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  • 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:

  • In Europe in Work
    Article: Jan 11, 2014
    • Thousands of businesses will go bust in a matter of months taking hundreds of thousands of jobs with them
    • We will plunge into a recession worse than Greece
    • Within two 2 years thousands more businesses will go under
    • Job losses running into the millions as businesses slash their workforces in an effort to survive.
  • Spelthorne PPC Rosie Shimell
    Article: Jan 1, 2014

    Spelthorne Liberal Democrats are delighted to have selected Rosie Shimell as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in the run up to the 2015 General Election. Rosie was the clear winner when Local Liberal Democrats met to decide the issue a fortnight before Christmas.

    Rosie (25 ) works as Consultant on Health Policy and has been a Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark since 2010. Health and the environment are key concerns for her. Locally she is very concerned by Tory led attacks on our Environment and Green Belt.

  • Article: Dec 22, 2013

    Conservatives have launched their most serious attack on the Green Belt for a decade. They want to review all the Green Belt in Spelthorne to see how much can be sold out to developers. Sunbury is at the top of their hit list.

    Spelthorne has already refused to rule out the prospect of 900 new homes on Kempton Park and land at the end of Vicarage road in Sunbury Common must also now be considered to be under serious threat.

  • House building
    Article: Dec 8, 2013

    Each Year Spelthorne has to submit an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) to government. Included within this are the details of the number of new houses built and estimates for future years. These figures show that in the next few years Spelthorne Borough Council is planning a huge bulge in the projected number of completions way above target.

  • Surrey Fire and Rescue
    Article: Sep 1, 2013



    Liberal Democrats are deeply concerned by the proposal to shut both Fire Stations in Spelthorne and replace them by one on the A308 between Ashford and Staines. Of even more concern is the loss of one of our two Fire Engines. It means we will have only one in the Borough. Surrey assures us that we will be able to get extra cover in time from places like Chertsey.

  • Ian Beardsmore with lorry
    Article: Jul 21, 2013


    A Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) ban in Feltham Road Ashford has come up several times as an issue. Just before the election it came up again. Cllr Ian Beardsmore raised serious issues about where the displaced traffic would go. Initially he was told there would be another look at the problem that 'Other look' was very quick and it has been decided to consult on the scheme.

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