Monday, 11 May 2015

Nibley Lane to close for cleaning 12 May

Nibley Lane (between Badminton Road and Westerleigh Road) is expected to close for cleaning between 9.30am and 2.30pm tomorrow, Tuesday 12th May.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Dodington Parish Council election results May 2015

DODINGTON NORTH EAST (4 seats)
  • BOON Linda Ann - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     885 ELECTED
  • PARSONS Annette Maria Elizabeth - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     855 ELECTED
  • RUSH Adrian Samuel - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     793 ELECTED
  • STEPHEN Gloria Elsie - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     861 ELECTED
  • WHITTLE Paul John - Conservative     623

DODINGTON NORTH WEST (8 seats)
  • ADAMS Barry John - Liberal Democrat Focus Team ELECTED without contest
  • BARRETT-WAINES Keely Amie - Independent ELECTED without contest
  • FITT David John - Independent ELECTED without contest
  • HULBERT Paul Aidan - Liberal Democrat Focus Team ELECTED without contest
  • JONES Philip - Conservative ELECTED without contest
  • LANE Dave - Independent ELECTED without contest
  • PHELPS Cliff - Liberal Democrat Focus Team ELECTED without contest
  • (Plus one vacancy)

DODINGTON SOUTH (3 seats)
  • HOWARD Christine Mary - Independent ELECTED without contest
  • ZAPATA Chris Antony - Independent ELECTED without contest
  • (Plus one vacancy)
All the existing councillors who stood again were re-elected. There are two new faces on Dodington Parish Council - Annette Parsons (Liberal Democrat Focus Team) and Phil Jones (Conservative)

Sodbury Town Council election results May 2015

SODBURY NORTH EAST (5 seats)
  • ALLEN Brenda Mary Osyth - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     679 ELECTED
  • BALL James - Conservative     687 ELECTED
  • GOUGH Jack - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     634 ELECTED
  • MORSE David Ivor - Independent     396
  • O`ROURKE Philip Lawrence - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     614 ELECTED
  • RADMALL Desley Joy - Independent     400
  • SMITH Paddy - Conservative     658 ELECTED
  • TUBBY Steve - Conservative     583

SODBURY SOUTH WEST (5 seats)
  • BOON Linda Ann- Liberal Democrat Focus Team     631 ELECTED
  • CREER Rob - Conservative     644 ELECTED
  • HAYS Chris - Conservative     599 ELECTED
  • RUSH Adrian Samuel - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     557
  • WHITTLE Paul John - Conservative     566 ELECTED
  • WHITTLE Wendy Anne - Conservative     558 ELECTED

OLD SODBURY (5 seats)
  • DOWNES Pat - Independent     151 ELECTED
  • GIBSON Scott Kane  - Conservative     145
  • NUEVO Juan - Independent     234 ELECTED
  • RUMNEY PhiL     162 ELECTED
  • TUCKER Jane - Conservative     199 ELECTED
  • WILLIAMS Andy - Independent     212 ELECTED
Lib Dem Focus team have one fewer Sodbury Town Councillors than in 2011, with Adrian Rush losing his seat by just ONE vote.

Yate Town Council election results May 2015


YATE CENTRAL (3 seats)
  • CAMPBELL Ben - Liberal Democrat Focus Team ELECTED unopposed
  • GAWN John Henry - Liberal Democrat Focus Team ELECTED unopposed
  • WALKER Sue - Liberal Democrat Focus Team ELECTED unopposed

YATE NORTH (4 seats)
  • DREW Mike - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1954 ELECTED
  • EDMONDS Chris - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1648 ELECTED
  • FORD John Paul - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1568 ELECTED
  • NORTHAM Kion Kevan - Conservative     1403
  • WILLMORE Chris - Liberal Democrat Focus Team      1693 ELECTED

YATE SOUTH EAST (3 seats)

  • CHOWDHURY Aziz - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1225 ELECTED
  • KIRBY Cheryl Anne - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1356 ELECTED
  • MARSHALL Margaret Ann - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1469 ELECTED
  • MCGRATH Michael Paul - Labour     526

YATE SOUTH (2 seats)
  • DAVIS Tony - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     744 ELECTED
  • SHAW Jon - Conservative     399
  • THOYTS Penny - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     641 ELECTED

YATE WEST (5 seats)

