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I’ve been getting some emails from local residents who are concerned about a threat to local lollipop people. This has come as a bit of surprise, since a combination of campaigning by local people, hard work by local school governors, teachers and council officers in planning school travel and pressure from local councillors has just helped us get two more locally – one in Cheriton Road and one in Stockbridge Road!
“Irresponsibly inadequate attention has been given to the traffic, transport and safety issues arising from 420 new primary pupils attending the expanded Westgate School; and the proposed relocation of the nursery school.”
The consultation about Winchester’s primary school places is still ongoing and it’s vital that as many local people as possible respond before the closure date of June 15.
What do ‘serious parties of government’ do? And what does it mean for how the Lib Dems need to change?
We’ve heard a lot from Nick Clegg and the people round him that we need to be a ‘party of government’. Almost all Lib Dems agree with that – although many disagree strongly that this also means that we should …
There are four things I want a leader to do – deliver a winning political strategy, create an effective election winning core team, effectively communicate a distinctive vision – especially at major elections and deliver Liberal Democrat policies – whether in or out of Government.
One of the things I’m most keen to do as a Councillor is encourage and support walking in Winchester. I’ve been a campaigner for 20 mph zones for years. Since election to the County Council, I’ve successfully pushed to get pro-walking schemes on the development programme for Romsey Road and Stockbridge Road
Lib Dem Housing Speech
Proposing the 'Decent Homes for All' motion and conference paper at the Lib Dem Conference in Brighton 2012