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  • Kingswood councillors arrange Post Office meeting

    Kingswood councillors arrange Post Office meeting

    Labour councillors representing the Kings Chase ward in Kingswood will be holding a short public meeting this Saturday to enable residents of the New Cheltenham area to comment on proposals to move the local Post Office. The Post Office Ltd has announced plans to relocate the Post Office facility currently at 123 New Cheltenham Road to a shop at...

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  • Green bin charge has been frozen

    Green bin charge has been frozen

    Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have welcomed a decision committing the council to hold the price of the recently-introduced green bin subscription for two years. A meeting of the council’s Communities Committee tonight considered service fees and charges with a recommendation confirming the charge at £36 for two years – with a concessionary rate of £18 . Labour...

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  • Councillors’ shock at Kingswood wage black spot

    Councillors’ shock at Kingswood wage black spot

    Labour councillors in Kingswood have reacted with shock and anger to news that official data shows that their area is the number one low wage hot spot in the whole country. Analysis of House of Commons Library figures, based on data from the Office for National Statistics, reveals that the Kingswood constituency has the highest proportion of...

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  • Councillors battle for Tenniscourt Road funds

    Labour councillors representing the Kings Chase ward in Kingswood will lobby a key South Gloucestershire Council committee tomorrow as part of their long battle for improved road safety measures on Tenniscourt Road, which includes a secondary school and a fire station. The councillors have been actively seeking funds for the improvements for many years, which would include an...

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  • Council earmarks funds for Staple Hill Youth Centre

    Council earmarks funds for Staple Hill Youth Centre

    A new youth centre for Staple Hill moved a step closer tonight with South Gloucestershire Council allocating £350,000 to the scheme in next financial year’s Capital Programme. The sum has been earmarked to convert space in the old primary school into a custom-made youth centre. However, local councillors Ian Boulton and Shirley Potts continue to warn that...

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  • Politicians join residents to clean up Kingswood

    Politicians join residents to clean up Kingswood

    Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Kingswood Jo McCarron joined councillors and local residents recently cleaning up the town centre and Kingswood Park as part of an annual Big Spring Clean campaign. In a little over two hours they managed to fill 40 bags of rubbish as well as a collect two abandoned umbrellas and a car exhaust. Jo...

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  • Green light hopes for Ring Road roundabout

    Green light hopes for Ring Road roundabout

    Kingswood Labour councillors say that much-needed traffic light signals at a Ring Road junction appear to have the green light after further funds have been earmarked by South Gloucestershire Council. In papers to the council’s Resources Committee on 3 March, published today, a sum of £600,000 has been allocated to contribute to the traffic light signalling of the...

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