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QC’S Advice on Local Plan “Wait for Officers’ Evidence’

Leader’s statement warns Councillors – officers must be allowed to present the evidence on our Local Plan At a Full Council meeting on 26 February 2020, the Leader of the Lib Dem/Residents’, Cllr Stuart Selleck, gave a clear message to councillors of all parties: “Planning officers are focusing on completing the evidence base for the […]

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Investing in Weybridge

New building development in Weybridge has meant that we have around £500,000 to invest in projects that improve our lives in Weybidge. If your organisation has a project that will contribute to Weybridge’s infrastructure then apply for a grant from Elmbridge borough. You can apply for grants up to £500,000 from 13 February. Click here […]

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Investing in our infrastructure – CIL

The application period for the 2020-2021 CIL funding round for local projects will open on Thursday 13 February 2020 for a period of six weeks. Applications must be completed and submitted by midnight on Sunday29 March 2020. More about CIL here. After this closing date, applicants who have applied by the closing date will have a further four […]

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New Focus is out, and being delivered across Elmbridge

Our monthly newsletter Focus is out and being delivered to homes across Elmbridge. If you have not received yours, please email chair@elmbridgelibdems.org.uk. This Focus talks about the Elmbridge Climate Emergency, car parking and the council’s consultations related to the Local Plan, plus more.

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Monica Harding thanks local voters and activists for their support

The Liberal Democrat candidate Monica Harding fought a powerful campaign in the General Election in Esher & Walton – gaining 28,389 votes against the current Tory MP Dominic Raab’s 31,132. Although Monica was 2,743 short of winning the contest, the result showed a strong swing towards the Liberal Democrats – in fact the largest swing […]

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Hersham Hall – a Lost Opportunity

Hersham Hall has now been closed for several years following an independent condition survey which judged it to be dangerous due to a number of building related issues needing attention. It was also during this period deemed unfit for purpose as a sports hall and was underused. £650,000 of taxpayers’ money spent on short term […]

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Hands off our Green Belt!

What land should be released for building over the next 15 years? That’s what the Local Plan is all about. But the inflated government target for building in Elmbridge will mean the extra people will: Squeeze already hard pressed local health services Create further shortages of local school places Intensify traffic congestion Increase pollution What […]

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Shape the future of Weybridge

Our Home Weybridge is undeniably an attractive place to live. Our easy access to London and Heathrow, our vibrant town centre, rivers, woodlands and green spaces, all ensure that many find it hard to imagine living anywhere else and would like our children to be able to live here too. More houses We recognise that, […]

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We are not a ‘safe seat’ any longer

The old adage about ‘safe seats’ does not apply in the Esher & Walton constituency any longer. Here’s the proof. Elmbridge voted decisively ‘remain’ in the European election by voting for the Liberal Democrats – ahead of the Brexit Party and the Conservatives. And the most recent YouGov poll in the Esher & Walton constituency […]

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Elmbridge Liberal Democrats form Joint Administration with Residents Associations Group for 2019/20 

Following the Conservatives’ loss of three seats in the recent Elmbridge Borough Council election and the gains made by both the Liberal Democrats and the Residents Associations, the two groups have now formed a joint administration for 2019/20. This was confirmed at the Annual Council held on Wednesday 15 May 2019. The Liberal Democrats have […]