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Westgate

George, Farook and RebeccaDr Rebecca Trimnell, Farook Mota and George Barwood are the Westgate ward Spotlight team.

All three of them will fight the city council elections in May 2021.

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.

She was also the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester at the General Election in 2019.

Farook lives in Hempsted and is well known in the city as the founder of the Glucester Park Run. George, who works in IT, is a keen cyclist and takes a keen interest in the environment.

You can contact Rebecca, Farook and George at info@gloucester-libdems.org.uk

  • 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 in Parliament Street
    Article: Sep 29, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the "forgotten" roads of Gloucester city centre to be repaired by the county council.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Liberal Democrat campaigner for Westgate, said Park Street, Parliament Street and Cromwell Street were in poor condition.

    She spoke out after the county council announced plans to resurface The Quay and Commercial Road.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Jeremy Hilton speaking at a rostrum
    Article: Aug 21, 2020
    Tory leaders at Shire Hall are being quizzed on their performance by a senior Liberal Democrat councillor.
    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, who represents Kingsholm and Wotton, has tabled a dozen challenging questions to Conservative cabinet members for its full council meeting on September 9.
    He has asked questions about care home admissions, the performance of children's services, gulley cleaning, new cycling projects, the future of local government in Gloucestershire and the financial health of the county council.
  • Article: Aug 16, 2020

    Your Lib Dem Spotlight team has been in contact with Persimmon about various issues related to St. Oswald's Park housing estate.

    George Barwood said: "It has been confirmed that the link road behind Homesense is close to being adopted by the county council.

    "This will allow progress on the adoption of the main spine road, Longhorn Avenue. However, progress is slow on getting Gavel Way behind Tesco adopted."

  • Article: Aug 15, 2020

    The junction with St Mary's Street and Archdeacon Street has new road markings.

    They were requested by Rebecca to restore the junction.

    She said: "Without the white lines it was accident waiting to happen."