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Papers just published confirm that Conservative-run South Gloucestershire Council intends to press ahead with large-scale cuts to the number of staffed hours at the district’s libraries.

Library changes set for approval

Papers just published confirm that Conservative-run South Gloucestershire Council intends to press ahead with large-scale cuts to the number of staffed hours at the district’s libraries. Read more

South Gloucestershire Council will discuss housing strategies in a mini-debate at its meeting on Wednesday evening [22 March] as a result of Labour questioning the Government’s backtracking on one of its key housing pledges.

Labour prompts housing debate

South Gloucestershire Council will discuss housing strategies in a mini-debate at its meeting on Wednesday evening [22 March] as a result of Labour questioning the Government’s backtracking on one of... Read more

Spring_Clean_2017.jpgKingswood’s Labour councillors joined forces with the Friends of Kingswood Park last Saturday in the now annual Big Spring Clean day in Kingswood Town Centre. This year the team of 12 – made up equally of councillors and local activists – managed to fill 22 bags of rubbish, remove a huge amount of glass bottles and glasses from shrubs, and even cleared 2 sofa seats and a plastic garden chair from shrubs.

Dozen out to clean up Kingswood

Kingswood’s Labour councillors joined forces with the Friends of Kingswood Park last Saturday in the now annual Big Spring Clean day in Kingswood Town Centre. This year the team of... Read more

Labour’s leader on South Gloucestershire Council says that the authority will soon face a financial black hole at the same time as growing demands are made on its vital services.

Council faces financial black hole

Labour’s leader on South Gloucestershire Council says that the authority will soon face a financial black hole at the same time as growing demands are made on its vital services.... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire say that Ofsted’s judgement that the council’s Children’s Services are “inadequate” could have been avoided had opportunities to address failings not been missed because of a “don’t tell, don’t ask” culture.

Poor report demands that culture must change

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire say that Ofsted’s judgement that the council’s Children’s Services are “inadequate” could have been avoided had opportunities to address failings not been missed because of... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire today voted for a return to all night lighting, enhancing a move they made three years ago. Back in 2014, Labour used its leverage on the then hung council to get funds allocated for an additional hour of lighting at night. The council had previously decided to switch off many of its street lights overnight in a bid to save money, but this had not proved universally popular with residents.

Labour welcomes street light switch

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire today voted for a return to all night lighting, enhancing a move they made three years ago. Back in 2014, Labour used its leverage on... Read more

Staple Hill will see a new service for job seekers in the New Year, with the Our Place Community Flat and Staple Hill Regeneration Partnership launching a new weekly service.

New Year, New Start, New Job [Staple Hill]

Staple Hill will see a new service for job seekers in the New Year, with the Our Place Community Flat and Staple Hill Regeneration Partnership launching a new weekly service.... Read more

Kingswood’s Labour councillors are today welcoming confirmation of a partial reprieve for the town’s Civic Centre – and say that political and public pressure have helped to save the building.

Partial reprieve for Civic Centre

Kingswood’s Labour councillors are today welcoming confirmation of a partial reprieve for the town’s Civic Centre – and say that political and public pressure have helped to save the building.... Read more

Conservative plans to abolish many of South Gloucestershire Council’s decision-making committees have been denounced by the district’s Labour councillors.

South Glos "to become least democratic and transparent" says Labour

Conservative plans to abolish many of South Gloucestershire Council’s decision-making committees have been denounced by the district’s Labour councillors. Read more

Filton councillor Roger Hutchinson has been speaking up for Wallscourt Court Road South residents affected by works on a Filton railway line following the Conservative Government’s announcement of a delay to its electrification.

Filton disruption criticised

Filton councillor Roger Hutchinson has been speaking up for Wallscourt Court Road South residents affected by works on a Filton railway line following the Conservative Government’s announcement of a delay... Read more

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