NO RISHI! THE COUNTRY DOES NOT SHARE YOUR VALUES

by danielbarker on 13 October, 2020

Published on Liberal Democrat voice by Judith Rogerson | In his speech to the Tory Party conference, Rishi Sunak made a bold declaration: “We share the same values. The Conservative Party and the country.” For a start the 57% of voters who didn’t opt for the Conservatives last December will disagree. But his statement also raises a key […]

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COVID-19 Residents’ Survey

by danielbarker on 12 October, 2020

Walsall Council has launched a residents’ survey designed to provide insight into how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people in the borough. Called the ‘residents’ experience and wellbeing survey’, it covers issues such as health, work, finances, volunteering, contact with the council and COVID-19 related communications, the survey is a key piece of research […]

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS REGISTERED AT WALSALL COUNCIL

by danielbarker on 12 October, 2020

The following planning applications have been posted by Walsall Council: Ward: Willenhall North Application number: 20/1133 Site location: 29, NOTTINGHAM DRIVE, WILLENHALL, WV12 5TL Proposal: First floor extension over existing porch. Application type: Full Application: Householder Ward: Willenhall North Click this link to view the application online: http://go.walsall.gov.uk/planningapps?id=20/1133 Received: 21/09/2020 Valid: 23/09/2020 Registered: 02/10/2020 Consultation Expiry: 23/10/2020 […]

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Plans to strip families of a £20-a-week rise in Universal Credit to cope through the coronavirus outbreak would see four million households lose 13% of their benefits, analysts warn today. The Government has so far resisted pressure to abandon moves to scrap the extra payment from April, which would rob claimants of £1,040-a-year. The Institute for Fiscal […]

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Liberal Democrats have warned that the Government’s planning proposals will “disempower” local authorities like Walsall Council and allow developers to “run roughshod” over local communities’ wishes. A motion accepted at the Party’s Autumn Conference, making it official party policy, lays bare the risks of the Government’s proposals, which the Party argue amount to a Government […]

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I received the following information which I thought would be of interest: I wanted to let you know that over the last year, Citizens Advice in Walsall has been working with Citizens Advice in Sandwell to look at a more secure and sustainable future for the service.   Last Thursday (October 1st) the two organisations […]

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The Liberal Democrats voted against the Coronavirus Act because of the Prime Minister’s failure to reverse the reductions in rights to care for vulnerable people, particularly the disabled. Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey warned he had “deep reservations about the serious implications for people’s wellbeing, rights and freedoms” and made clear the provision of care […]

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LGA: £10bn investment needed for council shortfalls

by danielbarker on 6 October, 2020

The Local Government Association (LGA) is asking the Government to use its first CSR in ten years to plug the shortfalls that local Government will face post-Covid. The LGA has used its Comprehensive Spending Review  (CSR) submission to explain how approximately £10bn more is needed for local government to not only stay at a level, […]

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Responding to the Prime Minister’s coronavirus briefing Wednesday afternoon, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: Another day, another press conference, another blown opportunity by the Prime Minister to give the assurances the British public so desperately need. Testing remains shambolic and people’s livelihoods hang on a knife edge with no extension of the furlough scheme to protect […]

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This newsletter has been prepared in partnership with Walsall Council’s Public Health and Environmental Health teams and distributed via Walsall for All.  Introduction   The COVID-19 guidance for multipurpose community facilities was updated 24 September 2020.  We recognise that the detailed government guidance can be difficult to apply to unique situations, events or places.   We are hoping that the first […]

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