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  • Community Library Delivery Service
    Article: Dec 21, 2020

    While the current lockdown continues, the North Bushey Community Library will continue as a delivery service.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2020

    Despite opposition from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives at Herts county council have voted to approve a flawed Speed Management Strategy which will make it harder to introduce 20mph zones and means that Hertfordshire has fallen behind other authorities in the widespread introduction of 20mph limits.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2020

    The Conservatives' 'uninspired' proposals in the County's newly adopted 'Sustainable Hertfordshire Action Plan' have been slammed by the Liberal Democrats after the Conservatives rejected their immediate 10 point action plan

    As a result, it is claimed the county is unlikely to meet the council's target of zero carbon emissions by 2030.

    Lib Dem County councillor Steve Jarvis, who proposed a 10 point set of proposals to cut carbon emissions said: "We need bold and immediate steps not woolly words. We have an immediate plan to tackle the problems if we take control of the County Council in May"

    Amongst the proposals rejected by the Conservatives were:

  • Article: Dec 16, 2020
    Yesterday, at the Hertfordshire County Council Meeting, Tory councillors put support for the Conservative Government ahead of the needs either of unpaid Carers, or of our Care Workforce.
    A LibDem motion asked the Council to call upon the Government to increase Carers' Allowance by £1,000 per year (£20 per week) and to honour its Queen's Speech commitment to establish a single watchdog to enforce employee's rights. Labour supported the motion but the Conservatives voted to deny an appeal to Government to support carers, whether paid or unpaid.
  • Article: Nov 25, 2020

    Funding for school children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will need to be cut if
    the Government fails to address a multi-million-pound gap in funding for the most vulnerable, warns
    Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans.


    In her own county, according to figures supplied by Hertfordshire Schools Forum, the deficit is forecast to rise to
    £11 million in 2022-3 and to £19.8 million in 2023-4 for children with 'High Needs'.

  • South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed the '20's Plenty for Kendal' campaign, an initiative to pressure local authorities into designating major areas of the town as 20 mile per hour zones.
    Article: Nov 20, 2020

    Herts County Council's Highways Panel has voted in favour of a new speed management strategy that will make it harder to introduce new 20mph speed limits.

    At the moment, to introduce a 20mph limit without humps or similar traffic calming, the existing speeds must be 25mph or below in at least 90% of the roads covered. The new strategy changes this to require existing speeds below 24mph in every single road. It also introduces a policy of removing new 20mph limits if speeds remain too high after they have been installed for a year.

  • Child enjoying a free school meal
    Article: Nov 18, 2020

    An Extraordinary meeting of Herts County Council held this morning (Tuesday 17th November) agreed to provide support to vulnerable families and children receiving free school meals through the school holidays up to the end of the Summer half-term next year. In so doing, the Council recognised the growing seriousness of child poverty in society.

  • Fight Climate Change
    Article: Nov 12, 2020

    Whilst welcoming Herts County Council's announcement that it is finally making a start on addressing the climate emergency, Liberal Democrat County Councillors have condemned the Conservative Council's proposals in their "Sustainable Hertfordshire Action Plan" as unlikely to meet the council's target of zero carbon emissions by 2030.

  • Greener homes 1
    Article: Nov 10, 2020
    By Paulo Goncalves, Hertsmere Climate Group and Hertsmere Lib Dem member

    As Liberal Democrats in Hertsmere, we are committed to playing our part in tackling climate change. Our councillors have been the driving force behind new local requirements for solar PV panels and sustainability criteria for new builds. We've also helped negotiate extensive solar-panelling and other eco-measures for the new Sky Studios complex in Borehamwood.

  • Article: Nov 3, 2020

    Lib Dem campaigners kickstart volunteer book scheme to fill gap left by closure of council library

    Volunteers who were set to open a new community library in north Bushey are adapting the scheme to a mobile service in response to the return of lockdown.

    The library was due to open its doors every fortnight from 11th November at the North Bushey Baptist Church, after generous locals donated more than 1,300 books.