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"The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity" Preamble to the Liberal Democrat Constitution


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  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Dear All

    Some of you have already heard that the application for 25 houses next to Millfield House, Worthen is to go to Shropshire's Planning Committee on 29th April.

    I have applied to join the committee so that I can take part in the debate on it.

    If you wish to speak, please let, Linda Jeavons, planning committee services know. See details below.

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    Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Dear All,

    Mobile Reception: My fellow councillor Charlotte Barnes and myself have been receiving more and more complaints about the standard of mobile phone reception as of late, particularly with the EE (formerly Orange) network.

    I've been told that they have downgraded their local mast leading to a serious decline in reception for many. Although EE have denied this, it chimes with what we are experiencing. I know we live in a hilly part of the world but there has been a marked change for the worse since EE took over from Orange a few months ago. I have noticed blind spots in the coverage where there were none and phones repeatedly failing to connect even where the handset says there is full (four or five bar) cover.

  • Bill Lewis at Ashlawn Development Exhibition
    Article: Apr 15, 2014

    As David Wilson Homes prepares its planning application for a thousand homes and a primary school between Ashlawn Road and the Hillside and Rokeby estates Bill Lewis, Local Campaigner, has heard rumours that other developers are also considering planning applications.

    These are for the South West Broad Location (SWBL), which is an area of land that stretches right around from Hillside in the east to Cawston in the west and which could see thousands more extra homes built.

  • Article: Apr 14, 2014

    Parents and councillors in rural Shropshire have responded with anger and dismay to the council's announcement that they are consulting on charging parents nearly £900 a year for each child attending 6th form for transport .

    Heather said "This is effectively another tax hike which falls disproportionately on families in rural areas and those of limited means. Only a small number of parents in Shrewsbury will have to pay this whereas in my ward a huge proportion will. What is even more unfair is that many Shrewsbury pupils will be able to use their passes at anytime. Not so those in my Division who will only be ably to use certain buses."

  • Jerry Roodhouse
    Article: Apr 12, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats in government are giving an £800 tax cut to 24 million people, by making sure no one pays any Income Tax on the first £10,500 they earn.

    Cllr Jerry Roodhouse, Rugby Lib Dem Group Leader said:

    "We have already delivered a £700 tax cut for 33,820 local workers as promised at the last election, but we wanted to go further. I am delighted that we have been able to increase that to £800, because it will really make a difference to local people. It's been a tough few years for residents across Rugby. Everyone has felt the pinch. I know from talking to local residents that this will help hard-working families."

  • Kerri Donohoe Lights Camera Parliament!
    Article: Apr 7, 2014

    A film created by student Kerri Donohoe from Solihull was named as the 2014 winner of the Secondary: Film category in Parliament Education Service's national film competition, Lights, Camera, Parliament!

    The competition asked students to make a three-minute film, script or storyboard explaining what law they would create, giving young people a creative platform to voice the issues of importance to them, whilst learning about Parliament's law-making process. Kerri Donohoe's contribution, A Rubbish Law, uses stop-motion animation and story-telling to argue for increased penalties for littering.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2014


    Councillors in the West of the County are urging Shropshire Council to review their policy on closing Day Care Centres for the elderly and vulnerable following a stinging rebuke from the Court of Appeal last week.

    The Council were taken to court for failing to consult on the closure of Hartley's Day Centre (for people with learning disabilities) in Shrewsbury. The ruling could also have implications for other day centres covering Bishops Castle, Chirbury and Worthen.

  • Pothole on Bowen Road
    Article: Apr 6, 2014

    Liberal Democrats in government are putting £200 million into fixing Britain's potholes.

    With the economy now recovering, it cannot be put at risk by poor quality roads.

    Cllr Jerry Roodhouse, Rugby Lib Dem Group Leader said:

    "It's great that Lib Dems in government are giving local councils £200 million to help fix the country's potholes. It will make a real difference here in Rugby. Keeping our roads in good condition is important to keep building a stronger economy."

  • STANDING UP FOR SOLIHULL MANUFACTURING: Lorely in the House of Commons is making the case for investment in our area
    Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt has questioned the Secretary of State for Health about the future of Solihull dementia care in the House of Commons.

    Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt - the most senior minister in his department - promised to look into the future of Ward 10, which offers dementia care at Solihull Hospital, in response to the MP's Oral Question on Tuesday.

  • 6th form college
    Article: Apr 3, 2014

    Solihull Liberal Democrat MP Lorely Burt is backing a petition run by students at the Sixth Form College, Solihull, calling on the Education Secretary to review funding for sixth form education providers.

    Under the current funding formula, 16-19 education providers receive £1,000 a year less per student than pre-16 providers.

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