Labour-LibDem call for renewed consultation on care home plans is “bizarre” says top Tory

A call by Labour and LibDem councillors on South Gloucestershire Council to think again on plans to provide hundreds more home care hours for the elderly has been branded ‘bizarre’ by the authority’s Conservative Cabinet Member for Community Care and Housing. It follows a request by Labour and LibDem councillors for the Conservative-run authority to re-consult on using an external

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Schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

Budding young engineers from five schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire are set to take up the task of researching, designing and building solutions to real engineering problems. Hanham High School (Bristol) will host the Faraday engineering challenge day on Thursday 4th November. Teams from Yate International Academy (Bristol), Mangotsfield School (South Glos), Sir Bernard Lovell School (South Glos) and

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Opposition unites against U-turn on care homes

A major change to South Gloucestershire’s proposals to provide new Elderly Persons Homes (EPH) will have to be reconsidered, a council committee decided yesterday (27th October).  Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors joined forces to insist that a U-turn by the ruling Conservatives should be consulted on. Back in February, the Conservative Cabinet agreed a new strategy for supporting older people,

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