Simon Galton

Liberal Democrat County & District Councillor Learn more

Read more on this

Read more on this

Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

County Budget survey launched

by simongalton on 17 December, 2010

Conservative controlled Leicestershire County Council is planning to make cuts of up to £90m over the next four years. Most of this is due to reductions in government grant brought about by the budget deficit, but the County Council has considerable choice over how cuts are made and which services are affected. The severity of […]

Read more    Leave a comment

The meeting is due to take place Monday 7th June at 7:30pm at Fernvale Primary School, somerby road, Thurnby. I will definitely be there, this is the first chance we have to see the full plans that Jelson Ltd have submitted for 250 homes off Pulford Drive. It will also be a good chance to hear from a […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Liberal Democrat’s respond to County Council Budget

by simongalton on 12 January, 2010

Liberal Democrats have responded to the County Council’s publication of its draft Budget.   Simon Galton, Group Leader said: “this report is something that we have feared for some time. The Tories are attacking key services that vulnerable and elderly people rely upon in order to fulfil a promise on Council Tax that is entirely […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Care Homes Press release

by simongalton on 12 January, 2010

Hi all,   my Liberal Democrat Spokesman, Cllr Alan Bailey, has recently written to the Cabinet expressing his concern at the proposals of the Conservatives to once again try and sell the Care Homes. Cllr Alan Bailey says:- “The Conservatives have got themselves in a complete mess over the remaining County Council-run care homes.   “It […]

Read more    Leave a comment

I have decided to post a copy of what my fellow County Councillor Alan Bailey sent to Cabinet yesterday. The ongoing problems that the Conservatives are experiecneing in trying to sell these care homes is starting to look silly. SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN LEICESTERSHIRE  I note that at their meeting on Tuesday15th December, […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Liberal Democrat Councillor Helen Loydall has presented a statement to the Councils Conservative Cabinet urging them to reinstate the subsidy for the No.45 Bus.  She said: “this issue is one of those clear occasions where ordinary people will suffer because the council’s administration refuses to look at facts. They hide behind policies and strategies and […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Hi all, please see my latest press release on a proposal by the conservatives to close King Edward School in Melton. “Liberal Democrats on the County Council have voiced their concerns at yet another consultation that could see one of Leicestershire’s schools closed. Leader of the Opposition Simon Galton (Lib Dem) said: “it has been […]

Read more    Leave a comment

A press release from my colleagues in Oadby & Wigston:   Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily about the decision to impose a member of the Conservative group from North West Leicestershire on the Oadby & Wigston Highway Forum.  Michael Charlesworth one of the Oadby County Councillors said: “I find this all very frustrating, the people […]

Read more    Leave a comment

County Council £70m Savings plan

by simongalton on 9 September, 2009

Recently the County Council announced a plan to save £70m off hte bdget through a combination of efficiency savings (doing what the council does cheaper) and the rest through a combination of service reductions (cuts) and possible redunacies (future cuts). below is a copy of the press release the Lib Dems released:  Liberal Democrats have […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment