Demanding Better for Guildford and the Villages

  • Article: Nov 13, 2019

    The Lib Dems have announced they would more than double spending on youth services in Surrey to £33,998,703,to help tackle rising levels of crime. This would form part of a total ring-fenced fund of £500 million for Local Authorities across England to spend on youth services, providing young people with positive, safe and healthy alternatives to gangs.

  • Article: Oct 24, 2019
    By Angela Goodwin

    GBC Lib Dem Councillor Angela Goodwin (lead member for access and disability) was interviewed this morning by BBC Surrey Radio following a press release by Guildford's Friary Centre last week.

    Whilst accessible toilets are found throughout the town, they don't meet everyone's needs. This much needed facility is being built on the same level in the Friary Centre as the accessible car parking spaces and 'Shopmobility' in Bedford Road car park, so its location is ideal. It should be ready in time for Christmas.

  • 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.

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