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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

  • Dr Rebecca Trimnell on Llanthony Road
    Article: Feb 26, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed news work is due to begin to widen Llanthony Road in Gloucester - dubbed the 'missing link'.

    The carriageway is to be widened to provide two lanes in each direction and improve traffic flows along the road, which is known as the South West Bypass.

    Preparation work is due to start at the beginning of March and there are plans for the main construction work to be carried out later this year.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Isabel and Gloucester's poor roads
    Article: Feb 24, 2021

    The Conservatives have been accused of complacency over the state of roads and pavements in Gloucester.

    Councillor Jeremy Hilton said there was an £80 million backlog of repairs for highways across Gloucestershire.

    And he criticised the Conservative cabinet member for complacency over the state of the roads - highlighting several in the city that need fixing.

  • 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.

  • Angela Conder
    Article: Feb 18, 2021

    The annual fee for residents' parking schemes in Gloucester has been frozen - thanks to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Conservatives who run Gloucestershire County Council had planned to increase the annual fee by 3%, which follows on from an inflation-busting 23.6% hike over the last two years.

    But as councillors at Shire Hall met to discuss the county council budget, the Liberal Democrats successfully moved an amendment to freeze the annual fees for residents' parking permits.

  • 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.

  • Dr Rebecca Trimnell at Hill Farm in Hempsted
    Article: Feb 10, 2021

    Westgate Liberal Democrats have launched an online petition to let people register their opposition to a planning application to build a housing estate at Hill Farm, Hempsted.

    The planning application has been submitted to Gloucester City Council to build 245 dwellings.

    Hill Farm falls within the cordon sanitaire which prohibits housing near to the sewage works.

  • 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.

  • Farook Mota, George Barwood and Rebecca Trimnell in Parliament Street
    Article: Feb 5, 2021

    A pothole-ridden road in the centre of Gloucester is set to be resurfaced by the county council after pressure from the Liberal Democrats.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Liberal Democrat campaigner in Westgate, has been campaigning for Parliament Street, from Chillingworth Mews to Brunswick Road, to be resurfaced because of its poor condition.

  • Jeremy Hilton
    Article: Feb 4, 2021

    Progress is being made on redeveloping a Gloucester eyesore - but it is slow going, say the Liberal Democrats.

    The former Trident Life building on London Road in Kingsholm has been empty for a number of years.

    The services inside have been stripped out making number 69 impossible to quickly rent out for offices while no 65 is so derelict it is not worth saving.