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News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • Phil Knowles at Hospital
    Article: May 5, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    'Harborough Ambulance Provision and Shared Blue Light Services - Future Looks Positive

    that's the initial comments from Health Campaigner Phil Knowles following a top-level meeting

    in Market Harborough.

    Only weeks ago Phil Knowles 'broke the news' that the current Market Harborough Ambulance Station was up for sale and that urgent assurances were needed in respect of the future of the Ambulance Service provision. Cllr Knowles confirmed at the same time that he had been told that the closure of the old site would see a joint use by the Ambulance Service with Police at the current Market Harborough Police Station. Bosses from EMAS asked Cllr Knowles for a meeting to discuss his concerns and to outline the plans.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2018
    By Rod Jones

    A 33% increase in the allowance for Rushcliffe's Mayor is not acceptable and too lavish. We oppose this massive increase. This was the Liberal Democrat view at the Council meeting on 26 April.

    All Conservatives voted for this increase to £8,778.98 which is on top of the Councillors allowance and travel. It is well in excess of increases for staff and is not recommended by an independent body.

  • Boundary road play area
    Article: Apr 29, 2018


    Play areas for children and young people will be specified within Rushcliffe's policy which is used to consider planning applications. Liberal Democrat Councillor Rod Jones raised this and gained agreement.

    In supporting the Local Plan Part 2 at the Council meeting on 26 April, he referred to residents feelings that the Borough is being crammed. He called on the Council to ask other authorities to get ahead of the growth and stop lagging behind. He cited the County Highways weak approach to provision for on- site parking in West Bridgford; GP surgeries which are creaking from East Leake to East Bridgford, from Bingham to West Bridgford and the high pressure in many areas on places in Primary and Secondary Schools.

  • Phil Knowles
    Article: Apr 24, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    Dear All,

    A year is a long time in politics but every day certainly counts.David Chalmers, a fellow member of the Member of the LDEG executive, has written the below letter to his MP about the vote in the Commons on Thursday about remaining in the Customs Union. Perhaps you might want to email something similar to your MP reflecting the adverse consequences of Brexit within your area.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2018
    By Alison Rouse

    Green Liberal Democrat Conference 2018
    Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University on 19th May 2018
    30th Birthday Bash

    The Green Liberal Democrats - celebrate their 30th Birthday this year! The Party`s environmental pressure group wants to welcome as many friends from Nottingham and the wider East Midlands area as can get to our birthday celebrations!

  • Article: Apr 15, 2018
    By Philip Knowles

    For almost 30 years Phil Knowles was at the head of the campaign for the New Harborough Hospital, indeed for much of the time, he was the single voice fighting for what he constantly labelled as a much-needed community facility.

    Now one year on from the opening he says the sheer volume of those using the facility underlined just how much the facility is needed and just how important the campaign was.

  • Article: Mar 4, 2018

    The County Council's consultation period is now over. This is what we submitted.

    "This is a response in my capacity as Local Borough Councillor for Musters Ward which has the support of my colleague Councillor Karrar Khan. I am copying my comments to the County Cllr for the area, Gordon Wheeler.

    I very much welcome all the proposals in West Bridgford in the interests of safety and reduced risks of vehicle accidents.

  • Article: Mar 4, 2018

    Aldi coming to Edwalton - on the corner by Wheatcroft Island

    A planning application has just been made for an Aldi store plus a care home with some extra-care apartments.

    This is on the land between Landmere Lane and the ring road. In other words to the left as you drive into Wheatcroft Garden Centre and where Harry Wheatcroft once grew his famous roses.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2018

    Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats spokesman, Jason Billin expressed outrage at the Foreign Secretary's claim that his vision of the UK's future in the world is one based on Liberal values.

    Boris Johnson's only brush with Liberalism is to liberalise (reduce) restrictions on the rich and powerful. This has nothing at all to do with modern Liberal democratic values of openness, tolerance and protection of the vulnerable.

  • Lone child refugee
    Article: Jan 13, 2018
    By Jason Billin

    Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats have been calling on Nottinghamshire County Council to reverse their morally indefensible decision to withdraw from the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children: interim national transfer scheme and urgently resume the acceptance of transferred lone refugee children in Nottinghamshire.