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  • Kingswood development goes ahead after 4 years

    Kingswood development goes ahead after 4 years

    A housing developer wanting to build 370 homes in Kingswood has finally got the go-ahead after signing a legal agreement with the local Council. Douglas Homes South West Ltd who submitted plans to build 306 homes, a 28-bed sheltered housing scheme and a 40-bed nursing home on the site of the former Douglas motorcycle works in Kingswood have been granted...

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  • 'Government blackmail' ends Grange fight

    'Government blackmail' ends Grange fight

    Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire say that government blackmail has resulted in the Council’s decision last night to close the Grange School and Sports College. Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors outvoted Labour to close the school after an impassioned debate which saw pupils, parents, former staff and union reps plead for the school to be kept open. Labour describes the...

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  • Grange fight moves on despite vote setback

    Grange fight moves on despite vote setback

    The future of the Grange School and Sports College in Warmley will be decided by all of South Gloucestershire’s councillors despite a vote by Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors today to close it. That decision is likely to be made at the Council meeting next Wednesday, 10 December. The secondary school which serves families in Warmley and Kingswood failed...

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  • Devolution: Joint Statement from Labour in the West of England

    Devolution: Joint Statement from Labour in the West of England

    The West of England is a fantastic place to live and to work, and has great potential in the future, so it is essential that its four local authorities do not miss out compared to other parts of the country in the current debate about decentralisation and devolution. We therefore strongly welcome the statement made by Ed Balls this...

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  • Persistence pays with care home U-turn

    Persistence pays with care home U-turn

    Labour’s Lead Councillor for Adult Services in South Gloucestershire has welcomed a decision today to undertake a tendering exercise to develop new Elderly Persons’ accommodation providing nursing or dementia care at two sites in the district, having been advised just 4 months ago that the sites were no longer needed. Councillor Andy Perkins (Labour, Woodstock) is heralding the U-turn...

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  • Council gives ultimatum to housing developer

    Council gives ultimatum to housing developer

    A housing developer wanting to build 370 homes in Kingswood has been given two months to sign a legal agreement with the Council or have planning permission refused. Douglas Homes South West Ltd who submitted plans to South Gloucestershire Council in 2010 to build 306 homes, a 28-bed sheltered housing scheme and a 40-bed nursing home on the...

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  • Labour seeks sharper focus on skills

    Labour seeks sharper focus on skills

    Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have spoken out to urge the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to sharpen its focus on improving the skills of workers across the West of England. At a Council meeting earlier this week, several councillors raised the importance of developing current and future workers, so that local people are able up to take up opportunities...

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