Sweet Sixteen Voters

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Editor 5

Interesting thought for today, is voting on the minds of 16 year olds? Today at PMQs, MPs debated extending the right to vote to 16-year-olds – and the debate showed one thing clearly. Theresa May and her Tory party are shamelessly behind the times. They stick to arguments of tradition rather […]

Essex Police Use of Technology was a Crime

Monday, January 29, 2018 Editor 1

Divisonal Commander, Chief Inspector Glen Westley, hosted an online ‘live’ Q&A tonight. Although our initial reaction to this announcement was a good imitative by the force,  the reality of it was that we couldn’t help thinking that this was a rather, lack lustre engagement with the police and they failed […]

The Decline of UKIP in Thurrock

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Editor 0

There has been a mass resignation from the party in Thurrock (17 members) and we ask ourselves could this be the beginning of a trend across the country as the local elections edge ever closer? It’s no secret that the electorate may see them as a ‘one trick pony’ and with […]

The New Local Plan

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Editor 1

Not so much to report yet, as we’re still reading it, but have you ever waded through treacle? If you have  you’ll know how we feel. If you want to be empathetic then you too can read it here

Can you lend us a hand?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Editor 0

We Lib Dem’s like to keep our residents informed on local issues. To do that we rely on volunteers to deliver leaflets. We also need volunteers to do other small jobs like addressing envelopes and folding leaflets. Could you spare an hour or two to help us out? If so […]

Number 3 Bus Service

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Editor 4

Following our report here on the removal of the Number 3 and Number 1 service, we are pleased to report that a replacement Number 3 bus service is now in operation. You will be aware of the decision by Regal Busways to withdraw their commercial bus services 1 and 3. […]

A Rubbish Post on the Big Litter Pick

Sunday, January 21, 2018 Editor 0

Despite temperatures being as low a 1 degree and rain that turned to sleet, our Lib Dem team and helpers from the community successfully ‘picked’ over 20 sackfuls of rubbish from Sweyne Park today. During just 2 hours of work by the small team, we made quite a difference to […]

A Goodnight for the Lib Dems

Friday, January 19, 2018 Editor 7

An unnecessary by-election blew up in the face of the Tories, when our candidate, Craig Cannell romped home with a massive 794 votes to their somewhat poor effort of 237. However, the Tories have certainly received their just deserts today as we took 77% of the vote. Perhaps when they […]

Car Parking Strategies for the Future

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Editor 0

Telegraph wants new approach on roads Tom Welsh writes in the Sunday Telegraph on the subject of local authority road and parking policy, criticising “anti-car dogma” that uses parking restrictions and charges to attempt to drive cars out. He claims that “custom in local shops in Cardigan rose 50% after […]

Council Tax Rises to Fund Police

Monday, January 15, 2018 Editor 4

Reading the Facebook comments on this post from The Echo, people are asking when they can expect to see Council tax increases to stop. We’re inclined to agree. People do not have a bottomless pit of money to pay increase upon increase in council tax, fuel bills, food bills – […]

Litter and Fencing in Sweyne Park

Monday, January 15, 2018 Editor 0

We recently contacted the council about the amount of litter, dog fouling and the replacement of some of the fencing in Sweyne Park. Today we’ve received a response back from the officer responsible. Thank you for raising the issues regarding litter and dog-bins. Initially, I will ask Officers to take […]