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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Following the public meeting in Fernvale School on 10 June over 100 letters of objection have been sent to Harborough District Council.  Many local residents have asked to be kept informed as the planning application progresses through its stages and this report provides an update on the current situation. If you haven’t already sent your […]

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A47 – Road Safety

by simongalton on 11 June, 2010

Some time ago I requested a report to the Harborough Highways Forum on  the current road safety situation on the A47 including accident trends since the introduction of fixed and mobile speed camera plus changes to signing and lining about seven years ago. More recently local residents in Skeffington have been campaigning for a 40mph […]

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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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Following from the post below – i now have the referrence number for Jelson’s planning application for 250 homes. The plans can be viewed online at www.harborough.gov.uk through the following process: click on planning half way down the page click on “view planning applications online” click on “start viewing applications” Enter planning reference number 10/00620/OUT and […]

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Strong concern has been expressed about a change of policy affecting 10 year olds travelling on double deck school buses in the County.  At last week’s Cabinet, Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr  Simon Galton, whose division will be affected by the changes, questioned why the cabinet felt it acceptable to treat 10 year old pupils, who happen […]

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Lib Dem Budgete response

by simongalton on 9 April, 2010

Sorry its been a long time since i posted on here. Just to let you know i have put a copy of statement about County Council Budget on my website. It is a seperate page accesible at the side of this page.

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New Website!

by simongalton on 3 February, 2010

Hi, just wanted to let you all know your Lib Dem County Councillors have a new website: www.leicestershirelibdems.org.uk. This new site will be where all of the county press releases, comments and policies will be uploaded. Over the next few weeks, this site will be changed into a personal website for me as the local […]

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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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MERRY CHRISTMAS….AND SOME NEWS

by simongalton on 18 December, 2009

Just wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New year. The County Council’s budget will be announced on the 5th January – this will have detail on how the Conservatives plan to shave £70m off the budget. Watch this space for our initial reaction. Also, we plan to launch […]

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