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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

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: Jul 30, 2020

    Two thousand years of history should be protected if the Government pushes ahead with plans to reorganise local government in Gloucester, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Government is expected to publish a White Paper on scrapping the two tier system of local government in Gloucestershire in September.

  • Jeremy Hilton and housing
    Article: Jul 23, 2020

    Gloucester's air quality has improved significantly because of the coronavirus lockdown, according to the city council.

    While figures are yet to be verified and confirmed, initial readings show a reduction of nitrogen oxide, a vehicle pollutant, by up to 45% in key areas such as Barton Street.

    The trend is being seen across the UK and the globe as people travelled less during Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Dr Rebecca Trimnell at Hill Farm in Hempsted
    Article: Jul 6, 2020
    The Liberal Democrats are fighting plans to build hundreds of new homes in Hempsted.
    Developers have submitted a planning application for the construction of 245 properties at Hill Farm, off Hempsted Lane.
    The development falls within a cordon sanitaire - which prohibits housing near to the sewage works.
  • Jeremy Hilton and policy planning
    Article: Jun 23, 2020
    Councillors are to acknowledge the contribution of the city in helping the most vulnerable in Gloucester during the coronavirus pandemic.
    A cross-party motion by the Liberal Democrats and Labour Party will be debated by councillors at a meeting of the city council on July 9.
    The motion praises everyone in the community, as well as council staff, care sector workers and volunteers who helped those in need in Gloucester over the last three months.
  • Sebastian Field at the Carmel Webb memorial garden
    Article: Jun 15, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the city council to develop an "innovative, imaginative, and safe" programme of arts and cultural events in Gloucester - warning that the creative industries are in danger of collapse.

    Arts and culture have been badly hit in the city in recent months as popular local events, such as Art in the City, Gloucester Goes Retro, and the Gloucester Music Festival, have been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: May 25, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have launched a plan to help Gloucester recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

    The six-point plan covers economic recovery, housing, supporting communities, the environment, culture and rebuilding council services.

    The Liberal Democrats will be urging the city council to introduce this plan as soon as possible.

  • Jeremy Hilton and policy planning
    Article: May 15, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are questioning the appointment of a Gloucester businesswoman to lead the city's economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

    They are concerned about a perceived conflict of interest that could undermine the city council's reputation.

    Councillor Dawn Melvin has joined the ruling Conservative administration as the cabinet member for economic recovery.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: Feb 25, 2020

    On Thursday, at the budget setting meeting, Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council will propose a suite of six budget amendments to the value of £356,000. There will be no additional cost to the taxpayer.

    The six projects being proposed will help support communities in Gloucester and improve the city's cultural offer.

  • The Lib Dem Marketing Gloucester motion
    Article: Jan 26, 2020
    Councillors are demanding that the former leader of Gloucester City Council apologise for the Marketing Gloucester debacle.
    The Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion to the city council calling on Councillor Paul James to apologise after the arms length organisation was bailed out to the tune of £240,000.
  • Rebecca Trimnell and the fly tipped rubbish
    Article: Jan 23, 2020
    Liberal Democrat campaigners in Westgate ward have uncovered Gloucester's hidden rubbish dump.They are demanding that the city council takes appropriate action clear it up and stop further dumping. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has been made aware.
    Westgate ward team member and city council candidate, Rebecca Trimnell said: