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  • Spelthorne Liberal Democrat councillor Tom Fidler at Upper Halliford Station (Spelthorne Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Feb 25, 2020

    Following feedback from local residents about the overgrowth on the path to Upper Halliford Station, Cllr Tom Fidler has worked with Neighbourhood Services to improve the area. The maintenance has seen the bushes cut back which has increased visibility on the path as they had been obscuring some of the streetlights.

  • BBC ()
    Article: Feb 19, 2020

    Ed Davey and Daisy Cooper have written to the Prime Minister, calling for him to reverse plans to scrap the BBC licence fee.

    The British Press is by no means without criticism, but at its best, the BBC remains a beacon of independent journalism as well as high-quality entertainment. That's why Liberal Democrats will fight tooth and nail to save it. Read the letter in full below:

  • Housing development site Ceaser Court
    Article: Feb 19, 2020

    Did you know in the 10 years since May 2010 there have been 10 different Conservative Housing ministers. Just in case you don't believe us we have listed them all below.

    Whilst this is an interesting fact it is something that should worry us all greatly. How can there be any consistency in housing policy when the minister is constantly changing? It shows how little the Conservatives care about housing policy.

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Feb 10, 2020

    Surrey Lib Dems voted against the county council's proposed budget for 2020/21 as it would put services to vulnerable residents at further risk.

    'Every day I hear from families struggling with SEND needs, trying to get care packages for adults and those with Learning Disabilities. The County Council rations the services for vulnerable people and this budget makes that worse'.

  • Open Letter from the Spelthorne Liberal Democrats on the Local Plan to Council Leader, Cllr Ian Harvey
    Article: Jan 23, 2020

    Following the closing of the consultation on the Local Plan, to which the Lib Dem Group submitted a group response, Group Leader Councillor Sandra Dunn has sent an open letter to the Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council and the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning & the Local Plan.

    The letter can be found below and this article will be updated with any response recieved. A transcript of the letter can be found below the letter. The Liberal Democrats on Spelthorne Borough Council remain committed that the voice of residents should be heard throughout the development of the Local Plan.

  • Spelthorne Local PLan
    Article: Jan 22, 2020

    The consultation on the new Spelthorne Local Plan closed at midnight on the 21st January. Amonst the huge number of comments from individuals and local residents groups has been one from Spelthorne Liberal Democrats and a link to our submission is below.

    Spelthorne Liberal Democrat submitted comments

  • Make votes matter - proportional representation
    Article: Dec 30, 2019

    Voting reform is not about the electoral advantage of any party.

    It is about better democracy.

    As politicians we have a responsibility to ensure voters across the UK do not feel disenfranchised.

    In this election the Liberal Democrats increased their vote share by 4%, more than any other party, but achieved fewer seats in Parliament.

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Dec 16, 2019

    Surrey County Council has agreed to the purchase of Midas House in Woking as the new County Council offices.

    The County Council has been looking to move out of its current home in Kingston for some time and has chosen the office building as the location for its new Civic Heart.

    The current headquarters, County Hall, is expensive to run, not fit for purpose and not in Surrey. Midas House is a much smaller building and only councillors, the senior leadership team and some support staff will be based there; others will be relocated to offices in Leatherhead, Guildford and Reigate.

  • Make votes matter - proportional representation
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    The general election result has highlighted the unfairness of the electoral system and the time has come for the introduction of some form of proportional representation.

    The 3.65m Liberal Democrat voters only elected 11 MPs - this equates to 331,000 votes per MP. To elect a Conservative took just 38,000 votes. How can this be described as a functioning democracy? It is even worse if you voted for the Green Party when 857,000 votes only elected a single MP.

  • Spelthorne Local PLan
    Article: Dec 13, 2019

    There is still time to comment on the Local Plan, details of which were included in an 8-page supplement in the latest Borough Bulletin. If you haven't already done so, take a look.

    The Plan includes a number of aspects which will affect everyone who lives in Spelthorne.

    If you have any views on the contents of the plan you have until 21st January to submit your comments. Some of the key issues in the plan are:

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