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  • Article: Apr 13, 2019

    Derby Liberal Democrats have today launched their manifesto for the 2019 elections to Derby City Council.

    It outlines a comprehensive series of pledges to help the whole of Derby and to work with local people to deliver a cleaner, greener, fairer and more prosperous Derby for everyone.

    Derby Liberal Democrats leader Cllr Ruth Skelton said "I'm proud of what we've been able to achieve for Derby residents in recent years. And I'm proud of the year-round work the Lib Dem team do supporting local people - not just turning up once a year to ask for your vote. And since Labour lost control of the Council, we've been able to achieve more by parties working together than the previous administration did by ignoring whole communities. But Liberal Democrats can do so much more for you with more councillors. Holding the Council to account for its failures, and listening to local communities to help make Derby the best city it can be.

  • Document: Apr 12, 2019
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    Derby Liberal Democrats' manifesto for Derby City Council 2019

  • Article: Mar 20, 2019
    By Cllr Ruth Skelton

    As we're by now painfully well aware, the A52 upgrade project started under Labour has been far from a success. Tens of millions have been wasted and extra delays and congestion caused by Labour's failings.

    The report by Central Midlands Audit Partnership doesn't make for pleasant reading. The project went disastrously wrong. And the seeds of its own destruction were there right from the beginning.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019

    In mid-January the Council published its plans for the new Moorways swimming pool complex. It includes a 10 lane 50m pool that can be divided into 3 smaller pools, and much-improved leisure water - flumes, racer slides, splashpad and a beach area.

    There will also be a WOW ball in the leisure pool that creates waves.

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton with Danielle Lind witness a sea of mud
    Article: Mar 7, 2019

    Churned Up Grass Verges

    A few months ago, the Council repaired and reseeded the grass verges at the lower end of Blagreaves Lane. The effort and expense the Council went to has all been in vain. The verges have now been badly churned up AGAIN by cars parking on them.

    "We have had a lot of complaints from local people about this," said Danielle Lind. "Council staff have been speaking to residents in that part of Blagreaves Lane."

  • Article: Mar 6, 2019

    Latest official figures show that violent crime recorded in England and Wales has gone up by nearly a fifth in just a year. Crime across Derby has risen every year since 2015.

    Lib Dem spokesperson for Derby North, Barry Holliday said "Behind these shocking figures lie hundreds of tragedies. All Tory Ministers have done is make things worse. Severe budget reductions have left people and communities in danger. Yet the Tories are blaming others for their own failings. Lib Dems demand more police and more youth services to stop the violence epidemic spreading further, that's why we would invest £300m per year into our local police forces."

  • Article: Mar 5, 2019

    The Council has a duty to ensure there is a place in school for every child. This is easier said than done, particularly when money is short and the number of children increasing.

    Barry Holliday, the Lib Dem campaigner for Derby North, said "New homes often mean more children, so developers like Kier building Manor Kingsway, pay the Council to provide more school places.

  • Article: Mar 4, 2019

    New hospital car park opens

    The new car park for hospital staff beyond Aldi is now open. As staff are issued passes and parking habits change hopefully there will be fewer parking problems in other places around the area. Please share any observations with the Focus team. Thanks.

    Allan Avenue housing

    The Council planners are not happy with the detailed layout of the housing being planned beyond Leslie Close. They are expecting a new plan/layout in the next few weeks. People who have objected before should be told when new plans are received, and there will be new signs displayed on the street.

  • Article: Mar 1, 2019

    Many tax payers have recently received a statement of how their tax and national insurance payments have been spent. It included a pie chart showing where the money had gone.

    After the biggest spends on Welfare, followed by Health, Pensions and Education, there were another ten categories of progressively smaller amounts before the final tiniest slither of spending was on the EU.

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton watch Danielle Lind using the pavement around the parking area
    Article: Feb 28, 2019

    Ever since the traffic lights were installed at the junction of Blagreaves Lane and Stenson Road, the number of cars rat running in front of the shops in order to avoid the lights has increased dramatically. That was until the shop owners took action after it had become clear that there was a real danger of a crash.