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  • Sixth Former shadows councillor to gain award

    Sixth Former shadows councillor to gain award

    A Downend Sixth Form student has spoken of his recent experiences on a national ‘Shadow a Councillor Award’ programme, when he shadowed former South Gloucestershire Council Chair Ian Boulton for several days last month. Riley Cox, 17, studies Government & Politics at A Level and has recently completed his award on the recognised scheme in which young people have...

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  • Kingswood parking shake-up planned

    Kingswood parking shake-up planned

    Kingswood’s Labour councillors are urging local people to have their say on plans to change parking restrictions across the area, which are the Council’s response to many years worth of requests from residents. Following meetings and site visits involving local residents and councillors, the Council is now consulting on plans to modify existing waiting restrictions and introduce...

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  • Labour unveils its team for most marginal ward

    Labour unveils its team for most marginal ward

    The Labour councillor in South Gloucestershire’s most marginal ward has welcomed the selection of two colleagues to contest Rodway with him next May. Councillor Michael Bell is the sole Labour representative in the ward – which covers most of Mangotsfield and the northern part of Kingswood – where a Conservative squeaked in by just 34 votes at the...

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  • Labour welcomes Studio School success

    Labour welcomes Studio School success

    Labour politicians in South Gloucestershire have welcomed the news announced today that a bid to build a Studio School in Kingswood, which they fully backed, has been successful. It is proposed that the Studio School, which will serve pupils within a 15 mile radius of Warmley, will be built on the same campus as The Grange School and Sports...

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  • Views sought on Kingswood safety scheme

    Views sought on Kingswood safety scheme

    Kingswood residents are being urged by their Labour councillors to have their say on proposals to improve road safety in the town. South Gloucestershire Council has launched a consultation on a scheme to construct a new speed table at the busy junction of Alma Road with the A420 High Street, with another a short distance away on...

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  • Patchway councillors and residents unite on grass cuts

    Patchway councillors and residents unite on grass cuts

    Patchway’s Labour councillors have joined with local residents to highlight the effect that cuts to street care are having in the town. South Gloucestershire Council is having to make cuts of £80M over the decade, and one of the cost-saving measures introduced this year is a reduction in the regularity that highways grass is cut, from twelve cuts...

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  • Frustration as workers are "let down"

    Frustration as workers are "let down"

    Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have expressed frustration that their call for improvements to the working conditions of residents employed on zero hours contracts has been watered down by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. At the Council meeting held tonight, Labour councillor Pat Apps proposed a motion calling on the Government and local MPs to extend employment rights to...

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