• David Goodwin
    Article: Dec 11, 2018

    Liberal Democrat County Councillors in Surrey have today voted against proposals put forward by the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP). The report published by the IRP recommended that a Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA) of £10,000 be allocated to Deputy Cabinet Members, a set of roles only introduced to Surrey County Council in May this year.

  • Chris Botten Large
    Article: Nov 27, 2018

    "Things fall apart- the centre cannot hold
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world……….."

    These words of WB Yeats resonate.

    The bizarre nature of our current politics degenerates still further and nothing seems to be co-ordinated or connected. Like some high risk Mad Hatter's Tea Party each silo sits in a puddle of its own illogical absurdity.

  • Guildford Council Housing Graphic
    Article: Nov 9, 2018

    Guildford Liberal Democrats welcome the confirmation in this week's budget that the cap on the ability of councils to borrow to build new council houses is being scrapped. The Lib Dems are now calling for Guildford Borough Council to adopt an 'ambitious but achievable' target to build 3,000 new council houses in the borough over the next decade.

  • Surrey Cuts Map
    Article: Nov 1, 2018

    Public services in Guildford face devastation under £200 million of cuts planned by the Conservative administration at Surrey County Council. Two out of the five children's centres in Guildford borough will be closed and one of the remaining ones will see services reduced as it's downgraded to the status of a 'satellite centre'.

  • Surrey parking
    Article: Oct 8, 2018

    Parking charges of £1.30 per hour, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per day, were introduced in the car parks on Surrey County Council's Countryside Estate, including those at Norbury Park, on 6 August 2018 despite significant opposition from local residents. Previously there was no charge.

    Liberal Democrat County Councillor Hazel Watson (Dorking Hills) said: "Following the introduction of the parking charges, the car parks, unsurprisingly, have been virtually empty.

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