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Wokingham Liberal Democrats - fighting for Wokingham residents


  • Imogen Shepherd-DuBeyand an Emmbrook Pot Hole (Property of thw Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jan 15, 2017
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey, Liberal Democrat Town Councillor for Emmbrook South, has been selected by the party to fight the Wokingham Borough Council by-election on Friday February 17th.

    Imogen has been Town Councillor for Emmbrook South since 2015, and has a long record of campaigning for the people of Emmbrook. As she grew up and went to school in Emmbrook, she has a deep interest in the area.

  • Imogen Shepherd-DuBeyand an Emmbrook Pot Hole (Property of thw Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jan 15, 2017
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey, Liberal Democrat Town Councillor for Emmbrook South, has been selected by the party to fight the Wokingham Borough Council by-election on Friday February 17th.

    Imogen has been Town Councillor for Emmbrook South since 2015, and has a long record of campaigning for the people of Emmbrook. As she grew up and went to school in Emmbrook, she has a deep interest in the area.

  • Tony Vickers, Lt Col (Ret’d) Newbury
    Article: Dec 25, 2016
    By Tony Vickers ed. David Cooper

    In a letter published in last week's Newbury Weekly News, our new Constituency Chair Dr. Tony Vickers has exposed how Brexiteers attack British Parliamentary democracy. Text follows...

    David Bailey's comment about the "Democrat" in my Party's name (letter Nov 24) deserves a response.

    Quentin Peel of the foreign affairs think-tank Chatham House said recently of the EU Referendum: "It was incredibly irresponsible to say this decision is only advisory, then treat it as the most fundamental constitutional decision ever to be made." But the fact is that, in British law, it was only advisory.

  • Cllr Lee Dillon: project will deliver for our young people
    Article: Dec 9, 2016

    LibDem Cllr Lee Dillon calls on West Berks Council to commit to transitional funding to the Short Breaks Programme (as given at last night's meeting)

    "This is a simple motion calling on the Council to publically commit to awarding £170k of transitional funding to the Short Breaks programme for the 17/18 financial year.

    This is not new money to find but can easily be met from £1.37m that the government has already awarded to the Council for transitional funding, as noted by our Section 151 Officer.

    The Executive may already be so minded to grant transitional funding again to such an important programme but may also be happy to wait until the last minute to let them know.

    However I believe there are important benefits of making an early decision:

    The ability for them to retain staff is the most pressing - without certainty of a job beyond 31st March next year it is very hard to retain staff

    Once staff have left it is impossible to recruit new staff to a role that only has a couple of months to go

    The consequence of that is that programmes have to cut the number of children they take at their clubs as they don't have the staff to provide the support

    The security of some funding also gives them the ability to fund raise further for other services and activities because they know they have at least some service to build on.

    They can even use the existing funding as matched funding for grants elsewhere - Helping our communities to help themselves!

    If a decisions is delayed more money will be wasted on recruitment and training of new staff than if they had been able to retain the existing staff by knowing now that they will be getting transitional funding.

    Only a few weeks ago the Executive agreed to accept the governments four year funding settlement and one of the main arguments that was supported by us all was that at least it gave us security and the ability to plan. Let us offer our short break providers that same chance to be able to plan ahead.

    Mr Chairman apart from the practical points I have just raised the other important consideration is for the parent and children who find the current situation very stressful with uncertainty of services.

    I urge the Executive when they consider this next week to continue to support the Short Breaks Programme make an early decision on what is nearly a statutory and give the affected families and groups an early Christmas present."

  • Lord Newby - Brexit Consultation in Newbury
    Article: Dec 6, 2016


    The Liberal Democrat Brexit Consultation closes on December 15th. Make sure your voice is heard. If you work in a local business, in local healthcare or in education, please complete one of the surveys below. Please also forward the links below to anyone who you think would be interested.

    * Brexit Consultation - Business [Read more...]

  • Brexit Consultation compilation, with Lord Newby
    Article: Dec 6, 2016

    On Thursday 17th November, Lord Newby, former spokesperson for Her Majesty's Treasury in the Lords, visited Newbury to talk with local businessmen and women about Brexit and how it will affect their trade.

    As Liberal Democrats, we (almost) all believe that Britain is better off in Europe, but my immediate priority is to ensure local businesses do not pay the price of a rushed withdrawal from the EU. After the meeting, racehorse trainer Geoffrey Deacon from Compton said, "The evening was a useful chance to talk over all aspects of Brexit and voice the concerns we have for our own businesses as well as hear the worries of others."