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The Liberal Democrats have 5 councillors across the city.

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  • Lucy Care visiting local schools in Derby
    Article: May 18, 2017

    Over 1000 three and four year-olds in Derby would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    The cash would triple the funding to £1,000 per pupil per year - up from £302 in 2015-16.

    This will increase the allocation for local authorities in Derby from around £300,000 to over £900,000 and will pay for every disadvantaged child who benefits to receive 570 hours of state-funded early education.

    It forms part of a series of policies the Liberal Democrats are announcing ahead of launching their manifesto, with a focus on giving children and young people a brighter future.

    These include:

  • Lucy Care at the Royal Derby Hospital
    Petition: May 16, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have a 'five-point recovery plan' for NHS and social care services.

    This will include a 1% rise on the basic, higher, additional and dividend rates of income tax in the next financial year raising around £6bn per year, which will be ring-fenced to be spent on NHS, care services and public health.

  • Article: May 4, 2017

    As the lead petitioner, Lib Dem Campaigner Maggie Hird said, "I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has signed the petition and collected signatures to protest against Labour's plans to only have 4 of the 17 libraries remaining as part of the statutory service. The petition has now been handed in to the Council.

  • Article: May 3, 2017

    The Government has finally come clean over its plans for Brexit. They want to pull Britain out of the Single Market.

    Such an extreme version of Brexit might please UKIP supporters but it will be bad for jobs and the economy - and it wasn't what the vast majority of people voted for last June.

    Millions of moderate Leave and Remain voters need someone who will fight their corner. The only party united in doing that is Tim Farron's Liberal Democrats.

  • Article: May 2, 2017

    The planning agreement to build the homes in Highfields Farm (beyond Heatherton) includes giving support for bus services. The developers are working with Trent Barton and the City Council on this. Local councillors have also had a meeting with Trent Barton. Until the new roads are adopted, buses won't be going through the site. Instead the V3 service on Rykneld Road will be improved and the Harlequin is likely to have a Sunday service again.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2017

    Varsity estate residents approached local Lib Dem campaigner Maggie Hird to find out when they and their children will be able to use the children's play areas and football pitch on their estate which have been chained up for at least eighteen months.

    Someone has removed the chains from the larger of the two play areas, probably out of frustration!

  • Article: Apr 28, 2017

    It has been over a year since the last Mickleover Forum was held. We know the Labour-controlled council has cut the local community budget. This shouldn't stop our local Tory councillors from organising a Forum meeting themselves.

    Here is what our agenda would be for the next meeting:

    1) Library cuts - The next step

  • Article: Apr 27, 2017

    Since the Brexit vote last June, the value of the pound has fallen by 20% (one fifth) against other currencies.

    This means that it is now more expensive for us to buy things like petrol that are traded on the world markets in dollars.

    Food imports have also become more expensive because they are bought by food retailers in Euros or other currencies that are not as weak as the pound.

  • Article: Apr 26, 2017

    Labour's Cabinet meeting in early March highlighted their cursory regard for local people. First was a scheme to encourage Derby Homes tenants to pay their rent and get in touch online rather than in person. Just five tenants responded to their consultation, out of maybe 20,000. Could they not have spoken to tenants who were phoning up for other reasons to gain a wider sample of views? Second was the adoption of a Derby and Nottingham Metropolitan Strategy. This could see Derby and Nottingham working closely together. Only 34 people out of 151 replies from both areas said they were from Derby. Could the Council not have asked people coming into the Council House or going online to reply?

  • Cllr Joe Naitta, Cllr Ruth Skelton and Danielle Lind visiting local parks
    Article: Apr 25, 2017

    The European Union is to fund half of the cost of work to reduce the risk of flooding and increase bio-diversity along the Cuttle Brook in Sunnydale Park. The other half (£276,300) will come from a Government grant.

    The park is a Local Nature Reserve and the work will create a wide variety of habitats for plants and creatures.