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Making Tring’s Station More Accessible

by Nick Hollinghurst on December 18, 2014

Train passengers at a Hertfordshire station and 25 others across the country are getting a share of £60million in government funding. It will be used to improve access making the stations including Tring step-free to help wheelchair users and people with pushchairs.

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Veolia Challenge Incinerator Decision

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Veolia has taken to the High Court to challenge the decision refusing the building of a £1bn energy-from-waste incinerator in New Barnfield, Hertfordshire. The planned plant on green-belt land at New Barnfield was judged “inappropriate” by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, who went on to say that the benefits did not outweigh the potential harm to […]

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Conservative-controlled Dacorum Borough Council is giving planning permission to retailer after retailer in Berkhamsted – without any significant extra parking being required or provided. The Conservatives keep talking about their plans to put an extra deck over an existing car park in Berkhamsted – at huge expense. But at last night’s council meeting, when Cllr Rosemarie […]

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Cambridge City Council – By-election Victory!

by Nick Hollinghurst on November 14, 2014

  The result in yesterday’s by-election in Queen Edith’s (Cambridge) was:   Lib Dem          933  36.5%  (+1.2) Labour            790   30.9% (-8.8) Conservative  614  24.0%  (+5.2) Green              222 8.7%  (+2.4) This is the one ward in Cambridge City which is not […]

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First Taxi Marshal Scheme in Dacorum

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A taxi marshalling scheme has been introduced in Hemel Hempstead, to supervise the new taxi rank outside the Old Town Hall and to direct customers from night outings into licensed taxis and private hire vehicles.  The scheme was suggested by licensed taxi drivers in the town to improve safety during late night periods and to help […]

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Conservative opposition to onshore wind farms risks undermining the creation of British jobs, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey has warned. Research by RenewableUK shows that 15,400 people are now employed in Britain’s wind power industry, an increase of 70 per cent since 2010. The wind turbine industry attracted £2.6bn of […]

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Despite over twelve thousand Herts residents petitioning for bus services to be protected the Conservatives in County Hall are still determined to slash bus services across the County.The County Council Highways and Transport Panel Tories voted down proposals from the Liberal Democrats that would have protected bus services and saved £753,000. They chose to ignore their own […]

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Primary schools in England are to be handed an extra £22.5 million next year to help close the gap between the poorest pupils and their richer classmates, thanks to the Liberal Democrats. The Pupil premium, which was successfully delivered by the Lib Dems in Government, helps support disadvantaged youngsters from the time they start school, […]

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Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb  has written about the work he is doing in government to reform mental health care services for children and young people. “Imagine for a minute you are a teenager, perhaps working hard for your a-level exams, struggling with relationships and all the social and academic pressures of school.  And […]

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Supporting Local Communities to Improve Flooding Preparedness

by Nick Hollinghurst on November 11, 2014

This week, Liberal Democrat Flooding Minister, Dan Rogerson  gave a keynote speech to the East of England LGA. “Last winter saw record levels of rainfall and the stormiest period we have experienced for at least 20 years. “Record river flows, sea levels, wave heights and groundwater levels were recorded in many locations across the country. “This led […]

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