Proud of Our People!
Great work from the Lib Dem led Council.
Working with partners. Helping those in most need. Helping the vulnerable through the crisis.
Some of the many examples of work with and through partners:
Support to the Shielding - 76,416 phone calls, texts, visits
- 20,000 leaflets printed and dropped advising residents of services available to support them
- Making sure that some 2,400 households have enough food and medicines
Coordinating over 300 volunteers through Community 360 with hundreds more active in communities
Helping meet Food Bank demand
Collecting and delivering over 60 prescriptions a week
Making over 300 weekly befriending calls through One Partners
And much more, from access to translated materials to helping get residents on line, from access to poems and art packs to 'signposting' residents to other sources of help and support.
Thank you to our teams, staffs, leadership and partners.
Looking Forward to Coming Back!
Lock Down is easing. This is important. For jobs and things to do. For mental and physical health - and the health of our local economy!
Your Lib Dem led Council is deeply involved in those 'Covid Secure' discussions.
To make sure returning to shop, explore and eventually to eat and drink and meet up, is safe and enjoyable.
Great progress has been made, with partners to help those in need, the 'shielded' and the vulnerable and to help businesses and jobs return after the crisis!
Over £30M in business grants has been provided, helping thousands of employees and customers. Now we have secured a further £1.7M for Council discretionary grants of up to £10,000 to help those businesses who 'fell between the cracks' and those they employ. This is great news for a great and vibrant town - that will return to a new normal slowly - starting 15 June.
It will take time for every store to open but be confident that our Lib Dem led Council partnerships will help them revive and open safely, keeping the best of recent times, to make it easier to walk and cycle, and keep that cleaner air!
Play your part. Help us help others. Take care. Enjoy every step towards more usual times.
Moving On From Lock Down
Our Lib Dem led Council has made great progress with partners. To help the vulnerable, to help business with grants and funds and advice. Now they must plan for the future. We have to move on from closure and in a safe way give confidence to consumers and start up the local economy. Recovery work has started. The plans are being drawn up - for us and business.
The Liberal Democrat led council has been working hard to support you!
Join us in saying thank you to our NHS.
We ARE Finding Sunshine
Shielding, Helping, Connecting, Playing Our FULL Part
Beyond Campaigns - We Are All In This Together
Looking to 2020
A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters and Voters
Whatever the weather - Martin for ALL of Colchester
Lib Dems lead in Colchester!
Ready for ANOTHER election? We know they can be unpredictable. But we are getting ready. Lib Dems across the country have been polling strongly. Most pollsters expect them to do well. Or very well. And to to pick up seats across the country. It will be down to all of us. All of those caring for our country and our direction. All of those wanting liberal, decent, green and generous politics - to lend a hand. And their Vote.
Our Lib Dem led Council shows we CAN deliver. Award winning services. Strong finances. A passion for better - from our High Street to our Parks and Museums to our support for those in need. From new Council housing to a 'Best in the East' climate friendly Council.
Martin Goss is a leading Member of that Lib Dem team. A passionate campaignerr and organiser, a long term Lib Dem who will put Colchester first. Active all year and for many years, our local boy. Now our Parliamentary Candidate - here for ALL of Colchester.
Stand by. Be Ready. For Martin. Ahead in the local polls. Help us make it happen, make Colchester Lib Dem again. Martin for our next MP!