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The Liberal Democrats have 5 councillors across the city.

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  • 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.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    News has emerged that the development at Newhouse Farm could now be as large as 1100 new homes - comparable to the size of the existing Heatherton Village.

    This proposal - which is available to read on South Derbyshire Council's website and at Mickleover Library - is very close to both Mickleover and Littleover, and with so many new houses would put huge pressure on local roads and local services. However it's outside the city's legal boundaries and Conservative-controlled South Derbyshire council seem determined to force it through in spite of its negative impact on Derby.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2017
    By Cllr Ruth Skelton

    This General Election will decide the future direction of our country. We are at a crossroads.

    The snap General Election on 8th June will be a choice between an inward-looking, "pull up the drawbridge" approach to life or an outlook that says we want to be a positive influence on our neighbours and the world. Tens of thousands of people have joined the Liberal Democrats over the last two years, and the party has now doubled in size. These people want to make sure the UK remains a country where traditional British values of decency, tolerance and fair-play are upheld.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2017

    Littleover Forum

    The next Littleover Neighbourhood Forum is on 23rd March at the Littleover Social Club on Blagreaves Lane. These are now held jointly with Blagreaves ward as the Labour Council has stopped funding a neighbourhood team for Littleover.

    Residents Parking

    The introduction of permit parking on Lawn Heads, Middleton and Heath Avenues has been delayed. This is to allow further consultation as the council is suggesting extending the area to include the nearby part of Burton Road. The scheme is now expected to be introduced in May.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2017

    Labour run Derby City Council's failure to solve the escalating Teaching Assistants' strike that has been rumbling on since Christmas, is now hitting vulnerable people hard. Parents are taking so much time off work that some have lost their jobs or in some cases the unpaid leave has cut deep into their family budgets.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2017

    Maintenance & improvements

    Thanks to a local resident getting in touch, the pavement in front of the four houses on Rykneld Road should now be improved. This work was required as part of the building work, but had been missed.

    The double yellow lines where Valley Road joins the ring road are being extended to reduce conflict with parked cars when vehicles turn off the ring road. This also follows requests from local people.