Daisy Cooper praises 'amazing work' of Batchwood vax centre team

Daisy Cooper MP, the MP for St Albans, has joined Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary, in thanking and congratulating ‘Club Batchwood’ for being one of the best-performing vaccination centres in Britain. The centre was set up by a group of eight St Albans GP surgeries at the Bat...

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County takes steps to deal with flooding after pressure from Lib Dems

Liberal Democrats at Herts County Council are delighted that at last a new root and branch review of how flooding issues are dealt with has been agreed. They had been pressing for urgent action on the growing flooding issues. In December, Liberal Democrat county councillor Sandy Walkington t...

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Have your say on colourful new look for historic Charter Market

City centre shoppers and other fans of St Albans’ historic Charter Market are being asked to give their views on plans to change the look of the market stalls. The main proposal is to introduce gazebos – decked in the distinctive blue and yellow colours of St Albans – as part of the permanent ...

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MP and Mayor call for action to save Tier 2 pubs

St Albans MP Daisy Cooper and Watford’s Elected Mayor Peter Taylor are calling for urgent changes to the Tier 2 rules governing the sale of alcohol to prevent a devastating number of pubs going out of business over the Christmas period. The pair, both leading Liberal Democrats, warn that the ...

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Climate change and sustainability to underpin draft of new Local Plan

Liberal Democrat-led St Albans district council is to forge ahead with the drafting of a new Local Plan that addresses issues such as climate change and sustainability. The council’s executive cabinet agreed to withdraw the flawed plan drawn up under the previous Conservative administration at...

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What a goal! Herts council forced into U-turn on free school meals

A Liberal Democrat petition calling on Herts County Council to support footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to ensure no child goes hungry during school holidays has achieved its goal. The ruling Conservatives on the county council have been forced to step up their support for vulnerable fami...

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