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  • Article: Apr 23, 2018
    By Carole Mulroney

    Southend Is a Borough under pressure and within the Borough there are particular pressure points in terms of development, infrastructure, services, regeneration and the economy.

    The Liberal Democrats are the party of community and pride themselves on working locally for local people and working with and for them to achieve their aspirations for the future and thus enhancing the wellbeing of all communities within the Borough.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2018
    By Peter Sinfield

    Joseph will be a strong voice for the local residents of Buckhurst Hill and will speak up for the area at the Council if he is elected. He has been working hard since last summer listening to residents to really understand the issues for local residents.

    "I am 24 and have lived in Buckhurst Hill for 22 years and I am full of enthusiam and drive to work hard for our our area. I love the village feel and the great easy access to green spaces that Buckhurst Hill has. When I speak to people on the doorstep the same issues come up time and again, the poor state of pavements and roads and that we need a local champion to speak up for the area. I hope I have proved that I can be that for the residents of Buckhurst Hill." says Joseph.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2018

    Ingrid has lived in the district for over 30 years and brought up her family here. She is a part-time primary school teacher and has taught in several schools in the area. She was a school governor of Epping St John's C of E School and was part of the team that oversaw the move into its new building and the creation of the sixth form. She is a volunteer at the Epping Forest Foodbank and a member of a local church.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2018

    Tim Vaughan is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Waltham Abbey Honey Lane.

    Tim has been a resident of Waltham Abbey for eight years, and currently chairs the local branch of the Liberal Democrats, of which he has been a member for over fifteen years. Tim strongly supports Liberal Democrats' policies on protecting and promoting our health and education services, as well as social care in the community.

  • LOCAL PLAN INTERVENTION (16 November 2017) *Page 1of2
    Article: Apr 4, 2018
    By Philip Mynott, Frank Garbutt, Gary MacDonnell

    In November 2017 Sajid Javid, the Conservative Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, wrote to Cllr McKinlay, leader of the Conservative dominated council, threatening to intervene in the process and take over responsibility of writing the Local Plan. Certainly an embarrassing development for Brentwood and a move that would be disastrous for local people.

  • No Parking logo
    Article: Mar 29, 2018

    Parking is banned on Chelmer Valley Road as from tomorrow (30th March 2018). Lib Dem County Councillors Stephen Robinson and Mike Mackrory represent the area that it runs through and have been lobbying for a long time for action. Every day people take their life in their hands and brake sharply to go up the kerb onto the grass verges.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2018
    Uttlesford's Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Alan Dean, says "Uttlesford must step up to the mark over airport expansion at Stansted. Its approach so far has been too laid back and opaque. UDC has given the impression that the airport's application to have 43 million passengers a year is a deal already done. The proposed uplift is almost as big as the last one 12 years ago."
  • Carole Mulroney
    Article: Mar 21, 2018
    By Carole Mulroney in Leigh Times

    I've been involved with Local Government in one way or another all my working life and have seen it from both the side of a Council employee and working for developers as a paralegal in a City law firm; and for the last 4 years as a Borough Councillor.

    I'm not an extreme person. I like common sense and straightforwardness and I can't abide 'faff' and procrastination. I like a 'can do' attitude, even if in the end I find I can't. I am not afraid to stand firm and speak my mind but I have always been drawn to the principles of fairness, tolerance and community.

  • Police
    Article: Mar 15, 2018
    By Melvin Caton

    Liberal Democrats in Uttlesford have welcomed a decision to fund additional Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) from the district council's budget for 2018/19. They consider it is a vindication of their campaign for more visible policing. Community Safety rated highly in the district council's public consultation for the budget year that begins in April. With rising crime rates, the Lib Dems say that the council's decision last year to budget for only two PCSOs was not enough.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2018
    By Melvin Caton

    Liberal Democrats in Uttlesford have accused Stansted Airport of ignoring the damage to the environment that their application to expand the use of the runway to accommodate 43m passengers per annum will cause.

    "The airport already has permission for a 50% increase in the number of flights. Local residents know that a further increase in capacity at the airport will lead to more pressure on our roads especially Junction 8 on the M11, poorer air quality and noise pollution. The application doesn't sort out the night flight problem. Expansion of Stansted Airport cannot be described as environmentally sustainable," Cllr Martin Foley from Thaxted said.