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  • Lib Dem PCC Candidate Sam North
    Article: Feb 25, 2021

    Under plans released by Liberal Democrat Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate, Sam North, roads are to be made safer.

    "I have unveiled plans today for a coherent roads policing strategy that sets out the basis for how our roads can be made safer. After it was revealed that only 3% of Hertfordshire Police's budget is spent on policing our roads, it is no wonder that on average 78% of people see a traffic offence on a daily or weekly basis.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2021

    Liberal Democrat plans for free school meals for vulnerable children, investment in roads and footways, action on flooding, tree planting and mental health support in schools have all been voted down by the Conservatives at Hertfordshire County Council.

    The Conservatives rejected a fully costed and deliverable plan from the opposition Liberal Democrats that would have delivered free school meals, for children in need, for the next year - while seeking government support for future years.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021
    Opposition Liberal Democrats have hit out at a massive cut that the Conservatives have voted through to highways schemes in the next year.

    The ruling Conservatives have cut 61 road improvement schemes across Herts and reduced the budget for such schemes by £2m in the next year and each of the following three years cutting £8m in total.

    Originally the Conservatives had agreed to spend an extra £37m up to 2025. They have now reduced this by £8m to £29m - a cut of 22%.

    County Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Lib Dem Group Leader and Highways Spokesperson) said:

    "The Conservatives claim that our side roads have improved over recent years. There may have been some improvements but it was from a very low base. For residents living on the roads that have now been cut and for others waiting for their roads to be considered, the situation is far from satisfactory.
  • Letter to the Gazette 210221
    Article: Feb 21, 2021

    AN OPEN LETTER TO DACORUM MPS AND THE LEADER OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL

    We fully support meeting the 'need' for housing in Dacorum, especially when truly affordable and targeted at local people on the housing list. We also fully support the need for growth in the local economy. We do not, however, support the irreversible loss of precious green belt to provide for a housing number that is not supported by evidence of need. This loss of green belt is also contrary to the sustainable growth required to respond effectively to the climate emergency.