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  • Article: Nov 2, 2018

    The Government have announced that plans to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has been delayed.

    FOBTs currently allow gamblers to place bets of up to £100 on electronic games. They have been described as the 'crack cocaine' of gambling, and can see players lose vast amounts of money very quickly with no human interaction.

  • Derby North Campaigner Barry Holliday
    Article: Oct 29, 2018
    In today's Budget speech, Conservative chancellor Philip Hammond announced £400m of extra finding for schools 'to buy the little extras they need'. This was slammed as "completely out of touch" by Derby North Lib Dem spokesperson Barry Holliday.
    Barry said "I know from my time in teaching that it's not 'little extras' that schools need - it's proper resources to be able to meet pupils' basic needs.
  • Article: Oct 25, 2018

    Derby City Council have announced plans to address Derby's air quality problem - by introducing traffic management in Stafford Street.

    Derby was found to have some of the worst air quality in the country. A court judgement against the Government means that Derby City Council are required to present a plan to improve this and get Derby's air back to safe standards.

  • Article: Oct 22, 2018

    News has emerged that Labour are 'calling in' a decision by Derby's Conservative council to cut Special Educational Needs provision in Derby - just as Labour were doing themselves only a few months ago.

    Commenting, Danielle Lind said "Labour are trying to treat Derby families as fools.

    "Parents know how much damage Labour caused to Special Educational Needs provision in Derby. They cut provision, cut funding and made such a mess of looking after our children that parents were forced to take the Council to court to meet its legal obligations.

  • Petition: Oct 12, 2018

    We the undersigned oppose the closure of the Lloyds Mickleover branch. We ask that Lloyds reconsider their decision and think about the local community deprived of their last local bank branch.

  • Cllr Ruth Skelton, Cllr Ruth Skelton and Danielle Lind at the site of the new path
    Article: Oct 4, 2018

    It has been a long wait, but the work to create the new pathway / cycleway / bridleway from Oaklands Avenue through Millennium Wood and on to Moorway Lane has now started. It is expected to take 8 weeks.

    This project is being paid for with money from the Heatherton developers. Since 2012 Labour has delayed the project again and again. In 2015 they even claimed that no local residents wanted this pathway! This was met with an angry response from local residents. The final straw came in December 2015 when the Labour Cabinet wanted to take the money away from this project. Frantic efforts were made behind the scenes to stop this. At the meeting the Cabinet report was withdrawn and it was agreed that the local councillors and Friends of Littleover Parks would work with Parks Officers to come up with a list of what the £330,000+ should be spent on.

  • Cllr Ruth Skelton, Cllr Ruth Skelton and Danielle Lind at a local bus stop
    Article: Oct 3, 2018

    You Lib Dem team have been told that Arriva are planning cuts to the 7 and 5/5A services that run through our area.

    Evening services are planned to be slashed. Mondays - Saturdays the last bus 5 from town will be at 8pm. The last bus 5A from town will be 7:30pm. The last bus 7 from Sinfin will be 5:35pm. On Sundays the last bus 5 from town will be 7pm. The last bus 5A from town will be 6:30pm. The last bus 7 from town will be 5:52pm.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2018
    By Cllr Ruth Skelton

    Special Educational Needs

    Over the past 6 years when Labour ran Derby City Council there were serious problems for children with Special Educational Needs. Labour made cuts to schools' SEN funding, which meant that schools didn't have enough money to pay for the extra help and support that SEN children need. Schools then said they couldn't meet those children's needs.

  • Sign at the entrance to Sinfin Lane incinerator
    Article: Sep 27, 2018

    The long-running story of the Sinfin waste incinerator appears no closer to completion, in spite of promises from the contractors.

    The incinerator project, dating back around 20 years, was supposed to be handling and cleanly disposing of much of Derby's waste by now. Yet it is already years behind schedule, and is having problems which mean it could slip even further.

  • Liberal Democrat campaigner Barry Holliday
    Article: Sep 11, 2018
    By Barry Holliday

    Derby North Liberal Democrat spokesperson Barry Holliday has hit out at MP Chris Williamson, accusing him of 'trying to subvert democracy through backroom meetings'.

    A branch of the Labour Party in Nottingham East passed a vote of no confidence in their Labour MP Chris Leslie. Leslie has been MP for the constituency since 2010 and in the last two general elections has had over 50% of the vote.