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The Liberal Democrats have 8 councillors across the city.

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  • Cllr Mike Carr and Preetinder Butter at the site of the new hoarding
    Article: Apr 29, 2019

    Cllr Mike Carr said "This has been a very special year for me as Mayor. I've met lots of people doing amazing things for others. Small acts can make a big difference, especially when we work together. "Reporting something that is wrong can be the first step to making things better. So these examples show how people in our area are helping the Focus Team make things better for everyone."

  • Article: Apr 29, 2019

    Police Action

    Derbyshire Police have launched a new website to receive video of traffic incidents. This can include footage from dashcams, cyclecams and mobile phones. See snap.derbyshire.police.uk

    Manor Kingsway plans

    Thank you to everyone who commented to planners about the new park for Manor Kingsway. You might also like to comment on access to the park. At present the only links between phase one ('Princes') and the rest (including the park) will be through 'Princes'. See https://docs.derby.gov.uk/padocumentserver/DownloadDocument.aspx?docid=134682790 and https://docs.derby.gov.uk/padocumentserver/DownloadDocument.aspx?docid=134688072. The planning reference is 08/18/01304 or email planningcorrespondence@derby.gov.uk

  • Article: Apr 13, 2019

    Derby Liberal Democrats have today launched their manifesto for the 2019 elections to Derby City Council.

    It outlines a comprehensive series of pledges to help the whole of Derby and to work with local people to deliver a cleaner, greener, fairer and more prosperous Derby for everyone.

    Derby Liberal Democrats leader Cllr Ruth Skelton said "I'm proud of what we've been able to achieve for Derby residents in recent years. And I'm proud of the year-round work the Lib Dem team do supporting local people - not just turning up once a year to ask for your vote. And since Labour lost control of the Council, we've been able to achieve more by parties working together than the previous administration did by ignoring whole communities. But Liberal Democrats can do so much more for you with more councillors. Holding the Council to account for its failures, and listening to local communities to help make Derby the best city it can be.

  • Document: Apr 12, 2019
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    Derby Liberal Democrats' manifesto for Derby City Council 2019

  • Article: Mar 21, 2019

    Brexit was never clearly defined

    In or out of the Single Market? In or out of the Customs Union? Lots of different solutions were suggested. WTO? Norway? Canada? May's Deal? Not everyone who voted to leave wants the same thing. And some say that what we have now is Germany++!

    Brexit campaigning broke the law.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2019
    By Cllr Ruth Skelton

    As we're by now painfully well aware, the A52 upgrade project started under Labour has been far from a success. Tens of millions have been wasted and extra delays and congestion caused by Labour's failings.

    The report by Central Midlands Audit Partnership doesn't make for pleasant reading. The project went disastrously wrong. And the seeds of its own destruction were there right from the beginning.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2019

    Or what is that waste plant on Sinfin Lane?

    Most household rubbish used to be simply buried. About 20 years ago this changed. The Government told councils to recycle more and deal with remaining waste now, rather than leave a problem for the future. So back in 2007, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils agreed a contract for a plant on Sinfin Lane to use new technology to burn the waste cleanly and make electricity too. It would also do extra recycling.

  • Article: Mar 8, 2019

    In mid-January the Council published its plans for the new Moorways swimming pool complex. It includes a 10 lane 50m pool that can be divided into 3 smaller pools, and much-improved leisure water - flumes, racer slides, splashpad and a beach area.

    There will also be a WOW ball in the leisure pool that creates waves.

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton with Danielle Lind witness a sea of mud
    Article: Mar 7, 2019

    Churned Up Grass Verges

    A few months ago, the Council repaired and reseeded the grass verges at the lower end of Blagreaves Lane. The effort and expense the Council went to has all been in vain. The verges have now been badly churned up AGAIN by cars parking on them.

    "We have had a lot of complaints from local people about this," said Danielle Lind. "Council staff have been speaking to residents in that part of Blagreaves Lane."

  • Article: Mar 6, 2019

    Birds are early

    Because of the warm February some birds are already building their nests. If you still have hedges to trim, please check carefully before cutting them back - and do it as soon as practical. It is an offence to disturb nesting birds.

    Neighbourhood Forum

    The police and local councillors will be providing updates and answering questions at the next Neighbourhood Forum. It will be on Wednesday 20th March from 7pm at Carlisle Infant School on Carlyle Avenue. All are welcome.