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  • SC
    Article: Sep 21, 2018

    The Council will no longer minute Council meetings in full. They will say on occasion that people spoke but not issues they raise for their residents and about local services, the Lib Dem Group have now decided to publish our own so that our residents know that we are raising their issues and working for them.

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    Article: Sep 17, 2018

    Heather Kidd, Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen, has hit out at the behaviour of Severn Trent Water and their repair teams caused major disruption in her ward recently.

    Heather said "Severn Trent fail to deal with leaks until they get pretty serious. They ignore problems until things get worse and then suddenly close a road claiming its an 'emergency'.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2018
    By Martin Lewis

    We are helping colleagues in the European Movement set up a Staffs for Europe group for mid and southern Staffordshire. An initial meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th September from 16:00-17:00 at The Sun, 7 Lichfield Road, ST17 4JX, Stafford.

    Pat Tweed, our Chair, will attend for us, but other members and friends wanting to attend are welcome too.

  • HK Summer 2018 PG1
    Article: Sep 1, 2018
  • Article: Aug 31, 2018
    By Martin Lewis
    • What are the top three political issues in Stafford Borough?
    • Can we, should we, try and stop a "no deal" Brexit?
    • Are we really seeing the rise of political populism and if so, how should Lib Dems respond?

    Three current topics of political interest. Our second general meeting for members and friends will be held in Stafford in a fortnight. You can raise and discuss whatever political issues you want, it is on:

  • LDA
    Article: Aug 21, 2018

    Ludlow Dementia Action Alliance is holding the meeting at Hagley Place (next to Coop service station) on the 30th August to discuss the next phase of making Ludlow a more dementia friendly town.

    Cllr Viv Parry, chairman of the group, said: " It is estimated that there are around 73,500 people in the West Midlands who have dementia. In Ludlow we have a higher proportion of elderly residents than most of Shropshire and we need to take action now to support residents affected by this condition. Some 30 businesses and interested parties have beeninvited to this meeting to discuss how we can work together to make Ludlow dementia friendly.

    "Over the last six months we have produced a leaflet written by Mike Beazley administrator which explains how we work with other groups to help carers and dementia sufferers but there is much more to be done.

    In addition we have invited George Rook Chair Shropshire Telford &Wrekin Action Alliance and Kat Horner Dementia Friendly Communities Officer for the -West Midlands to join us at our 11th September meeting to talk about other towns who are working the same way to become Dementia Friendly.

    If you would like to have more information please get in touch with Viv Parry 01584873604 or e-mail Viv.parry@gmail.com or Mike Beasley 01584873570 Mike.beazley@hotmail.co.uk

  • Article: Aug 16, 2018

    From the Daily Mail, 15th August 2018:

    Clarifications and corrections

    A sub-heading within an article on 13 April about an inquiry into disgraced MP Cyril Smith may have suggested that ex-Rochdale MP Liz Lynne ignored accusations of abuse.

    In fact, the inquiry concluded it could not make any findings about the truth or accuracy of claims made against Miss Lynne, and that it would be unfair to do so, as it did not seek live evidence from Miss Lynne.

  • .
    Article: Aug 4, 2018

    Ludlow South Shropshire Councillor Vivienne Parry has called on the Ministry of Transport to urgently rethink its proposed threat to voluntary drivers as it emerged that the voluntary sector is the play a big part in the new health structure in the County.

    Cllr Parry said "Future Fit is currently developing its transport strategy for the new health care structure in the County. Given the very rural nature of our County and the repeated cutbacks in bus services, minibus and car services run by voluntary organisations are going to play an integral part in this strategy. Unfortunately these very services are threatened by a initiative by the Department of Transport which could impact drastically on the number of voluntary drivers available."

  • Heather
    Article: Jul 26, 2018

    A Shropshire village threatened of being effectively cut off by unfinished roadworks has demanded immediate action from Shropshire Council to fulfil their legal responsibilities.

    In a meeting held at Priest Weston Village Hall last night (24th July) many local residents gave vent to their frustrations around the roads poor maintenance and damaged caused to their cars. Even the school bus driver and the primary school minibus driver attended.

  • Brexit-O-meter in Stafford with Alec and Richard, July 2018
    Article: Jul 18, 2018

    On 18th July Stafford and Stone Lib Dems set up a stall at lunchtime in the centre of Stafford. There was lots of lively conversation with passers-by.

    We asked people at random how they had voted in the EU referendum. 196 people told us. 102 said they had voted LEAVE (52%) and 94 said they has voted REMAIN (48%)