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News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Nov 10, 2018
    By Phil Knowles

    The welcome at the Regional Conference was warm and the atmosphere full of hope and commitment. I had the opportunity to chat with so many friends both old and new. Not unexpectedly as we chatted the subject of Brexit was near top of the list.

    Many pointed out that time is running out and that 'B' day - Brexit Day - is very rapidly approaching but as I reminded colleagues, as someone once said..... a week is a long time in politics and there is still time for us to make a real and positive impact.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018
    By Rod Jones on behalf of Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

    Bookshop Back In West Bridgford - Brilliant.

    We are delighted to hear that Waterstones is coming to West Bridgford Town Centre. A previous bookshop closed down and many residents missed it.

    The bookshop plans to open before Christmas.

    Waterstones hopes to become part of the local community, working with local schools and communities to champion reading and being a welcoming place for readers of all ages.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018
    By Rod Jones

    We Liberal Democrats are disgusted by the profits made by the big House Building firms of which Persimmon is the worst. The Conservative's in Government are too cosy; feeding Government money into schemes which line their pockets.

    Jason Billin said that huge profits made by landowners when planning permission is given should be reduced.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2018

    Tom Bake MP, Jo Swinson MP and Ed Davey MP campaigning for a final say on the Brexit deal

    Monday, my colleague Tom and I spoke in Parliament for the 3.6 million EU citizens who have been made to put their lives on hold for two years now.

    After months of campaigning by the Lib Dems, the government agreed to secure the rights of EU citizens in the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. But it is only a draft.

    And last week, the immigration minister told the Home Affairs Select Committee that current UK based EU citizens would be subject to the same immigration checks as new arrivals - with no documentation to prove their status.

    It is inhumane and unacceptable that we are treating EU citizens in this way.

    The Conservative Government is holding millions of lives in limbo - while Ministers fight amongst themselves.

    The Liberal Democrats Demand Better.

    Join our campaign, and help us demand that the government guarantees EU citizens the right to stay in the EU.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2018
    By Phil Knowles

    Dear {{name}},

    It is vital that the importance of Small Businesses in the U.K. is fully recognised and highlighted." says Cllr Phil Knowles

    "Yes - They offer employment and indeed so much more as individual companies, but they are also vital in the supply chains to so many of the big companies and major groups.

  • The Pytchley Inn
    Article: Oct 25, 2018
    By Brian Milne

    This is an occasion you will not wish to miss!

    Following our hosting of of the East Midlands Regional Conference on November 3rd, (Sessions led by Ed Davey and Mark Pack), we are holding a dinner at "The Pytchley" West Haddon.

    Special guest at the dinner, - 6:30 for 7:00 , is SAL BRINTON. Numbers are STRICTLY limited, so you will need to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2018
    By Phil Knowles

    "If you voted in. If you voted out. If you didn't vote, surely it's right to give the people the final say with The People's Vote. That's Democracy" Cllr Phil Knowles (former European Candidate for the East Midlands.)

    Five hundred thousand, six hundred or even seven hundred thousand.

    Whatever the figure the turnout at the people's Match at the weekend was undoubtedly huge. Add to this the enormous amount of social media on the subject and there can be no doubt that the call for the People's Vote is getting louder, louder on an almost daily basis.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2018
    By Rod Jones on behalf of Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

    The Conservative County Council Leaders proposal on combining Local Authorities is out for consultation.

    You can convey your views before 31 October at:


    The proposal is presented as saving money but is unable to specify the costs of redundancies/ disruption. There is no guarantee of local accountability. Many areas of Notts lack a Town or Parish Council. Presently many District Councils share some services where there are advantages of economies of scale or geographic considerations.

  • Article: Oct 11, 2018

    The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018 came into force on 1st October.

    Note the use of the term "activities" as opposed to "establishments" which emphasises that activities such as the online sale of pets are included.

    The animal based activities that require licences are as follows:

  • Article: Oct 11, 2018

    House Shares/Houses of Multiple Occupation - more need to be registered.

    From 1 October 2018, significant changes were made to which HMOs are licensable and minimum room sizes.

    A house in multiple occupation is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 'household' (i.e. a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen.