Joe calls on UK Government to spend more on the country’s broken roads

Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion calling on the UK Government to spend more on the country’s road network. The motion, to be debated at the Council meeting on 16 May, highlights the group’s concern that of £30 billion raised by vehicle tax and fuel duty each year, only £10 billion is reinvested in the UK’s roads.

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Town Council complete purchase of Victoria Road playing field

A much loved community space has finally been safeguarded from development after the Gloucestershire County Council finally agreed terms with the Town Council over the sale of the Victoria (Purley) Road playing field.

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On Street parking to be reviewed in Cirencester…. AT LAST!

A review of on-street parking in Cirencester will begin this summer after years of lobbying by local Councillors and residents.

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Deer Park School leaps into the 21st Century with new English block expansion

Gloucestershire County Council has approved a £208k investment into Cirencester Deer Park School to create a modern classroom block increasing the schools capacity by 60 places.

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PERMITTED: Joe Harris comments after Conservatives vote through Bathurst planning application

The Liberal Democrats have expressed disappointment after Bathurst Development Limited's planning application for 2350 houses on the edge of Cirencester was voted through.

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Joe demands transparency over controversial planning vote

Liberal Democrat leader on Cotswold District Council (CDC), Councillor Joe Harris has written an open letter to the leader of the authority calling for a Conservative Councillor to refrain from voting on the controversial planning application 2350 houses on the edge of Cirencester in order to avoid an appearance of conflict of interest.

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Cotswold one of the worst areas in England for social mobility

A report published today has listed the Cotswolds as one of the worst areas in the country for social mobility amongst young people.

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Councillor hits out after Council ‘Cock-up’ on Somerford Road

Councillor Joe Harris has hit out at Gloucestershire County Council and their Highways contractors after yellow lines on Somerford Road were unable to be painted because the authority failed to ensure traffic was cleared in advance.

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Pool makes a splash with Council cash

Kids have enjoyed a summer of swimming for £1 at Cirencester Open Air Pool thanks to grant funding from Gloucestershire County Council.

£5,000 from the children’s activity fund is available to each of the 53 electoral divisions in the county. Successful bids need the backing of the local county councillor, which in this case is Cllr Joe Harris.

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Scouting for boys and girls at Camp Windrush

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room”, so said Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scout movement.

Now, thanks to Gloucestershire County Council funding and the Whitby’s Boy Scouts 2nd Cirencester Company, 30 children from Cirencester have the chance to experience camp life for themselves.

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