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Update from this week’s council meeting

by Claire Young on 19 October, 2019

At the South Gloucestershire Council meeting on Wednesday we challenged the Conservatives with questions on: support for children with special needs and disabilities the future of the trading estates on the western side of Yate support for EU citizens applying for settled status recycling of plastic film diversions for roadworks An item on West of […]

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Could you be a Parish Councillor?

by Claire Young on 31 May, 2019

There are five Parish Councils wholly or partially in Frampton Cotterell ward: Frampton Cotterell Iron Acton Rangeworthy Tytherington Westerleigh Sadly at the recent elections there were not enough candidates to fill all the places. There are still opportunities to be co-opted on to Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh, Rangeworthy and Tytherington Parish Councils. Being a Parish Councillor […]

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European election success

by Claire Young on 27 May, 2019

Nationally and in the South West the Liberal Democrats have had their best ever European Election results. Caroline Voaden and Martin Horwood were elected in our region and will join a group of 16 Lib Dem MEPs in the European Parliament. The percentage of voters for each party in the South West and Gibraltar Region were […]

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South Glos Shadow Cabinet announced

by Claire Young on 25 May, 2019

The new Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet on the Council has been announced, with a great balance of experienced returning councillors and new councillors bringing fresh ideas. The team holding the Conservative-run Council to account is: Leader and Shadow Executive Member for the Local Economy and Devolution: Claire Young Deputy Leader and Shadow Executive Member for […]

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Giving power back to you

by Claire Young on 20 September, 2018

This week members of your Focus Team were at the Lib Dem conference in Brighton, helping to make party policy on a whole range of issues including animal welfare standards, mental health provision, housing, plastic pollution and jobs and businesses. When it came to plans for giving more power back to communities, your Focus Team […]

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Victory on disposable cups

by Claire Young on 18 May, 2018

At Wednesday’s South Gloucestershire Council meeting, Claire Young successfully proposed that South Glos Council take a lead on cutting waste and protecting the environment by banning the use of disposable cups at its offices. This will save around 36,000 non-recyclable cups being thrown-away each year Also at the meeting we challenged the ruling Conservatives on cuts […]

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New South Glos wards confirmed

by Claire Young on 19 January, 2018

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for the new wards for South Gloucestershire Council, to take effect from the elections in May next year. Westerleigh ward will disappear and: The Coalpit Heath ward of Westerleigh Parish will move into the new 3 member Frampton Cotterell ward, which will also cover the […]

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Last chance to have your say on South Glos ward boundaries

by Claire Young on 1 September, 2017

The South Glos Council wards will be changing at the next local elections in 2019, with the total number of councillors being cut from 70 to 61 and the number of voters being represented by each councillor becoming more equal. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published their draft recommendations for the new […]

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Young people aged 17 or 18 are being urged to register to vote in time for the General Election on 8th June. New figures just released by the Electoral Reform Society show that the proportion of school leavers on the electoral roll dropped by over a quarter between 2013 and 2016 – with most of […]

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Stephen Williams for Metro Mayor

by Claire Young on 14 April, 2017

On the 4th May, we have the chance to choose a new “Metro Mayor” for our region, covering South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol. The Metro Mayor will have powers over important issues like transport, housing, the local economy, skills and jobs – on a par with the Mayor of London. As […]

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