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Following an intense debate on the issues of housing in the last County Council meeting before the elections in June, a Liberal Democrat amendment was agreed with all parties and moved with unanimous approval. Simon Galton Leader of the Lib Dem Group said: “I am delighted – after a very passionate debate on housing numbers and […]

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Local Lib Dems support ICE campaign

by simongalton on 19 February, 2009

The ICE (In Case of Emergency) initiative highlights an easy way to identify crucial contact numbers in emergency situations – which can actually save lives.We all carry our mobiles with names and numbers stored in its memory. If we were involved in an accident or taken seriously ill, how would emergency services staff know which […]

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Having checked our figures again it appears we double counted the actual saving for winter maintenance, the actual saving for 2009/10 is £215,000 which is bad enough but this already includes the £136,110 we highlighted separately. I am sorry for the mistake, but the point is the same – money is still being taken out of winter maintenance.   […]

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Ok so there is alot of confusion in this world – sometimes words sound nicer than what they mean; because of this it is important to ensure that we as local politicians tell the truth and more importantly ensure what we say is clear – even at the risk of losing a bit of political credibility. […]

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Following the County Council’s press release announcing the allocation of £86 Million in PFI credits from government, the Liberal Democrat group Environment spokesman Bill Boulter has highlighted his ‘doubts and concerns’.   He said: “we recognize that the allocation of funds is greater than was requested by the county council and I have concerns as […]

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Liberal Democrat motion recieves all party support

by simongalton on 25 September, 2008

At the full council yesterday a Liberal Democrat motion on the sustainable communities act was successfully agreed with all party support. Dr Sarah Hill, who proposed the motion, stated: ‘I am pleased that this motion was successful and i am grateful to all parties for the support and positive comments made. This motion shows our […]

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Liberal Democrat group leader Simon Galton has welcomed the passing of a motion at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth which commits the party to opposing the Eco-Town process.  Simon Galton CC stated: “it was a good debate I am delighted that the party has committed itself in opposition to free standing eco-towns being imposed […]

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MP’s warn government on need to control PFI contracts

by simongalton on 2 September, 2008

The BBC have reported on a recent publication by a parliamentary select committee which states that the government needs to provide more support in the monitoring and management of PFI contracts to prevent costs spiralling: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7592179.stm The Liberal Democrat group welcomes this report and hopes that it will encourage Local Authorities to ensure that they have robust […]

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Flooding report proves Liberal Democrats right

by simongalton on 2 September, 2008

A report is due before Leicestershire County Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee on Thursday that will update on the progress of flood prevention work across the county. A large part of the  work that has been conducted is due to the specific allocation of £500,000 for road drainage work. This allocation was created and fought for […]

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Shelthorpe Care Home to Close

by simongalton on 28 August, 2008

The liberal democrat group has become aware of the closure of a private sector care home  in Loughborough. Shelthorpe house was sold by the County council in 2004 and is due to close because the operator, Rushcliffe care, claims it cannot afford the refurbishment costs. With the County Council currently selling 6 other care homes […]

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