Gloucestershire's Liberal Democrats publish manifesto ahead of county council elections in May
LIBERAL Democrats have pledged to fix six issues for the people of Gloucestershire.
The party has published the manifesto it will campaign on for the next two months ahead of the County Council elections on May 2.
It focuses on six areas it believes it can help deliver a strong economy and a fair society.
They have vowed to tackle potholes and highways, promising they will use £5m on from Shire Hall reserves to bolster spending on improving roads if they are elected.
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Secondly, the party wants to give support to growing businesses in the county with a focus on manufacturing, advanced technologies and the green economy.
Members have also reiterated their opposition to the planned Javelin Park incinerator, stating they would seek to use "more environmentally-friendly technology" to tackle the county's residual waste.
A Liberal Democrat council would also freeze on-street parking charges and reduce annual fees for parking permits across the county from £80 to £50.
The last of the party's 'six to fix' list is a blueprint to create a new joint fire and ambulance service to create a "safer county".
They would also reduce council borrowing, use surplus reserves to invest in Gloucestershire's future and cut the number of high earning council officers.
Other plans include freezing the cost of meals on wheels for the lifetime of the next council, a guarantee that no libraries would close under the Lib Dems and a bid to stop badger culling on county farms.
Liberal Democrat leader Jeremy Hilton said: "Our manifesto shows that a Liberal Democrat run council would care about what is important to the people of this county.
"It is our plan to make Gloucestershire a better place to live.
"We believe more can be done to improve the quality of services provided by Gloucestershire County Council. Ours is a plan that will help people across the county understand who we are, what we represent and what is important.
"This manifesto spells out our county policies taking us up to the county elections and beyond.
"Our manifesto confirms that a Liberal Democrat run-council will not cut corners. A Liberal Democrat run-council will commit to delivering a better future for everyone in Gloucestershire."