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News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Jun 21, 2018

    Between 8.0 on Monday 30 July and 17.00 on Wednesday 1 August, Boundary Road will be closed for 100 metres east of the junction with Selby Road.

    The closure is for Severn Trent to do connections. This information is supplied by the County Council. The advised alternative is to travel along Melton and Loughborough Rds and the A52!!

  • Jason Billin & Liberal Democrat March litter pick
    Article: Jun 8, 2018

    Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats have elected local campaigner, Jason Billin, as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC).

    Jason, who runs his own small design and publishing company, is a long term resident of East Leake where he has served as a school governor and community volunteer. He is widely known across Rushcliffe through his voluntary work as District Explorer Scout Commissioner.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Document: Nov 22, 2017
    285.94 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    Hope you like our latest Newsletter for West Bridgford. It was delivered by our volunteers to homes in Musters & Abbey Wards.

  • Article: Oct 2, 2017
    By John Shoesmith

    Brexit isn't either all good or all bad. It's a very complicated mixture - with some good and bad consequences. During the Brexit negotiations it is important that our politicians understand those areas where there is potential for bad things to happen, so that they take care to avoid them.

    One of the most threatened areas is the 'British' motor manufacturing industry. This industry employs 169,000 people in this country, but it is not British owned, nor does it produce cars using only British components. Its owners are from Japan, France, Germany, India, America etc.. It assembles cars using many imported components - 79% of them from the EU.

  • Article: Sep 29, 2017
    By Rod Jones

    Sharphill aka Melton Rd. Outline Planning Application for 600 dwellings, Primary
    School, Community Park and associated matters.

    Ref: 17/00941/OUT.

    Considered at Planning Committee on 14 th September 2017

    Speech by Liberal Democrat Councillor Rod Jones

    [with notes on other comments].

    The principle of development is established and I do not like it but we are where we are. I
    am pleased that 30% of dwellings are to be 'affordable' - there is a large need for rented
    social housing. I hope that, unlike the recent Wilford Lane plan, affordable housing will be
    dispersed in clusters throughout the estate not clumped in one place.