Barry Kirby

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October 3, 2014 - 0 Comments

I have heard from a number of people that organisations within Kingsway are announcing that we have become our own ward within the city.  This is not the case and will not be until 2016....

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March 6, 2014 - 1 Comments

At the budget meeting last month, Councillors were allocated a number of buckets of funding to use in their division.  In order to use my allocation, I need to hear from YOU as to what...

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March 6, 2014 - 1 Comments

You get those days where you hear a story and even though it involves an opposition councillor, you suspect you’re not hearing the full story and decide to stick up for them.  I did that...

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January 22, 2014 - 0 Comments

I get called many things, some good, some bad, but in the County Council Chamber, I had a first.  After proposing the motion on reaffirming Gloucester County Councils objections to the Javelin Park Incinerator, another...

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October 4, 2013 - 0 Comments

The 17th October is “Our Day”, which is a drive by the Local Government Association to highlight just how much information the Local Government puts out there, particularly in terms of Social Media.  The best...

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July 5, 2013 - 0 Comments

This week I went up to Manchester to attend the Local Government Association annual conference.  I had been invited up to be part of a panel to talk about “Digital Councillor”.  Alongside very distinguished Councillors...

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May 19, 2013 - 0 Comments

I believe the biggest challenge I face as a new councillor, is engaging with my residents.  Given how many people have lost faith with the current “political machine”, as shown by the 75% of people...

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April 22, 2013 - 1 Comments

Saturday afternoon saw brilliant sunshine and a huge array of High Viz vests taking to the Streets of Kingsway to do the first Kingsway Litter Pick.  Organised by the Kingsway Residents Association, and supported by...

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May 24, 2011 - 5 Comments

The Local Government Boundary Comission has just finished a review of the Gloucester County Council electoral boundaries in order to reduce the number of councillors by 2.  This has some rather interesting outcomes over the city,...

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May 17, 2011 - 0 Comments

It has been announced that the County Council will shrink the size of the Cabinet by getting rid of 2 roles!  As in many things with these Tory City and County Councils, if this could...

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