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As we enter the festive season we are reminded of the story of the nativity where the baby Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem because there was no other accommodation available in the town. As Fran Boait, our excellent parliamentary candidate, pointed out this week as the temperature plunged below zero 14 people...

 Pay more get less - Conservative message to Gloucester taxpayers
As I reported in my last blog more cuts are on the way for Gloucester City Council taxpayers over the next few years. The Council has recently published its Money Plan for the years 2019 – 2024 and it does not make good reading for hard pressed council...

A budget of missed opportunities and broken promises - austerity continues for local government.
Despite the Prime Minister’s claims the budget did little to relieve the pressure on local government budgets, cuts will continue, and public services will deteriorate still further. In Gloucester austerity has meant we ha...

This is my first blog for a while as the Council has been in recess and people have been on their summer holidays. I hope everyone’s had a good break over the summer. The Council has now returned from recess and politics is in full swing with conference season upon us. I thought we had a very successful conference and...

Gloucester City Council has new idea for dealing with people who drop litter or allow their dogs to foul and fail to clean up the mess: offenders will be issued with a £100 fine.

However, the council intend to employ the services of a privatised company to do this rather than deal with the issue themselves.  Up to 4 pa...

3 items dominated the meeting of Gloucester City Council last night (Thursday 12th July 2018): The hugely flawed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), the disastrous Amey Contract and horrendous treatment of the Windrush generation.

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) – a missed opportunity

Following sustained pressure...

Labour Group Annual General Meeting

The Labour Group held its AGM on Tuesday 1st May 2018. I was delighted to be re-elected as Labour Leader and wish to thank the Group for this vote of confidence. My colleague Kevin Stephens was elected as Deputy Group Leader and Whip following Lauren Fearn’s decision to stand down as...