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Herts County Council – Public Consultation on Libraries

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 14, 2014

Have Your Say:   29 Sept – 7 December 2014   Complete a questionnaire on-line Attend one of the drop-in sessions taking place in libraries around the County As part of the ‘Inspiring Libraries’ strategy, Hertfordshire Library Service is planning the following service developments. You can read, in full, the new strategy and the proposed changes here: […]

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Crime Falls by a Quarter Under This Government

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 21, 2014

The latest independent crime survey of England and Wales shows crime continuing to fall. It has fallen by 16% over the year June 2013 to June 2014 and 25% under this government. Liberal Democrats have been working in government to make our communities safer. We have freed front-line police officers from unnecessary bureaucracy and given communities […]

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New Bins in Dacorum – Delivery Starts

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 20, 2014

Dacorum’s Recycling Service will be delivering new bins to residents across the Borough from 20 October until the 21 November. You will receive > a new blue lidded bin for mixed recycling, > a kerbside caddy for food waste and > a free roll of 52 kitchen caddy liners > an information pack attached to the […]

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Employment figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show further encouraging signs that our economy is recovering.  In the quarter to August, unemployment fell by 154,000 to 1.97m. This is largest fall in unemployment since records began. And the rate of unemployment fell from 6.2 per cent to 6 per cent – its […]

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State Pension Set to Rise by 2.5 Per Cent Next Year

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 17, 2014

Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee. Figures show that inflation is below target meaning that the basic state pension will be boosted by 2.5% next year. The Triple Lock guarantee means that pensions will increase with inflation, earnings or 2.5 per […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrats would raise the income tax personal allowance threshold to £11,000 in the first year of the next Parliament – a tax cut of £100 for 29m working people. We would make this change in the Autumn Statement of 2015, meaning that […]

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New Mental Health Waiting Time Standards Set

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 15, 2014

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg,  announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services with the introduction of the first ever waiting time standards. For the first time, from April 2015, most patients needing talking therapies – for conditions like depression – will be guaranteed […]

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Liberal Democrat Mayor Dave Hodgson has signed the decision to appoint the contractor to construct the crucial final phase of the Bedford Western Bypass. Work will start on site within weeks. Breheny Civil Engineering were appointed to carry out the £18.6 million project to complete a route which was first planned over fifty years ago and won the […]

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Liberal Democrats Lead the Fight Against Extreme Weather

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 6, 2014

The Lib Dems have today agreed to new measures that will combat adverse weather resulting from climate change. The proposals will reduce the likelihood of a repeat of the widespread flooding that occurred in 2013-14. Following today’s vote it is now party policy to introduce regulations that will see higher standards for buildings in at […]

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Dacorum Councillor and Liberal Democrat activist Nick Hollinghurst was appalled when, during the Tory party conference last week, Chancellor George Osborne announced his plan to freeze benefits and tax credits for two years. Councillor Hollinghurst said, “I am appalled at both the insensitivity the Tory Chancellor and his lack of good sense in threatening 10 million households […]

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