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Braintree and Witham Lib Dems

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • MHC inDonmow
    Article: Aug 5, 2020
    By Melvin Caton

    At the meeting of the R4U led Local Plan Leadership Group (LPLG) on the 29th July Uttlesford councillors discussed how the council planned to engage with the general public about the Local Plan (LP).

    I expressed concern that most of proposed communication channels were digital, requiring a degree of computer literacy. I said that paper based communications were also needed as part of an educational/awareness raising campaign. I proposed that the council should use village/community magazines as one of our vehicle of our communications.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2020
    By Layla Moran

    Like many young people and students in the early 2000s, I first joined the Liberal Democrats because of Charles Kennedy's brave stance on the invasion of Iraq.

    Charles played a courageous role in steadfastly opposing military intervention, putting both his and the party's reputation on the line. I joined a million others marching on the streets in protest, pleading with Blair's Government to change course.

  • Andrews park play area opened by Mayor
    Article: Aug 3, 2020

    A new play area for Chelmsford's Andrews Park has been officially opened by the Mayor, Jude Deakin, accompanied by Councillors Stephen Robinson, Rose Moore, Chris Davidson and Simon Goldman and local residents.

    Commented Stephen Robinson, "I am delighted to see this new playground in use; it already seems very popular. There are still a number of other playgrounds in the area that need upgrading, in particular off Avon Road."

  • Stephen Robinson and yellow lines for Roxwell Avenue
    Article: Aug 2, 2020

    Yellow lines have been painted on the corners of Roxwell Avenue. Sightlines were blocked by parked cars.

    Ann Davidson, Leonora Ashley and Stephen Robinson had some emails about it 18 months ago; we spoke to the residents; they got a petition up and Stephen put it in to the South Essex Parking Partnership.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2020

    A complaint has been made about Layla Moran's campaign's use of data gathering tools ('Cookies') in their official website.

    The Party has considered carefully and has taken representations from the Campaign.

    The party's found that a technical breach had occurred in relation to the specific consents relating to these Cookies.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    What are the Liberal Democrats calling for?

    We're calling on the Government to grant indefinite leave to remain in the UK - the right to stay - to all foreign nationals currently working in the NHS and social care, and their families.

    How many people from other countries work in the NHS and social care?

  • Article: Jul 31, 2020
    By Munira Wilson

    Throughout this crisis, the Government's communications have been an utter disaster.

    Yet more mistakes reveal how necessary it is for an inquiry to be launched now

    To announce a regional lockdown of millions of people not only just hours before it's enforced, but with no clarity on the new rules coming into place, is beyond comprehension.

  • Grant applications folder (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Jul 31, 2020

    More Chelmsford businesses that are suffering a significant fall in income due to coronavirus, can now apply for a grant. Chelmsford City Council has launched a third and final round of Discretionary Business Support Grants.

    The policy has been revised to bring additional businesses into scope and will increase the funding grants, on top of the £31 million that has already been paid out. Previous applicants do not need to apply again, as the Council will look at all applications to see if businesses qualify under the new terms of the scheme.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2020

    On behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I would like to send best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Adha.

    Eid al-Adha commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith. It also marks the end of Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

    I hope that all of us will take this opportunity to reflect on those values of selflessness, charity and community which are at the heart of Islam

  • Article: Jul 30, 2020

    A new bridge and access road is being proposed for Chelmsford's waterside area, where the Rivers Chelmer and Can meet near Wharf Road. The public now have a first chance to comment on the proposals.

    Interested parties are invited to give their feedback on these infrastructure proposals in an online consultation that will run until midday Monday 24 August 2020. Visit Chelmsford Waterside to see a video of the proposals, read the documents, make comments and register to be notified when the planning application for this scheme is submitted.

    The area, near the Essex Record Office, was identified in the Chelmsford Local Plan (which was adopted in May 2020) as a key location for housing development in the city centre. It is made up of various parcels of land, including the former gas works site. There is the potential to deliver up to 970 new homes over the next ten years.

    The proposed new access road and bridge are required to provide local access to the new neighbourhood. Later this year, a planning application will be submitted. Before the application is submitted, the City Council is engaging with residents, businesses and stakeholders to set out the key issues that will be considered as part of the planning application for the road and bridge project.

    Councillor Chris Davidson, Cabinet Member for a Fairer Chelmsford, said, "There is an opportunity to turn a former industrial site into a great new quarter with homes, businesses and public areas on the waterfront. We are determined to ensure that we put in attractive infrastructure first, so this is a real improvement to the centre of our city."