Barry Kirby

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February 3, 2015 - 3 Comments

Since Labour has shown the principled leadership to make all efforts to stop the development of the incinerator, one of the main criticisms has been that Labour would be saddling the County Council with a...

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January 16, 2015 - 0 Comments

I, with 4 of my Labour colleagues, have today written to the Chair of the County Council, asking him to call an extraordinary meeting of the Council in order to debate a motion, calling for...

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January 9, 2015 - 0 Comments

With the news this week that Eric Pickles has decided that local democracy isn’t worth a damn, and that an Incinerator should be built at Javelin Park anyway, then the big question is what next?...

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December 22, 2014 - 3 Comments

We have heard that Eric Pickles MP, the Secretary of State for Local government, has again delayed the decision on the Javelin Park Incinerator that the Gloucestershire Tories have steam-rollered to its present position. We...

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September 29, 2014 - 0 Comments

I am very proud of being part of the Labour County Group, I think we are making some serious headway in achieving our manifesto commitments, albeit from third place.  One of the fundamental reasons behind...

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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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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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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 23, 2013 - 1 Comments

Even though we have been home educating for quite a while, we had never actually registered with the Local Authority, and now that I’m a councillor and wanting to help make the EHE provision the...

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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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