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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

The minutes of the Budget Council meeting of 17 February 2016 have now been approved.

Libraries vs green bins

The minutes of the Budget Council meeting of 17 February 2016 have now been approved. Read more

Responding to the announcement of a West of England mayoral authority, South Gloucestershire Council’s Labour Group Leader, Councillor Pat Rooney, said:

Labour Leader's statement on West of England mayoral authority

Responding to the announcement of a West of England mayoral authority, South Gloucestershire Council’s Labour Group Leader, Councillor Pat Rooney, said: Read more

South Gloucestershire councillors were advised yesterday that spending on alcohol and drugs misuse work in the district faces large cuts, and that this could have a knock-on effect on acquisitive crime rates. The district’s Director of Public Health was reporting on the measures he has had to take to manage an in-year cut of £557,000 in the public health budget.

Alcohol and drug misuse cuts could cause crime

South Gloucestershire councillors were advised yesterday that spending on alcohol and drugs misuse work in the district faces large cuts, and that this could have a knock-on effect on acquisitive... Read more

South Gloucestershire Labour councillors have tabled three questions to the Council’s Conservative Leader to ascertain his Administration’s views on current issues. Two relate to comments written by Filton & Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti that appear to criticise the Tory-run council.

Mr Lopresti used his occasional column in the Bristol Post last month to suggest that the council had not done enough to make efficiency savings ahead of making frontline service reductions such as the proposed library cuts, and that the council’s most senior staff are paid too much.

Council Leader to be grilled over MP’s comments and EU referendum

South Gloucestershire Labour councillors have tabled three questions to the Council’s Conservative Leader to ascertain his Administration’s views on current issues. Two relate to comments written by Filton & Bradley... Read more

Councillor Pat Rooney, leader of the Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire, was out campaigning across the border in Bristol City this weekend to highlight the importance of the elections on 5th May.

Pat outlines the need to cross the border

Councillor Pat Rooney, leader of the Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire, was out campaigning across the border in Bristol City this weekend to highlight the importance of the elections on... Read more

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