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  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 6, 2018

    1. Working to end homelessness being criminalised.

    Vagrancy isn't a word we often use in the 21st Century. That's why the law that makes homelessness a crime dates back to the 19th century. Layla Moran MP, our excellent MP for Oxford West and Abingdon has brought forward a bill to repeal this draconian law and stop people being arrested just for not having a roof over their head.

  • our new vision
    Page: Mar 27, 2018

    Click HERE for our New Vision

  • budget
    Article: Mar 26, 2018
    By Pat Marsh

    Dear Editor

    I would like to respond to Councillor Cooper's recent comments on Harrogate Borough Councils budget. The budget, put together by the Officers of the Council, was a balanced budget with little room for maneuver. With the Conservative Government still squeezing Local Authority budgets delivering local services has become increasingly difficult, especially for services that the Council does not need to do, like Sport and Leisure and Parks and Gardens. My Group's priority has always to make sure that those discretionary services are maintained and would certainly not support any budget that impacted on those.

  • plastic bottles
    Article: Mar 7, 2018
    By Pat Marsh

    At tonight's Council Meeting The Lib Dems tabled a Notice of Motion asking that.. 'This Council commits to working towards making this District Plastic free, supporting plastic free initiatives within Harrogate District by:

    1. Phasing out, within the next 2 years, the use of single use plastic from its premises.
    2. Setting up a Task Group involving local environmental groups and businesses to create a robust strategy to encourage local businesses, other organisations and residents to go single us plastic free.
  • Knaresborough Market
    Article: Feb 19, 2018

    Lib Dems fighting for Knaresborough Market

    It was over a year ago that Lib Dems brought the plight of Knaresborough Market to the attention of Harrogate Council (HBC), urging action.

    A report showing the decline of market stall lets over the preceding 2 years highlighted the plight. HBC in response commissioned external consultants to look at the issue. One recommendation they made was that stall holders were to buy and erect their own stalls, with no financial assistance from the Council.

  • Clare McKenzie (Clare McKenzie)
    Article: Jan 28, 2018
    By Clare McKenzie

    Local Liberal Democrats campaign for action on speeding, including light up signs to reduce speed

    Residents expressed concern at speeding on Cold Bath Road, with seemingly little having been done to combat it.

    20 mph signs on the road are in small number and nearby school warning signs have been obscured by trees.

  • Matt Walker - HDFT
    Article: Jan 7, 2018
    By Matt Walker

    More than 40 patients have been left waiting in ambulances outside A&E in the Harrogate and Knaresborough district since November.

    41 patients in our area have faced waits of half-an-hour or more in ambulances outside A&E so far, this winter, Liberal Democrat investigations have revealed. In Christmas week alone, 15 people were stuck in ambulances for over half an hour outside A&E.

  • North Park Roundabout (Harrogate Informer)
    Article: Dec 12, 2017
    By Harrogate Informer in Harrogate Informer

    Further Signage Erected At New Park Roundabout

  • foodbank
    Article: Dec 10, 2017
    By Charlie McCarthy

    LIB DEM Focus TEAM meets the Harrogate and Knaresborough Foodbank - helping local people in crisis

    Foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust are in the news in the run up to Christmas. The Trust expects to top the 146,789 parcels it handed out last Christmas. They report nationally there has been a 13% increase in foodbank use since April 2017. The Focus TEAM wanted to investigate the local picture and spoke to the Chair of Trustees and the Harrogate project manager.

  • Tim Farron meets Councillors and prospective Councillors on 25th November 2017 (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Nov 25, 2017

    Tim Farron meets Councillors campaignerss on 25th November 2017