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 it...

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

A 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 families and commit to e...

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Sign our petition to press county to deliver free school meals in holidays

Herts Lib Dems are appealing to the public to sign a petition calling for the county council to support footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to ensure no child goes hungry during school holidays. Conservatives on Herts County Council recently voted down a Liberal Democrat-led move to ensure that...

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Portfolio holder Mandy McNeil shortlisted for prestigious civic award

Liberal Democrat district councillor Mandy McNeil has been shortlisted for a prestigious civic award for her work supporting businesses and the community in St Albans. Mandy was nominated for the annual Cllr Awards run by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) in the Finance and Economic De...

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‘Crisis gives us chance to build fairer society and greener economy’

Daisy Cooper MP has welcomed a grassroots campaign by Build Back Better St Albans calling for a green coronavirus recovery plan for the economy that also tackles social inequality. Campaigners presented Daisy with a letter signed by more than 20 local groups asking her to write to the chancellor ...

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Any new Local Plan must include measures to combat climate change

It’s highly likely that St Albans City and District Council will need to prepare a new Local Plan after interventions by planning inspectors pointed out deep flaws in the version submitted by the Conservatives in the dying days of their administration. Liberal Democrats see this as an opportunity...

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