  • BLAIR Ian William Johnston - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1549 ELECTED
  • DAVIS John Anthony - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1515 ELECTED
  • DOLLIN Mike - Independent     646
  • MONAGHAN Alan - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1346 ELECTED
  • PERKS Wully - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1396 ELECTED
  • TOMASIN Karl Dominic - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1175 ELECTED
  • WILLIAMS David Penry - Conservative     939
  • WILLIAMS Sonia - Conservative     879
The Liberal Democrat Focus Team have retained all 17 seats on Yate Town Council, with newcomers Ben campbell, John Gawn, Chris Edmonds, Cheryl Kirby, Penny Thoyts and Karl Tomasin replacing retiring councillors.

South Gloucestershire Council election results May 2015


CHIPPING SODBURY (2 seats)

  • BOON Linda Ann - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1862 ELECTED
  • CHANNON David Michael - Labour     429
  • CREER Rob - Conservative     1736 ELECTED
  • LANGLEY Kathleen - Labour     448
  • RUSH Adrian Samuel - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1614
  • WARREN Callum Jake - Conservative     1630
This represents a loss of one seat from Lib Dem Focus Team to Conservative. Thank you Adrian Rush for your valued service on South Glos Council.


DODINGTON (2 seats)
  • DAVIS Tony - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1592 ELECTED
  • FLETCHER Ann - Labour     498
  • JONES Phil - Conservative     879
  • MARTIN Russ - UKIP     920
  • SHAW Jon - Conservative     734
  • STEPHEN Gloria Elsie - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1375 ELECTED
  • WARD David - Labour     371
Lib Dem Focus Team held both seats, and experienced Dodington Parish Councillor Gloria Stephen now joins South Glos Council.


YATE CENTRAL (2 seats)
  • ABRAHAM Peter David - Labour     481
  • DAVIS Ruth Brenda - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1798 ELECTED
  • GARNER Roy - Conservative     982
  • MCGRATH Michael Paul - Labour Party Candidate     532
  • SUTTON Adrian - UKIP     831
  • WALKER Sue - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     1962 ELECTED
  • WATTS Fred - Conservative     884
Lib Dem Focus Team held both seats with existing councillors Ruth Davis and Sue Walker.

YATE NORTH (3 seats)
  • BLAIR Ian William Johnston - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     2466 ELECTED
  • DAVIS John Anthony - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     2330 ELECTED
  • DOLLIN Mike - Independent     418
  • DREW Mike - Liberal Democrat Focus Team     2653 ELECTED
  • FLETCHER Brian - Labour     676
  • MAGGS Alan William - Labour     534
  • NORTHAM Kion Kevan - Conservative     1566
  • RING Steven - UKIP     1048
  • SIMPSON Fred - Labour     552
  • WILLIAMS David Penry- Conservative     1840
  • WILLIAMS Sonia - Conservative     1725
Lib Dem Focus team held all three seats, with Yate Town Councillor John Davis now joining South Glos Council.
In nearby wards, the Lib Dems held the South Glos seats in Westerleigh,  Cotswold Edge, Frampton Cotterell and Charfield but lost Ladden Brook to the Conservatives.

The makeup of councillors on the new South Glos Council is:
  • Conservatives 40
  • Liberal Democrats 16
  • Labour 14
This gives the Conservatives a majority on South Glos.

Details of the results in other South Gloucestershire Council wards can be found on the South Glos website elections pages

Friday, 8 May 2015

Parliamentary election in Thornbury and Yate - full results

Luke Hall has taken Thornbury and Yate parliamentary seat for the Conservatives, with a majority of 1495.

The full results of the parliamentary election are as follows:
  • HALL Luke Anthony - Conservative     19,924 ELECTED
  • HAMILTON Iain Adams - Green      1,316
  • MARTIN Russ - UKIP     5,126
  • ROBERTS Hadleigh Vaughan - Labour     3,775
  • WEBB Steven John - Liberal Democrats     18,429
The majority was 1495.

We congratulate Luke Hall and hope that he will be as good an MP for our constituency as Steve Webb has been.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Please use your vote - a family story


The first time all women in the UK had a vote, my grandmother and her friend apparently queued up early at the polling station and walked in together as soon as the doors opened, so that they could claim to be the first. Please use your vote today.

The Editor