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  • Crowds on day four of the Cheltenham Festival (Tim Goode/PA Wire/PA Images)
    Article: Apr 25, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats back calls for an investigation into the advice given by the Government to allow Cheltenham Races to proceed despite the growing concerns over the spread of COVID19.

    Despite reassurances from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport back in March that the fesitval should goe ahead, recently leaked maps from health officials have shown that the postcodes including the Racecourse and including Cheltenham Spa rail station, which many attendees travelled through, show the greatest number of hospital admisions for the Coronavius.

  • Nurse helping patients
    Article: Apr 20, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Alex Hegenbarth, Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats, backs calls for NHS staff to receive military-style active duty bonuses while fighting COVID-19.

    Alex said "The Liberal Democrats​ believe that our front-line workers deserve more than just a badge. NHS​ staff should get the same as the Armed Forces do when on the front-lines during this time of national crisis."

  • Children and teacher in classroom
    Article: Apr 20, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Your Liberal Democrat Councillors, Helen Munro and Richard Stanley, have been leading the campaign to persuade Gloucestershire County Council to see sense and locate the proposed new primary school near the new houses, with the former allotment site on the A435 identified as a potential site.

    Councillor Stanley met with the Diocese, who own the site, and established it is agreeable to investigating a potential land swap with the County Council. There has been no interest from the County Council in pursuing this.

  • Planning Notice
    Article: Apr 20, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Are you surprised that in 2020, planning applications are still advertised by affixing notices to lamp-posts? Were you surprised that the warehouses on the bypass by Ontic were approved by Officers using their delegated powers? Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats think it's time for change.

    We proposed and secured agreement from Conservative controlled Tewkesbury Borough Council that it will review in 2020/21 both how planning applications are advertised, and the powers given to officers to approve planning applications.

  • Grangefield
    Article: Apr 20, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Tewkesbury Borough Council informed Councillor Munro at the start of March 2020 that given the exceptionally wet winter, it had decided to delay the wildflower seeding of the Grangefield until later in the year to give the field time to recover and the best possible chance of success with the wild flowers.

  • Houses being built
    Article: Apr 20, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Following Tewkesbury Borough Council approval of a further 65 houses in March on land at Homelands Farm the application for 103 houses on the former allotment site by the A435 has been received - despite the shortage of primary school places.

    Liberal Democrats on Tewkesbury Borough Council will oppose this application as we want to see balanced communities with the infrastructure, we need to support our residents.

  • Man on bike
    Article: Apr 20, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    After pressure from your Liberal Democrat Councillors, Tewkesbury Borough Council finally secured agreement from Bovis Homes that it would start the much delayed cycle path from Bishop's Cleeve to Gotherington at the end of April 2020. This cycle path is fully funded by the developers and is part of a legal agreement secured when planning permission was granted to build to the developer.

  • Nigel Adcock
    Article: Apr 2, 2020
    By Nigel Adcock

    Dear all,

    The Winchcombe & Woodmancote byelection, due to be held on Thursday 26th March, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped me, and it was great to receive so much support on doorsteps of Winchcombe, Woodmancote, Alderton, Toddington, Gretton, Southam, and everywhere in between.

  • Cllr Helen Munro & Cllr Richard Stanley
    Article: Mar 24, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Bishop's Cleeve Liberal Democrat borough councillors Richard Stanley and Helen Munro are leading calls for the County Council to see sense, act in the best interests of residents, children and the environment and locate the required new primary school in Bishop's Cleeve adjacent to the new housing development.

  • Sir Ed Davey MP
    Article: Mar 24, 2020
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    Liberal Democrats are fighting to ensure that no-one gets forgotten as this crisis continues.

    Last week, the Government set out a package of financial measures to support UK workers, highlighting just how threatening coronavirus is to our economy and our society.

    As soon as these measures were announced, Liberal Democrats stated our concerns that far too little was being provided to help the self-employed through this crisis. Days later, and no new support has been announced by the Government.

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