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Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents

  • 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."

  • Greenham PCs
    Article: Sep 23, 2016

    Greenham's Liberal Democrat councillors are visiting every home in their area to ask residents their views on local issues. On Wednesday evenings they were on the racecourse estate and, with the help of other local Lib Dems, knocked on hundreds of doors.

    New parish councillor Paul Inman (second from left) who lives on the estate, said "We are learning so much about people's priorities and that will really help us in our work on the council".

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Sep 8, 2016

    Party leader Tim Farron has announced the Liberal Democrat's policy direction on Europe, see: The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe.

  • L-R: Paul Inman, Jon Gage, Dr Meg Thomas, Balu Sudra
    Article: Aug 30, 2016

    Four vacancies on Greenham Parish Council are to be filled by four Liberal Democrats.

    When nominations closed at 4.00pm on Thursday 25 August 2016, West Berkshire Council had received only four nominations so those candidates were elected unopposed. They are:

    Jon Gage , Paul Inman , Dr Meg Thomas ,Balu Sudra

  • Chris Hall in his Newbury studio with visitor, Margaret Bunting
    Article: Aug 18, 2016

    The Funeral Service for Christopher Hall takes place on Tuesday 6th September at 12 noon, at St Francis de Sales Church, Warren Road, Newbury, RG14 6NH. The Burial Service follows at approximately 1.30pm at Acorn Ridge Cemetery, Enborne, RG20 0JN, The Wake will be at Falkland Cricket Club, Enborne St, Newbury, RG14 6TW from around 2.00pm. Please confirm attendance to Andrew Hall on 01635 42340 or Robert Hall at rhall@bloomsburyauctions.com. We look forward to welcoming you.

  • Thatcham Priory
    Article: Aug 16, 2016

    Thatcham people want The Priory

    Thatcham Vision, which was put together by the community, said the town badly needed a central, public facility for a variety of uses.

    In response, when West Berkshire Council decided it no longer needed The Priory, the Liberal Democrats who then were in control of Thatcham Town Council, fought hard to buy it as a resource for the community. They developed a business plan which showed how The Priory would house a range of community uses right in the heart of the town. They included: