Covid-19 Information: Click Here

  • Surgeons in operating theatre
    Article: Apr 21, 2020

    Alongside her Liberal Democrat parliamentary colleagues, local Lib Dem Spokesperson Zöe Franklin has called for a five-point 'Frontline Support Package' to be put in place by the Government to ensure that frontline workers get the support and recognition they deserve as they get us through the coronavirus crisis.

  • Pen and paper (Photo by Chandler Cruttenden on Unsplash)
    Article: Apr 16, 2020
    By Zoe Franklin
    Today (16th April) I have written to local MP Angela Richardson raising three issues relating to the coronavirus outbreak. I am sharing a copy of the text of the letter below.

    Update: I am grateful to Angela Richardson for her swift response to my questions and include these below the text of my letter.
  • Z Franklin signature
    Article: Apr 12, 2020
    By Zoe Franklin

    Whether you working in a hospital, care home, supermarket or other frontline roles, or you are home alone or with family, these are difficult times. More than ever we need to be looking after ourselves and others, our physical health and mental health.

    It isn't always comfortable to share how we are feeling but I encourage you to do just that, especially if you are struggling.

  • LibDems at County Hall
    Article: Apr 9, 2020


    The Lib Dem Group on Surrey County Council has called for the Council to reopen its Community Recycling Centres with social distancing measures to avoid fly tipping.

    This follows the latest advice from the Government that stated that Household Waste Recycling Centres can be open, but should have social distancing measures in place.

    Lib Dem Councillors are concerned the closure of local tips has started to result in a spate of very unwelcome fly tipping.

    Local authorities are focusing on household rubbish and food waste and regard the collection of garden waste and recycling as less of a priority. This coupled with Community Recycling Centres being closed and people being at home, so having time for gardening and housework, has resulted in an increase in fly tipping.

    Lib Dem Group Leader at County Hall, Councillor Chris Botten, said:

    "I am calling on Surrey County Council to reopen our Community Recycling Centres in a limited and safe manner to enable gardeners to dispose of their plant material and also for householders, who may be using the time at home to catch up with domestic jobs, to safely dispose of waste."

    "The County Council has been listening to concerns so far and I hope for a partial reopening of our community tips in the near future."


  • Article: Mar 31, 2020

    Following a request from Lib Dem Councillor Will Forster, Surrey County Council has agreed to postpone its planned increase of residential parking permits due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The County Council wants to increase the cost of residential parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones, and was intending to advertise and consult the public on the increase in April and then implement the increase soon after that. However, the consultation and increase will be now postponed until after the coronavirus pandemic.

Join Us Volunteer Button