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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Nascot Lawn Entrance
    Article: Nov 17, 2017

    Yesterday the Herts Valleys CCG made the appalling announcement that they had confirmed their previous decision to withdraw their £600,000 annual support for Nascot Lawn children's respite care home. Cynically they claim their decision was taken because the County Council had failed to engage with them in looking for a workable way forward, when it has been their failure to engage from the outset that has caused this dreadful situation to occur.

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Nov 7, 2017

    Last week th ere were three gains by Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives.

    Labour held a seat they were contesting, in a ward which the Liberal Democrats did not contest.

    The Conservatives held two of the five seats they were defending.

    However, in Buckinghamshire North, where the Liberal Democrats did not stand at the last election, the Con vote share dropped 10% and the Lib Dems achieved 24%. Possibly the HS2 effect?

  • Members Meet Berkhamsted October 12th 2017
    Article: Oct 30, 2017

    . Berkhamsted and Tring Liberal Democrats have started a regular series of Member Meets, twice a month.

    . The first one was held in Berkhamsted at the Kings Arms in the High Street on 12th October.

    . Two dozen members turned up for what proved to be a lively and enthusiastic gathering.

    . The party, both locally as well as nationally, has expanded hugely over the last couple of years.

  • road closed
    Article: Oct 30, 2017
    SURVEY WORK ON TRINGFORD ROAD BRIDGE, TRING
    Today 30th October
    Tringford Road Bridge and its approaches may be closed for sometime today to allow detailed survey work to be carried.
    This is with a view to proposing the installation of light controlled traffic management and other measure to improve the safety of road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Coal Reduction Diagram Dong
    Article: Oct 17, 2017

    DONG Energy A/S, Denmark's largest supplier of electric power has decided that by 2023, coal will no longer be used as fuel at any of the company's power stations.

    The company, whose name is an acronym for "Danish Oil and Natural Gas", has already disposed of all its upstream fossil fuel assets. It has decided to make what it calls "the black to green transition" and to underline this transformation is changing its name to Ørsted after the nineteenth century Danish physicist, Hans Christian Ørsted. Better known as Oersted - after whom the unit of magnetic field strength is named - he was the first person to discover the link btween electricity and magnetism. He also identified aluminium as a chemical element.

  • Train on Bacon Factory Chord New Bridge
    Article: Sep 29, 2017

    It's always goood to see a long-awaited project delivering benefits. In this case the so-called "Bacon Factory Chord" in the north of Ipswich.

    This is a combination of a new bridge over a river, a curve of relaid track and new points that will eliminate the need for reversing trains - always a slow and expensive procedure - destined for Nuneaton, the Midlands and the North West.

  • Steam Roller
    Article: Sep 27, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Opposition councillors at County Hall have been shocked and angered to hear that HCC are intending to extend the contracts of much-criticised highways contractors Ringway for a further 5 years.

    Councillors were told in a short email on Monday, that the final decision would be made in November.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2017
    By Cllr Charlotte Hogg

    The Conservative-run County Council is set to ask some of the most vulnerable residents in Hertfordshire to contribute more to social care charges to cover up the Government's failure to fund social care properly.

    The move comes at a time when demand for social care is growing, but continued cuts to social care budgets imposed at national level mean Hertfordshire County Council is looking to save £4m in its adult care budget.

  • A507 ()
    Article: Sep 23, 2017

    Huge volumes of traffic, sharp bends, low bridges have been causing problems for years on the A507, which, for an "A" road, is quite narrow in places. Villages are plagued with congestion and pollution and HGVs have difficulty in passing each other in several places. In addition, there have been numerous bridge strikes as larger HGVs, misled by inaccurate satvav, are too tall to get under the Baldock railway bridge.

  • Sheffield Tram Train 2 ()
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    25 years behind the first successful link between a light rail and a normal rail network constructed in 1992 in Karlsruhe, the first trams designed to run on the first such link in the UK (dubbed "tram-train") have finally been introduced into passenger service.

    Paul Maynard, the Rail Minister, was present, together with councillors and transport managers from across Sheffield for the introduction of the new Stadler tram onto Sheffield's Supertram network.