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  • Article: Mar 21, 2014

    Wokingham's Liberal Democrat councillors are urging the Conservative Council to improve its partnership with local Town and Parish Councils to give residents more efficient and effective services.

    At last night's Council meeting, the Lib Dems were disappointed that despite picking up Lib Dem Cllr Tom McCann's suggestion for improved collaborative working with Towns and Parishes, the Conservatives really missed the point of his idea.

  • The flooded Showcase Roundabout
    Article: Mar 21, 2014

    At last night's council meeting, Liberal Democrat councillors expressed grave concerns that the Conservative Council has been too slow in coming up with measures to alleviate flooding in the Borough, and said this lack of action has let local residents down.

    Cllr Tom McCann said:

    "By not fixing the roof while the sun was shining, the Conserva tives have failed us all. They have failed to implement any real flood prevention and mitigation measures, although they have kn own about key 'at flood risk' areas like the Showcase Cinema roundabout and surrounding area.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2014

    In February Wokingham's Liberal Democrat councillors announced alternative plans for the regeneration of Wokingham town centre and the Elms Field area.

    On Wednesday 2nd April, 7-9pm, Wokingham Lib Dems are holding a public meeting at the Bradbury Centre in Rose Street. Cllr Prue Bray Leader of the Wokingham Lib Dem group will present the alternative plans, and Clive Jones the Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Wokingham will be supporting the Borough Councillors. Everyone is welcome, and the Lib Dem team will be available to explain and discuss their proposals which include:

  • Article: Feb 21, 2014

    Conservative councillors at Wokingham Borough have voted through a 1.9% council tax increase, refusing to support a Lib Dem proposal for a freeze in council tax.

    The Conservatives rejected the government's council tax freeze grant and brought in an increase just below the 2% level at which they would have had to allow residents a vote in a referendum.

  • Article: Feb 21, 2014

    Lib Dem councillors last night proposed a cut to the £60 charge for the green-waste scheme. The Lib Dems suggested an immediate reduction to £45, which the Conservatives refused.

    Cllr Lindsay Ferris (Twyford ward) said "we are disappointed that Wokingham Borough Council appear to have been overcharging residents for the green waste service. The Council is forecast to make a profit of up to £20 per customer a year from this service from these residents. I think it is appalling that the Council are overcharging, some would say fleecing our residents. Green waste was part of the overall waste collection service until 2012 when it became an additional charge on top of the council tax.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2014

    Cllr Prue Bray. leader of the Lib Dem councillors in Wokingham, said:

    "Wokingham's Liberal Democrats do not support the Conservatives budget plans. Yet again they have failed to listen and respond to what local residents want. We are very disappointed that the Conservatives have not taken this opportunity to adjust their capital plan for the Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration Project.

  • Article: Jan 6, 2014

    Wokingham's Liberal Democrats are delighted that the controversial Town Centre plans which include building on Elms Field have been withdrawn and welcome the pause in the process. However, they are very concerned that this is nothing more than a tactical withdrawal, and urge the campaign and its supporters to carry on the fight.

  • Article: Dec 6, 2013

    Liberal Democrats are not surprised that at the Extraordinary Council meeting on 4th December the Conservatives decided to continue with their plans to build on Elms Field despite the strength of public feeling against them.

    Leader of the Lib Dems Prue Bray (Winnersh ward) said "At the meeting hundreds of local residents made it quite clear how they feel about this scheme. Although the Conservatives seem wedded to their out of date and unimaginative plans for the Town Centre Regeneration, there is still a lot that can still be done to try to stop them destroying Elms Field.

  • Clive Jones - Lib Dem prospective Parliamentary candidate
    Article: Dec 5, 2013

    Clive Jones, Liberal Democrat prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wokingham has welcomed the Government's Autumn statement. He says, "Thanks to the Lib Dems in Government, disposable income was higher last year than in any of the 13 years under Labour. "By beginning to fix the economy we have helped keep interest rates at historic lows, saving £2000 per year for a family with a standard fixed rate mortgage of £100,000.

  • Clive Jones and Prue Bray
    Article: Dec 2, 2013

    Clive Jones has been selected as the Liberal Democrat prospective Parliamentary candidate for Wokingham. He was selected in a ballot of Liberal Democrat members.

    Steve Scarrott, Chair of the Wokingham Liberal Democrat Local Party said, "I am delighted that our members have selected Clive as our Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC). He has campaigned across Wokingham for many years and will work really hard in the constituency, making residents' voices heard and standing up for Liberal Democrat values."