Valuing You event

Posted by Paul Hulbert on Focus on Sodbury, Yate and Dodington
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 10:00

"Valuing You" is an event for people with learning difficulties, their families, carers and service providers. It's being held at BAWA in Filton on Wednesday 26 November, from 10am to 3pm, and you can book your place now. The event will be opened by Paralympian Karen Baxter and give you the chance to find out about activities and opportunities for people with learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire. Activities will include fencing, dancing, boccia, knitting and drumming. There will also be an art competition, and you can find out more information about Dementia Friends and shared reading. There is no charge ... (more)

Hemel's Regeneration Plans To Become a Reality

Posted by Nick Hollinghurst on Nick Hollinghurst
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 09:26

[IMG: HHnew-psq-building] Ambitious plans for Hemel Hempstead town centre's regeneration are going on show. Dacorum Borough Council are submitting a planning application mid-November for a new community focused public service quarter with a modern library at its heart (pictured), replacing the current Civic Centre on Marlowes. This will be followed soon after by separate proposals for new homes, retirement living accommodation and leisure facilities (including a cinema and restaurants). Dacorum BC will be holding an exhibition, together with development partners Endurance Estates and R G Carter, where residents, businesses and anyone else with an interest in the town are invited ... (more)

ALDC's By-Election Report: A dearth of Liberal Democrat candidates

Posted by ALDC on Liberal Democrat Voice
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 09:05

[IMG: ALDC Master Logo (for screen)] Five principal council by-elections were contested yesterday in England, Scotland and Wales. In Telford & Wrekin (UA), by-elections were held in Ironbridge Gorge and Newport West. The former contest resulted in a Labour hold although they saw a decrease of 8.9% in their vote from the ward's 2011 election, after UKIP had polled 18.5% despite not fielding a candidate in 2011. In Newport West an Independent candidate gained a seat from the Conservatives to become the second Independent representative on Telford & Wrekin council. The Conservatives saw a 37% decrease in their vote finishing ... (more)

The Blood is The Life 01-11-2014

Posted on Nothing is more important than my egomania
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 09:00

The claims against Jian Ghomeshi show we still need to talk about sexual consent (tags: ) How teachers can support trans students (tags: ) Bonfire night events across Calderdale (tags: ) Jesus, we're still paying off the South Sea Bubble Debts. Bloody Walpole, leaving the country in a mess that the Lib Dems have to clear up... ;) (tags: ) Votes for UKIP and independence reflect inadequacies in our political system (tags: ) Bedroom Tax: Tories in Commons 'time wasting' plot to save hated charge - go @AndrewGeorgeLD! (tags: ) Virgin Galactic space rocket crash: 'One pilot dead and one ... (more)

Going to see the poppies at the Tower of London? Tower Hill station is closed this weekend

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 08:55

[IMG: Tower of London - second visit] Paul Cummins's display of red poppies outside the Tower of London, marking the anniversary of the First World War, has been a remarkably popular piece of art – and rightly so given the importance of what it commemorates and the brilliance of the poppies. This weekend (1st/2nd November) is likely to be one of the busiest for people visiting it, and yet Transport for London has decided that this is also a good weekend to close the neighbouring tube station (Tower Hill) for engineering works. As Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat member of the ... (more)

Balgay Parish Church Christmas Fayre and Craft Sale

The Balgay Parish Church Christmas Fayre and Craft Sale is on Saturday 8th November from 10am to 12 noon. All welcome! Tickets, (including tea/coffee) are £2, with children's tickets at £1. You can pay on the day at the door. (more)

Road markings in Sefton – or more to the point the lack of them

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton FocusSefton Focus
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 07:56

Not long ago I mentioned the missing road markings in Liverpool Road South in Maghull (at the Meadows mini roundabout) where a set of speed humps remains unmarked to this day, weeks and weeks after the road was resurfaced. I also mentioned that my Lib Dem councillor colleague from Southport's Birkdale Ward – Richard Hands – had raised similar concerns at the last meeting of Sefton Council and that he had received a dismissive response. Well whether our Labour rulers like it or not it seems to be a fact that road markings are taking many weeks to be ... (more)

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 9

Posted by Stephen Tall on Liberal Democrat Voice
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 07:55

Congratulations to Jon Featonby, who continues to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 9, having amassed 525 points so far – an average of 58 points each week. His nearest rival, just 7 points behind, continues to be George Murray. In third place, on 513 points, is a very familiar Lib Dem name: Andrew Wiseman, current chair of the Federal Conference Committee. With just 42 points separating the top 10, there is of course all still to play for. [IMG: LDV FANTASY FOOTBALL_9] There are 152 players in total and you can still join the league by clicking ... (more)

Roger Williams MP Launches Report on Gurkha Welfare and Pensions at No. 10

Posted by Freedom Central on Freedom Central
Sat 1st Nov 14 - 05:27

Roger Williams MP has launched the House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group on Gurkha Welfare's report into the grievances of Gurkha veterans. Following many oral evidence sessions and written submissions the Group has now published their report. The Group recognises many grievances have been proved to be correct and have asked the Government to investigate and pay compensation where necessary. On the substantial issue of equalisation of Gurkha pensions with other members of the British Armed Forces the Group cannot make any recommendations, because of the past and indeed ongoing action in British Courts and the European Courts. This ... (more)

A video that will scare you more than anything on Hallowe'en

Posted by caronlindsay on Caron's Musings
Fri 31st Oct 14 - 21:32

I meant to write something about this months ago, but it got buried in the "Blog Posts that Time Forgot" pile. The Scottish Police Federation's stand was by far the best at Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference in Aberdeen in March. ... Continue reading → (more)