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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

The new Labour councillors for Kings Chase ward today met up with managers from Bristol Water to be briefed on the progress made and the work still needed following a major water main burst last September that affected residents at Fisher Road in Kingswood. Labour councillor Bill Bowrey, who has since retired, was quickly on the scene on the evening of the incident and helped distribute essential provisions and liaised with the council’s senior officials.

Councillors survey Fisher Road progress

The new Labour councillors for Kings Chase ward today met up with managers from Bristol Water to be briefed on the progress made and the work still needed following a... Read more

The leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors has described the narrow defeat of Sam Scott in Patchway in Thursday’s local election as “a loss to the whole Council”.

Sam Scott defeat "a loss to the whole Council"

The leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors has described the narrow defeat of Sam Scott in Patchway in Thursday’s local election as “a loss to the whole Council”. Read more

Labour’s education lead councillor in South Gloucestershire has expressed his shock and disappointment that the two Coalition parties failed to defend their education policies at a public meeting held last night.

The National Union of Teachers staged the education hustings event in Kingswood yesterday, but only Labour’s Jo McCarron and representatives from UKIP, the Greens and TUSC attended to answer questions from teachers, parents and the general public on their education policies. The Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates did not attend or send a replacement to spell out their policies for the future, or defend their record in government.

Shock at Coalition's education no show

Labour’s education lead councillor in South Gloucestershire has expressed his shock and disappointment that the two Coalition parties failed to defend their education policies at a public meeting held last... Read more

[Councillors Pat Apps and Bill Bowrey at the campsite with some of the local children] 

 

Councillors pay for children's holiday

[Councillors Pat Apps and Bill Bowrey at the campsite with some of the local children]    Read more

The leaders of the Labour councillors on three West of England councils have jointly announced the publication of their respective manifestos for the local elections on 7 May, demonstrating their close working relationship. One third of the council seats on Bristol City Council is up for election whereas every seat is up for grabs on its neighbouring councils.

Local Labour Leaders promise closer working

The leaders of the Labour councillors on three West of England councils have jointly announced the publication of their respective manifestos for the local elections on 7 May, demonstrating their... Read more

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