Christine Headley

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Four days to go….

by Christine Headley on 1 May, 2011

It’s been an interesting campaign in Rodborough. I have now been on doorsteps for half the year – January for the by-election and April for this one – and it has been great to meet so many people. I have been asked to put my leaflets on my website, so here goes. This is the […]

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Mobile libraries for the chop!

by Christine Headley on 20 December, 2010

Gloucestershire County Council proposes to cut all its mobile libraries. In the Rodborough county division, Amberley receives one visit a fortnight (a quarter of an hour at the War Memorial), in North Woodchester it stops in two places for twenty minutes each, and Kings Stanley is on two rounds, so receives weekly visits adding up […]

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Where should new homes go?

by Christine Headley on 10 February, 2010

Stroud District Council are starting a consultation on the broad management of where roughly 2000 homes should be built after 2016. The aim is to create sustainable communities, with homes and jobs not too far away from each other. This is the beginning of the new Core Strategy process, which will eventually culminate in a […]

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Trouble in SDC’s housing revenue account

by Christine Headley on 16 August, 2009

I return from holiday (having easily resisted the temptation to post to mycouncillor from various European internet cafes) to a 70-page report from Tribal and one of 16 pages from KPMG, both addressing the problems of Stroud District’s council housing. Some weeks ago, it was  discovered that the housing revenue account had been overspent by […]

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Reinvigorate Gloucestershire (3) Waste

by Christine Headley on 18 April, 2009

A crucial instalment from Gloucestershire LibDems’ manifesto for the June county council election. We will: * halt the building of the massive waste incinerator for the county A Liberal Democrat run council will halt the building of a massive waste incinerator in Gloucestershire.    We will plan for alternative environmentally friendly waste disposal options. * countywide […]

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Reinvigorate Gloucestershire (2) For Children

by Christine Headley on 16 April, 2009

More from Gloucestershire LibDems’ manifesto for the June county council election: * 20 mph safety zones around all schools We will commit to a countywide plan to deliver 20 mph safety zones and safer routes to school around all schools in the county over the next four years. * transport for young people A Liberal […]

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More on disposal of food waste

by Christine Headley on 1 April, 2009

  Yesterday I had an interesting meeting with the council officer responsible for waste collection, and have also been enquiring what neighbouring districts are doing. The answer to the second is ‘disposing of food waste mixed with garden waste, and charging for the garden waste’. ODD FACT – The In Vessel Composter (IVC) at Sharpness […]

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Stanleys’ Food Waste Composting Must Continue

by Christine Headley on 29 March, 2009

Cllr Christine Headley joins Stanleys’ residents’ frustration at the abrupt end of the Stanleys Waste Trial, which has been operating since 24 October 2007 and involves weekly collection of dry recyclables and food waste, fortnightly collection of residual waste to landfill, and a subsidised composter offered to every household. The main problem is the loss […]

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Street lights in Woodchester

by Christine Headley on 25 March, 2009

It is a strange coincidence that, having taken up the issue of a non-functioning streetlight, two in the same area turn out to be in overdrive. A few weeks ago, I was alerted to the streetlight by the Woodchester War Memorial, which hasn’t worked for two years. I contacted the county council and was told  […]

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