Afghan refugees are welcome in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to make a more ambitious commitment to resettle refugees fleeing the Taliban, and to give Cheltenham Borough Council extra funding to house and support them here.

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Safer Streets

Anyone who attended the Vigil for Sarah Everard at Pittville Pump Room earlier this year, will remember the deep anguish felt for her loss, for her family and for her community. She should have been safe making her way home one evening from being with friends. She wasn’t.

Speaking to people at the Vigil, I was struck by what they felt was a lack of understanding of the situation by those in a position to make our streets safer. The voice of women and girls was unheard they said; their experiences unknown to those who make decisions. 

Cheltenham Council has looked at what can be done to change the situation, to counter the lack of input by girls and women into how to make our town safer for all. 

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Night-Time Economy

Hand me the glow sticks, the clubs are back!

You'll be relieved to know I'm not going to subject Cheltenham to my unique variant of dad dancing any time soon but the lifting of most Covid restrictions did take me on a daytime visit to some local venues along with council officers recently.

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Lib Dem council rejects toxic Conservative planning reforms

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are calling for the Conservative government’s planning reforms to be scrapped.  The Lib Dems want a better deal on affordable homes and the environment, with a bigger say for communities.

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Housing, Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy

Action Plan Update 2021

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Open Letter to Alex Chalk MP

Councillor Angie Boyes has written an open letter to Cheltenham's MP Alex Chalk, asking that he reconsider his position as Patron of Garas (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) in light of his Conservative government's cuts to foreign aid.

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Jobs, homes and the environment – Liberal Democrats show our ambition for the town

New jobs, new homes and the climate emergency are at the forefront of all our minds as we recover from the Covid pandemic.  As Liberal Democrat leaders in local government, we need to address all these.  I was proud to lead the media briefing in Cheltenham announcing our internationally significant development that covers all three of those topics.

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Max applauds Deya’s Cheltenham success story

Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has congratulated DEYA Brewing Company on its success after a visit to the business.

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20's plenty for Gloucestershire

Liberal Democrats councillors on Cheltenham Borough Council have this week passed a motion supporting 20s plenty for Gloucestershire.

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Cheltenham Lib Dems accuse Alex Chalk of breaking promises and betraying world’s poorest

Max Wilkinson, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Cheltenham, has accused Alex Chalk, Cheltenham’s Conservative MP, of abandoning their election commitment on international development spending by voting to maintain the UK’s cut on foreign aid spending, which will endanger the lives of people around the globe.

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Welcoming our new Afghan friends to Cheltenham

We have a duty to help those who have helped us. That’s why, as part of our Town of Sanctuary efforts, Cheltenham has agreed to house seven families who have served our country in the line of duty. These people have all put themselves in danger by aiding our armed forces as interpreters during the conflict in Afghanistan.

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Supporting Local Communities

From Hesters Way to Pittville, from Swindon Village to Leckhampton, right across Cheltenham people of all ages have worked together to support Community activity.

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Promoting LGBT+ equality in Cheltenham

The mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Steve Harvey, has announced plans to work with chairperson of Pride in Gloucestershire, Jason ‘JayJay’ Potter-Peachey, to promote LGBT+ equality.

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Find your happy place in Cheltenham

Our £180million housing investment is about fairness for families.

What does the by-election win mean for Lib Dems in Cheltenham

Last night we secured an historic by-election victory in Chesham and Amersham.

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Cheltenham’s coffee pod recycling is a nationwide first!

Taking action on the Climate Emergency in Cheltenham

For World Environment Day, we want to highlight some of the work being done by Cheltenham Liberal Democrats to tackle the Climate Emergency. 

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Why we need a full A&E at Cheltenham General Hospital

When Cllr Guy Maughfling felt chest pains on Tuesday night, he was taken to hospital in an ambulance. He reveals his experience here and tells us why it’s important we return to a full A&E at Cheltenham General Hospital. On July 1, the A&E will reopen to its pre-pandemic service - not a full 24/7 A&E department.

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360 EU citizens in Cheltenham are stuck in Home Office backlog as cliff-edge looms

The Liberal Democrats are calling for all EU citizens in the UK to be given the automatic right to stay, as new figures reveal that 360 living in Cheltenham are still waiting for the Home Office to process their applications – with just five weeks to go before the Government’s deadline.

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