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  • Street Lights
    Article: Jul 4, 2014

    The local Liberal Democrats have been raising concerns over cuts to street lighting across the County, especially in urban areas. With over £0.7m cut so far by turning lights off after midnight there are now concerns that a further £1m of planned cuts could leave some places without lighting altogether. Nightfall can come as early as 5pm during winter evenings, so evening street lighting is a particular priority.

  • School Dinner
    Article: Jul 2, 2014

    Liberal Democrats on Leicestershire County Council have praised the Council for its work towards delivering free school meals across the County from next September. The policy, announced by the DPM Nick Clegg last year, followed recommendations from the "School Food Plan" that free school meals would lead to improvements in health, attainment and social cohesion. The free meals are expected to save the average family £417 per year.

  • Meals on Wheels
    Article: May 28, 2014

    Lib Dems on Leicestershire County Council have branded proposals to withdraw the subsidy for meals on wheels delivered to elderly people as a thoroughly bad idea. Leicestershire County Council delivers approx 350 meals across the County each day. Residents currently pay a daily charge of £3.25 towards the full cost of £5.90. The Conservatives plan to cut this subsidy and require users to pay the full price in order to save £300,000 per year.

  • Simon Sansome Presents his Petition to the Council
    Article: Apr 4, 2014

    Today, Cllr Simon Sansome handed in a petition to Leicestershire County Council with over 250 signatures calling for a new school in Hallam Fields. The area has been promised a new primary school since the developments started several years ago. Section 106 contributions have been put aside for it, but still no school delivered.

  • School Bus
    Article: Feb 26, 2014

    When the Conservatives announced their intentions last November to pursue a new Home to School Transport policy based on 'nearest school only', Simon Galton, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, left comments exposing the flaws with such an approach.

    Finding the Tory approach completely unacceptable, the Liberal Democrats have used the time to work up alternative proposals which would address most of these problems. The alternative proposals were published at the Scrutiny Commission meeting at 2pm. During the course of the meeting it was revealed that Council policy officers would be looking into these proposals further and reporting back at the next Scrutiny Commission meeting on 26th March.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2014


    Immediate release

    27th January 2013

    Liberal Democrats Welcome Tory U-Turn on Council Tax

    The Tory-run County Council today announced that it would be dropping its planned 1.5% rise in the Council Tax in favour of accepting the Government "freeze grant". The move found favour with the Liberal Democrats, who had called previously called for a Council Tax freeze when the draft budget was unveiled earlier in the month.