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Podsmead

Sebastian Field at the Carmel Webb memorial gardenCouncillor Sebastian Field represents Podsmead Ward on Gloucester City Council and was first elected in a by-election in July 2019.

Sebastian is a former Mayor of Gloucester and previously served as a city councillor in Kingsholm Ward for nine years.

He has a strong record standing up for Podsmead on the city council. He has spoken up and asked questions of the Conservative administration, and fought for a fair deal for our area.

He has challenged the Conservative-run Highways department at Shire Hall over the poor state of Podsmead's roads and pavements.

You can contact Sebastian on 07708 345 857 or sebastian.field@gloucester.gov.uk

  • Councillors Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson discuss the Lib Dem budget amendments
    Article: Feb 23, 2021
    Opposition councillors are proposing freezing council tax for residents in Gloucester this year.
    The Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council have tabled an amendment to the budget proposing a one-off 0% rise to council tax bills in April.
    It is in recognition of the huge financial strain being placed on families due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Feb 19, 2021

    A local Liberal Democrat who works in the social care sector is supporting calls for the Government to give carers a break by providing emergency funding to local authorities for respite care.

    More than 12,000 people in Gloucester are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people during the Covid pandemic, according to figures from the 2011 Census.

  • Councillors Ashley Bowkett and Jeremy Hilton outside Debenhams in Kings Square
    Article: Feb 17, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the mock designs for what the former Debenhams building could look like.

    Gloucester-based Quattro Design Architects has developed two concepts for the building off Northgate Street.

    The first design sees the ground floor of the 1930s art deco building for retail and hospitality, while the remainder set aside for commercial units.

  • Sebastian Field and the incorrect street sign
    Article: Feb 16, 2021

    Podsmead's city councilor is calling for action on an inaccurate street nameplate in his ward.

    Councillor Sebastian Field was contacted by a resident of Laburnum Road in the Oakland's Park area of the ward who pointed out that the street sign at the entrance to Laburnum Road says 'Laburnum Road 2-54 Evens'.

  • Councillor Sebastian Field in Thornhill Close
    Article: Feb 8, 2021

    A Gloucester city councillor is calling for an area of tarmac in his ward to be adopted by the county council.

    Residents of Thornhill Close in Podsmead contacted Councillor Sebastian Field to see if he could assist with a problem.

    The area of land to the rear of the houses in Uphill Place that adjoins the houses at one end of Thornhill Close is in poor condition.

  • Councillors Ashley Bowkett and Jeremy Hilton outside Debenhams in Kings Square
    Article: Feb 8, 2021

    There are fears the iconic Debenhams building in Gloucester could be demolished after senior Conservative councillors twice refused to rule it out.

    The department store in Kings Square is facing closure after Debenhams went into administration and the brand was bought by online fashion retailer Boohoo Group.

  • Sebastian Field at the Carmel Webb memorial garden
    Article: Feb 4, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed news that Gloucester City Council is looking at how it can hold cultural events safely this year.

    The council is considering socially distanced events or online alternatives to ensure that the city's cultural life continues.

    The Bright Nights festival and Of Earth and Sky by Luke Jerram were both held outdoors during the pandemic and showed how cultural events can still be held safely.

  • Councillors Ashley Bowkett and Jeremy Hilton outside Debenhams in Kings Square
    Article: Jan 19, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are demanding to know why Gloucester missed out on a share of a £830 million Government fund to help high streets recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The city council submitted a 17-page bid for funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government's Future High Streets Fund.

  • 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.