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  • Article: Feb 26, 2011
    In From Parsonage Herald

    PLAW HATCH CLOSE

    Six years after Cllrs. Mike Wood, Andy Graham and Les Pinnell (now ex-councillor) first requested that the flats in Plaw Hatch Close be redeveloped it has now happened. The flats have been demolished and eighteen new homes, for people on the housing register, will replace them.

    STORTFORD HALL PARKING

  • Article: Feb 8, 2011
    By Matt Harris

    Following the launch of the Government's consultation on the future of the Public Forest Estate on January 27th, Bishops Stortford Lib Dems urged local people to get involved and express their opinions.

    The plans could see a significant proportion of the Forestry Commission's woodlands transferred to the management or ownership of charities and community groups.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2010

    Local Liberal Democrats are delighted that Martin Adams, who stood as an Independent candidate in the General Election earlier this year, has just signed up to join the Lib-Dems.

    "I now believe that I could be more effective by being part of a larger, recognisable group than by being just one, solitary individual," said Martin, "and since I support the general philosophy and policies of the Lib-Dems, it is quite natural for me to join with them, and not with either of the other two main parties".

  • Article: Dec 8, 2010

    Liberal Democrat councillors, Mione Goldspink, Bob Taylor and Calvin Horner and activist, Mike Shaw (who is the Lib-Dem candidate in the Sawbridgeworth By-Election) have all sent e-mail messages to Nick Clegg, asking him to honour the Pledge which he made during the General Election campaign. They have asked him to vote against the Government Bill on University Tuition Fees.

  • Mike Wood
    Article: Dec 7, 2010

    Letter to the Bishop's Stortford 'Observer' dated December 2nd 2010 from Cllr. Mike Wood LibDem Group Leader, East Herts Council:-

    Gareth Giles points out the misleading statement from local Conservatives in one of their leaflets about the allowances paid to East Herts District Councillors (Brilliant or Misleading? Observer letters, November 25th).

  • County Council Data Fine Artwork
    Article: Nov 24, 2010

    From: Susan Gaszczak - Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats County Coordinator

    Less than a week after the less than pleasing OFSTED report for Hertfordshire's Children's Services, the Conservative controlled County Council has been fined £100k for breaches to the data protection act.

    The council sent faxes containing sensitive information concerning child sex abuse and child care proceedings cases to the wrong fax number. The council has apologised.

  • Vince Cable
    Article: Nov 15, 2010

    October saw the launch of the coalition government's Small Business Economic Forum. The first meeting was hosted by Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable who stressed the need to improve the flow of funding to small businesses. Future meetings will be chaired by Small Businesses Minster, and local Tory MP, Mark Prisk.

  • B S High School
    Article: Nov 6, 2010

    LibDem Councillors, Mike Wood, Andy Graham, Bob Taylor and Mione Goldspink all spoke forcefully against the six planning applications submitted by the Herts & Essex and Bishop's Stortford High Schools.

    The District Council's Development Control Committee followed Officers' advice and unanimously rejected all six applications at a special meeting held at the Charis Centre, Water Lane on Thursday 30th September .

  • Old River Lane
    Article: Nov 6, 2010

    Local LibDems continue to have reservations regarding the revised design proposals by Hendersons for the redevelopment of the Council offices and the Causeway car park (Old River Lane development).

    Hendersons have listened to the comments from the Town Council, the Civic Federation, the Chamber of Commerce and the public. Although some of the building heights have been lowered there are still worries regarding the height and bulk of some of the buildings.

  • artwork for £21m
    Article: Nov 6, 2010

    Residents in Hertfordshire will be stunned that the Tory Administration at County Hall has accounting errors of over £21million in their general funds. This is the equivalent of the entire capital programme for Adult Care Services and Libraries, Culture and Learning for the next three years.

    Less than 15 minutes into the meeting of the Council's Audit Committee, held on Thursday 30th September, the Tory Chair had admitted past and current failings of the administration and stated the need to "Correct historic poor performance and sub-standard practice". The Auditor said he was minded to issue a Section 11 notice. This would require the full Council to meet in public and respond within one month to the Audit Commission's judgements and recommendations.