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  • Potholein Park Avenue
    Article: May 15, 2018

    A proposal for an urgent review into Essex County Council's criteria for repairing potholes was rejected out of hand by the Conservative administration today. At a meeting of the Full Council today (15 May 2018), a motion was proposed by the Liberal Democrats.

    The Lib Dem motion was calling for an urgent review of:

  • Article: May 7, 2018

    Something is wrong at the heart of Uttlesford District Council as it struggles to complete two major exercises that are important not only for this district.

    The first is a critically important Local Plan for the future of the district. If UDC does not publish an updated plan in June, local control over planning may be lost to faceless bureaucrats sent in by the Westminster government. That would have enormous consequences by way of another planning free-for-all for developers in all our towns and villages.

  • Article: May 7, 2018

    At the local elections on Thursday Janet Whitehouse was re-elected in the Epping Hemnall with a majority of 602 votes.

    Elsewhere in the district the Liberal Democrats won second places in Buckhurst Hill West (Joseph Barkham) Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash (Pesh Kapasiawala), Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common (Cherry McCredie), North Weald Bassett(Ingrid Black) and Theydon Bois (Clive Amos), with Joseph and Cherry both more than doubling the vote from 2016.

  • 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

    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.

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