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  • Article: Feb 8, 2019

    A proposal that would generate extra users of Essex libraries is being tabled on Tuesday. At the Essex County Council budget meeting, the Liberal Democrat Group will propose that the council recruit four new officers to promote reading and literature, particularly among young people.

    The Lib Dems will also propose taking unused cash reserves to extend, convert or remodel library buildings to make them more flexible spaces, able to deliver a wider range of services.

  • Stephen Robinson with Lib Dem team
    Article: Feb 6, 2019
    By Cllr Stephen Robinson in Essex Chronicle Series

    Most people will be looking to their councillors to deal with local issues that matter day to day. Unlike at Westminster, where key issues are being ignored due to them spending so much time and money discussing Brexit.

    High on the list of local issues are problems with roads and pavements, consistently generating the most complaints. Essex Highways has decided to concentrate on main road repairs, so the side roads that we all use day to day have been neglected, as have pavements. The Liberal Democrats have proposed more cash for pavement repairs at the last few budget meetings but have been turned down by the Conservative majority.

  • Marie Goldman
    Article: Feb 4, 2019
    By Marie Goldman, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Chelmsford in Essex Chronicle Series
    Please, please, please - can we talk about something other than Brexit?
    Switch on the TV, turn on the radio, flick through a paper and it's the only news there seems to be. If you were an alien landing in the UK on your first visit to Earth, you might be forgiven for thinking there's nothing else to worry about. But of course, you'd be wrong.
  • Leigh & West Leigh December 2018 Focus ()
    Article: Feb 1, 2019

    Read the full Focus in the archive, which you wiill find on the Southend Borough Wards page in the Menu bar at the top of this website

  • Special Leigh LibDem Councillors' Surgery on Speeding (Chris Bailey)
    Article: Jan 30, 2019
  • community alarm
    Article: Jan 24, 2019

    Lib Dem councillors were left shocked at a meeting last night to see the Conservative administration propose a 20% increase for community safety alarms. The systems, that allow the elderly, vulnerable, disabled and ill to call for help via a button on a cord will now have to stump up extra cash to pay for this lifeline.

  • Stansted Community launches their campaign to save their Library
    Article: Jan 21, 2019
    By Melvin Caton

    Local people are firmly against the County Council's plan to close half the Libraries in Essex. On Saturday local Lib Dems collected nearly 400 signatures for their petition against the cuts.

    Essex County Council was closely involved in planning the new community hub and library building in Stansted but pulled out with no warning just weeks before the lease was due to be signed. "They say the Library is underused and Stansted is not a 'deprived area' - but this was based on figures when there was a very restricted service because of the rebuilding", said Maureen Caton, Chair of Stansted Parish Council. "We have a high percentage of children on free school meals, one of the main indicators of hardship. Essex must remain involved in running the Stansted Library, (photo left shows the Stansted community lauching their Save Stansted Library campaign), so that we can continue to serve our community."

  • Councillor Carole Mulroney invites Essex Police Commissioner to come to Leigh to see local policing issues - page 1 ()
    Article: Jan 21, 2019
  • Jay Laplain - Warley (Karen Chilvers)
    Article: Jan 20, 2019

    Jay Laplain has been selected as our candidate for the Warley borough council seat in May 2019.

    Jay lives in Brentwood with his wife Vanessa and is granddad to six grandaughters. He is employed as a project manager at a global communications company based in Brentwood. He has worked in the area for 15 years and moved here from East London 13 years ago.

  • Darryl Sankey, Ingatestone
    Article: Jan 17, 2019

    Darryl Sankey, community stalwart and retired accountant, has been selected to fight the Ingatestone, Fryerning & Mountnessing borough council seat in May 2019. Darryl stood last year and almost quintupled the vote from the previous time, coming within just 202 votes of winning with a 28% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

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