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Education Surrey government

Chaos in Education: Surrey County Council is letting schools down

With the latest decision by Surrey to reopen primary schools tomorrow morning, Conservative-run Surrey County Council is failing its schools.  At a moment of crisis, with rates of coronavirus infections rocketing in all parts of the County and neighbouring London primaries closed, there is an urgent need for strong leadership to protect teachers and pupils.  […]

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Elmbridge government Surrey government

Lib Dems’ Autumn ’20 Focus

Our latest Focus has been delivered by our volunteers over the last few weeks across Elmbridge providing news about what’s happening in Elmbridge and Surrey. You can read extended versions of the articles on our website or you can download a PDF of our printed version here. The Lib Dem Focus is our way of […]

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Surrey government

Extend Free School Meals in Surrey

This week the Government voted against extending Free School Meals in the upcoming school holidays. Conservative councils across the country are rightly turning against the Prime Minister and finding ways to provide meals where the Government has chosen not to. We’re petitioning Conservative-run Surrey Council to follow the lead of other councils and act now […]

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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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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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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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Surrey government

Five good reasons why the Tories’ ‘Monster Surrey’ plan must be opposed – and a better alternative created

The Tory administration at Surrey County Council have proposed to Boris Johnson’s government the creation of one single ‘Monster Surrey’ local authority in Surrey. The idea is described as ‘revolutionary’ (their language) by the Tories and it would be the end of all eleven borough/district councils, including Elmbridge Borough Council. Instead they would be merged […]

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Representation Surrey government

Elmbridge Liberal Democrats object to ‘one monster council across Surrey’

“The current ineffective and uneconomic two-tier system of local government needs reforming and streamlining. We must, however, beware the creation of one monster-council for the whole of Surrey, which would need to serve 1.2 million people who currently live here. This would make it distant from residents and impossible to manage efficiently”,  says Gill Smith, […]

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Elmbridge government Surrey government

Community Protection Group

Various agencies have come together to co-ordinate their roles with each other to further common aims: Army, Emergency Management, Fire Service, Health and Safety and Trading Standards If you would like to know more about plans to protect our future click here and if you want an update on current business click here

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Elmbridge government Environment Health Surrey government Town Centre Transport

20s Plenty for Us

Why reduce speeds in our residential streets?There are a whole host of reasons but in climate emergency terms it is to enable people to travel in the safest, healthiest and greenest way that we know and that is by cycling. We know that people will cycle if they feel safe.  The way to do this […]

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