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The Liberal Democrats have 5 councillors across the city.

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  • Article: Nov 23, 2017

    At this week's Council meeting, local campaigner Thomas Bull asked a question to the council Education portfolio holder Cllr Sarah Russell about the council's proposed changes to local schools.

    These changes fall heavily on SEN provision at Brackensdale School, which has been running a highly successful SEN provision over the last 20 years. Labour would choose to remove much of this, meaning our city would lose specialist places for autistic children.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2017

    What is your highways priority for 2018/19?

    The Council lets local areas influence the priorities for their ward, provided they also help meet city-wide aims. This year's projects (still being completed) are the 20mph area and bus stop improvements. Past ones have included making zigzags outside schools enforceable.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2017

    Derby Moor Academy?

    The Government is increasing pressure on schools to become academies. This moves the schools further from democratic control. Like Littleover Community School, Derby Moor is now also considering this change. See their websites for more information.

    Keep our water clean

    Over the summer local people reported Heatherton Pond's water was unpleasant and oily. Parks staff say this probably came from a street drain. Please never pour waste down street drains as wildlife can be killed. Some roof drains also go straight into local streams.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2017

    Four months after a Labour councillor was found to have breached the Council's code of conduct, he has finally agreed to step down - from just one of the three committees to which he was appointed.

    Labour councillor Gulfraz Nawaz was sanctioned in July by the council's standards committee for giving a reference to a taxi driver who had previous criminal convictions.

  • Cllrs Lucy Care and Eric Ashburner with one of the consultation notices about the 20mph zones
    Article: Nov 16, 2017

    1300 homes in the area from Uttoxeter Road to Burton Road were consulted by letter about the proposal to reduce the speed limit on local roads to 20mph. This was then formally advertised on the affected streets. Only one person wrote in with concerns, centring on enforcement of the new limit. More than a dozen people supported the lower speed limit.

  • Councillors Lucy Care and Mike Carr in Millennium Wood where improvements for people and wildlife are planned
    Article: Nov 15, 2017

    The Council has started work to improve local parks, paid for with money from the developers who built Heatherton. Local councillors worked with Friends of Littleover Parks to agree several projects:

    Millennium Wood: Plans are being drawn for the middle section of this area, currently grass with a hedgerow. The hedge will be traditionally laid, a pond dug and new trees planted.

  • Cllr Lucy Care calling for Midland Mainline electrification
    Article: Nov 14, 2017

    The Conservatives' decision to scrap plans to enable electric trains to run from Sheffield to London, on the Midland Main Line, is being challenged by more and more groups.

    Councillors from all parties in both Derby and Nottingham have agreed to fight for electrification work to continue.

    If you'd like to get involved, please get in touch. Or to show your support, sign the petition.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Derby City Council is to ask people to comment on their plans for teaching children with sensory, learning or behavioural needs.

    Liberal Democrats are concerned that, as so often, Labour's consultation doesn't invite any alternative ideas.

    This affects everyone, not just children with special needs. Have your say at http://www.derby.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/consultations/your-city-your-say-latest-consultations/

  • Article: Oct 28, 2017

    Many remember how Lib Dem Norman Lamb MP championed mental health while in the Coalition Government. More money was promised, for example for psychotherapy. Then the Tories won the General Election in 2015.

    Services like this may now be cut despite high demand. Look out for an NHS public consultation on this expected to start in early November. Please get involved and have your say.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    At Wednesday's Council meeting, Labour councillors voted on party lines to reject cross-party concerns about the Labour cabinet's handling of the Assembly Rooms redevelopment, after the fire in 2014.

    Opposition councillors expressed a wide range of concerns about the state of the project. It was noted that there had been very limited consultation with potential users, and that there were real concerns that the building as proposed could prove wholly unsuitable to their needs.