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  • Article: Nov 24, 2021

    A Lib Dem motion challenging Derby City Council to take more action on violence against women and girls was moved at the November full council meeting by Cllr Danielle Lind and second by Cllr Ruth Skelton

    The motion call on Derby city council to

    - Stand in solidarity with protestors who oppose violence against women and girls.
    - Support the "Reclaim the Night Derby" march on 27th November.
    - Work with schools and families to tackle toxic masculinity culture.
    - Educate men through campaigns and bring in male allies.
    - Work with Derbyshire Constabulary on improving women's safety in Derby.
    - Call on Derbyshire Constabulary to prioritise investigating crimes against women and girls and ask them to ensure women are treated with the required sensitivity and feel comfortable reporting incidents.
    - Call on Government to make street harassment a criminal offence and call for increased investment in the criminal justice system when it comes to violence against women and girls.
    - Do all we can as a council and in our communities to champion the rights and entitlements of women and girls, and to tackle violence against them. This includes continuing to invest in vital services, listening and responding to women and girls about the action that is needed, and calling out misogyny and sexism where we see and hear it.

  • Document: Nov 19, 2021
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  • Gallery: Nov 19, 2021
    Local campaigner Emily Lonsdale by the Rykneld Road hedge Burton Road Southview shopping area in Littleover and pavement View down Burton Road showing Southview shopping area in Littleover and pavement Littleover November Focus front page
  • Sewage alerts for beaches Oct 2021 (Surfers against Sewage)
    Petition: Oct 25, 2021

    Water companies are dumping thousands of litres of raw sewage into Derbyshire rivers each year.

    In some parts of Derbyshire, untreated sewage is being released into the environment for most of the year. Take a look at this map to see how often sewage is being dumped into a river near you.

    Last week 265 Tory MPs voted to relax the regulations and allow further dumping of sewage not just from storm flows but also if chemicals were not available to treat the waste (such as Brexit causing problems with deliveries).

  • Speeding Car
    Survey: Oct 9, 2021
    8 questions

    The Lib Dem team would like to hear your views

    Recently we have had many complaints from residents about the amount of speeding and traffic in our streets.

    We would like to find out how wide-spread this problem is, which streets are most affected, and any suggestions you have to make our streets safer.

    We will then discuss the problems with the Police and the Council.

  • Document: Oct 3, 2021
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    Littleover Focus, September 2021, with news from all around the ward.

    Main article is about the removal of parking outside the shops in Littleover village and asking people to complete the survey about what to do with the space.

  • View down Burton Road showing Southview shopping area in Littleover and pavement
    Survey: Sep 22, 2021
    1 question

    Early in September shopkeepers and others were shocked to find they'd been given parking tickets when parked in front of the Southview shops. Parking officers had checked the Council records for the area between the pavement and the wall and found it listed as highway land. This means the whole of this area is officially 'no parking' because it is covered by the double yellow lines along the edge of the road. This is despite people having parked here without complaint for decades. Your Councillors objected at the sudden change of rules and the parking tickets have now been cancelled.

  • Survey: Aug 8, 2021
    33 questions
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    Petition: Jul 13, 2021

    Pet thefts have risen 250% during the pandemic. Under the current law, pets are treated as property, with no distinction between a family's beloved dog and a stolen bike.
    Conservative MPs blocked plans for bigger fines and tougher sentences to deter criminals from targeting family pets.

    Add your name to the petition to support introducing a specific offence with tougher sentences to deter criminals from pet theft.

  • Danielle H&S
    Article: May 5, 2021

    Schools in Derby are set to lose £811,250 in funding for the most disadvantaged pupils in the city following the government's decision to alter the method of calculating Pupil Premium funding.

    The pupil premium, which aims to close the attainment gap by providing extra money to pupils eligible for free school meals, was a flagship reform introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government in 2011.