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East of England Liberal Democrats

  • sandy Sopwell
    Article: Dec 4, 2018

    At the County Council meeting on 27 November, Sopwell Residents Association (St Albans) brought a petition signed by more than 1,000 residents, against the closure of the right of way across Cottonmill Railway Crossing.

    The crossing predates the construction of the railway and continues to be a vital link for local residents to access schools, shops and businesses. It also forms part of a 'Green Ring' route around the centre of St Albans, used by thousands of cyclists and walkers each day. Should the closure take place it would in fact cut the Sopwell community in two. Pedestrians and other users would be forced to use alternative and less safe routes in order to reach their destinations. Residents currently avoid using Cottonmill Lane because it is a fast road with limited pedestrian walkways. It would also add 30-40 minutes to journeys and inevitably put more cars on the road.

  • Nursing home Norway Bjørkan CC BY-SA 3.0 (Thomas Bjørkan CC BY-SA 3.0)
    Article: Dec 4, 2018

    Our experience as carers looking after a family member in Suffolk

    Following our recent feature on the Carer's Rights Day at the end of November we received the following response from one of our readers...

    "No matter how many carers rights days or other days, the role of the family carer is totally mis-understood, underfunded and in general ignored by the government. This is particularly so when the person cared for has mental health problems.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson by the River in Bedford
    Article: Dec 3, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has welcome the announcement of £4.6m of one-off funding for Bedfordshire Police, but asserted that it does not change the force's ongoing, severe shortage of annual funding. Noting that the Chief Constable has stated that the funding will help the force to cover the costs of activity already carried out in tackling gang, gun and knife crime, Mayor Dave has also pointed out that the money will not fund much-needed extra policing.

  • Article: Dec 3, 2018

    Today as we mark the international day for persons with disabilities, I am very aware that one billion people around the world live with a disability - that's roughly 15% of the global population. I am one of them, mainly using a wheelchair and sometimes walking with sticks. I could have written something smooth and supportive, but I am angry at having to be an afterthought in our society today.

  • SUFFOLK EU ALL LOGO (SUFFOLK EU ALLIANCE)
    Article: Dec 3, 2018

    Day of Action - Suffolk Events

    People's Vote Day of Action - Ipswich Street Stall

    The People's Vote have called for an Action Day on Saturday 8th December & the Suffolk EU Alliance are in Ipswich doing our (cross party) bit to support remaining in the EU.

    Last week, Theresa May said the country faces three choices: Her deal, no deal, or no Brexit. Even her own ex-Brexit Minister has said No Brexit is better than her deal! Now, with the first vote on the deal imminent in Parliament, we need to be out promoting "No Brexit" via a People's Vote. We've already seen independent economic forecasts which show that the government's deal will leave us poorer, with less money for our public services.

  • Easyfundraising Christmas
    Article: Dec 2, 2018

    Remember to use #easyfundraising when buying your Christmas gifts online.

    You'll be helping raise donations for Norwich Liberal Democrats for free.

    Thank you to our amazing supporters for helping us raise £1000 already!

    If you haven't already, join and start shopping: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk

  • Holly Berries 2016
    Article: Dec 2, 2018

    A Message to Theresa May - 'You are in a hole so please stop digging!'

    By Jon James

    Dear Prime Minister

    No amount of arm twisting by your Government's Whips or promises of honours to wavering Tory MPs is going to change the way that parliament votes on December 11th. Almost a third of your MPs are planning to vote down 'your deal', two of your appointees handling the negotiations have already resigned along with several other members of your government; your party is in turmoil. The unedifying internal domestic disputes over Europe which have plagued your Party for decades continue to play out in public. Your Party's survival should not be your overriding concern at a time of national crisis. As you must have heard on your flying visits, the country at large is in danger of becoming so battle weary after over two years of these shambolic negotiations to listen to any of the counter arguments.

  • Houses of parliament & Westminster Bridge
    Article: Dec 1, 2018

    Give us a real debate

    A debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn would be a debate between two cosy Brexiters.

    The public deserve to hear all the options on Brexit. Giving the people the final say, including the option to remain, is the only real alternative to the national embarrassment of Brexit.

    We need to pressure the BBC and ITV to include the Liberal Democrats in any debate to put the case for giving the people the final say on Brexit.

    Find out how here:

    Step 1: Tweet the broadcasters

    Tweet ITV & BBC now

  • Decorated Christmas Tree
    Article: Dec 1, 2018

    Both Kempston and Brickhill will will switching on their Christmas Lights next Tuesday (4th December).

    The Kempston switch on will take place at 6.30pm at the Saxon Centre. The Kempston Concert Bank will lead everyone in Carol singing from 6pm - so do get there early!

    The Brickhill Christmas Tree light switch on will take place at Waveney Green at 6pm

  • James Wright - Benjamin Foundation fundraising
    Article: Nov 30, 2018

    On November 15, Eaton Councillor James Wright took part in the 2018 Benjamin Foundation Sleep Out at Carrow Road, and was overwhelmed by the generosity of supporters.

    "This was my 4th time taking part in the Benjamin Foundation Sleep Out, and donations this year more than doubled what I raised last year. Thank you on behalf of all of the young people who will be helped."