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Lib Dem challenge to ‘unfair’ school places plan

Lib Dem Councillors have issued a formal challenge to B&NES Council’s school places plan on the basis that it unfairly penalises families in South West Bath.


Walcot community up in arms over Riverside building and London Road planters

Over 100 local residents packed into the Riverside Youth Centre on Monday evening (16 April) to protest against Conservative plans to scale back youth services and, in the words of one resident, “degrade London Road” by removing planters and trees installed by the last Lib Dem administration.


Conservatives accused of ‘smoke and mirrors’ over garden waste collections

The Conservatives are trying to hoodwink local residents over charges for garden waste collections say Lib Dem Councillors in B&NES.


Conservatives refuse to be transparent about affordable housing

Lib Dem development spokesperson, Councillor Will Sandry, has pressed the Conservative Cabinet to improve transparency around the affordable housing element of new housing developments.


More children should get free school meals say Lib Dems

Changes to eligibility criteria, which come into force next month, will mean some local children will miss out on free school meals say Lib Dem Councillors in B&NES. They have called for the current rules to be maintained so that more children from poorer families can benefit.

 


Councillor slams Conservative Cabinet for refusal to publish air quality report

Crucial proposals for improving air quality in Bath will not be made public before they are signed off by the Cabinet members and submitted to government later this month, it has emerged.


Curo decision ‘tough but right’

Lib Dem Councillor for Combe Down, Cherry Beath, responds to Curo’s announcement that the planned regeneration of Foxhill has been abandoned in favour of managed refurbishment.


Shortsighted cuts risk lost generation

On Wednesday night I watched with increasing despair as the Conservative Cabinet voted through the budget they’ll put to B&NES Council next week.


Challenge to Tory Library Plans Update

Bath’s Conservative-led Council is bringing in sweeping changes to the way Library services will be run in the future. Community groups and volunteers will be asked to step in and run branch libraries, whilst Bath Central Library is set to be merged with the One Stop Shop customer services centre. Lib Dem Councillors are opposing these plans and used the Council's 'Scrutiny' process this week to mount a formal challenge against the Cabinet's decisions.


Lib Dems call for action on single-use rubbish

Urgent action is needed to tackle the enormous quantities of single-use packaging waste, such as plastic bottles and coffee cups, which are thrown away every day, say local Lib Dem Councillors.