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Westgate

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 as an activities co-ordinator for people with dementia at a residential home in the city.
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 **************, is campaigning for more investment in the city centre and against the Conservative's vanishing council.
You can contact Rebecca on ************* or ***********.

  • Jeremy Hilton & Declan Wilson outside the proposed much smaller public advice reception on Westgate Street
    Article: Jul 25, 2018

    Gloucester City Council should suspend its planned move of its offices to Shire Hall, say the Lib Dems. The current plan is for the city council to be based on the fifth floor at Shire Hall from 1st April 2019. Shire Hall is the headquarters of the county council.

    The Liberal Democrat group says the business planning behind the project is ill thought out and the office accommodation will be temporary, too small and the financial savings unsound.

  • Jeremy Hilton - recycling boxes
    Article: Jul 19, 2018

    Discussions about the failing Amey streetcare contract must be held in open session with the press and public present says Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton.

    On Monday 23rd of July, the Audit and Governance Committee of Gloucester City Council will receive a report (agenda item 16) about the failing streetcare contract that it has with Amey PLC.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Gloucester's Liberal Democrat Prospective MP has welcomed the announcement of an upgrade to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal towpath.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, the recently selected Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester, said the scheme was great news for cyclists and pedestrians.

    The towpath serves as an important route between the city centre and areas such as Hempsted, Podsmead, Quedgeley and Kingsway and is also part of the National Cycle network.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Local resident Dr Rebecca Trimnell has been picked to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Gloucester at the next General Election.

    Rebecca, who lives in the Westgate area of the city, was chosen by Lib Dem party members from a shortlist of two at a selection meeting in the city on Saturday night.

    She will take on Conservative MP Richard Graham and Labour's Fran Boait at the next General Election, which could happen at anytime between now and 2022.

  • Amey bins winter crisis (Gloucester Lib Dems)
    Article: Jul 1, 2018

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats are demanding the Conservative-run city council takes action over persistent poor performance by waste collection contractors Amey.

    Lib Dem councillors have tabled a motion for debate at a meeting of the city council on July 12, which calls on the Conservative cabinet to sort out the recent problems that have hit Amey.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018

    As the Liberal Democrats re-launch their Spotlight newsletter across Westgate ward, the party has announced that Rebecca Trimnell will lead the fight to make the area a better place to live.

    Local resident Rebecca believes that the Tories who currently represent the ward on the city council have become complacent. "They need some serious competition, otherwise Westgate will continue to get a raw deal from the city council," said Rebecca Trimnell.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018

    ● Rebecca has requested a dog-poo bin to be installed under bridges that cross the River Severn by Westgate
    Park.
    ● Jeremy has been asking the council to clear litter bins more regularly. The one under the archway by the
    Deans Walk Inn is regularly overflowing, leaving litter everywhere.
    ● The footpath on Priory Road is obstructed by overgrown bushes, which Rebecca has asked to be cut back.
    ● It has been confirmed in a reply to Jeremy Hilton that St. Oswald's Road from Kingsholm roundabout to
    Westgate Island will be completely resurfaced during this financial year.
    ● The county council has told Rebecca and Jeremy that it is to consider a review of residents' parking schemes
    in Gloucester. Do you have any suggestions or complaints about the current scheme?
    ● The Canals and River Trust has made a presentation to the regeneration advisory board about better use
    of the water at Gloucester Docks. This would include a marina in Monk Meadow Basin and more boat
    service points in the Docks and along the canal.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, who will lead the Liberal Democrat campaign in Westgate ward speaks about her ambitions for the area. Rebecca is a resident of Westgate Ward, living in the shadow of St Oswald's Priory. She has lived in Gloucester for nearly seven years and worked first at Gloucestershire County Council where she was the political researcher to the Lib Dem group. Rebecca now works as an activities co-ordinator for people with dementia at a residential home in the city. The mother-of-one teenage daughter who attends a local secondary school in Gloucester, Rebecca has a doctorate in politics and has been involved with the Lib Dems for over 20 years.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018

    The Tories have been in charge at Shire Hall for thirteen years. In that
    time, we have seen the county's roads deteriorate with potholes
    appearing all over Gloucestershire. The local minor works budget has
    just been slashed by 31%.
    "Despite what everyone can see with their own eyes the Tories are still
    in denial about the state of our roads and footways," says Rebecca
    Trimnell. "Liberal Democrat councillors have been challenging the
    Conservative administration to do better.
    "Locally, I am calling for the roads in Westgate to get their fair share
    of budget spent on repairs.
    "I have recently, reported the extra long pothole that has appeared on
    Hempsted Lane."
    Rebecca would like Westgate ward residents to report potholes or worn
    out footways to her so that she can challenge the county council to fix
    them.

  • Article: Jun 20, 2018

    Norfolk House on Spa Road is a grade II listed building, which
    has been empty for at least eight years. It was formerly the
    RAFA Club.
    In 2011, planning permission was granted for changes to the main
    building with an extension at the back to create a 14 flat housing
    development. In 2015, this permission was renewed for another
    three years.
    Local residents has raised concerns with Rebecca about what
    looks like an abandoned project.
    Rebecca Trimnell said: "It's a worry that the construction seems
    to be going so slowly. Norfolk House is a listed building. We need
    the approved development to be completed as originally planned.
    "I have written to the city council to ask if they know why building
    work is progressing so slowly and whether the owners are meeting
    the conditions on the planning permission."