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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...

Gloucester Labour Councillor wins prestigious national award.

Councillor Tom Coole has won the prestigious ‘Young Councillor of the Year’ award presented by the Local Government Information Unit.

Speaking after being presented with the award at last night’s award ceremony Tom said:
“I’m thrilled to have won young counci...

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...

Labour Councillors call for a new Council Customer Services Reception to be located in the Post Office building in Kings Square.


The Post Office has recently announced plans to move out of its current building in Kings Square and relocate, to share premises with W.H. Smith in Kings Walk.


Labour Councillors believe tha...

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...

Recently released papers to be considered by Gloucester City Council’s Cabinet reveal that the authority is planning to spend over £1.5 million to reconfigure the way it delivers services.


Last year the authority made 60 staff redundant saving £1.2 million. Labour Councillors have reacted with incredulity at the lates...