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Elmbridge government

Garden Waste Service – the impact of national HGV driver shortage

You can hardly move without hearing about the national shortage of qualified HGV drivers. The Road Haulage Association estimates that we have a shortfall of some 100,000 drivers at the moment (nearly 20% reduction on pre-2020 figures.) They put this down to: Covid exodus: many EU drivers returned home during the pandemic and the vast […]

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Member blogs

David Bellchamber 1947 – 2021

Sadly our fellow party member and dear friend David died July 28th. He was in hospital and caught Covid whilst there.  His death was a shock to us all – just hours before he died he phoned me about routine administrative matters. David was our Elmbridge Branch Secretary for the last 20 years and a […]

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British government Representation

Have your say on the boundary commission proposals

We accept this proposal as a sensible way to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Our communities have changed since the last boundary review.  The Elmbridge Liberal Democrats cover two Constituencies, the majority being in the Esher and Walton constituency, and the Weybridge area being in the Runnymede and Weybridge Constituency.  The  Esher and Walton Constituency electorate has grown significantly in the last 10 years, […]

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Cobham Representation

Lib Dem Robin Stephens gains seat from the Conservatives!

Thank you to the residents in Cobham & Downside who voted in the 1st July Elmbridge by-election. Robin knocked on thousands of doors and heard from voters who wanted a local councillor who listens to them and puts residents first. Robin has taken another brick out of the ‘blue wall’ following Lib Dems gains from […]

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Elmbridge government Planning

New Local Plan is put back to officers for further work

Elmbridge Borough Council’s RA/Lib Dem Administration and the cross party Local Plan Working Group have asked officers to carry out further work on the Local Plan so that it better represents the views and aspirations of the Borough’s councillors. The Local Plan sets out the Council’s ‘Place Shaping’ vision for the next 10 to 15 […]

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Cobham Elmbridge government

Lib Dems select Robin Stephens to contest Cobham & Downside

A strong local voice for Cobham & Downside Robin Stephens has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Cobham and Downside by-election on 1st July and is the only candidate who can defeat the Conservatives. Robin, who lives in Cobham with his wife and two young children, is a tech entrepreneur who has […]

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Elmbridge government

New Cabinet Meets for First Time

Elmbridge Borough Council’s Cabinet met for the first time since the recent election tonight.  The Cabinet – which is made up from the Residents Associations and Liberal Democrat coalition which runs the Council – received a report on Council Performance.  Commenting on the report newly elected Council Leader Chris Sadler said: “During all the turmoil […]

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Leisure

Making a Splash

The Residents Association and Liberal Democrat Administration – which runs Elmbridge Borough Council – has confirmed its plans for opening the Borough’s Paddling Pools this summer. The paddling pools at Oatlands and Churchfields Recreation Grounds are usually open for the school summer holidays. This year the situation is complicated by the pandemic and the need […]

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Elmbridge government

Lib Dems and RAs keep Elmbridge running

The Residents Associations and the Liberal Democrats look set to form the next administration of Elmbridge Borough Council. The elections on 6 May 2021 resulted in the Residents Associations and Liberal Democrats together holding a total of 26 seats.  The Conservative Party holds 21 seats. On 19 May the Council will meet for its Annual […]

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Elmbridge government

Elmbridge Lib Dems announce new Leadership team

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Cllr Bruce McDonald and Cllr Mike Rollings have been elected Leader and Deputy Leader of the Elmbridge Liberal Democrat Council Group. Cllr McDonald, elected in Claygate ward, is one of three new Councillors elected at the recent Elmbridge Borough Elections along with Judy Sarsby (Weybridge Riverside ward) and Jez […]

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