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  • Overgrown grass (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jul 25, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    An embarrassed Tory councillor behind money saving plans to curb grass cutting across Wokingham borough has been forced to say sorry to the public.

    It follows widespread local anger at how road signs have become obscured and paths made impassable by a decision to stop mowing grass verges. As a result many communal areas where local residents take their children or walk their dogs have become unusable and in some places even dangerous.

    Local Liberal Democrats claimed the controversial verge-side policy was verging on madness and challenged the Conservative councillor responsible, Angus Ross, to apologise. Now those demands have finally been met with Cllr. Ross admitting at this month's (July) council meeting that his scheme had caused problems and he wanted to apologise to the public.

    This was welcomed by Lib Dem group deputy leader Council. Lindsay Ferris who after the meeting said if the grass cutting contract had been properly planned, most of the problems could have been avoided.

    "Responsibility lies with Cllr. Ross as it's his job to oversee the service" insisted Coun. Ferriis "However we're pleased he has recognised the need to apologise and now expect him to explain how he will ensure the contract is better managed in future. "Council officers who had to spend time and effort sorting out the grass-cutting problems deserve our thanks ... but they should not have had to do it."

  • Overgrown grass (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jul 25, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    An embarrassed Tory councillor behind money saving plans to curb grass cutting across Wokingham borough has been forced to say sorry to the public.

    It follows widespread local anger at how road signs have become obscured and paths made impassable by a decision to stop mowing grass verges. As a result many communal areas where local residents take their children or walk their dogs have become unusable and in some places even dangerous.

    Local Liberal Democrats claimed the controversial verge-side policy was verging on madness and challenged the Conservative councillor responsible, Angus Ross, to apologise. Now those demands have finally been met with Cllr. Ross admitting at this month's (July) council meeting that his scheme had caused problems and he wanted to apologise to the public.

    This was welcomed by Lib Dem group deputy leader Council. Lindsay Ferris who after the meeting said if the grass cutting contract had been properly planned, most of the problems could have been avoided.

    "Responsibility lies with Cllr. Ross as it's his job to oversee the service" insisted Coun. Ferriis "However we're pleased he has recognised the need to apologise and now expect him to explain how he will ensure the contract is better managed in future. "Council officers who had to spend time and effort sorting out the grass-cutting problems deserve our thanks ... but they should not have had to do it."

  • Dominic, Lord Addington, in action on the pitch
    Article: Jul 21, 2016

    Excerpt from a speech given by Dominic Addington, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Special Educational Needs, captain of the Commons and Lords Rugby and Football team, and a West Berkshire resident.

    14th July 2016.

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    The fact is that if someone has a hidden disability - I am thinking primarily about dyslexia but it could be many other hidden disabilities: dyscalculia, autism, you name it - they can have a problem engaging properly with the state. It is very difficult to access the benefits that the state can offer. We always think of ...

  • Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Spokesperson, NWB Liberal Democrats
    Article: Jul 12, 2016

    Theresa May is the second female leader of the Conservative Party and in 48 hours will become Britain's second ever female Prime Minister. That is something people across the political spectrum should welcome.

    In terms of her policy outlook, however, Liberal Democrats have serious concerns that stem from May's time at the Home Office and some of the deeply illiberal policies she implemented and pursued.

  • Summer Extravaganza
    Article: Jul 11, 2016

    We would love to see all members, friends and supporters at this year's Summer Party, details below. RSVP.

  • Wokingham Liberal Democrats at the March for Europe (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jul 3, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Wokingham Liberal Democrats attended that March for Europe in London this weekend. This was a protest in hope that the government would not invoke Article 50 and start the Unitied Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU.