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Local resident Rebecca Trimnell is the Westgate Spotlight editor.
Rebecca, who lives in the shadow of St Oswald's Priory, is a former researcher to the Liberal Democrat county council group at Shire Hall.
She now works in the social care sector looking after elderly people in their own homes.
Rebecca is the mother of one teenage daughter who attends a local secondary school in Gloucester.
She has doctorate in politics and has been involved with the Liberal Democrats for over 20 years.
Rebecca, who is also the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester, is campaigning for more investment in the city centre and against the Conservative's vanishing council.
You can contact Rebecca at info@gloucester-libdems.org.uk

  • 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 and Lib Dem campaigns protest against suspension of Parliament
    Article: Sep 24, 2019

    Boris Johnson should resign as Prime Minister after the UK's highest court ruled his decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, according to Dr Rebecca Trimnell.

    The Prime Minister advised The Queen to prorogue Parliament for five weeks earlier this month in order to bring forward a Queen's Speech in October outlining a raft of new policies.

  • 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: Sep 1, 2019

    Gloucester City Homes continue to shirk responsibility in fixing loose bricks outside both Swan Court and The Dukeries.

    Westgate campaigner Rebecca Trimnell said: "I am disappointed not to hear back from Gloucester City Homes after I emailed them a map showing that it was their responsibility to mend and maintain the paving stones outside these two properties."
    Originally they had refuted this particular area being their responsibility saying it was down to Gloucestershire County Council to fix.

  • Article: Aug 17, 2019

    The city council's conservation officer is recommending refusal of a new doctor's surgery on county council land next to Barrack Square.

    The site of former Quayside House.

    Rebecca Trimnell said: "I welcome proposals for a new surgery, which would serve 17,000 patients, but at this time I agree with the conservation officer's recommendation for refusal.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2019

    There is concern that plans to protect the cordon sanitaire at Hempsted Meadows could be challenged during the process to adopt the new city plan.
    Rebecca Trimnell has vowed to fight house builders who may want to build on the meadows.
    Currently they are protected because of the cordon sanitaire, which prohibits housing near to the sewage works.
    The city council is due to approve its pre-submission city plan at its meeting in September.
    It is expected developers may object.
    Rebecca said: "Liberal Democrats will fight any attempt to weaken the cordon sanitaire. The city council has strong evidence to defend its continuation.
    "We cannot let greedy developers ruin a beautiful landscape or build in an area that is to near the Netheridge sewage works."

  • Article: Aug 5, 2019
    The county council has spent millions on its Fastershire project to upgrade rural internet connections to super-fast broadband.
    Yet, there are areas in Gloucester that don't have decent broadband services.
    County councillor Jeremy Hilton has been in touch with Fastershire about the service at St Oswald's following complaints from local residents.
  • 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.