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South Gloucestershire Council granted permission on 23rd June 2011 for 374 homes – including elderly persons’ accommodation – to be built at on the site of the former Douglas motorcycle factory site on Hanham Road. Three years on, the developer still hasn’t begun work, and has despite repeatedly failed failing to meet deadlines.

Kingswood housing development given the go ahead three years ago faces further delay

South Gloucestershire Council granted permission on 23rd June 2011 for 374 homes – including elderly persons’ accommodation – to be built at on the site of the former Douglas motorcycle... Read more

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Jo McCarron, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kingswood, and local residents who have been campaigning with Jo for practical measures to ease traffic problems on Craven Way are organising a public meeting about the campaign on 7th July.

Campaign to ease traffic problems on Craven Way steps up

Jo McCarron, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kingswood, and local residents who have been campaigning with Jo for practical measures to ease traffic problems on Craven Way are organising a public... Read more

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Working with local residents in the New Cheltenham area, Jo McCarron and Labour's Kings Chase councillors Bill Bowrey, Pat Apps and Terry Walker have succeeded in blocking plans to move the New Cheltenham Post Office to a new venue at the far end of the steep Lees Hill.

Success for Campaign to Protect New Cheltenham Post Office

Working with local residents in the New Cheltenham area, Jo McCarron and Labour's Kings Chase councillors Bill Bowrey, Pat Apps and Terry Walker have succeeded in blocking plans to move... Read more

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Jo McCarron, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kingswood, spoke to Labour councillors, members and NHS campaigners – including from the Save Cossham residents group and Protect Our NHS – gathered outside Frenchay this morning to highlight the broken promises at Frenchay under the Tory-led Government.

Jo McCarron, Labour councillors and NHS campaigners gather at Frenchay Hospital in the week that A&E services close

Jo McCarron, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kingswood, spoke to Labour councillors, members and NHS campaigners – including from the Save Cossham residents group and Protect Our NHS – gathered outside... Read more

Following a meeting with Post Office senior management to feed back residents' concerns, Jo McCarron has now written to the Post Office's Regional Network Manager objecting to plans to close the New Cheltenham Post Office and move it to the other side of Lees Hill. In the letter, Jo has restated the request she and the local Labour councillors made at the meeting to extend the consultation period while the Post Office looks at proposals for a viable alternative to the planned move.

 

Here is Jo's full letter to the Post Office's Regional Network Manager...

Jo McCarron urges the Post Office to take more time looking at alternatives to the planned closure of New Cheltenham Post Office

Following a meeting with Post Office senior management to feed back residents' concerns, Jo McCarron has now written to the Post Office's Regional Network Manager objecting to plans to close... Read more

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The South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group held an engagement event on Tuesday at Cleve Rugby Club about the future of urgent care services in South Gloucestershire, including the promised and much-campaigned-for Minor Injuries Unit at Cossham Hospital.

Jo McCarron calls on South Gloucestershire CCG to make sure the community gets their say as timetable for decision on Cossham Minor Injuries is put back again

The South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group held an engagement event on Tuesday at Cleve Rugby Club about the future of urgent care services in South Gloucestershire, including the promised and... Read more

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Jo McCarron, Labour councillors and local residents are stepping up the campaign opposing recently announced plans to close the New Cheltenham Road post office and relocate it to the bottom of Pool Road. 

Campaign builds against closure of the New Cheltenham Road post office

Jo McCarron, Labour councillors and local residents are stepping up the campaign opposing recently announced plans to close the New Cheltenham Road post office and relocate it to the bottom... Read more

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Jo McCarron is surveying hundreds of local businesses to find out about the barriers they face in paying people a wage that covers the cost of living. She also wants to hear from businesses who already pay the living wage of £7.65 per hour to hear about the benefits it brings to their business.

“People in Kingswood deserve better” – Jo McCarron takes action following TUC report that names Kingswood as top of UK living wage ‘blackspots’

Jo McCarron is surveying hundreds of local businesses to find out about the barriers they face in paying people a wage that covers the cost of living. She also wants... Read more

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Jo McCarron expressed her disappointment that an application has been accepted to turn the empty post office on Heath Rise, Cadbury Heath into a store selling alcohol from 6am to 11pm. 

Jo McCarron disappointed that empty post office on Heath Rise looks set to become an off-license open from 6am

Jo McCarron expressed her disappointment that an application has been accepted to turn the empty post office on Heath Rise, Cadbury Heath into a store selling alcohol from 6am to... Read more

Responding to new research from the TUC that shows Kingswood constituency as having the highest proportion of working people being paid below the living wage, Jo McCarron said...

Jo McCarron responds to research showing that Kingswood has the highest proportion of working people paid below the living wage

Responding to new research from the TUC that shows Kingswood constituency as having the highest proportion of working people being paid below the living wage, Jo McCarron said... Read more

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