Rewilding site given a helping hand by councillor and her daughter

New Greens Avenue in St Albans looks like it’ll be living up to its name thanks to help from a Lib Dem Batchwood councillor closely monitoring a rewilding site situated there.

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Save our Charter Market? Yes – that’s what we’re doing!

We’re in full support of the city’s Charter Market here at St Albans Liberal Democrats – and both we and the district council continue to take the necessary steps to ensure its survival for future generations.

So here are just a few of the things we’ve been doing to ensure the future success of St Albans Charter Market...

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Daisy Cooper calls for urgent review of new Flexi Season train ticket

Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, has called for an urgent review of the new Flexi Season Ticket offer and reinstatement of peak-time Carnet tickets on Govia Thameslink trains.

Existing part-time commuters who currently use carnet tickets will have fewer ticket options and face paying more for journeys under the new Flexi Season system, Daisy states in a letter to the transport minister, Grant Shapps, and the CEO of Govia Thameslink, Patrick Verwer.

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Charter market pilot will draw on feedback from business and shoppers

Traders, residents and businesses will be asked to choose their favourite gazebo design to be included in a pilot scheme feasibility study for St Albans’ historic charter market later this year.

Two gazebo designs – one the public and trader favourite in a survey undertaken earlier this year, the other in traditional blue and yellow colours – will be set up on St Peter’s Street before the pilot begins.

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Both St Albans Mayoral roles filled by Lib Dem councillors

Councillors Edgar Hill and Helen Campbell have been elected as St Albans Mayor and deputy mayor respectively.

Edgar succeeded Janet Smith to become the city’s 477th mayor at an annual meeting of the council after the elections on 6 May.

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Council set to become more efficient thanks to Lib Dem restructuring plans

Following the St Albans Liberal Democrats win in the local elections, plans have been made to restructure the council that will see it run in a more streamlined and democratic way.

The plans include replacing the single-part cabinet with four committees that represent Lib Dem priorities, adding more pre-decision scrutiny, and reducing the number of meetings.

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Book your place now! #Sustfest21 event to include Lib Dem leader Ed Davey

As part of Sustainability Festival 2021, we're hosting a free live Zoom discussion panel on decarbonising housing where we'll be joined by by Lib Dem leader and former Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Ed Davey.

Now in its fifth year, the Sustainability Festival (or as it's known on social media, #Sustfest) encourages local groups, businesses and schools all to run events and activities, creating an exciting sustainability festival by the people and for the people of St Albans District.

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Wild times ahead for St Albans thanks to council and wildlife trust partnership

A partnership project between the Lib Dem-controlled district council and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) is set to increase biodiversity in the district.

Wilder St Albans wants to increase the habitats across St Albans and the wildlife they support by coordinating a programme of practical action by the community. The project’s people and wildlife officer, Heidi Carruthers, will work together with community groups, individuals, schools and businesses to make space for wildlife in every part of our lives.

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St Albans Lib Dems take control of council after local election triumph

The Liberal Democrats will run St Albans City and District Council as the majority party after winning five additional seats in the local elections on 6 May.

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Council leader: ‘We will emerge from this crisis to face a new world’

A post-pandemic St Albans will inevitably see huge amounts of change. But by voting Lib Dem on 6 May, says Chris White, leader of St Albans City & District Council, you can make sure that it’s a positive change that focuses on community, the environment, and sustainable infrastructure.

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