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Kent Liberal Democrat County Council Group 2013

Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council: Fighting For You

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Oct 23, 2016

    Rob Bird, Member for Maidstone Central, asked Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, the following question:

    "Up to now the works on the Maidstone Bridges Gyratory have progressed well and traffic flows have generally been well managed. Unfortunately, on Saturday 24th September scores of motorists spe nt 2 hours queuing to get out of the Fremlin Walk car-park because of congestion caused by the roadworks. We have recently learnt that this situation was exacerbated and prolonged because the Kent Highways Management Centre at Aylesford was not manned at week-ends.

  • Ian Chittenden
    Article: Oct 23, 2016

    Ian Chittenden, Member for Maidstone North-East asked Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, the following question:

    "The number of sawn-off streetlight columns around th e County seems to be on the increase, most have been taped and left for many months. Not only are they a blot on the landscape, but the lack of light in localised areas increases safety risk for both motorists and pedestrians.

  • Kent County Councillor Trudy Dean
    Article: Oct 23, 2016

    Trudy Dean, Member for Malling Central and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group at Kent County Council asked Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, the following question:

    "Would the Cabinet Member for E nvironment and Transport please say what the Government's current policy is with regard to assessing submissions from Local Authorities and individuals to Planning Applications on the basis of the impact of traffic generation?

  • Trudy Dean
    Article: Oct 23, 2016

    Liberal Democrats warn of potential disaster if cuts continue

    KCC has taken an unusual step of producing a mid-term 'budget' which outlines some potential cut-backs, including 400 job losses, but provides little detail on the cuts or reassurance for Kent's residents. The report was debated at the Council meeting on 20th October.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Oct 19, 2016

    KCC has spent £6,877.6 on just 200 copies of an 'Annual Strategic Statement' and an executive summary, 84 each of which were to go to County Members, the rest to 'key partners' and MPs. The cost, which equates to over £34 each, includes £3,430 for graphic design alone. The information was obtained by Lib Dem County Councillor Rob Bird.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2016

    Lib Dem county councillors Trudy Dean, Rob Bird, Dan Daley and Ian Chittenden met with Kent Highways officers on Monday. Councillors expressed concern about the current unacceptable congestion at the northern end of Hermitage Lane and stressed the need for road improvements to be implemented as a matter of extreme urgency.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Sep 21, 2016

    Tim Farron's speech at Conference was given a thunderous reception.

    Click here for a video of Tim's speech. The full text of his speech follows:

    Liberal Democrats are good at lots of things. But the thing it seems that we're best at, is confounding expectations.

    We were expected to shy away from taking power, but we stepped up and we made a difference.

  • Martin Vye
    Article: Sep 20, 2016

    Martin Vye, Liberal Democrat education spokesman at Kent County Council, has warmly welcomed the overwheming support of Liberal Democrat conference members to press the Government to maintain the Erasmus programme.

    Martin commented as follows:

    "One of the great ideals of the European Union is that young people should be able to study in any university in any country in Europe.