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Question 5

Labour Group values our well-trained and dedicated library staff and would not want to see the Council pursue policies that would lessen the quality of service that residents receive. We have concerns about the appropriate use of volunteers and the level of responsibility that it is reasonable to expect them to assume.

Our response to consultation on changes to library services

Question 5 Labour Group values our well-trained and dedicated library staff and would not want to see the Council pursue policies that would lessen the quality of service that residents... Read more

Labour Group opposes the closure of Thornbury OSS and any reduction in the opening hours at Patchway or Yate OSS. Patchway and parts of Yate are Priority Neighbourhoods and their one stop shop opening hours should not be restricted.

Our response to consultation on customer services and one stop shops

Labour Group opposes the closure of Thornbury OSS and any reduction in the opening hours at Patchway or Yate OSS. Patchway and parts of Yate are Priority Neighbourhoods and their... Read more

South Gloucestershire councillors will consider a Labour move for a formal request for a referendum on the proposed West of England devolution deal when it meets next week, as the Minister responsible has ignored several approaches to allow one.

Council set to debate devolution referendum

South Gloucestershire councillors will consider a Labour move for a formal request for a referendum on the proposed West of England devolution deal when it meets next week, as the... Read more

The Leader of Labour’s councillors in South Gloucestershire is branding the district's three Tory MPs as “discourteous and unprofessional” for not responding to a string of letters sent to them over recent months. Councillor Pat Rooney says that she has not gone public before in order to give the MPs time to respond, but now feels the need to vent her frustration which she hopes will goad the MPs into action.

Labour Leader criticises “discourteous and unprofessional” MPs

The Leader of Labour’s councillors in South Gloucestershire is branding the district's three Tory MPs as “discourteous and unprofessional” for not responding to a string of letters sent to them... Read more

Councillor Pat Rooney has commented on the news that Labour's Marvin Rees has won the Bristol Mayoral election, saying:

Four_Leaders.jpg"I send Marvin huge congratulations on his election as Mayor of Bristol. This is a fantastic result for Labour and Marvin will make a great mayor.

Pat congratulates new mayor's fantastic result

Councillor Pat Rooney has commented on the news that Labour's Marvin Rees has won the Bristol Mayoral election, saying: "I send Marvin huge congratulations on his election as Mayor of... Read more

A Labour councillor spent much of her birthday at the weekend working with colleagues to help with a big clean-up of Kingswood town centre. Councillor April Begley, who is one of the councillors for Kings Chase ward, was part of a team of local politicians taking part in the ‘Big Spring Clean’ campaign. This year the councillors were joined by 8 young police cadet volunteers who provided invaluable assistance.

Birthday girl helps clean up Kingswood

A Labour councillor spent much of her birthday at the weekend working with colleagues to help with a big clean-up of Kingswood town centre. Councillor April Begley, who is one... Read more

The leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors is welcoming a government U-turn on trade union subscription rules. Back in November, Councillor Pat Rooney called on the Conservative Government to drop its proposal to ban the process of ‘check off’ for Council workers who are trade union members, where their subscriptions are deducted direct from their salaries. Councillor Rooney described the move at that time as “petty and spiteful”.

Labour welcomes U-turn on union subs

The leader of South Gloucestershire’s Labour councillors is welcoming a government U-turn on trade union subscription rules. Back in November, Councillor Pat Rooney called on the Conservative Government to drop... Read more

The Leader of Labour’s councillors on South Gloucestershire Council has slammed a local Conservative parish council for voting to charge organisers of a parkrun – a move that has been widely reported as the first in the world. Councillor Pat Rooney says that she is concerned that the decision is drawing negative attention to the district, and is concerned that Tory councillors elsewhere will follow the lead.

Parkrun decision “a health tax”

The Leader of Labour’s councillors on South Gloucestershire Council has slammed a local Conservative parish council for voting to charge organisers of a parkrun – a move that has been... Read more

The Labour Leaders on the four West of England councils have written to a Government Minister calling on him to change Government rules that will otherwise deny people from having a direct vote on the introduction of a combined authority with a metro mayor, and are asking local MPs and council political leaders to back their call.

Labour Leaders unite in call for devolution ballot

The Labour Leaders on the four West of England councils have written to a Government Minister calling on him to change Government rules that will otherwise deny people from having... Read more

Three politicians who were competing against each other for a seat in Parliament this time last year have joined forces to urge local people to vote to remain in the European Union at the referendum being held on 23rd June. Filton and Bradley Stoke’s Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green 2015 candidates have issued an open letter following the launch meeting of the constituency’s ‘Stronger In’ campaign at Little Stoke on Thursday evening.

Former foes unite over EU ballot

Three politicians who were competing against each other for a seat in Parliament this time last year have joined forces to urge local people to vote to remain in the... Read more

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