Month: August 2010

LibDems welcome U turn on voluntary groups

LibDems believe that it is essential if the Big Society is going to work then it needs to restore funding to local voluntary groups. Cllr Kathy Newbound, LibDem Deputy Group Leader said, “This year the local Tories cut the funding for voluntary groups by a fifth. From £132,170 in their first year of office they […]

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Sprinklers could help save lives

Borough LibDems know that sprinklers could save lives. Cllr Kathy Newbound, LibDem Group Deputy Leader said, “A fire causing 13 deaths in a Scottish care home in 2003 led to the Scottish Parliament making sprinklers compulsory in all care homes two years later. This year the Welsh Assembly have asked for all new homes to […]

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Council spends £9,000 in a month on a worse service

LibDems have uncovered that over £9,000m in a month are being spent by the Tories on temps in the council’s revenue and benefits department. Cllr Kathy Newbound, LibDem Deputy Group Leader said, “All this money is being spent and the service has got worse. In 2008/9 the average housing benefit/council tax benefit processing time was […]

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Stop the revolving door of prison says council

LibDem Group Leader Cllr Simon Werner pursuaded the Borough Council to support Justice Secretary Ken Clarke’s attempt to close the revolving door of crime. Cllr Simon Werner said, “It is vital that the opportunities offered by community sentences to effectively punish and reform offenders are examined alongside the role of prison. More than half of […]

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