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Tewkesbury constituency

Welcome to Tewkesbury Lib Dems

Tewkesbury constituency covers most of Tewkesbury Borough (except the area west of the Severn) and parts of Cheltenham Borough and Gloucester City.

Essentially the main centres are Tewkesbury town, Ashchurch and Northway, Bishops Cleeve, Winchcombe, Churchdown, Brockworth, Prestbury and Swindon Village and Longlevens.

More about the Liberal Democrats in Tewkesbury.


    • Red Telephone
      Article: Sep 28, 2016

      Lib Dems in Gloucestershire have today challenged the Conservatives over costs to upgrade council's telephony system.

      The project, agreed today by the Conservative Cabinet at Shire Hall, is expected to cost the council over £1million with an end of life date of 2022.

      The Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Finance and Change, Cllr. Klara Sudbury (LD: Charlton Park and College) said:

    • Potholes
      Article: Sep 28, 2016

      LIB Dems in Gloucestershire have reacted with dismay to the news that Tory highways chiefs have not asked the government even once for more cash to fix the county's roads.

      Tory transport minister Lord Ahmed admitted to the lack of action in a response to a parliamentary question tabled by Lib Dem peer Lord Jones of Cheltenham.

    • Ian Dobie
      Article: Sep 20, 2016

      Statement from Cllr. Iain Dobie in response to 'Gloucestershire hospitals trust faces £11m deficit':

      GCC Liberal Democrat Group Spokesperson on Health, Cllr. Iain Dobie (LD: Leckhampton and Warden Hill) said:

      "I am shocked that Deborah Lee, the new Chief Executive of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust, is reporting this unexpected black hole in the finances of Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal hospitals.

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Sep 18, 2016

      Full support given to increase county's recycling rates

      A council motion proposed by Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson (LD: Bourton and Northleach) noted county-wide recycling rates being below the 53% target for the last five years.

      In commenting, Cllr. Hodgkinson said:

      "Today we've made a big step forward in the right direction to improving county-wide recycling rates. I'm delighted support has been given to increase recycling.

      "The Cabinet Member will now request a report from the Joint Waste Committee to look at ways in which the county's recycling rates can be improved.

      "It is a very important issue and the focus should be on reduce, reuse and recycle. We certainly wouldn't want any recyclables ending up in the Javelin Park incinerator. I look forward to seeing this report when it comes back to this council."

      Member of the Joint Waste Committee and Cabinet Member for Clean and Green Environment on Cheltenham Borough Council, Cllr. Chris Coleman (LD: St Mark's and St Peter's) also said:

      "I'm committed as much as anyone to improve recycling rates not just on Cheltenham Borough, but county-wide. Residents want to see a genuine commitment to a county-wide recycling scheme, but the emphasis must be very much on the county.

      "It takes a joined-up approach to increase recycling rates and the reason for why I supported today's motion. I now want to start seeing this happen."

    • Meals on Wheels
      Article: Sep 9, 2016

      Liberal Democrats at Wednesday's county council meeting will call for more robust monitoring of Gloucestershire's 'meals on wheels' service.

      The Council's community meals service contract with apetito started on 1st April 2016 and has now been in place for more than 5 months.

      The provider delivers a range of subsidised hot meals to the homes of more than 700 eligible older and vulnerable people in Gloucestershire with users continuing to pay £3.50 for the meals.

    • recycling sign
      Article: Sep 5, 2016

      Latest figures show that Gloucestershire is binning more waste than ever but too much is going to landfill.

      Now, the Liberal Democrats are calling for the Conservative County Council to get its recycling shoes on and start hitting waste targets. At next week's Council meeting they'll be calling on Shire Hall bosses to find ways to boost the amount we all leave out on the kerbside which can be used again.

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Aug 18, 2016

      New figures show big differences across Gloucestershire when it comes to hardship and access to services.

      At the latest County Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee, councillors were presented with alarming figures showing how the county fares compared to other parts of England. And it made for uncomfortable reading as council bosses prepare their budgets for next year.

    • Cllr Jack Williams Churchdown
      Petition: Aug 16, 2016

      We the undersigned petition the council to make safety improvements to the pedestrian crossing on Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown.

      This crossings safety is a major concern. Positioned on a busy main road close to a St Mary's Catholic Primary School, the GL3 Community Hub, Tesco and a Sheltered accommodation complex. In 2013 an elderly lady was tragically killed while using this crossing. A number of people have reported near misses on this crossing and action needs to be taken to improve the safety.

    • A417 (Gloucestershire Echo)
      Article: Jul 20, 2016

      Leader of the Liberal Democrat County Group, Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson has today sent an open letter to the newly appointed Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.

      The letter requests the new Transport Secretary and the newly formed post-Referendum Government continue with the commitment shown by the previous Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP to fix the 'Missing Link' on the A417.

    • Fracking
      Article: Jul 13, 2016

      Liberal Democrat members on the County Council Environment & Communities Scrutiny Committee have today successfully secured a request that Cabinet includes a strengthened policy on fracking in the new Minerals Local Plan.

      The Council's Environment & Communities Scrutiny Committee met at Shire Hall to consider the Draft Minerals Local Plan prior to consideration at the Cabinet meeting next Wednesday 20th July 2016.

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