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  • Rosie picture as logo
    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    It was a real honour to be selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Spelthorne. I have joined a committed team of local councillors and campaigners, working to stand up for your area. We are taking the lead in holding the Tories to account for the terrible decisions they are making running Spelthorne council. From plans to build all over the green belt, to voting for massive pay rises for their own councillors at the same time as cutting services for local people.

  • Surveilance camera
    Article: Feb 15, 2015

    Sunbury residents were horrified by the sudden appearance of 69 cameras in the area. They actually stretched from Hampton Church to the Shears junction, with the biggest concentration around Sunbury Cross. No doubt what they were for: it was all to do with the Kempton Park Green Belt Development

    The aim was not simply to count traffic flows but to monitor traffic movement. If each camera only recorded for 12 hours that is still 750 hours of data to monitor. This sort of survey does not come cheap. An operation like this costs tens of thousands of pounds, but the Tories say 'Nothing is happening' .

  • Drink sign
    Article: Feb 15, 2015

    Cllr. Bernie Spoor is going to courrt to appeal against a decision of Spelthorne Council. They have approved yet another alcohol seller on The Parade at The Cross. This makes four shops selling alcohol within 50 yards. The Cross is a recognised high crime area and the easy availability of alcohol is one of the causes. Spelthorne Licensing Committee does have some powers to reject an application. But as usual they took the easiest option.

  • Sandra Dunn with lorry ban sign
    Article: Feb 15, 2015

    At last we have our lorry ban in Halliford Village. Sandra Dunn say she is delighted that the ban has been put in at last. Liberal Democrats at both Surrey and Spelthorne have been working with local residents on this issue for several years. We have also raised questions as to why it took the Tories so long to put it in place.

  • No to Charlton Lane Incinerator (Eco Park)
    Article: Sep 20, 2014


    Set out below is a the history of the Eco Park proposal over the last seven years. From the first hint of an incinerator in the Surrey Waste Plan the local Liberal Democrats have opposed this development and tried to get Spelthorne Council to do something about it. It is a sad story of Conservative controlled councils who stuck their heads in the sand or alternatively actually wanted the development to go ahead. Either way the community has been completely let down by the people who are meant to represent their best interests.

  • No to Charlton Lane Incinerator (Eco Park)
    Article: Aug 16, 2014


    Spelthorne: following their spectacular U-turn, to suddenly oppose the Charlton Incinerator on the run up to the 2011 local elections have again shown that it was a totally hollow cosmetic gesture. Already they have broken their word to residents telling them they would oppose the divergence of a foot path needed to make the scheme happen, but writing to Surrey saying they had 'No Objection'

  • Bernie Spoor against fie cuts
    Article: Jul 6, 2014



    Spelthorne Council have decided to sell the Green Belt land to Surrey which they need to build their new Fire station in order to make the cuts to our Fire Service a reality. They did so with barely a whimper of complaint - they need the money. Well of course they need the money they want to spend £287k re surfacing the top floor of the Elmsleigh car park. They spent £60k on a 'feasibility study' of Laleham Park- and now claim they have no plans for it. At the last budget meeting they 'Lost' £40k of identified savings (which were deemed 'insignificant' by the Tory leader)

  • Tories at the trough(2)
    Article: Jun 15, 2014

    Surrey Tories have shown just how little they care about their electorate by voting themselves increases that amount to £214,000 per year. While everyone else is being told about the need for austerity, the leader and deputy leader have pushed through 60% increases in their own salaries.

    Liberal Democrat Surrey County Councillor Ian Beardsmore is disgusted and even the most cynical of councillors were left breathless by the Conservatives' latest stunt of awarding themselves these huge pay rises with your money.

  • Eric Pickles MP
    Article: May 13, 2014

    At the meeting of the Surrey County Council on 6 May the Conservative administration pushed through excessive increases in allowances for councillors, including 60% increases for both the Leader of the Council and the Deputy Leader. The Liberal Democrats voted against the proposed increases.

    Liberal Democrat County Councillor Ian Beardsmore said

  • Money in your pocket
    Article: May 6, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have condemned a massive increase in Special Responsibility Allowances paid to mainly Conservatives on Surrey County Council and pushed through by the Conservative administration this morning .

    Councillor Hazel Watson, the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Surrey County Council said:

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No to Charlton Lane Incinerator (Eco Park)