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The Liberal Democrats have 5 councillors across the city.

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  • Article: Dec 18, 2017

    Derby City Council have finally published the business case for the replacement of the Assembly Rooms, following the fire in March 2014. It has only come out after the council received a Freedom of Information request - and we understand that the entire section covering refurbishing the existing building has been redacted.

  • Article: Dec 14, 2017

    In October Labour rubber-stamped their choice for what should replace the Assembly Rooms. There was an outcry from various groups in the city who had not been consulted about the issue. Councillors who scrutinise what the Labour Cabinet do were also very critical of the proposals. It seems that consultants employed by the Council came up with the proposals without doing any proper consultation about what Derby citizens wanted.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2017

    Labour has refused to take part in a pilot scheme to have ID checks at polling stations at the May 2018 local elections in Derby.

    This is despite being told by Government that they should take part. In December 2016 the Government published a report on electoral fraud in the UK. It named several towns and cities where proven fraud had taken place.

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton with Danielle Lind discuss rat running through the car park in front of the shops at the Lane End
    Article: Dec 12, 2017

    Since the roadworks at Blagreaves Lane End began last spring, more vehicles have been rat-running across the front of the shops. Before the roadworks, cars and vans would drive from Blagreaves Lane onto Stenson Road instead of waiting in the queue to turn left. Now rat-running vehicles are coming in both directions. So far there haven't been any head-on collisions. The traffic lights seem to have caused a change in drivers' behaviour.

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton at Blagreaves Library
    Article: Dec 11, 2017

    Labour is pushing ahead with their plans to stop running 10 of Derby's libraries as part of the "statutory offer".

    In October a local charity called Direct Help & Advice (DHA) publicly said they would be interested in running all 10 of the libraries, including Blagreaves. This was a topic of discussion at Blagreaves Neighbourhood Forum on 31st October. The Forum asked Cllr Ruth Skelton and some local residents to meet with DHA to talk about how the library might be run. Contact Ruth if you want more information.

  • Cllr Joe Naitta, Cllr Ruth Skelton and Danielle Lind discuss the future of the KGV Pavilion
    Article: Dec 8, 2017

    Special Educational Needs Consultation

    The Council wants to make big changes to how children with SEN are helped. These changes won't be good for everyone. Have your say at www.derby.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/consultations/your-city-your-say-latest-consultations/

    The consultation closes on 15th December.

  • Article: Dec 6, 2017
    By Les Allen

    Picture the school you want for your children. It's built around the children's needs. It's a welcoming, safe building filled with expert staff who will help all the children grow into amazing adults. The children want to be there because it's such a good place for them, where they can really feel at home and ready to learn.

  • SEN Poster
    Petition: Dec 1, 2017

    We the undersigned call on Derby City Council's ruling Labour Group to scrap the current proposals for changing the educational provision for children & young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

    We call on them to work genuinely with parents & professionals to design suitable provision that meets all children's needs.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2017

    At its November meeting the Communities Scrutiny Review Board voted to send a motion to the next Full Council meeting, asking for Labour Councillor Gulfraz Nawaz to be removed from this Scrutiny Board, in line with the recommendations of the Council's Standards Committee.

    On 18th July 2017 Derby City Council's Standards Committee decided that Labour Councillor Gulfraz Nawaz had breached the Councillors Code of Conduct by giving a character reference on Council headed notepaper for a taxi driver. This was the second time such a reference had been given by Cllr Nawaz, and he had been previously warned by the Council's senior legal officer. The Council's external auditors Grant Thornton cited Cllr Nawaz for interfering with the duties of a Council Officer relating to a taxi licensing matter, in the Public Interest Report they issued in June 2016.

  • Cllr Joe Naitta, Cllr Ruth Skelton and Danielle Lind visiting local parks
    Article: Nov 27, 2017

    Sunnydale Park Woodland Path

    From the end of November work will start on resurfacing the path that goes through the wooded area on Sunnydale Park. This is one of the projects that are being funded by the £300,000 from the Heatherton Developers.

    Bus 7 Stops Using Bus Station

    Many local residents were upset to hear that from 29th October Arriva bus 7 would no longer use the Bus Station. The reason for this is that Derby's Labour-run council told the bus companies to take some services out of the Bus Station, as too many buses were causing gridlock.