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  • Rural Business
    Article: May 1, 2016
    By Alison Whelan

    Rural businesses are central to ensuring that communities are truly sustainable. We want businesses to be a key part of a more sustainable and environmentally friendly district.

    Our pledges

    ensuring planning policies support local businesses and allow them to flourish

    promote Local Authority business support

  • Ingrid Tregoing - Affordable Housing
    Article: May 1, 2016
    By Alison Whelan

    Despite the Tory claims, not everyone wants to own their own home but everyone does want a decent home they can afford and they want choice about where to live.

    We oppose the Right to Buy which sounds the death knell for social housing.

    Delivering affordable housing for people to live where they want to live

  • Boats in the Parade at the Bedford River Festival
    Article: Apr 29, 2016

    The 19th bi-annual Bedford River Festival is taking place this year on Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July, and preparations are already gathering pace.

    The 2014 festival saw visitor numbers reach an amazing 250,000. This year's River Festival promises to be even more popular with 100 boats already signed up to attend, twenty three of which will be first-time participants at this renowned occasion.

  • footpath and hedge
    Article: Apr 29, 2016
    By Jude Deakin

    Overgrown hedges cut back on school walk footpaths

    Several weeks ago Karen, a resident of Tile Kiln, contacted Cllr Jude Deakin about the difficulties walking along the footpaths leading to Mildmay School. The walk each day was becoming quite a challenge due to overgrown hedges. The issue was reported to the city council.

  • Yemi MACAULAY – May 5th 2016 - Your Liberal Democrat candidate for Histon & Impington
    Article: Apr 28, 2016
    By Alison Whelan

    Work has finally got underway for repairs of two roads in Orchard Park thanks to local pressure from your Lib Dem team.

    The first success for the team was to campaign for construction at the retail park, after years of stalling from the developer.

    Orchard Park's Community Council Chair and Lib Dem candidate, Yemi Macaulay, along with County Cllr David Jenkins were instrumental in finally providing the basis for a community as opposed to just bricks and mortar.

  • John Batchelor
    Article: Apr 27, 2016

    John Batchelor - Liberal Democrat Candidate for Linton on May 5th

    Lib Dems in Cambridgeshire have expressed deep concern at Conservative plans to force all schools in England to become

    academies.

    We believe that local education authorities should continue to have a role in school provision and education in their areas.

  • A Classroom
    Article: Apr 27, 2016

    Writing in the the Bedford Bulletin, Mayor Dave Hodgson has set out how the move to a two-tier schools system is being done with schools, not to them, and is being delivered with major investment to ensure a successful transition.

    Here's the text of the column, which can also be read in April edition of the magazine online:

  • Article: Apr 27, 2016

    Great Britain to Little England: the impact of Brexit on the UK's role in the world

    Nick Clegg's speech on Europe and the special relationship at Princeton University 20 April 2016

    Today I want to talk about Britain's two most important relationships: with our neighbours in Europe; and our cousins in the United States.

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Apr 27, 2016
    Information from TfL about further night closures of Station Rd. There will be night closures from 25th-27th April, and 2nd - 5th May from 10.00pm to 5.00am. This to allow the final connection to be made from the new bridge deck to the old existing cable support systems. The team will dismantle the scaffolding system and completely open the footpaths (arch covered walkways). In addition the demolition and removal of the old bridge deck from Victoria Close will take place and the road surface reinstated. This work is due to be completed and road handed back by 9th May. LU 24hr help line is 0343 222 2424

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  • Affordable Housing - Ingrid Tregoing
    Article: Apr 26, 2016
    By Alison Whelan

    Ingrid Tregoing and the Waterbeach Lib Dem team are concerned that future housing in Waterbeach will not provide sufficient affordable homes for local people.

    Under a new scheme home owners need to earn £60-80k a year to buy an 'affordable' starter home in Cambridgeshire.

    That's according to plans revealed last week that social housing at the development in Northstowe, north of Cambridge, is to be

    replaced by new 'starter homes'.