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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

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

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