Working to keep Colchester a "Dream Town"

Bill Frame, Lib Dem Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Planning at Colchester Borough Council, writes: This week the East Anglian Daily Times had a front page headline of “DREAM TOWN”, and stated that Colchester has a centre “other towns dream of” according to a national retail expert. Bill_Frame_11_Sep_15.jpg

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Northern Gateway update

Feedback on the proposed Northern Gateway sports and leisure development from residents who managed to attend the drop-in sessions late last month has been very positive, and there is a buzz about this future destination for Colchester, local Lib Dem Ward Councillors Martin Goss and Dominic Graham, County Councillor Anne Turrell and Focus Team member Phil Coleman have said. 

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Flexible season ticket petition grows

Colchester Liberal Democrats are campaigning to get a better deal for local residents who commute to work by train.

A great many work part-time or variable hours, sometimes to juggle work with childcare arrangements.  At the moment flexible workers have to buy expensive one-off tickets, or season tickets which they then waste on the days they don't work or travel.  Local Liberal Democrats want to change this out-of-date system.

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More 20 mph zones for Essex

More 20 mph zones could be on the way for residential roads in Essex, following a vote yesterday at Essex County Council. The Liberal Democrat group proposed a motion to encourage communities to make suggestions of roads in Essex where this would be appropriate.

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Conservative wind farm plans are a threat to our environment

Following reports that the Conservatives will cut wind farm subsidies earlier than planned, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lord Purvis said "Anti-wind power Tories will put up electricity bills, cut green jobs and reduce investment."

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Liberal Democrats warn that 2 million people could lose the right to vote

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to rule out scrapping safeguards that could lead to two million people falling off the electoral roll.

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The new Housing Finance Institute can help Councils build homes

Britain needs to build more than 200,000 new homes each year. We've all said it so many times before. Yet we are falling short of this target.

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UK drug laws no longer have any credibility

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson, Brian Paddick, has called for an overhaul of UK Drugs policy.  He said that the Government's new Psychoactive Substances Bill "adds to the confusion and further undermines the credibility of UK drugs laws."

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New members for Liberal Democrats

Nearly 50 people have joined Colchester Liberal Democrats following the General Election on 7th May - an intake of new members which has been welcomed by former MP Sir Bob Russell.

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Today is election day

You probably won’t need convincing that nobody is going to win a majority at this election.  If you want an MP with a proven record of working hard for all of Colchester's residents, please vote for me, Bob Russell, today.  Polls are open 7am to 10pm.  You don't need your polling card to vote.

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