MP WELCOMES RESCUE FOR 311 BUS SERVICE

Thornbury & Yate MP Steve Webb has welcomed the news that the threatened 311 bus service between Thornbury and Dursley is to be saved. 

MP LAUNCHES VITAL CAMPAIGN FOR BUS TO SOUTHMEAD HOSPITAL

Local MP Steve Webb has launched an urgent campaign for a direct bus route from Yate and the surrounding areas to Southmead Hospital, before Frenchay hospital is downgraded in 2014.

Steve Webb is encouraging anyone who is affected to join the campaign and share their experiences of travel to Southmead.

LOCAL MP WELCOMES TAX CUT FOR THOUSANDS IN SOUTH GLOS

Well over 100,000 South Gloucestershire residents will see a big cut in their income tax bills this year and next, following a campaign by local MP Steve Webb and the Liberal Democrats.

March 2012

I'm pleased to be sending you an update on a range of topical issues which I hope will be of interest. Included in this month's bulletin are:

- "what just happened with press regulation" (following the large response to my pre-Christmas consultation on the Leveson report);
- update on Budget / tax / jobs / childcare issues;
- latest on plans to reform the state pension and help with social care costs;

As always, if there are issues I've not covered where you'd like to let me have your views, please feel free.

1. Press Regulation

MP WELCOMES BOOST FOR LOCAL JOBS

Thornbury & Yate MP Steve Webb has welcomed today’s announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister of a multi-billion pound investment in the aerospace industry.   This will not only help to secure jobs with major employers such as Airbus and Rolls Royce but also the many thousands of jobs of people who work for companies which supply goods and services through the supply chain.

MP BACKS YATE BOXING CLUB PLANS

A Yate-based boxing club has received the backing of local MP Steve Webb for its plans to improve its premises.   The Yate Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) currently meets in a cabin in the car park of the Yate Outdoor Sports Centre but the facilities are in need of considerable improvement. 

MP SPEAKS OUT IN DEFENCE OF LOCAL GREEN SPACES

Thornbury & Yate MP Steve Webb will on Thursday (7th March) speak out against last-minute plans for additional housing in sites across his constituency.   The MP will be attending a vital meeting hosted by planning inspector Paul Crysell to give further consideration to the ‘Core Strategy’ document which will shape development plans across the area well into the next decade.  

MP SUPPORTS THORNBURY ‘USE IT OR LOSE IT’ CAMPAIGN

Local MP Steve Webb has given his support to the recently launched ‘use it or lose it’ campaign in Thornbury.   The MP has already been working with Thornbury traders as part of his ‘Help our High Streets’ campaign and has welcomed this new drive to encourage local people to make use of shops in the town. 

HELP OUR HIGH STREETS CAMPAIGN MOVES UP A GEAR

Campaigners in support of the “Help our High Streets” campaign led by local MP Steve Webb have this week met South Gloucestershire Council officials to discuss possible changes to business rates for small shopkeepers.   The campaign petition now has more than 1,000 signatures, with names being added through a campaign website and petition forms in shops as well as through the local Lib Dem Focus newsletter. 

MP LAUNCHES BID TO SAVE THORNBURY CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Local MP Steve Webb has launched a campaign to save the threatened Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Thornbury. 

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