Cruel cuts to mental health spending

Gloucestershire Conservatives have announced their spending plans for 2017.

And in a controversial move they announced that they will be cutting the public mental health budget by a massive 30%.

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Autumn Statement provides no extra cash for desperate local NHS

Today's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond includes no extra cash for local NHS trusts facing spiraling deficits and looming cuts to local services. 

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Forces veterans encouraged to sign up for new council homes

Armed Forces veterans are being encouraged to apply for one of the new council homes being built at the former commercial site on Swindon Road.

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Government warned over Cheltenham General cash crisis

  • County NHS faces £24 million black hole as most NHS Trusts go into the red
  • Healthwatch Gloucestershire highlights 'long delays' and poor support for mental health
  • Lib Dems lead campaign to protect services as Tory MP urged to break silence on Cheltenham A&E
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Last chance to have your say on Cheltenham's waste & recycling service

Local residents are being invited by Liberal Democrat run Cheltenham Borough Council to choose their preferred option for future waste and recycling collections

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Recycling in Cheltenham - A chance to have your say

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched a consultation about recycling in our town and they want to know what you think.

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Pharmacy plans spell 'perfect storm' for local NHS

Martin Horwood has condemned the Conservative government's plans for local pharmacies.

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Tories fail to ask for extra highways money

LIB Dems in Gloucestershire have reacted with dismay to news that Tory councillors have not asked the government for more cash to fix the county's roads.

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Figures show ambulance services at breaking point

Figures uncovered today by the Liberal Democrats have shown that ambulance services are at breaking point due to chronic under-funding, with a 20% increase in serious incidents involving ambulance crews over the last two years.

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Springbank needs to stay in Cheltenham!

The Boundary Commission for England has today proposed that Springbank ward in the west of Cheltenham should join rural villages like Stanton, Twyning and Boddington in the Tewkesbury parliamentary constituency.

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