Simon Galton

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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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UPDATE: Lib Dem letter to Cabinet on King Edward VII

by simongalton on 17 December, 2009

Hi, i am also posting a copy of the letter that Don Wright Lib dem spokesman for Children and Young People, sent to the Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday. This issue plus the care homes is definately going to make the Budget season (in January) alot more important. Revised submission to Cabinet re. Melton […]

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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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Following on from recent events in Melton, the County Lib Dems have produced an amendment for next Wednesday Full Council. My colleague Cllr Don Wright is leading on this and the press release shows what we are trying to acheive:  “Cllr Don Wright, Lib Dem Spokesman on CYPS, said: “our amendment proposes a way forward. […]

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Just wanted to up date you on developments  in Harborough – on Monday night (23rd) i managed to write a successful motion that won the vote.  It has some important points on the Co-op’s Eco-Town- and this will hopefully be the one of the final nails in the coffin The motion said: “That this Council […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillor Don Wright has commented on the County Council’s Cabinet decision regarding King EdwardVII School.  He said: “The level of protest from the people of Melton, Opposition councillors and other interested parties was so high that the Conservatives have been forced into playing for time. Even the local Conservative councillor spoke in support […]

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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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