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  • Article: Feb 20, 2020
    By Ellis Whitehouse in Southend Echo

    Southend Lib Dem councillor Carole Mulroney was one of those behind this initiative. Read her quotes here

  • spent fireworks
    Article: Feb 19, 2020

    Chelmsford City Council is calling for a review of fireworks safety and more controls around their sale and use to protect wild, domestic and farm animals, the natural environment and people adversely affected by their misuse.

    The Liberal Democrat led Council is working towards safer Chelmsford and believes that Government policy on the sale and use of fireworks must be reviewed as a matter of urgency. The recent full council meeting passed (with cross-party support) a motion lobbying the Government.

  • Stephen 2013
    Article: Feb 14, 2020

    The Lib Dem led Chelmsford City Council has retained the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation for the eleventh year running, demonstrating their continued commitment to high performance through good people management.

    Investors in People lead the drive for better leadership and better workplaces. They assess thousands of organisations every three years to lead, support and manage people well, for sustainable results. This achievement is not just about being a great place to work, but it shows that the Council's staff have the strong focus and determination to continue to deliver the high-quality, value for money services that its residents deserve.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2020
    By Andrew Elison in The Times

    Andrew Elison, Consumer Affairs Correspondent for The Times, has revealed a remarkable statistic ...

    Which property do you think pays the most council tax?

    A 3-bed semi in Hartlepool on sale for £107k


    A 10-bed townhouse on Berkeley Sq, Westminster worth £82.5million

    Against all logic, the answer is the Hartlepool semi at £1,565.81 vs £1,507.70

  • Article: Feb 12, 2020
    By Fiona Harvey in The Guardian

    Wildlife, air quality and fish stocks are all at risk as ministers water down EU regulations.

    Article in the Guardian makes dismal reading. Click here.

  • Rose planting a tree (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Feb 7, 2020

    South Woodham Ferrers plants over 1,000 trees in a single day

    On Sunday 2 February, a hundred people got digging for climate victory in a mass tree planting at Creekview Road, South Woodham Ferrers.
    Local families and residents joined staff from the Lib Dem led Chelmsford City Council to plant over a thousand trees on a plot of land in the area's well-loved Compass Gardens park.

    Native species, including holly, oak and alder, were used to create the new woodland, which is approximately 700 metres square.

    Lib Dem Councillor Rose Moore, Deputy Cabinet Member for Recycling and Ecology, joined the tree-planting effort. She said, "Putting the 'wood' back into South Woodham Ferrers is a big step towards a greener Chelmsford. With the help of local residents, we have planted far more trees here than our regular staff would ever be able to do in a single day.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2020
    By Carole Mulroney in Leigh and West Leigh Focus

    A budget to make things better.

    It is clear to most that the ever-increasing needs of child and adult social care are putting excessive pressure on all local authorities.

    Southend is no different but we cannot shirk our responsibility to those most vulnerable in our society.

    So inevitably the budget contains the allowed increases for these services.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2020
    In Leigh and West Leigh Focus

    The planes may be soaring to new heights from Southend but down on the ground things are not so rosy.

    Your Lib Dem councillors have been at the forefront of dealing with residents' complaints about, in particular, noisy night flights.

    Coupled with the now self-evident world-wide need to accept that we must act fast on climate change, we have raised all of these grievances with the Council and the airport.

  • Beth Hooper ()
    Article: Feb 7, 2020
    By Beth Hooper in Leigh and West Leigh Focus

    At last May's local elections, Lib Dem candidate BETH HOOPER beat the odds to become a councillor for West Leigh.
    Here, she gives an insight into her first few months in the Council chamber.

    On the night of the election in May last year, I wasn't expecting to win.

    Apart from being elected to West Leigh Infant School governing board when my son was young, I had never been a candidate for anything.

  • forest in day
    Article: Feb 6, 2020

    Chelmsford now has a plan of action to address the climate and ecological emergency that it declared last summer. This was adopted at the City Council Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 28 January.

    In July 2019, the Liberal Democrats led Chelmsford City Council pledged to reduce its own carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030 and to lead in encouraging others to do the same. Over the past six months, Councillors and officers have been conducting research, investigating and reviewing the organisation's existing processes, equipment and premises to determine where improvements could be made.