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  • Fiona White
    Article: Jul 20, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council are calling for action to be taken by the council to recruit and retain more Social Workers in the County. The need for action follows an inadequate rating by Ofsted inspectors of Surrey's Children's Services in a report published last month.

    There is also a growing need for Social Workers to protect vulnerable adults with an increasingly ageing population in the County.

  • Planning and Development header
    Article: Jul 5, 2015

    Spelthorne Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

    The joint SHMA for Spelthorne and Runnymede has beed published for consultation. This is a vital component of the Local plan. It seeks to define the strategic housing "need" for both Boroughs in accordance with government guidelines. It is an incredibly dangerous document that could have a massive inpact on the local area.

  • Hazel Watson
    Article: May 25, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council are calling for the threshold number of signatures on a petition to be reduced from 10,000 to 3,000 to allow a petition to be debated at full Council meetings.

    Cllr Hazel Watson, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Opposition on Surrey County Council, said:" The Conservative administration at County Hall is setting the threshold for the number of signatures on a petition to allow it to be debated at full Council far too high at 10,000. It should be drastically reduced to 3,000 signatures to give residents a realistic chance of presenting a petition for debate at full Council."

  • Hands off our Green Belt
    Article: May 4, 2015

    You will be told repeatedly how it is inevitable that there must be development on the Green Belt. Well there is another side to this so here are some of the things you won't be told.

    October last year the number of complaints from angry residents throughout the South East got so bad that Eric Pickles was forced to issue a statement backed up by policy examples trying to balance the picture. Known as the 'Pickles Panic ' It did not create any new policy just tried to re-balance those policies that already existed. Key among them was...

  • Danger sign
    Article: May 3, 2015

    Conservatives are still trying to pretend they oppose the Incinerator at Charlton. This is not true. They made lots of noise but that was easy. When it mattered most they totally stabbed local residents in the back. The most important thing to note here is that ALL Documents are official ones from the Tory councils themselves - Not political propaganda.

  • Rosie logo
    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Parliamentary candidate, Rosie Shimell thanks Vince Cable for his support in what will be an important issue for the future of Spelthorne and Sunbutry in particular. If this significant piece of Green Belt is lost, nowhere in Spelthorne will be safe from opportuinistic developers after a fast buck.

    Dear Residents

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Vince Cable has offered strong support to local residents in their opposition to housing development on the Green Belt At Kempton Park. Below is the text of a letter that he has sent which makes it clear that he will do what he can to make sure our Green Belt is protected from opportunitic development which would be unsustainable and do long term damage to the local environment.

  • Article: Mar 29, 2015

    We set out below what the Liberal Democrats will be working towards in the next four years. We feel these issues are important to the residents of Spelthorne, and we are prepared to engage and work with other groups on the council where they share similar aims.

    The Lib Dem Dozen

    1. Structure - engage with other parties to abolish the 'Cabinet' system and return to the committee system

  • 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' .

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No to Charlton Lane Incinerator (Eco Park)