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Member blogs Walton

#Time2Care about our Community

I have been volunteering with the Walton and Hersham Foodbank for over three years: the numbers of people needing to use the service have increased in that time, but never more so than since the Covid pandemic.  Since 24 March 2020 (the first day of lockdown) to the present day (28 February 2021), 1,599 food […]

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British government

“Grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK,” Lib Dems say

630 EU citizens in Elmbridge stuck in limbo as ‘Settled Status’ backlog soars The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal that 630 people in Elmbridge are still waiting for a […]

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Environment Walton Weybridge

Good news!

Residents in Elmbridge can now recycle their food & drinks cartons nearer to home (these are the difficult Tetrapak, Elopak etc. cartons for soup, fruit juice, non-dairy milk, & paper cups). These cannot currently go in our blue lidded bins because their composition makes them so difficult to recycle. For some time Elmbridge Borough Council […]

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Member blogs

Now is the #Time2Care

Like many people, I’ve previously concentrated on national politics. But having been involved in the local party since 2017, and spoken to many people on doorsteps, I’ve seen enough of the impact of Government policies, or lack of them, on our communities. Marcus Rashford has recently raised the profile of the scale of deprivation affecting […]

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Civil rights

Raab wants to scrap the Human Rights Act. Help us stop him.

British rights and freedoms are under threat. The Human Rights Act1 protects your rights to privacy and to a fair trial. It bans torture, slavery and forced labour. It ensures we all have freedom of religion and expression. And it empowers every individual to challenge the government in court to uphold their rights. It’s a […]

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Social Care

Give carers a break

Our local community has come together during the pandemic and shown fantastic concern and support for those in most need. Respondents to our survey last autumn consistently cited family, friends and neighbours as their primary source of support, with many wanting the positives of this enhanced community engagement and involvement to be something we strive […]

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Education Uncategorized

Elmbridge Lib Dem Laptop Appeal provides home-learning support for over 30 local families

As families and school children take a well-earned break from homeschooling for half term, it’s time to reflect on the amazing response of Elmbridge residents in recent weeks to the Elmbridge Liberal Democrats Laptop appeal. Thanks to our community’s generosity, 33 laptops have so far been provided to four of the Borough’s schools to help […]

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Surrey government

Lib Dems proposal forces Council to spend more on highway improvements

Lib Dems at Surrey County Council set out its proposal for a £26m (over 5 years) Road Safety Fund last week. Led by Group Leader Chris Botten, Lib Dem councillors had put together the alternative budget plan in response to the growing number of requests from the public to their Local or Joint Committees, for […]

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Tax

“Crisis of legitimacy” for Surrey PCC after his 5.5% increase in council tax precept is rejected by Police and Crime Panel and the public

Cllr Paul Kennedy, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has criticized the decision of Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro to press ahead with a 5.5% increase in his council tax precept, ignoring the concerns of the Surrey Police and Crime Panel and the public. The majority of the Panel […]

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Surrey government

Lib Dems call for road safety to be a budget priority

The Lib Dems on Surrey County Council are proposing an amendment to the Council’s budget to invest in tackling road safety problems across the county. Recognising that there is huge frustration in communities about the difficulties in getting road safety schemes funded in a timely manner, the Lib Dems are proposing a Road Safety Fund […]

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