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Alex Welcomes Public Sector Pay Rise

I am delighted this week to hear the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announce that almost 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise, including doctors and teachers.

Time to Back Local Businesses

Last Saturday, I walked down Regent Street past the Everyman Theatre. Tables had been laid out on the pavement in the glorious sunshine. Spotting me, one lady pointed to her slice of cake and called out with a big grin “I’m eating out to help out!”

Pushing Back Against the Litter Louts

Like many people in Cheltenham I’ve been really disappointed by the sheer volume of litter that has been dumped in some of our green spaces over recent days. Last Saturday morning I went to Montpellier Gardens to thank the Ubico staff.

Should we Trust the Trust?

Should we trust the Trust? That’s the question that many in Cheltenham have asked me in recent days since we learnt of local Hospital Trust bosses’ plan to suspend Cheltenham’s A&E for three months.