Cheltenham is a beautiful, green and prosperous town with a wonderful history and heritage. There is much to celebrate in the town, and a great many improvements are under way. Yet Cheltenham also faces many challenges. We cannot simply take the strength of our local economy for granted. We cannot accept the levels of deprivation that exist in some part of the town. More needs to be done to provide decent and secure housing for local people. There is more to do to tackle problems like traffic congestion and anti-social behaviour.
Liberal Democrats are confident that Cheltenham’s best days lie ahead. To make that aspiration a reality, the town needs a local council that believes in Cheltenham and is prepared to invest in its future. That is the theme which inspires the policies and ideas in this, our 2018 Borough Council manifesto. This is the case for voting Liberal Democrat in the borough elections on Thursday 3rd May.