Joe Harris welcomes CDC support for Ambulance Review

Cotswold District Council gave unanimous backing to a Lib Dem motion calling on the South Western Ambulance Service Trust to dramatically improve ambulance response times in the Cotswolds.


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Thoughts on the Autumn Statement

Once again we have seen George Osborne perform his usual magic tricks. He has led voters to believe that he is not making the massive cuts, but behind the scenes they are still looming large!


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Call to end ambulance service crisis in Gloucestershire

A Lib Dem motion submitted to full council next week will look once again at worrying ambulance response times across many parts of Gloucestershire.


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Gloucestershire Conservatives vote against protecting free school-meals

The Conservatives on Gloucestershire County Council voted unanimously against Cllr Joe Harris' calls to protect the new universal infant free school meal programme and asking the Leader of the Council to write to the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.


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Plans to clean up the Cotswolds rejected by Cotswold District Council

A motion that would have tidied up and improved the appearance of roads and pavements in the Cotswolds has been rejected by the Conservative administration at Cotswold District Council (CDC).


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Planning process labeled 'out of control' as Local Plan delayed until 2017

It has been revealed that Cotswold District Council’s (CDC) Local Plan won’t be ready until at least 2017 according to the authority’s latest timetable. 


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Public meeting to discuss future of popular Cirencester playing field


A public meeting is being held on Wednesday to discuss the future of a Cirencester playing field with an uncertain future.

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Councillors to hold residents surgery this weekend

Cirencester’s two County Councillors are holding an advice surgery this weekend to give residents the opportunity to raise any issues they have about the local area. 


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Help for refugees welcomed by Lib Dems


Leader of the opposition at Cotswold District Council, Councillor Joe Harris has welcomed news that the authority is to look at what it can do to help support refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Joe Harris slams public health budget cuts in the Cotswolds

Figures released last week by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a £1,546,000 cut to the public health budget in Gloucestershire. The budget pays to help improve people's health so there is less pressure on the NHS. 


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