Essex CC U-turns on streetlights

by Webmaster on March 24, 2015

Conservative-run Essex County Council performed a U-turn today, and agreed to leave all streetlights on from midnight to 1am six days a week. Lib Dem spokesman Stephen Robinson welcomed the surprise announcement by Cllr Rodney Bass. Cllr Robinson commented, “It seems that the overwhelming objections, by residents in urban areas where the lights have been […]

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Conservatives vote down street light plan

by Webmaster on February 11, 2015

The Conservatives who run Essex County Council have voted down a Lib Dem plan to end the switch-off of street lights at midnight and install low energy LED lighting instead. Liberal Democrat county councillors proposed the costed plan at Tuesday’s budget-setting meeting of Essex County Council.  The plan would reinstate all night street lighting in […]

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Essex Tories reject bid for low-energy lights

by Webmaster on December 9, 2014

Essex County Council today rejected a bid to allocate funding for low-energy streetlights. At a meeting of the full council, the Liberal Democrat Group moved a motion calling on the council to allocate funds in next year’s budget. Moving the motion, Cllr Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford North) pointed out that the Liberal Democrats in the coalition […]

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Lib Dems lead fight for Community Transport

by Webmaster on October 13, 2014

At tomorrow’s meeting of Essex County Council [14 October], Liberal Democrat councillors at County Hall will lead the fight for continued funding support for Essex-wide Community Transport.  They will argue that Community Transport provides a vital lifeline for many elderly and vulnerable residents. The Lib Dems are calling on the Cabinet Member, Councillor Rodney Bass, […]

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Lib Dems fight for Community Transport

by Webmaster on October 6, 2014

Liberal Democrat councillors at County Hall are leading the fight for continued funding support for Essex-wide Community Transport.  Community Transport provides a vital lifeline for many elderly and vulnerable residents. The Lib Dems are calling on the Cabinet Member, Councillor Rodney Bass, to give a commitment that existing funding levels will be maintained until 2015.  […]

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Lib Dems win in Epping election

by Webmaster on September 30, 2014

Congratulations to the Liberal Democrat team and newly elected councillor Kim Adams who took the Epping Hemnall seat from the Conservatives in last week’s by-election in west Essex. Liberal Democrats now hold every seat in the ward on Epping Forest District Council. It was a great win for Kim who took 43.3% of the vote.

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Liberal Democrats at Essex County Council welcome today’s announcement that – where zebra crossings exist – school crossing patrols will continue. Cllr Mike Mackrory, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Opposition Group, said: “It is a pity this decision wasn’t made at last Tuesday’s Full Council when our motion, calling on the Cabinet Member to abandon […]

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Essex Conservatives will press on with plans to axe school crossing patrols. They say that the ‘lollipop’ crossings are not needed in some places around Essex, so they can save some cash. At Tuesday’s County Council meeting, the Conservatives voted to give two of their top colleagues extra allowances, to support Cabinet Members. At the […]

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Brentwood South Lib Dem County Councillor David Kendall has called for members at Essex County Council to be given an opportunity to undertake a full scrutiny investigation of the use and effectiveness of the “Jet Patcher” pothole repair system. His call follows a recent question he asked the Cabinet Member for Highways Cllr Rodney Bass. […]

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Conservative-run Essex County Council is slashing the youth service; not fixing potholes and pavements; turning off the streetlights, and spending £millions on consultants in its budget agreed today. In contrast, Liberal Democrats backed plans for job creation, fairer tax, fixing roads and streetlights, and enabling everyone to get on in life. Liberal Democrat plans would […]

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