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  • Event: Oct 8, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    24a Great Northern Road, Derby, DE1 1LR

    All members are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Derby and South Derbyshire Liberal Democrats.

    The meeting will be held at The Derby and South Derbyshire Liberal Democrats office at 24a Great Northern Road Derby DE1 1LR on the 8th October 2018 Starting at 7.30pm. Documentation to follow.

  • Petition: Sep 11, 2018

    We the undersigned call on Arriva to scrap the proposed bus cuts, acknowledging that:

    a) comprehensive bus services are vital for people to get to work, hospital and shops throughout the day

    b) public transport has a large role to play in improving air quality.

  • Liberal Democrat campaigner Barry Holliday
    Article: Sep 11, 2018
    By Barry Holliday

    Derby North Liberal Democrat spokesperson Barry Holliday has hit out at MP Chris Williamson, accusing him of 'trying to subvert democracy through backroom meetings'.

    A branch of the Labour Party in Nottingham East passed a vote of no confidence in their Labour MP Chris Leslie. Leslie has been MP for the constituency since 2010 and in the last two general elections has had over 50% of the vote.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2018

    Around 40,000 people a year die early in Britain due to air pollution. Derby has been highlighted as having some of the worst air.

    Reducing nitrogen dioxide and tiny carbon particles both from road traffic are being targeted by the Government and now the City Council.

    The Council is asking people about its plans to improve air quality in Derby. You can comment at https://www.derby.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/air-quality-in-derby/ Please do. Lib Dems are concerned that there isn't enough background information to make an informed view, and you can comment on that at the end of the survey too!

  • Article: Sep 4, 2018

    The NHS in Derbyshire has been told to save £51 million from its budget.

    Lib Dem Derby North spokesperson Barry Holliday said "In the snap General Election last year the Conservatives promised to protect the NHS. Instead cuts are undermining the excellent work done by NHS staff here in Derbyshire. This shows that the NHS isn't safe in Conservative hands.

  • Cllr Eric Ashburner and Tom Bull inspecting problem parking in Littleover
    Article: Sep 3, 2018

    One of Littleover's two highway priorities this year was to control parking where it is becoming a problem. Most of the places requested by local people have been accepted by the Council. The next step is for formal consultations with emergency services and then the public.

    Areas proposed for double yellow lines will be advertised in the Derby Telegraph and posters will be put up nearby on the streets, probably around September/October. Any comments will be considered before a final decision is made about any changes.

  • Cllr Lucy Care and Tom Bull at the No. 35 Bus Stop
    Article: Aug 31, 2018

    Nearly £2000 has already been donated by local people to support this bus. Thank you to everyone who's helped. If fund-raising continues - and passenger numbers continue to grow - the 35 bus will be running through September and beyond.

    The 35 is the only direct bus between Littleover and Mickleover. It goes to Tesco, Iceland, the Co-op, Aldi and the city centre. It also passes two doctors' surgeries, and dentists' and the Royal Derby Hospital, so there are lots of reasons for people to use it.

  • Article: Aug 30, 2018

    A recent opinion poll shows that people in Derby North are changing their views on leaving the European Union. In 2016 46% of people voted to remain in the European Union. In a recent poll by Focaldata, 52% of Derby North residents would now support remaining.

    Lib Dem Derby North Candidate, Barry Holliday said "There are many reasons why views have changed. These will include the court's conclusion that the Leave campaigns broke the law. Most people also think the Conservatives are dealing badly with brexit. The realities and risks of leaving are also becoming clearer, with food and medicines being stockpiled, staff shortages worsening in the NHS and elsewhere - and the Pound falling against most other currencies forcing prices up.

  • Article: Aug 29, 2018

    Manor Kingsway parking

    The City Council had started consulting on residents only parking for the new housing around Kingsway Boulevard. However, the developers have now implemented it. This means Kier must enforce the scheme until the roads are formally adopted by the Council at some point in the future, probably several years away.

  • Article: Aug 28, 2018

    Hartland Drive road surface is being reconstructed and resurfaced. The work begins during the week starting Tuesday 28th August and it is expected to take about 4 weeks to do. The work will cover the whole of Hartland Drive from Instow Drive to Staunton Avenue / Freeman Avenue.

    This road repair scheme was chosen by your Liberal Democrat councillors Ruth Skelton and Joe Naitta together with residents who attend the Blagreaves Neighbourhood Forum.