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  • Keir Starmer (Chatham House)
    Article: May 11, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Keir Starmer and the Labour Party have rejected calls for the Brexit transition period to be extended, saying he would rather "the negotiations were completed as quickly as possible", espite the risks to jobs and businesses in Gloucestershire.

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the government to request an extention to the deadline in light of the coronavirus pandemic as the chance to request an extention expires in June.

  • Money ()
    Article: May 5, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Alex Hegenbarth, Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats, has joined calls to make sure the furlough scheme isn't ended too soon as it would be a disaster for thousands of families and businesses across the county.

    The Conservatives have detailed planning to taper back furloughing, with options including cutting the 80 per cent wage subsidy many families are relying on to 60 per cent, with further small reductions to follow, meaning that people would become worse off over time.

  • Scrub Bags
    Article: Apr 28, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Churchdown councillor Mary Jordan has put out a call to local residents to donate spare material for making more scrubs bags for the Parton House Nursing Home in Churchdown.

    Thanks to a huge (and very generous) response more people have been needed to keep up the sewing, with 15 people involved so far with more joining every day. The bags are now being sent to Gloucester Royal Hospital's ICU department and local paramedics, The Cheltenham Oncology and Chestnut Wards, and to Community Midwives. So far over 800 bags have been made so a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part so far!

  • Horse
    Article: Apr 25, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    According to House of Commons records, Conservative MP for Tewkesbury Laurence Robertson claimed more than £4,000 in hospitality from gambling lobbyists over the course of just four days during the recent racing festival at Cheltenham race course in March.

    This follows reports that Robertson had accepted more than £14,000 worth of free tickets and hospitality at horse racing events since the beginning of 2019 from betting firms such as Ladbrooks and William Hill in his role as Chairman of the All-Party Group on Racing.

  • 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.

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