Lib Dems push through motion to tackle rising business rates

Lib Dems push through motion to tackle rising business rates

Dissatisfaction with business rates has reached an all-time high, following a long-delayed and poorly implemented rates revaluation in 2017 and a deepening crisis on St Albans’ high street. Rising business costs and unsustainable levels of rent are placing disproportionate pressure on local busin...

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Lib Dems build cross-party support to fix pavements for disabled access and safety

An initiative by Liberal Democrats to rectify shortcomings with disability access and pavement safety has received significant cross-party support on Hertfordshire County Council. A motion put forward “to urgently undertake these issues” by Barbara Gibson, a Lib Dem councillor and opposition spok...

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Harpenden's Neighbourhood Plan

The referendum is for the Neighbourhood Plan in Harpenden, which is due to take place on the 7th of February. Neighbourhood plans were introduced to give local communities an opportunity to set planning policies, and can only be adopted following a referendum. They form part of the planning polic...

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District crying out for homes people can afford

District crying out for homes people can afford

The Government is insisting on a much higher level of house building in the district than had previously been planned for and is  even threatening to take over the council’s planning function if its doesn't come up with the goods. This means that there will be home limited loss of green belt, s...

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Brexit deadlock: THIS is the conversation I think we should be having. What do YOU think?

Brexit deadlock: THIS is the conversation I think we should be having. What do YOU think?

Daisy Cooper believes we should have a People's Vote. She says, "Theresa May has wasted months and months delaying this vote, and has now suffered the biggest defeat in Parliament ever.  It’s almost criminal how other important issues - like reforming business rates, and NHS and schools funding -...

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Daisy's Tribute to Paddy Ashdown

Daisy's Tribute to Paddy Ashdown

A personal tribute to Paddy Ashdown, Rest in Peace “Extraordinary times demand extraordinary people, Daisy.” That’s what Paddy said to me earlier this year. He had frog-marched me from Holborn to Westminster and demanded to know what I thought about the state of politics, and what more we could a...

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