Demanding Better for Guildford and the Villages

  • Article: Oct 13, 2019
    Today, the Liberal Democrats have called on the Conservative Government to ban all arm sales to Turkey.
    Following the human rights violations in Syria, Chuka Umunna, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary, said:
    "It is clear that there have been human rights violations against the Kurdish people in Syria. It is only right that the UK now bans any export of arms that could be used by Turkey in Syria.
  • Will Forster outside the Lightbox, Woking
    Article: Oct 8, 2019

    Following a request by the Lib Dems, Surrey County Council has agreed to exempt young care leavers from paying its share of Council Tax.

    Earlier today, Surrey's Full Council approved a report from the Cabinet to give young people who have been in the care system a discount of 75% on their Council Tax, which is the Surrey Council portion of Council Tax bills. About 600 young people under 25 who have left the care of the Council will no longer have to pay full Council Tax from next April.

  • Article: Oct 8, 2019
    By Zoe Franklin

    The reinstatement of in-patient services for Cranleigh has been a long fight. For over a decade now the residents of Cranleigh have campaigned and fundraised with this goal in mind. It should be obvious then why the application by Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust currently under review by Waverley Borough Council for the site at Knowle Lane is such a disappointment - it simply does not fulfill the the people of Cranleigh's quest.

  • Will Woking
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    The Lib Dems have called on Surrey County Council to back a bill that would increase the fines for leaving vehicles idling and make it easier to levy fines.

    During tomorrow's Full Council meeting, Councillor Will Forster will ask the Leader of Surrey County Council to call on the Government and Surrey's MPs to support the Vehicle Emissions (Idling Penalties) Bill.

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Oct 7, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat Group at SCC is concerned that the service was declared inadequate by Inspectors in December, and that the service is still seriously short of trained firefighters as a result of previous proposed cuts and a recruitment freeze. We believe the current plan to cut night time cover will unacceptably reduce response times; any change to the SFRS agreed by the Council should not reduce response times.

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