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Well Done, “People Against Bureaucracy”

Well Done, “People Against Bureaucracy”

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines an independent person as,” a person who acts independently of any party.” This describes the members of “People Against Bureaucracy.” Your organisation is a local, non-political group, dedicated to helping local residents and, as such, always puts the needs of the individual first. P.A.B councillors are free thinking individuals, who are independent in the true meaning of the word. They will support an initiative if they feel that it is going to benefit residents. What…

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Gloucestershire Constabulary post Manchester advice – Update

Gloucestershire Constabulary post Manchester advice – Update

Councillor Malcolm Stennett is now able to give our readers the following update on actions being taken by the Police following the terror threat being raised from ‘Severe’ to ‘Critical’ 25 May 2017 PRESS RELEASE Issued Update on policing presence following change in threat level In response to the recent change in the threat level to critical, armed officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary will be seen out and about in our communities, primarily in Gloucester and Cheltenham. This is not based…

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The Green Belt – North Side of Swindon Lane

The Green Belt – North Side of Swindon Lane

Dear Resident(s), The purpose of this leaflet is to keep you aware of ‘behind-the-scenes’ activity concerning the land on the west side of the railway lines in Swindon Lane. Cheltenham Borough Council has received a request from planning consultants acting on behalf of Galliard (Cheltenham) Ltd and Pye Homes Ltd., to adopt an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Opinion, which they are allowed to do under The Town & Country Planning Regulations (2011). However, and bearing in mind the final approval of the Joint Core…

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Why support the People Against Bureaucracy Group (PAB)

Why support the People Against Bureaucracy Group (PAB)

Contrary to the views in political leaflets, I would say that Cheltenham residents who know anything about the People Against Bureaucracy Group (PAB), understands that it is a local non-political organisation, dedicated to helping local residents wherever they live. They also know that its aims include keeping ‘party politics’ out of local government and for the past forty years PAB has always put ‘people before party politics’. Local residents in Prestbury know that the PAB Group will always commit to…

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John Payne wins Pittville and Prestbury County Council seat for PAB

John Payne wins Pittville and Prestbury County Council seat for PAB

Hard-working John Payne wins the county council seat for PAB after a hard-fought contest against a Liberal Democrat who stopped at nothing in order to gain a seat on the county council. Many thanks to the 1525 residents who voted for John and were not swayed by the misleading and inaccurate statements in the Lib/Dem candidate’s leaflets. Les Godwin. Hon. Secretary.

County Council Elections – Thursday May 4th 2017, Who is telling the truth?

County Council Elections – Thursday May 4th 2017, Who is telling the truth?

Political leaflets from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties accuse each other of wasteful expenditure – but who is right? The Conservatives claim that the Liberal Democrats, “when they ran the council they increased tax every single year by an average of 8% per year”. On the other hand, the Liberal Democrats claim that “the roads and pavements have suffered 12 years of neglect by the Conservative County Council”. The question that local electors should be asking themselves is whether…

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County Council Election Thursday 4th May 2017

County Council Election Thursday 4th May 2017

With the County Council Elections to be held on Thursday 4th May 2017 I would like readers to know that Cheltenham Borough Councillor John Payne has my full support to become Pittville and Prestbury County Councillor. The PAB Group has held a seat on County Council for the past decade and, as a consequence, local residents have benefited from a realistic share of the road maintenance, education, library and social care budgets. Additionally, the allowance that each County Councillor has…

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Response to a letter by the Lib/Dem candidate by the Secretary

Response to a letter by the Lib/Dem candidate by the Secretary

Readers, It seems to me that the personal letter delivered to households in Prestbury by the Liberal Democrat councillor for the Pittville and Prestbury Division, is an act of desperation on his part. His claim that anyone representing another political party is wasting their time putting up against him is either ignorance or an act of crass stupidity. In a democracy, no-one knows until the votes are counted who is likely to be the successful candidate. In his desperation, he…

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