Removing barriers to active travel on the Honeybourne Line

Today Cllr Wilkinson, Cheltenham's Walking and Cycling champion, wrote to the Managing Director of GWR to encourage him to unlock the benefits of the Honeybourne Line for active travel. View his full letter below:

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Rents and business rates squeezing Cheltenham high street

According to the British Retail Consortium, 2019 was the ‘worst Christmas for retailers in a decade’ and in January we have seen the consequences with a string of announcements of further shop closures across the country. In Cheltenham this has included Jack Wills in the Promenade.

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Cheltenham Transport plan phase four scrapped

The Cheltenham Transport Plan was an attempt to improve the environment by encouraging sustainable transport, while revamping our town centre with a new public square.


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The Cheltenham Lottery - Supporting good causes

Tickets for the Cheltenham Lottery are now on sale!

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Boris Johnson's damaging agenda for UK

Responding to the Queen's Speech, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey said:

“Boris Johnson’s government have set out a disastrous agenda which will force through a hard Brexit, undermine our public services, destroy opportunities for our communities and cripple living standards. Brexit will hinder our ability to safeguard our NHS and reduce our capacity to tackle the climate crisis. 

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Lib Dems announce war on plastics

Local Lib Dem candidate Max Wilkinson visited plastic-free Dunkerton Cider as the Lib Dems announced a raft of policies as part of a radical plan to end the UK’s addiction to plastic. These policies include requiring all retailers to reduce the amount of plastics and non-recyclable packaging they use, implementing a deposit return scheme and ending plastic exports abroad by 2030

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Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton backs Max to become Cheltenham’s next MP

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has won the backing of world-renowned businessman Julian Dunkerton.


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Max joins disability campaigners to learn more about accessibility

Max joined charity campaigner Steve from the Royal National Institute of Blind People and Dave who lives at a Leonard Cheshire care home, who took him on tours of the town centre to experience an hour in the life of blind and partially sighted people, and wheelchair users.

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Max visits town’s small businesses

Parliamentary Candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has been speaking to dozens of local small businesses – visiting the ever-popular Suffolk Christmas market on Sunday and Cheltenham’s exciting new co-working space Hub8 on Monday.

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Lib Dems commit to reversing school cuts in Cheltenham

The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will spend £10 billion a year more on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers by the end of the next Parliament.

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Lib Dems announce plans to tackle the growing number of long-term empty homes in Cheltenham

The Liberal Democrats announce today that they would allow Cheltenham Borough Council to increase council tax by up to 500% on empty homes that are left empty long-term. 

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Max celebrates Gloucestershire's first School Streets scheme at Cheltenham primary

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Max Wilkinson is celebrating a major victory in the fight against air pollution outside schools – with the introduction of Gloucestershire’s first School Streets initiative at a Cheltenham school.

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Lib Dems to more than double spending on youth services in Gloucestershire to nearly £11m

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Gloucestershire to over £10.8 million, to help tackle rising levels of crime. This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives to gangs.

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“Fresh ideas and real community action“ - Max meets with Cheltenham’s local groups and unions

On Monday, Max met with local residents discussing the exciting possibility of a future community bank.

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Responding to the news that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will not be standing a candidate in Cheltenham, Liberal Democrat candidate, Max Wilkinson said:

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Lib Dems launch general election campaign in Cheltenham

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson officially launched his general election campaign with a rousing speech in front of more than 100 supporters.


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Max standing up for hundreds of EU nationals in Cheltenham left in legal limbo

Max is standing up for the hundreds of EU nationals living in Cheltenham that haven't been offered permanent residency in the UK.

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Green Party decision to stand aside in Cheltenham is 'major boost for Remain cause'

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has welcomed the Green Party’s decision not to stand for election in the constituency as a “major boost for the Remain cause”.


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Conservative failure to deliver 200,000 affordable homes is 'shambolic'

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has slammed the government’s “shambolic” failure to deliver on a promise to build 200,000 homes for first-time buyers.

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The Fight for Cheltenham’s A&E

The Hospitals’ Trust has been holding a Hearing into their consultation document called Fit for the Future which outlines proposals for our hospital’s future.

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