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The Liberal Democrats have 5 councillors across the city.

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  • Article: Oct 19, 2017

    Labour's outline plans for a new performance venue to replace the Assembly Rooms have been criticised as inadequate by theatre and music groups in Derby - and by the Council's cross-party Scrutiny Board.

    Despite this, Labour has agreed to spend £500,000 to take the plans forward, saying they'd do more 'consultation' to persuade the public to agree with them.

  • Cllrs Ruth Skelton and Joe Naitta on Oaklands Avenue at the start of the proposed path
    Article: Oct 18, 2017

    Over the summer Labour councillors at last agreed to the recommendations made by local councillors and Council officers and Friends of Littleover Parks (FoLPs) for how the £300,000 from the Heatherton developers should be spent. The recommendations had been ready to go to Cabinet for approval over a year ago, but were delayed by Labour.

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton at Blagreaves Library
    Article: Oct 16, 2017

    Local Liberal Democrats are very concerned that the Council's ruling Labour Group are expecting volunteers to run 10 of the city's 15 libraries. The timescale for groups to form and then tell the Council they want to run a library is very tight. Groups also have to put together a detailed plan for how they would run a library.

  • Article: Oct 13, 2017
    By Cllr Lucy Care

    First came the Liberal Democrats. They were bolstered by a 50% increase in the number of MPs at the June General Election. More members attended Conference than ever before. Policy motions, many from party members, were debated and voted upon.

    Conference included calls for an 'Exit from Brexit'. Watch Vince Cable's leader's speech at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmQ7xBmZzSY and laugh at the "Vince's Hat" spoof on TV comedy 'W1A' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GkDDfnA0fE

  • Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Hospital Trees

    Some of the protected trees along the south side of the Royal Derby site are being cut back this autumn. Most were planted to help block the view of the new hospital from the houses. These should continue to be managed in future.

    Rykneld Road pavement

    The builders should have completed the pavement in front of the new(ish) houses towards Highfields Farm before people moved in. The Council is to take enforcement action to get this work done.

  • Document: Oct 2, 2017
  • Document: Oct 2, 2017
  • Document: Oct 2, 2017
  • Article: Sep 12, 2017

    Traffic Light Installation

    Despite the fact that most local residents and businesses near to the Blagreaves Lane / Stenson Road junction don't want Labour's traffic light scheme, it is going ahead. Work started on this on 24th July and will carry on for 18 weeks.

    At peak times the road works have caused traffic queues to form on Stenson Road going back beyond Stenson Road railway bridge, and in the other direction almost to Sunnyhill Avenue. Traffic queues on Blagreaves Lane have not been as long due to vehicles diverting down Blagreaves Ave / Oaklands Ave or Birchwood Ave / Maple Ave.

  • Article: Sep 5, 2017

    The Council's accounts for the year end 2015/16 have still not been signed off by independent external auditors. The statutory deadline for this was 30th September 2016. The sign off will hopefully happen in September 2017, one year late. The publication of the 2016/17 accounts has also been delayed until December 2017.