Post Referendum- Emails and web story

Posted by Claire Halliwell on Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 09:26

[IMG: 2016 Post Referendum - facebook ad (500x375)] Here are a few Good Practice Examples from Stockport, Sutton and Islington including Emails to members & Web Site Postings Web Post from Cllr Iain Roberts, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Group Stockport Council "EU referendum: Lib Dems needed more than ever in fight for Britain's future" The people have spoken and the UK will now start the process [...] (more)

A reminder about the memorial event for David Rendel on 4th July

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 09:20

[IMG: David Rendel at Anti-Iraq war demo 15th Feb 2003 Some rights reserved by Paul Walter] The life and legacy of David Rendel, Liberal Democrat MP for Newbury 1993-2005, will be remembered by his family, friends and colleagues at Newbury's Corn Exchange on Monday 4th July 2016. All are welcome at the event which will begin at 1.00pm. Donations in David's memory may be made to Voluntary Service Overseas or Médecins Sans Frontières (UK); there is a Just Giving page for this. (more)

Made in Bury Community Awards - Winners

Posted by prestwichfocus on Tim Pickstone
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 09:02

Last month at Bury's Annual Council award the 2016 'Made in Bury Community Awards' to individuals and community groups who had made a special difference in our communities. Bury's Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Tim Pickstone, presented the 'Volunteer of the Year' awards to: Peter James-Robinson, Geeta Sarin, Gary Dawson and Elaine Valle-Jones. One of our very own Prestwich 'lollypop' ladies, Gwendoline Robinson, was the winner of the 'good neighbour awards. Special awards were given to teams who had such a difference in Ramsbottom and Radcliffe in the Boxing Day floods last year. A full list of award winners is here. ... (more)

Safer Stronger meeting coming up

Posted by Paul Hulbert on Focus on Sodbury, Yate and Dodington
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 09:00

The next Yate and Chipping Sodbury Community Engagement Forum - formerly known as the Safer Stronger Community Group - will be held on Monday 4th July at 7pm in the St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate BS37 4LG. Please come along and meet local councillors and council staff, the police, Avon Fire and Rescue and others to discuss local matters of concern and to try to come up with solutions. Before the meeting - from 6pm - there will be a "Have a Safer Summer" event with advice from such agencies as the Police, Fire Brigade and Crime Prevention. (more)

Britain, post-Brexit, reminds me of the worst of America

Posted by Nick on
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 08:56

I travelled extensively across America when I was younger, taking in a total of 35 different states. It is an odd place in many respects, and there are things about it I really like and things about the place I'm not so fond of. One of the more alarming elements of American culture is the anti-science, "did you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than in your brain?" motif. During the EU referendum campaign, that came out in British public life in a way I have never seen previously. Within English culture, there has always been a ... (more)

National press coverage favoured Brext 4:1

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 08:55

That's the conclusion of a detailed study of how the media covered the European referendum, carried out by the Loughborough University Centre for Research in Communication and Culture. (more)

New Tests for Bury's Licensed Taxi Drivers

Posted by prestwichfocus on Tim Pickstone
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 08:44

New tests are being introduced from 1 July 2016 for future taxi drivers in Bury in order to drive up standards and ensure passenger safety. The Council's Licensing Committee has agreed that people who want to drive a Hackney ('black') cab or private hire vehicle will have to show that their driving ability and communication skills are up to the mark. Firstly, they will have to provide evidence that they have had a Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency driving assessment. Secondly, if they cannot produce evidence that they have a GCSE or equivalent in English and maths, they must take ... (more)

EU Referendum: Opinion

Posted by timpickstone on Tim Pickstone
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 08:35

Last week Britain voted, by 52% to 48%, to leave the European Union. We are lucky enough to live in a democracy, and it is important to respect everyone's votes, whichever way they were cast. Naturally we respect the result of the referendum, but this does not mean that Liberal Democrats will stop believing in a future for Britain at the heart of Europe. Leaving the EU will hit livelihoods, homes and jobs. Sadly, we are already seeing that many of the things that were predicted by experts are coming true: the value of our currency has collapsed, the value ... (more)

Ombudsman Customer Service Clinic

From Ombudsman Services : A customer service clinic is being held at the Overgate Shopping Centre on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July from 9am - 5pm to assist people unhappy with service they have received from a company or service. Advisors from Ombudsman Services, the largest multi-sector ombudsman in the UK, will be on hand to hear complaints about products or services which are felt not to have been adequately handled by the company. Ombudsman Services are a not-for-profit organisation who operate at no cost to the public purse or to consumers, the companies who have agreed to ... (more)

Meet HealthWatch Bury at Prestwich Library

Posted by prestwichfocus on Tim Pickstone
Tue 28th Jun 16 - 08:26

Residents are invited to meet representatives of HealthWatch Bury on Tuesday 5 July at Prestwich Library. Between 10am and 1pm, visitors can pick up information leaflets and share their experiences of using the local health and social care services. (more)