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  • Army & Navy flyover support column with rust
    Article: Sep 17, 2018

    Essex County Council has finally agreed to a full review of the notorious Army & Navy roundabout. Last week, in a dramatic about face, they closed the flyover indefinitely, after Chelmsford Liberal Democrats published a video showing that the structure was more damaged than the Council had admitted. One of the support columns appears to have moved, since the flyover was closed in August. Watch the video here.

  • Cllr David Kendall
    Article: Sep 17, 2018

    Essex County Council has been asked about plans to tackle the problem of loneliness across the County. Lib Dem Councillor David Kendall (Brentwood South) asked the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care what new initiatives are planned.

    Reply from Leader of the Council

    'People of all ages are impacted by loneliness and isolation, but this is particularly evident in older people, young parents and people with mental health issues or with disabilities. Social isolation has been shown to impact more on risk of death than AN8 blood pressure, being overweight or moderate smoking. As such I fully recognise the absolute need to address this and the new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy strongly advocates for this.

  • Mike_Mackrory
    Article: Sep 13, 2018

    More and more care homes are closing down nationwide and in Essex, leaving frail residents and their families worried about their future home. Councillor Mike Mackrory (Leader of the Lib Dem Opposition at Essex County Council) asked the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care what contingency plans are in place to accommodate displaced residents from the care homes which are being closed.

  • Road Sign small
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    Essex County Council has been challenged to ensure that careless motorists - not taxpayers - should pay for repairs when they damage Essex CC equipment.

    Cllr Mike Mackrory (Leader of the Lib Dem Opposition at Essex CC) asked the Cabinet Member for Highways about the council's policy for recovering costs of damage to highway items caused by road traffic collisions.

  • Brexitometer Chelmsford
    Article: Sep 10, 2018

    Chelmsford residents showed their unhappiness with the Government's Brexit plans, in a poll in the High Street on Saturday. Chelmsford Lib Dems were out and about asking residents for their views. Many signed up to the Lib Dem campaign for the public to have final say on the Brexit deal, not a Westminster stitch-up.

  • Social care
    Article: Sep 7, 2018

    The Local Government Association has released a 'Green Paper' on Adult Social Care. We need urgent action to save the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse.

    Cllr Mike Mackrory, Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition at Essex County Council, welcomed the Green Paper. He said, "This nationwide consultation must kick-start a desperately-needed debate on how to pay for adult social care. These services are at breaking point, following years of cuts by councils and rising demand and rising costs for care and support."

  • Brentwood High Street, Oxfam, non-paving slab poor eyesore repair
    Article: Aug 30, 2018
    By Alasdair Hooper of the Brentwood Gazette in Brentwood Gazette

    A Brentwood councillor has questioned the state of the pavement on the town's High Street and believes the failure to maintain it is causing a serious trip hazard.

    Liberal Democrat David Kendall, who sits on Essex Country Council for Brentwood South and Brentwood Borough Council for Pilgrims Hatch, has called on Essex Highways to solve the problem.

  • Cllr Mark Haigh
    Article: Aug 30, 2018
    By Cllr Mark Haigh

    Controlled drugs are the scourge of our modern society and in most parts of the world their use is controlled and regulated. In the UK, possession and dealing in controlled drugs is regulated by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In broad terms, possession of controlled drugs amounts to a criminal offence which potentially carries a prison sentence. It necessarily follows that this legislation drives the consumption of controlled drugs underground.

  • Cllr Alison fulcher
    Article: Aug 23, 2018
    By Cllr Alison Fulcher

    Undoubtedly, environmental issues should be a high priority for Brentwood, with a staggering 89% of our borough in the green belt.

    One of the largest issues currently affecting Brentwood is housing development and the sacrifice of green land to fulfil this demand. The current Conservative mantra and response that 'we need to build new homes', whilst true, cannot be done without consideration towards the environmental impact of these plans.

  • Cllr Karen Chilvers
    Article: Aug 23, 2018
    By Cllr Karen Chilvers

    Gambling is a mug's game - we all know that. It's what makes the adrenalin rush of the win so exhilarating. Yet, many of us like a flutter whether it's buying a National Lottery ticket, investing in shares or a bet on the date of the next General Election!

    There's not necessarily a link between gaming and gambling, as there are many different routes in to the serious 'problem gambling' that's estimated to affect 430,000 people in the UK and online lure affects all ages. If you are predisposed to an addictive personality an occasional wager probably won't suffice.

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