South Gloucestershire’s Cabinet – a farce that cannot continue

South Gloucestershire’s Cabinet – a farce that cannot continue

The Liberal Democrats have described yesterday’s Cabinet meeting as a farce. Over the past two months, South Gloucestershire Council’s committee meetings have been taking place online, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although some meetings, such as that of the Scrutiny Commission, have gon...

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Council wrong to reject fines for idling engines outside schools

Council wrong to reject fines for idling engines outside schools

South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have condemned the decision of the Council’s Cabinet yesterday not to adopt rules to allow the Council to fine people leaving their car engines running unnecessarily outside schools. Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Louise H...

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Luke Hall out of touch on rough sleeping

Luke Hall out of touch on rough sleeping

Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, has come under fire for suggesting to local authorities that rough sleepers should be encouraged to “return to friends and family”, amidst rumours that the Government intends to wind down the “Everyone In” scheme – which h...

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Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Events in the USA

Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Events in the USA

Cllr Claire Young, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on South Gloucestershire Council, has issued a statement on the death of George Floyd and the events in the USA: "Like so many people, I have been horrified by the scenes we have seen from America in recent days. The senseless murder of Geo...

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