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Rural Broadband

by simongalton on 6 October, 2011

A number of local residents have contacted me recently to raise the issue of broadband speed in their village. This is a particular problem in parts of Houghton on the Hill but is by no means limited to just this area and residents in other rural villages are also reporting slow download speed. The Coalition […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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