in order to make it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

    Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle have raised their concerns with the Conservative-run county council about the safety of the roundabout.

    New cycle lanes were installed along Estcourt Road as part of a scheme to improve the cycle network between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

  • Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle at Oxstalls Campus
    Article: Sep 9, 2020

    The Lib Dems have written to the University of Gloucestershire about on-street parking problems near the Oxstalls Campus.

    Lib Dem campaigners Sarah Sawyer and Linda Castle want the university to consider measures to prevent a return to past problems.

    Sarah Sawyer said: "I want them to tell students and staff to walk, cycle or use public transport.

  • Rebecca Trimnell outside Sainsbury's with her petition
    Article: Sep 9, 2020
    A petition has been launched to keep the popular Sainsbury's supermarket in Gloucester city centre open after its closure was announced.
    The supermarket giant has been located in Northgate Street for 50 years and the store is a vital lifeline for people who live near the city centre.
    It is also well-used by shoppers who travel into the city centre on public transport from across the city.
  • Jeremy Hilton and Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Sep 3, 2020

    A petition has been launched against plans to rob Gloucester of its own council and replace it with a huge unitary authority.

    The petition is being launched by the Liberal Democrats this Saturday on what is Gloucester Day - an annual event celebrating the end of the siege of the city by soldiers loyal to King Charles I in 1643.