Barry Kirby

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October 27, 2014 - 2 Comments

The bus services around the county are in for a big shake up starting next week.  I’m rather disappointed in these changes for the main reason that no-one seems to have been consulted as to...

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June 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

I brought forward a motion at Gloucestershire Full Council yesterday to highlight the lack of meaningful discussion between the Government and the FBU.  After 3 years the FBU have not been taken seriously on the...

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April 3, 2014 - 0 Comments

In the County Council chamber last month, the Tories brought forward a motion condemning the Labour Party for suggesting that there are benefits to be had when looking at merging structures within the police service....

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February 26, 2014 - 2 Comments

Today was budget day and I think we can be proud of what we achieved.  We successful passed amendments that will see the introduction of the Living Wage for the lowest paid council workers and...

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February 24, 2014 - 0 Comments

Lets be under no illusion, the cuts are getting deeper and more widespread and the ability for Councils to cope with the reduced funding is pretty much gone.  This is not helped by the the...

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January 16, 2014 - 0 Comments

Every year Residents of Gloucester are asked to vote in one election or another.  3 years in 4 its about City Elections, the other year is County.  Throw in Parliamentary Elections, Europeans, Police and Crime...

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September 5, 2013 - 0 Comments

I had a weeks holiday this week, enjoying some beautiful weather, camping with family and friends in the Forest of Dean.  That said, I was back in Gloucester on Wednesday to attend the County Council...

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July 24, 2013 - 0 Comments

In my role as a County Councillor I am also the Labour Shadow Spokesperson for Fire, Planning and Infrastructure, the Cabinet post held by Will Windsor-Clive. I am going to do a number of posts...

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June 18, 2013 - 1 Comments

In the new way of working on the County Council, a new initiative is the idea of Shadow Cabinet members.  So each of the Cabinet Portfolio holders has an opposite number in both Labour and...

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June 11, 2013 - 1 Comments

A month ago, yes only a month, I was elected as the member for Grange and Kingsway, and what a month it has been.  What with training, finding my feet, meeting people, getting out and...

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