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The leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors and the secretary of the Council’s largest trade union have joined forces to argue that the ruling Conservatives should abandon controversial plans to scrap the £36 annual charge for green bins as they would leave a £2 million gap in the Council’s coffers.

Labour & Unison say scrap green bin plan

The leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors and the secretary of the Council’s largest trade union have joined forces to argue that the ruling Conservatives should abandon controversial plans to... Read more

Labour has responded to the news that South Gloucestershire’s ruling Conservatives are looking to close Kingswood Civic Centre by pointing to its warnings about the building’s future back in 2011.

Tories set to abandon Kingswood

Labour has responded to the news that South Gloucestershire’s ruling Conservatives are looking to close Kingswood Civic Centre by pointing to its warnings about the building’s future back in 2011.... Read more

Kingswood residents are being encouraged by their Labour councillors to have their say on proposed traffic calming in a number of local streets. South Gloucestershire Council has a policy that its schools should be covered by a 20mph speed limit. This approach is in line with guidance from the Government, which is encouraging local authorities to introduce 20mph speed limits or zones in residential areas being used by people on foot or bicycle.

Comments sought on Kingswood speed review

Kingswood residents are being encouraged by their Labour councillors to have their say on proposed traffic calming in a number of local streets. South Gloucestershire Council has a policy that... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have achieved the first step in a cross-boundary move to agree a positive vision for devolution for the West of England. At last night’s Council meeting, Labour received Conservative and Liberal Democrat backing for a motion proposed by Labour Leader Pat Rooney which called for the devolution of greater powers and resources to the sub-region and set out a positive ambition for the area.

Labour drives devolution debate

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have achieved the first step in a cross-boundary move to agree a positive vision for devolution for the West of England. At last night’s Council meeting, Labour... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have expressed their disappointment that leading Conservative councillors seem “prepared to hide behind officers”.

Tories "prepared to hide behind officers"

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have expressed their disappointment that leading Conservative councillors seem “prepared to hide behind officers”. Read more

The South Gloucestershire councillor who leads for Labour on young people’s matters has called for urgent action to support students who might choose to move college as a result of the City of Bristol College’s decision to close its Soundwell campus.

Labour voices concern for displaced students

The South Gloucestershire councillor who leads for Labour on young people’s matters has called for urgent action to support students who might choose to move college as a result of... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire are pointing to the danger in which Government rules have placed its Green Belt following a recent planning application appeal in the district. Last week an inspector from the central government planning service overturned South Gloucestershire Council’s rejection of a bid to build up to 106 houses near Charfield.

Appeal highlights Tory Green Belt danger

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire are pointing to the danger in which Government rules have placed its Green Belt following a recent planning application appeal in the district. Last week... Read more

The South Gloucestershire councillor who leads on community matters for Labour has quizzed police bosses on their response to a recent increase in crimes recorded in Kingswood. At the beginning of June the Kingswood Safer Stronger Group was told that crime figures had increased significantly in Kingswood in the most recent three month reporting period, with ABH and GBH rising from 18 to 35 compared to the previous period, and with criminal damage still being a big problem.

Labour questions Kingswood crime rise

The South Gloucestershire councillor who leads on community matters for Labour has quizzed police bosses on their response to a recent increase in crimes recorded in Kingswood. At the beginning... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have expressed their frustration and disappointment at Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to ignore the local campaign for the Government to honour the plan for a Minor Injury Unit at Cossham Hospital.

Tories say No to Cossham campaign

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have expressed their frustration and disappointment at Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to ignore the local campaign for the Government to honour the plan... Read more

Two Kingswood Labour councillors have written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to chase up his ruling on South Gloucestershire Council’s referral of the local NHS’s decision to scrap plans for a Minor Injury Unit at Cossham Hospital.

Councillors chase Cossham decision

Two Kingswood Labour councillors have written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to chase up his ruling on South Gloucestershire Council’s referral of the local NHS’s decision to scrap plans for... Read more

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