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  • Public Footpath sign
    Article: Dec 20, 2018

    Key footpaths around Essex are becoming a trip hazard, causing serious injury from falls, and the County Council needs to fix them. In many estates of new houses, what were rural footpaths are now estate pavements, but they have not been reclassified, so they are not being maintained properly.

    This issue was raised by Lib Dem Councillor Anne Turrell (Mile End and Highwoods), who represents one of the fastest-growing parts of Essex in north Colchester.

  • Footpath at Boundary of Stonesby Avenue, Eyres Monsell, Leicester and Aylestone Lane, Oadby and Wigston Borough in September 2015
    Article: Dec 20, 2018

    Essex County Council has been asked about plans to tackle the problem of pavement / footway defects across the County. Lib Dem Councillor David Kendall (Brentwood South) asked the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure what new initiatives are planned, given the recent '20 worst pothole' initiatives. David asked if a similar arrangement will follow for footway defects.

  • Trip hazard pavement is repaired, Call for paving stones heeded - Brentwood High Street
    Article: Dec 17, 2018
    By Hannah Brown, David Kendall, Dominic Naylor in Brentwood Gazette

    A 'trip hazard' along Brentwood High Street has been repeaired after a local councillor highlighted the problem. Councillor David Kendall called on Essex County Council Highways to 'urgently repair' the section of pavement outside the Oxfam shop on Brentwood High Street back in August. After a number of paving stones had become loose along the High Street, Essex Highways repaired the section by filling them in with tarmac.

  • Police bike
    Article: Dec 12, 2018

    At Essex County Council yesterday, attention was drawn to the cuts in Essex Police Officers and PCSOs, and rising crime. A motion from the Liberal Democrats to the Full Council meeting noted a cut in officers since 2010 of 650, rising drug and violence-related crimes, and that Essex Police is the second-lowest funded police force in the country.

  • Judith Bunting reading with Finn Gardner (John Boyd)
    Article: Dec 5, 2018

    Five Chelmsford libraries have been proposed for closure by Essex County Council, with others at risk. Broomfield, Writtle, Galleywood, Danbury and Stock libraries are due to close and Springfield is at risk of closure, despite only opening a few years ago and being run by volunteers.

    Libraries are not just about books. They are a vital community resource.

  • Judith Bunting reading with Finn Gardner (John Boyd)
    Petition: Nov 16, 2018

    We the undersigned call on Essex County Council to abandon its plans to close 25 libraries and possibly 19 more. They are a vital community resource.

    We back Lib Dem calls for the range of services in our libraries to be widened and for central government to properly fund local councils.

  • Front of libdems at March 20th October
    Article: Oct 29, 2018

    In July 2016, in the aftermath of the referendum, the Liberal Democrats were a lone voice calling for a final say on whatever deal was done on Brexit.

    Last week, an estimated 700,000 people marched on the streets of London, calling for a people's vote on Brexit.

    That makes it the biggest protest since the Iraq War.

  • poppy
    Article: Oct 19, 2018

    The Civic Society and a range of other local groups have arranged a series of events under the title "Chelmsford in the Great War"

    • Visit to Stow Maries airfield tomorrow (20 October)
    • Great War Books: Meet the Authors 2nd November 7.00 pm in Anglia Ruskin University
    • Concert in the Cathedral on 7th November, City of London Sinfonia
  • Document: Oct 18, 2018
  • Essex Health and Wellbeing Strategy cover page
    Article: Oct 13, 2018

    The Essex Health and Wellbeing Strategy is an important document that brings together many agencies across the county to agree a range of topics on which joint working is required - to improve health in the county. The strategy is on the Essex County Council website at this link.

    There are supporting notes and action points from the 18 July meeting where it was adopted also on the ECC website.

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