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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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Another National Fire Strike Set to Affect Hertfordshire

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 31, 2014

Residents are once again urged to take extra care following the Fire Brigades Union announcement of another national walkout.  The strike will start at 6pm on 31 October and last for 96 hours until 6pm on 4 November.  During this period there will be fewer firefighters on duty across the country including Hertfordshire. Roy Wilsher, […]

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Hertfordshire Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Central Watford and Oxhey), has lambasted the ruling Conservatives at County Hall for proposing bus cuts when just released council papers show the savings have already been made. On 16th July the County Council put forward a public consultation saying that “the county council is committed to saving at least £700k from the annual […]

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The independent Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) for England is asking people across Hertfordshire to comment on its draft proposals for new council division boundaries. The Public Consultation on the recommendations ends on 3 November 2014. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new county council electoral divisions, division […]

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GDP figures released today by the Office for National Statistics provide further evidence that our economic plan is working. The latest statistics show that in the three months to September the UK economy grew by 0.7%. Commenting, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said:  “Our recovery is now well established and creating jobs […]

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EU Leaders Agree 2030 Deal on Climate Change

by Nick Hollinghurst on October 29, 2014

EU leaders have made a historic decision to tackle climate change by agreeing on a new climate and energy deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. The deal includes also includes plans to boost the use of renewable energy to 27% in the total energy mix and increase energy efficiency to at least 27%. This […]

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Liberal Democrat International Development Minister, Lynne Featherstone, has called for the international community to do more to stop people with disabilities being left behind. Speaking at the Disability Date Conference in London, Lynne said better global disability data is needed in order to improve support for those affected in developing countries. Lynne called on international development […]

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Hertfordshire Liberal Democrat Leader, Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Central Watford and Oxhey), has challenged Conservative run Herts County Council over their proposed bus cuts to 58 routes, to cancel their plans after almost no one supported them. Just 30 residents out of 4548 that responded to the official council consultation entitled “Have your say on a more […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has launched the Workload Challenge and invited teachers from across the country to have their say on the causes of unnecessary workload. Nick recently said that many teachers had been left feeling “browbeaten” and undervalued. He also expressed concern for the rising workloads face by teachers. To address […]

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Liberal Democrat MP & European Business Advisor, Michael Moore has published a report calling for ‘a new engagement’ with the EU to give British businesses a stronger influence in Europe. ‘Doing Business Across Europe: A New Engagement‘, makes a number of recommendations to support British businesses, improve the UK’s relationship with the largest trading partner and […]

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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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