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  • Lindsay Ferris and Ian Pittock (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Mar 28, 2017
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrat Group on Wokingham Borough Council are delighted that Ian Pittock has left the Conservatives and joined the Liberal Democrats. Ian announced the move at the end of the Full Council Meeting last Thursday evening (23rd March).

    In his statement Ian gave his reasons for moving to the Liberal Democrats. These included his concerns over Brexit and how the Conservatives are running Wokingham Borough Council

    Lindsay Ferris (Leader of the Lib Dems on Wokingham Borough Council) expressed his delight that Ian had the courage of his convictions to join the Liberal Democrats and welcomed him to their Group. Lindsay added "It is clear that the tide is turning and more and more people are seeing that the Conservatives are letting down the residents of Wokingham Borough. The February by-election in Emmbrook showed the strength of local residents' feelings, as the Lib Dems took the seat from the Conservatives with a 696 majority.

  • 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.

  • Rachelle and Prue in Dinton Pastures Car park (Dinton Patures Car Park)
    Article: Apr 3, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Conservative-controlled Wokingham Borough Council has massively increased car parking charges at Dinton Pastures and California Country Parks, causing fears that many local families will now be unable to use them. This steep rise in charges is likely to put people off going to the parks, so there will be less income, not more!

  • Current Conservative Plan for Elms Field
    Article: Jan 21, 2016
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Wokingham Liberal Democrats would like to present their alternative views to the Wokingham Regeneration Scheme.

    The key point of note are:

    • Lower risk and lower cost than Council's proposed scheme
    • Provides a sustainable town centre in the long term
    • Captures as much business as possible for the local economy
    • Transferable to other towns in the Borough
    • Saves the green space at Elms Field
    • Keeps Wokingham's market town feel.
  • Keith Malvern (Wokingham Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Nov 22, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    Keith's priorities for Evendons West:

    • Fighting to protect green spaces such as Elms Field and would aim to ensure public access, going forward.
    • Would insist on using public money wisely
    • Campaigning to reduce speeding on Woosehill Spine Road
    • Believes the new market Place must be slip proof and safe for people with mobility and sight imparements.
    • Would insist that the Council should do more to tackle traffic congestion.
    • Wants to keep parking in the centre of Wokingham, where we need it most.
    • Wants fairer funding for wokingham's schools.
  • Wokingham Borough Council
    Article: Jul 28, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At the Full Council Meeting 23rd July 2015, Wokingham Borough Council unanimously agreed to consult on the budget in future. Until now the Conservative led Council has not carried out any form of budget consultation unlike other councils. The Lib Dems had put forward a motion in a bid to include public consultation and input into decision making about how and where public money is spent each year as the Council sets its annual budgets.

  • Cllr Lindsay Ferris
    Article: Jul 27, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At the last Council meeting on the 23rd July, local Lib Dems were disappointed with the response to their question about why the Borough has slipped down the national table for its recycling rates.

    Cllr Lindsay Ferris asked the Executive Member for Environment : Why has Wokingham slipped down the local authority ratings for recycling rates and now is only in 232nd position out of 352 local authorities? In answer the Executive Member Cllr Angus Ross claimed that 2 issues affecting the rates were i) the decline in newspaper sales and ii) that road and street sweepings could no longer be included in recycling. Cllr Lindsay Ferris has noted that both these issues affect all national councils in the same way.

  • Cllr Beth Rowland
    Article: Jul 26, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At last Thursday's Wokingham Borough Council meeting the Lib Dem councillors were delighted that their proposal to get the Council actively lobbying government for an improvement to the funding of the Borough's schools was unanimously agreed across the Council.

    Cllr Beth Rowland (South Lake ward) said "Our schools are the lowest funded in the country and it is not good enough. Our children deserve better and are being penalised. I put forward this motion because the Liberal Democrats are concerned that the low levels of funding will begin to impact on the high standards that local schools achieve."

  • Tom McCann
    Article: Jul 22, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At this Thursday's Full Council meeting, Cllr Tom McCann (Loddon ward) will be asking about road resurfacing work and is concerned about ensuring that resurfacing work is being prioritised and allocated fairly across the borough, particularly in his area of Woodley. The state of the borough's roads have a constant impact on our residents and the Council must be open, transparent and able to provide easily accessible information about this repair work and so demonstrate its road maintenance schedules are fair, efficient and effective.

  • Cllr Lindsay Ferris
    Article: Jul 21, 2015
    By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

    At this Tursday;'s Full Council meeting, Cllr Lindsay Ferris (Twyford ward) has submitted a question that reflects the Lib Dem group's concerns with why the Borough's recycling rates that have stalled at around 40% . This is really disappointing and has happened despite the Conservative's claims that the new waste service implemented in April 2012 would give a boost to the borough's recycling. This scheme has not made a difference and the Council needs to take some action, recycling rates need to be improved and the Council could achieve this by extending recycling to include more types of waste such as food waste. The low rates of recycling cost our residents money in landfill charges.