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News from Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Sep 11, 2017

    AUTUMN REGIONAL CONFERENCE & AGM 2017
    Saturday 21st October 2017 - 9:30-4:00pm
    Southwell Minster School, Nottinghamshire

    VENUE:

    We have an excellent venue which meets requirements we have adopted based on attendee feedback. This includes all sessions in closed rooms to improve acoustics and a larger footprint to allow for an improved exhibition space and break out area.

  • Event: Oct 16, 2017 7:30 PM
    Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road Nottingham NG2 5DX

    Come and join fellow Liberal Democrats from across Rushcliffe for a drink and a natter.

    We assemble in the Poppy and Pint, Lady Bay, from 7.30pm onwards.

  • Discharge and flies
    Article: Jul 18, 2017

    Tuesday morning shop owners and shoppers on Melton Road West Bridgford had once again to step carefully to avoid the flies but could not avoid the rancid smell.

    Drips from an animal waste collection vehicle leave a putrid pool which water does not dissipate. The owner changes where it is parked, distributing the smell and flies including on nearby roads. Shop owners and residents are understandably upset.

  • Protest against dropped commitment to helping child migrants
    Article: Jul 17, 2017

    At 10.30 am Monday 17th July the Notts County Council Conservative leader of
    the Children's Committee proposed a reduction in their commitment to
    unaccompanied migrant children. Its effect withdraws Notts from helping
    take a share of refugee children to save money. This is a politically driven
    report.

  • Article: Jun 14, 2017

    Or to be more precise, a new Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party in the House of Commons is to be elected.

    It is up to the party's MPs to decide whether or not to elect a Deputy Leader, and Tim Farron has announced that:

    "In the last parliament, we didn't have any women in our parliamentary party and we didn't feel it was right to elect a deputy in those circumstances. But I wanted to revive the role as it gives the party another powerful voice and has helped give prominence to many of our notable MPs, including Ming Campbell, Simon Hughes and Vince Cable.

  • Article: May 15, 2017
    By Rod Jones

    If you live in West Bridgford please look at this recent application on Sharphill.


    It concerns the stretching from the current construction right across to join the top of Musters Road.


    You can see it on the Rushcliffe Council planning online website. Search for reference 17/00941/OUT. You can make your own comments via the online form.

  • Register to vote landscape
    Article: May 15, 2017

    One week to go before the registration for voting deadline 22nd May 2017

    You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections

    Those of you who will 18 years old or above by the date of registration will need to register by the 22nd May 2017 to be able to vote in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 8th June. Registration can be done online and takes about 5 minutes to complete, links below.

    However, registering to vote is not enough. Politics touch every part of your future, through education, the economy (jobs, the price of goods, services and food), training, workers' rights, the NHS, and the availability of affordable rented or ownership housing.

    You can use your vote to have some power through government over what direction YOUR future takes, what opportunities are made available by the next government and what doors might be closed.

    You have the power of having a vote and playing a full part in British democracy.

    https://gov.uk/register-to-vote

  • Register to vote
    Article: May 11, 2017

    Registration for voting deadline 22nd May 2017

    In advance of the EU referendum in June last year 94% of the student population registered to vote, though only 64% used their vote.

    Those of you who will 18 years old by the date of registration will need to register by the 22nd May 2017 to be able to vote in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 8th June. Registration can be done online and takes about 5 minutes to complete, links below.

    However, registering to vote is not enough. Politics touch every part of a young adults future, through education, the economy (jobs, the price of goods, services and food), training, workers' rights, the NHS, and the availability of affordable rented or ownership housing. You can use your vote to have some power through government over what direction YOUR future takes, what opportunities are made available by the next government and what doors might be closed.

    You have the power of having a vote and playing a full part in British democracy.

    https://gov.uk/register-to-vote

    info@electoralcommission.org.uk

  • Sarah Olney
    Article: May 10, 2017
    By Vicky Price

    Lib Dems will invest £7bn in schools to protect funding per pupil

    The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest nearly £7bn more in schools and colleges over the next parliament.

    The funding would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from the National Funding Formula.

    The impact of projected Tory government school funding cuts will see Rushcliffe schools facing budget cuts of up to 23%. With the worst affected schools losing as much as £1,247 per pupil per year.

    Jayne Phoenix, parliamentary candidate for Rushcliffe, said:

    "Parents in Rushcliffe care greatly about the quality of the education their children receive and are, rightly, proud of the excellent schools we have in this area. This Conservative government are planning sweeping cuts that will significant undermine the work our schools do and damage the education our children receive.

    Parents and grandparents, who are worried about the impact of education funding cuts on their children's school, should vote Liberal Democrat, to ensure our schools get the funding they need."


    Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Sarah Olney said:

    "Children are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers - but Theresa May doesn't care.

    "While funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools.

    "This extra £7 billion of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out.

    "We will reverse crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed."

    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

    "A landslide for the Conservatives would allow Theresa May to take parents across the country for granted and cut our schools to the bone.

    "Only the Liberal Democrats can provide the strong opposition Britain needs to stand up for your community.

    "Vote for the Liberal Democrats and you can change Britain's future."



    References

    The Liberal Democrats will invest £6.9bn more in our schools and colleges over the next parliament, to ensure no school and no child loses out. This goes further than Labour's commitment to reverse £3bn of cuts to school budgets by 2020.

    Over the course of the parliament, we will:

    • Protect per pupil funding in real terms in schools (£3.3bn)
    • Protect further education per pupil funding in real terms (£660m)
    • Ensure no school loses out from the National Funding Formula (£1.26bn)
    • Protect the pupil premium in real terms (£415m)
    • Invest in continuous professional development for teachers (£165m)

    The £6.9bn includes £1.1bn of Barnett consequentials for devolved nations. Full costings per year are included in the table below.

    These plans will be fully costed in the Liberal Democrat manifesto, which will be launched in due course and set all our spending plans out in more detail. This will include reversing the Government's proposed funding for new grammar schools.

    A report by the National Audit Office has found school budgets will be slashed by £3bn in real terms by 2019-20 - the equivalent to reducing spending by 8 per cent per pupil, under current government plans (link)

    The NAO has also estimated that up to 60 per cent of existing school buildings are in urgent need of repair and it is estimated that it would cost £6.7bn to return all school buildings to satisfactory or better condition (link).

    Rushcliffe schools will see budgets cut by up to 23%. This example is the proposed funding drop for South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe. Source: www.schoolcuts.org.uk (link)

  • Jayne Phoenix canvassing (Penny Fillingham)
    Article: May 10, 2017
    By Vicky Price

    Lib Dems to give £770 boost to 20,660 pensioners in Rushcliffe


    20,660 pensioners living in Rushcliffe will receive at least an extra £772 per year under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans to protect the 'triple lock' for state pensions.

    Rushcliffe has a high number of people receiving state pensions in the country, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.