St Albans votes unanimously to recognise climate emergency

St Albans City and District Council, led by the Liberal Democrats, has agreed unanimously to recognise the climate emergency. 

The move was driven by a petition signed by 1,700 residents and lodged with the council on 13 June.

The petition asked the Council to recognise the climate emergency and to do everything in its power to make the whole of St Albans district carbon-neutral by 2030.

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Lib Dems begin shaping plans for district council after election success

Liberal Democrats stormed the local elections in May  ̶  winning 11 of a possible 21 seats, including five from the Conservatives and two from Labour, and becoming the largest party on the district council. 

Since then our team has been shaping our plans to run the council – and run it better than it’s ever been run before.

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Vince Cable in St Albans to discuss Brexit threat to food standards

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, met farmers, retailers, local producers and representatives of the National Farmers Union on 16 April to talk about the protection of our food standards in the event the UK leaves the EU.
 

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Vince Cable stresses Lib Dem core values on visit to St Albans

Vince Cable has high hopes the Liberal Democrats will become the largest party on St Albans District Council after the local elections on May 2.

The Lib Dem leader was visiting the city as part of a national tour and met local businesses and community organisations, as well as Lib Dem candidates and supporters campaigning for victory in the council elections.

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Jo Swinson in St Albans

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Jo Swinson, Deputy Leader for the Liberal Democrats, came by St Albans today to help with our local election campaign. Thank you to those who came along!

Polling day is on 2 May. If you want to help us move St Albans forward, please volunteer here: http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk/volunteer


‘Exit from Brexit’ van rallies supporters ahead of march for People’s Vote

Daisy Cooper and St Albans Lib Dems welcomed the ‘Exit from Brexit’ poster van in St Peters Street on Thursday (March 21). It’s clear that Theresa May and her chaotic Tory government are not listening to the people. We demand a People's Vote – and will be marching on Parliament to make our voice heard this Saturday, March 23. Join us on the march.  Exit from Brexit poster van


‘Cheers’ to Great Northern locals as pub gains listing as community asset

St Albans Liberal Democrats are saying ‘cheers’ to a dedicated group of locals from the Great Northern after they succeeded in getting the pub listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ (ACV).

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County slammed for failure to address demand for secondary school places

Local Liberal Democrats have challenged Hertfordshire County Council to sort out the mess resulting from the failure to get Katherine Warington School in Harpenden approved in time. 

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Opposition Lib Dems attack Tory-run council for ‘litany of failures’

The Tories controlling St Albans District Council have come under fire for a series of recent failures and poor financial management, including a thumping £108,000 loss forecast for the city’s new museum and gallery.

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Build local homes people can afford to buy and rent

For too long now, many St Albans families and friendships have been torn apart due to skyrocketing house prices here in the district.

Young professionals... children of families who have lived here all their lives... key workers, such as teachers and nurses.

People the city should be embracing are being forced to leave the place they love because they simply can’t afford to buy or rent here.

That’s why opposition Liberal Democrats have put forward new plans to build more homes people can afford, including much-needed social housing.

Chris White, leader of the Lib Dem group on St Albans District Council, told us: “The council must become a developer in its own right – it’s the only way it can build the volume of social housing needed to retain our youngsters and keep families together.

“We understand there has to be new greenfield development, but it’s essential that plans are in place from the start to provide new schools, highways and NHS services – not after the houses are going up, which is much too late.”

Conservative leaders have failed to take action for many years now. But a Lib Dem council would deliver on this right away.

Council must become a developer


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