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Cllr Ruth Hopkinson

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Cllr Ruth Hopkinson

Lib Dem deputy group leader on Wiltshire Council Spokesperson for Communities Wiltshire Councillor for Corsham Pickwick Corsham Town Councillor for Pickwick

01249 713216 (landline)

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  • New Lib Dem group leader Cllr Ian Thorn and deputy group leader Cllr Ruth Hopkinson
    Article: Jun 10, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat group on Wiltshire Council have announced their new shadow Cabinet spokespeople, following their group AGM on Saturday 8thJune 2019.

    The meeting also saw the re-election of Ian Thorn as the leader of the opposition on Wiltshire Council.

    Cllr Thorn commenting on the appointment of the new spokespeople said, "With less than two years to go until the next Wiltshire Council election, it is now very important to challenge the Conservative administration at every opportunity and these appointments will play a crucial part in doing so."

  • Ruth Town Hall
    Article: Jun 8, 2019
    By Cllr Ruth Hopkinson in Corsham FOCUS

    The long-stay car park is underused, yet residents of the flats and terraced houses in the High Street and surrounding area, are being charged £200 per year, rising to £360, to use this car park. They can't afford it! So they park on the neighbouring streets adding to congestion and frustration.

    There is one simple solution: give High St residents affordable permits to park in the empty car parks thereby allowing residents in neighbouring streets to have more opportunity to park outside their own houses!

  • Article: Nov 1, 2018
    In Corsham FOCUS, November 2018

    As many will have noticed, the Redrow sign has disappeared from Bath Road, Pickwick. This may be due to Redrow pulling out of the deal but Gladman Developments are fighting on against local opposition.

    Pickwick Liberal Democrat Wiltshire Cllr Ruth Hopkinson has fought this plan for years, alongside the Pickwick Association, but although the missing sign is a good omen, we shouldn't count our chickens.

  • Soldiers
    Article: Oct 15, 2018

    Wiltshire Liberal Democrats want a 20% discount on council leisure services for our armed services and emergency services personnel who carry either the Defence Discount or Blue Light cards.

    The Lib Dems also want these discounts extended also to Wiltshire's looked after children and their nominated carers.

  • Recycling
    Article: Oct 10, 2018

    Lib Dem Deputy Group Leader Cllr Ruth Hopkinson joined local residents in condemning Wiltshire Council's Conservative Cabinet‎'s decision to close the Everleigh Recycling Centre near Pewsey.

    "Wiltshire Council's Conservative leadership has consistently underspent on capital assets and maintenance. The Everleigh Household Recycling Centre is a victim of that short sighted approach.

  • New Lib Dem group leader Cllr Ian Thorn and deputy group leader Cllr Ruth Hopkinson
    Article: May 7, 2017

    Cllr Ian Thorn is the new Liberal Democrat Wiltshire Council Group Leader. Ian is joined by Cllr Ruth Hopkinson as the new Deputy Leader. Both of them won former Conservative wards‎ in last Thursday's Wiltshire Council elections.

    Cllr Thorn won in Calne Central where he took almost half the vote, having formerly represented Bradford on Avon South on Wiltshire Council. Cllr Hopkinson stormed to victory in Corsham Pickwick, winning from fourth place. Cllr Steve Oldrieve, who represents Trowbridge Paxcroft, was re-elected as Chair of the Group‎.