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The big topic is ‘Local Plan Part 2′. This is due to set our detailed local planning policy – mainly what type of houses for where – for the Winchester District until 2031 – so it’s important to get it right.
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.”
Following a recent report in the Hampshire Chronicle, there’s been quite a bit of confusion about whether 20 mph will be enforced in Winchester or not.
In order to sort this out, I wrote to the Police Commissioner and the Chief Constable – and now I have their answers.
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.