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South Gloucestershire Council’s ruling Conservatives today voted to scrap funding for the Exercise on Prescription scheme – a move that Labour says shows the effect of austerity cuts.

Exercise on Prescription funding scrapped

South Gloucestershire Council’s ruling Conservatives today voted to scrap funding for the Exercise on Prescription scheme – a move that Labour says shows the effect of austerity cuts. Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire are saying that an area’s particular needs are not been taken into account in a new grants scheme that goes live today.

New grants system ‘ignores particular needs’

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire are saying that an area’s particular needs are not been taken into account in a new grants scheme that goes live today. Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire today questioned the sequence of events that has led to a nursery in Warmley being given notice to quit, and have urged the Council to redouble its efforts to identify a new site for the service.

Labour questions nursery eviction

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire today questioned the sequence of events that has led to a nursery in Warmley being given notice to quit, and have urged the Council to... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire say they back investing in new technology that could see libraries open for extended unstaffed hours, but they continue to oppose the ruling Tories’ proposal to massively reduce staffed opening hours.

Libraries – Labour says issues are separate

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire say they back investing in new technology that could see libraries open for extended unstaffed hours, but they continue to oppose the ruling Tories’ proposal... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire are questioning whether the ruling Conservatives have been playing games by proposing a plan for the district’s libraries which they have now quickly ditched. The Tory Council recently consulted on a controversial plan to turn the majority of the district’s libraries into ‘satellites’ that would be open just 18 hours a week. This plan led to the formation of ‘save our library’ campaigns across the district, with users making their opposition clear.

Libraries – are the Tories playing games?

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire are questioning whether the ruling Conservatives have been playing games by proposing a plan for the district’s libraries which they have now quickly ditched. The... Read more

Kingswood’s Labour councillors are promoting an event for current and potential businesses to increase trade and footfall in Kingswood town centre.

Councillors promote Kingswood business event

Kingswood’s Labour councillors are promoting an event for current and potential businesses to increase trade and footfall in Kingswood town centre. Read more

Cock_Road.jpgThe Labour councillors for the Woodstock ward in Kingswood have written to First Bus to protest against the firm’s decision to axe the 17A route that runs through their ward and to ask the operator to reconsider its decision. The axe is due to fall on 4 September.

Kingswood councillors urge bus cut reconsideration

The Labour councillors for the Woodstock ward in Kingswood have written to First Bus to protest against the firm’s decision to axe the 17A route that runs through their ward... Read more

The Leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors has welcomed the support she has received today in pushing for improvements to the way that West of England devolution will be rolled out.

Labour pushes for devolution improvements

The Leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors has welcomed the support she has received today in pushing for improvements to the way that West of England devolution will be rolled... Read more

A Labour councillor who has been pursuing local concerns about the length of public grass in South Gloucestershire has expressed his disappointment that the Conservative councillor responsible for the grass cutting service has "no further comment to make" on the problems he has raised.

'No further comment' on long grass

A Labour councillor who has been pursuing local concerns about the length of public grass in South Gloucestershire has expressed his disappointment that the Conservative councillor responsible for the grass... Read more

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire tonight abstained on a vote to approve a combined authority with a metro mayor, having failed to persuade the Tory-run council to defer the matter until there was more certainty following the EU referendum result.

Concern as Council "rushes headlong" into deal

Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire tonight abstained on a vote to approve a combined authority with a metro mayor, having failed to persuade the Tory-run council to defer the matter... Read more

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