New cultural centre will be ‘a real asset’, say Harpenden Lib Dem councillors

Liberal Democrat councillors in Harpenden have spoken in praise of the new Eric Morecambe Centre after attending its opening ceremony last week.

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Highway trees set to be replaced thanks to our county councillor

Liberal Democrat councillors have successfully persuaded the ruling Conservatives at Herts County Council to give a commitment to replacing thousands of trees that have been removed from highways.

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Successful tree preservation orders help fend off development

St Albans Liberal Democrat councillors have successfully secured tree preservation orders that will help protect land on the Verulam estate against unwanted development.

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Pub landlord praises Lib Dem councillor for community work during pandemic

Lower Red Lion landlord David Worcester has spoken out in praise of Liberal Democrat councillor Mandy McNeil following her work for hospitality businesses and the community over the past 20 months.

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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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