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Open Letter to the Mayor: Budget – Labour Amendment 1

Cllr Gary Hopkins has today written an open letter to the mayor regarding Labour amendment 1, which was passed at the budget last week. His full letter is below:   Dear Mayor,   Budget – Labour Amendment 1   I am writing to you in regards to the above urgent matter.   It is regrettable […]

‘Lack of rubbish response and enforcement from City Council is a perfect storm’ – Negus

I am very concerned about the rising tide of common issues around recycling and waste collection in my ward. I suspect I am not alone although Cotham ward has a very high incidence of HMOs, many of which are occupied by students with uncaring landlords or agents.   It is now a commonplace eyesore to […]

Save Clifton Library

Today local Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to save Clifton Library, which is under threat of closure by Bristol City Council.   Local Lib Dem campaigner Tom Stubbs was outrage by the threat of closure: “Our local library is much loved by local residents and is one of the most well used public buildings […]

Highways improvements to Temple Circus – Negus

The Liberal Democrat group welcome the efforts by Bristol’s highways team to resolve many of the issues which limit circulation around Temple Circus. The proposed redesign of the road layout and facilities for cycle and walking routes are set to improve ease of moving through the area with the potential for attractive place making development […]

Letter: Colston Hall Revamp will make us all proud – Hopkins

Cllr Gary Hopkins is in today’s Bristol Post, championing the benefits of the Colston Hall and supporting the efforts of Bristol Music Trust.   Although the letter has not to date been published online, the contents of Gary’s letter is below:   In response to your article (MPs and musicians back Colston Hall’s funding campaign, […]

The Mayor’s Double Tax Bombshell

Labour and Tory Councillors have voted through a double tax bombshell at Tuesday’s council meeting.   A Labour budget amendment was passed with support from Tory councillors, which uses profits from the price of the mayor’s Residents’ Parking Zone (RPZ) permits to fund other council projects, but without any investment in public transport. Labour and […]

Protecting People, Protecting Neighbourhoods – Liberal Democrat Budget Amendments

Liberal Democrat Councillors have submitted four amendments to this year’s Budget, which include a council tax freeze, building a swimming pool and recycling centre and plans to clean up the city’s streets.   The Mayor’s 2015/16 Budget will be discussed at Full Council on Tuesday 17th February. The Budget includes proposals to allocate £3.9m for […]

Local Schools Win Buildings Money

Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws MP has today announced government money to rebuild Brentry Primary School in north Bristol and Merchants’ Academy in the south of the city.   The announcement follows lobbying by Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidates Clare Campion-Smith and Mark Wright for more school funding. The money will come from the […]

The Mayor Must Bid for Hydrogen Funding – Martin

Liberal Democrat Councillor Christian Martin has pleaded with the Mayor to bid for government funding to further develop hydrogen technology in Bristol.   The Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) Infrastructure Grants Scheme was launched on the 2nd February by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to support the roll out of hydrogen refuelling stations. The release […]

Guest Blog: Lib Dems: committed to the world’s poorest people

A Liberal Democrat initiative to make a permanent British commitment to the world’s poor could be a step closer tomorrow (5 Feb). With wider political support, the UK will make a legal guarantee to invest 0.7% of our national income to help raise living standards in developing countries. The target for developed nations to provide […]