The Story of 39 Lib Dem leaflets
It’s really nice of the Conservative candidate Sakina Bradbury to dedicate a whole leaflet to me. The Story of 39 Lib Dem leaflets! It’s sweet of her to point out all the hard work we do, the thousands of doors we knock on all year round and the loads of leaflets. Gosh is it really 39!
There are though a few factual errors she may wish to correct.
Rudd's desperate defence of police cuts "nonsense on stilts"
Responding to Amber Rudd's statement on increases in violent crime, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:
"It’s nonsense on stilts for the Home Secretary to argue lower police numbers don’t matter in the fight against serious crime and she knows it.
Caterham Masterplan: still missing carparks
Cllr Alun Jones and Cllr Chris Botten have given the proposed Caterham Masterplan a "B-" at Tandridge Planning Policy committee, saying it "could do better" highlighting two gaping holes in the approach: fixing flooding and fixing parking.
Local resident Annette Evans said, "This plan has come a long way, but is still not going to deliver the full improvements to Caterham that we need."
Liberal Democrats call more litter collection rather than press releases
At a heated full council meeting at the Tandridge Council offices last night, the Liberal Democrat group abstained on the vote for the 2018 proposed budget where it was agreed to increase the Council Tax by 2.99%. The Liberal Democrats agreed with the level of spending and council tax increase given the extremely difficult financial circumstances confronting the Council but disagreed with some of the ways in which the Tories propose to spend the money available.
Over 1000 people sign Lib Dem petition to axe DIY waste charges in Surrey
A petition set up by Liberal Democrat county councillors calling on Surrey County Council to axe its charges on residents disposing of DIY waste has attracted over 1000 signatures in just over 2 weeks. The petition was set up after the Government, as part of a wider consultation on fly-tipping, stated that "The Government's view is that residents should be able to dispose of household DIY waste free of charge" and "The Government will consider clarifying the law if councils continue to charge for disposal of reasonable amounts of DIY waste". The County Council introduced the unpopular charges, dubbed the "Tory Tip Tax", in September 2016 and earlier in January this year ended the daily allowance for local residents to dispose of waste for free.
A link to the petition can be found HERE