Tewkesbury constituency

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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.

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    • Votes at 16
      Article: Nov 30, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS in Gloucestershire are putting the spotlight back on lowering the voting age to 16 after accusations of Tory filibustering were made which prevented the debate in September.

      Both locally and nationally, the Liberal Democrats have campaigned for years to allow 16 years the right to vote. They were also at the forefront of laying down an amendment in parliament back in 2015 that would have given 16 year olds a vote in last year's EU referendum.

    • Jeremy Hilton at work
      Article: Nov 27, 2017

      The total cost to the public purse of the abortive attempt by Gloucestershire Police & Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl, to takeover the county's fire and rescue service was £135,000.

      The fire and rescue service has been governed by Gloucestershire County Council since 1974. All members of the council are united in their support of the county council remaining the local fire authority.

    • Children
      Article: Nov 9, 2017

      An Ofsted letter sent to Gloucestershire County Council on 18th October 2017 has today finally appeared in the public domain. The letter summarises the findings of the recent monitoring visit to Gloucestershire's Children's services. This is the 1st monitoring visit since Gloucestershire County Council was inspected on 27th February to 23rd March 2017 and found to be inadequate in the Ofsted report published on 13th June 2017.

    • Paul and David
      Article: Nov 8, 2017

      Gloucestershire's Liberal Democrats have today started an online campaign calling for the Home Secretary to stop the cuts in the county's police force and properly fund it.

      Figures reveal that there are now nearly 250 fewer PCs in Gloucestershire than 10 years ago and the numbers of police community support officers (PCSOs) have reduced by 16% since 2013.

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Nov 1, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRAT Group Leader, Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson has today written to the Leader of Gloucestershire County Council, Cllr. Mark Hawthorne, calling for a letter received from Ofsted on the progress made by the Council in Children's Services to be made public.

    • NHS
      Article: Oct 24, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have once again raised concerns over the future of Cheltenham hospital as a new NHS pilot will see patients moved to Gloucester.

      A letter circulated by Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust yesterday gives details of service changes over the coming months as part of a winter plan. From October 2017 to March 2018, all orthopaedic acute and trauma patients requiring admission or surgical intervention will be moved from Cheltenham General Hospital to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

    • Article: Oct 20, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS will call on the county's three blue light services to develop new joint working projects at the last council meeting of the year in December.

      Gloucestershire's Police & Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl, withdrew his bid to take over the county's Fire & Rescue Service last month after an independent report published in June found it would cost taxpayers £2.5million to transfer the service - equivalent to 28 fully trained firefighters.

    • Jeremy Hilton at work
      Article: Oct 20, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have today raised concerns over £35million worth of new pressures facing the County Council next year.

      Figures just released nationally by the Local Government Association (LGA) show local services across the country will face a combined funding gap of at least £5.8 billion by 2019/2020.

    • Pot hole
      Article: Sep 20, 2017

      Member of the Council's Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (Kingsholm and Wotton) said:

      "Today we received the report on satisfaction levels for the county's highways services. It is not that good, with 35.2% of respondents saying the service provided by contractors Amey was poor or very poor. The cabinet member needs to do better. A business with such a poor satisfaction rate, with only 7% saying its very good, would go bust immediately.

    • Jack Williams
      Article: Sep 6, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are calling for a review of the employment practices of care providers used by the County Council after concerns that many care staff are being paid less than the national minimum wage.

      At next Wednesday's County Council meeting, Cllr. Jack Williams (LD: Churchdown) will be putting the spotlight on pay within the care sector and drawing on his own experience of carers not being paid the minimum wage.

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    Tewkesbury Abbey (W. Lloyd MacKenzie, via Flickr @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/saffron_blaze/)