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Town Centre

Lib Dems back ‘Shop Local’ campaign

More than ever, shops and businesses in Elmbridge need support. Liberal Democrats are calling on residents to help local businesses bounce back after lockdown. Elmbridge Lib Dems have launched a ‘shop local’ campaign encouraging people to protect businesses and save local jobs by buying from local shops and suppliers whenever possible.  Local Lib Dem campaigner […]

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British government

Dominic Raab responds to letter about ‘oven ready’ Brexit deal

On 10th September, Monica Harding wrote to Dominic Raab about the Government’s Internal Market Bill proposals. ‘I asked him what had happened to the “excellent” and “oven-ready” Brexit deal that had trumpeted during the 2019 Election Campaign and why the Government was now prepared to renege on that deal, flout international law, risk peace in […]

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Walton Well being

Our community supports our foodbanks

Residents needing to make use of foodbanks has increased dramatically. Walton and Hersham have reported a 72% increase in the number of people in need of help against this time last year. Our foodbanks have managed to deliver for our residents while needing to overcome new operational difficulties due to Covid-19. Stock to prepare food […]

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Safety Surrey government

Surrey’s damaging cuts to young and old continue

When the Tory administration’s cuts to services continue relentlessly year after year, we have to say stop in no uncertain terms. The latest budget proposals for 2020/21 are the case in point. While we understand that balancing the books is challenging, we believe that Surrey’s residents will not tolerate the following Tory proposed cuts:  £4.6m […]

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Elmbridge government Representation

Tell us your views

We’re asking residents how they’ve been affected by lockdown and what improvements could be made by the councilelmbridgelibdems.org.uk/surveysep20

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Surrey government

Government U-turn leaves Surrey Tory leader embarrassed over waste of taxpayers’ money

Tory County Council Leader Tim Oliver, Weybridge Division, has been forced to delay contraversial plans for a single Unitary Authority in Surrey to replace the existing 11 districts and boroughs by next May. Following a Government announcement on changes to the forthcoming Devolution whitepaper, Tim Oliver emailed colleagues that it “effectively kills our bid”. Residents […]

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Elmbridge government

Elmbridge delivers for local residents

The coronavirus outbreak has been a struggle for many businesses, organisations, and people in our community. As of August, Elmbridge Borough Council has been able to provide

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Surrey government

Fire services under fire

In its latest budget proposals Surrey County Council is proposing to cut another £1.5m in its funding to the fire services. The Fire Brigades Union has has had a long-running battle with Surrey about continued cuts and the Union has repeatedly warned that it will put people’s lives in danger. Liberal Democrats in the County […]

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Elmbridge government Environment

Environmentally friendly face masks

Covid-19 has triggered the use of 129 billion ‘disposable’ face masks globally every month. The majority of these, including the ubiquitous blue and white masks which look like paper, are made from single-use plastic which is leading to an environmental catastrophe. Single-use plastic masks, considered medical waste, cannot be recycled and routinely end up in […]

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Elmbridge government Planning

Conservative Government’s proposals threaten Elmbridge’s Green Belt – even Tories call them ‘contemptuous’

Residents across Elmbridge have reacted with horror at Government plans to reform the planning system, which could result in hundreds of new homes being built in Elmbridge including on our Green Belt. The Conservative Government’s Planning White Paper proposes new nationally set housing requirements for every local area, as well as taking away Councillor and […]

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