Liberal Democrat Environmental Budget Changes Agreed

by calderdalelibdems on February 24, 2015

Local Liberal Democrat Councillors have succeeded in getting proposals on affordable warmth and reducing the use of energy in council buildings included in Calderdale Council’s budget plans. “We think that it’s time that Calderdale Council took some serious action on issues that it’s been talking about for a long time” says Cllr James Baker (Liberal […]

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Local Liberal Democrats are frustrated that Labour councillors don’t seem to value the Council talking to local people through public consultation. Cllr Janet Battye (Liberal Democrat, Calder Ward) told us: “It was very frustrating to have to listen to Labour councillors saying that consulting the public wasn’t necessary, and that only the election results mattered. […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors have supported a budget for Calderdale Council that will deliver: A Council tax freeze A 20% saving in the Council’s energy bills to be achieved through an investment in LED lighting in Council buildings and solar panels A £1.4m investment in an affordable warmth insulation scheme that it’s estimated will save the […]

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Calderdale Liberal Democrat’s Budget Amendments

by jamesbaker on February 23, 2015

CALDERDALE COUNCIL LIBERAL DEMOCRATS Budget 2015/18 Our principles: As Liberal Democrats, we believe that it’s important that Calderdale has a thriving economy, and cares for its local people. Supporting local businesses has to be an important feature of this, while making sure that Calderdale is a good place to live in and visit. We also […]

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Number of children in prison cut by half, new figures reveal

by calderdalelibdems on February 4, 2015

The number of children in prison has been cut by a half since the Liberal Democrats came into Government, statistics uncovered by Julian Huppert MP reveal. Between April 2010 and November 2014 the number of under 18s in custody fell from 2,149 to 1,055 – a drop of 51 per cent. Cambridge MP Julian Huppert […]

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Calderdale Liberal Democrats have been arguing over this past week that the People’s Commission report be released to the public before the Council meeting on the 9th February. Our argument is that people should have a right to let their Councillors know what they think of the report before that meeting, so the Council debate […]

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Calderdale Liberal Democrats have expressed dismay that the report of the Council’s People’s Commission into health and social care services is being kept under wraps until a Special Council meeting on Monday February 9th. Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr Janet Battye said: “This has been a good piece of cross-party working and we’ve agreed on the […]

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Update on how bad weather is impacting on Council services

by calderdalelibdems on January 21, 2015

Service Service is… Brief message for customers   Bins (inc recycling and waste)     Suspended   All waste and recycling collection services are suspended until further notice. Conditions will continue to be monitored, and weather permitting services will restart tomorrow from where they finished today. Please be patient, leave materials out and crews will […]

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We are dismayed at the Conservative Cabinet’s proposals that “discretionary services” should take the biggest cut if large savings have to be made in three years’ time (2017/18). Cutting “discretionary services” could mean anything from shutting libraries, stopping giving grants to voluntary organisations, to reducing gritting to a bare minimum. The Cabinet Budget proposes that £2.6m […]

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Terrorism must not the excuse to curb civil liberties

by calderdalelibdems on January 13, 2015

Dr Mick Taylor writes: The world has seen a rise is senseless and appalling attacks on people exercising the right of free speech. Most immediate is the slaughter of the editor and staff at Charlie Hebdo in France by people who claim to have been offended by the magazine, which regularly lampoons both politics and […]

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