This article on the website of Lib.Dem. run Sutton Council shows what should be done by a local council to tackle climate change…… Everyone can help shape Sutton’s ambitious climate emergency plans Published Friday, 17th January 2020 The Council is calling on all those living, working or studying in the borough to shape its ambitious […]

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Published byDavid Mirzoeff/PA Wire Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has called for a new governmental department to get the UK to Net Zero as soon as possible. In comments at the Institute for Government, Ed Davey said the new department would take on all the powers of the previous Department for Energy and Climate […]

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My letter to the Council regarding ‘The Brown Jug’

by danielbarker on 3 February, 2020

I am sure I speak on behalf of many residents in Short Heath when I say I am very concerned that there is still no sign that the planning application approved for the site of the old Brown Jug Public House on Sandbeds Road is being acted upon. Yes, it is true that the applicant […]

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Great British Spring Clean

by danielbarker on 3 February, 2020

Walsall Council is backing Keep Britain Tidy’s national Great British Spring Clean campaign that is aiming to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities. The Great British Spring Clean Campaign for 2020, will take place from Friday 20th March to Monday  13th April and Walsall Council is looking for […]

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POLLUTION DEATHS SPARK CALL FOR CLEAN AIR ZONE EXPANSION

by danielbarker on 31 January, 2020

Published in Local Government Chronicle  BY SARAH CALKIN More than one in 19 deaths in UK cities and large towns are related to long-term exposure to air pollution, a report from Centre for Cities has claimed, 25 times the national rate of deaths from traffic accidents. The thinktank’s annual Cities Outlook report, published today, found the proportion […]

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Taken from today’s METRO Rising train fares are ‘not bad value for money’, the rail minister has said, after a 2.7% average increase in ticket prices – £100 annual rise for some commuters – introduced earlier this month. The National Rail Passenger Survey of almost 28,000 users found only 46% think tickets are ‘value for […]

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HS2 – IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST ABOUT HS2

by danielbarker on 30 January, 2020

The people of the Midlands and the North are about to get talked out of the one real bit of infrastructure investment that will give them so much more than just a quicker way of getting to London. Opponents of HS2 say that the money would be better spent on improving the existing rail network […]

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Letter to residents re: M6 junction 10 improvement scheme

by danielbarker on 29 January, 2020

Ref: HE/SE/03/2020 Dear Resident, M6 junction 10 improvement scheme – advance work I’m writing to let you know that we’ll be continuing he drilling at M6 J10 to help us prepare for the main improvement work, which will start in a few months time. This preparation work will involve the removal of some trees and […]

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More evidence that SEND needs to be properly funded*

by danielbarker on 28 January, 2020

“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system. Responding to a report from University College London’s Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health on how 80 per cent of children in care have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the […]

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LIB DEMS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO SCRAP CASH MACHINE FEES

by danielbarker on 27 January, 2020

The Brecon & Radnorshire Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign calling on the UK Government to provide the funding necessary to scrap transaction fees at local cash machines. With the number of bank branches across Powys dwindling, a growing number of residents are forced to reply upon Post Offices and local cash machines to access their money. […]

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