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East of England Liberal Democrats

  • Cluttered Junction Northchurch
    Article: May 26, 2018

    The DBC Development Control Committee, which newly elected Lib Dem Councillor Lara Pringle addressed last night as Ward Councillor, unanimously voted to refuse planning permission for a development at Dudswell that involved a long, narrow access road onto an already complex and cluttered junction on the busy A4251.

  • Automatic Train Operation
    Article: May 25, 2018

    Thameslink passengers are now experiencing one of the first self-drive train journeys on a UK mainline - although they may not realise it! In combination with Network Rail's new digital signalling system, trains are being run every 2 - 3 minutes St Pancras and Blackfriars.

    The use of Siemens self-drive technologyis expected to boost capacity by 60,000 passengers across 80 stations on 12 different routes during 2019. The routes will pass as far north as Peterborough and Cambridge, and south down to Brighton and Maidstone.

  • Cllr Tim Hill
    Article: May 25, 2018

    At last night's Environment and Sustainable Communities meeting Liberal Democrat Councillor Tim Hill called on the Committee to hold a review of rail services in the Borough, including inviting the operators to appear in front of the Committee.

    Councillor Hill highlighted the loss of Intercity trains at peak times and expressed his concern of the impact this could have on the local economy and the housing market.

  • Lib Dem Sue Catchpole gains Council seat in Aylsham.
    Article: May 25, 2018

    Congratulations to Sue Catchpole on her win in the Broadland District Council Aylsham ward by-election.

    The 2015 election returned two Conservative and one Lib Dem councillors. Two by-elections later Lib Dems hold all three seats in Aylsham ward on Broadland District Council.

    Results:

    LD Sue Catchpole 1018, Con 865, Lab 328

  • Missed Bins in Duncan Close, WGC
    Article: May 24, 2018

    Serco's failure to provide a proper bin emptying service is shown up by the appalling record at flats in Duncan Close WGC - 34 failures in less than 30 months.

    "That's 12 flats not getting a proper service" says local LibDem councillor Malcolm Cowan, who has often been asked to intervene. "To add insult to injury, the flat dwellers had to pay to get recycling bins supplied, unlike people who live in houses. Quite why the council makes it so hard by discriminating against flat-dwellers is beyond me" he adds.

  • The flags of EU countries flying.
    Article: May 24, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Peers have been leading the fight against the Conservatives in the House of Lords and inflicted a whopping 15 Government defeats on the EU Withdrawal Bill. That Bill is key to reversing Brexit and is expected to return to the House of Commons in late June.

    The Liberal Democrats will now spearhead the resistance against Brexit in the Commons.

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: May 24, 2018

    Deputy Mayor and Liberal Democrat Councillor Charlie Royden attended the opening of the new Aldi supermarket in Fairhill.

    The Aldi store was officially opened by Olympic badmington star Marcus Ellis. The store has created 30 jobs.

  • rats
    Article: May 24, 2018

    Your Liberall Democrat Brickhill Borough Councillors Wendy Rider and Charlie Royden, along with Chair of the Brickhill Parish Council Mark Fitzpatrick have declared war on rats.

    The Councillors were contacted about rats on the Carron Road Estate. They have contacted the Council's Environmental Health Team and Anglia Water who are responsible to maintain the public drains. They would like to hear from anybody who has seen any activity from rats on the estate by using the report form on their website.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: May 24, 2018

    Bedford Borough Council has planted more trees this planting season than any other planting season in over 10 years.

    The planting season for trees generally runs from October to April, and this planting season saw over 200 trees planted.

    A variety of trees have been planted on highways verges and residential streets for people to enjoy across the Borough, as well as in parks and open spaces including Bedford Park and Jubilee Park.

  • Article: May 24, 2018

    Today sees the start of Foster Care Fortnight, led by The Fostering Network, has been established for almost 20 years, showcasing the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers across the country.

    Foster care transforms lives, not just for the young person who is fostered, but also the lives of foster carers, their families and all those involved in fostering