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  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    David has set up a petition on SCC's site here https://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/CollegeCrossing/#detail

    to seek improvements at this crossing. The lack of a pedestrian phase for the lights, and no dropped kerb, make it a difficult crossing for those who want to walk up to the Downs and can't sprint across.

  • Paul Kennedy NFU pledge
    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, has taken the National Farmers Union pledge to make it a priority of Surrey Police to tackle rural crime and increase police visibility in rural areas.

    Paul said: "I have no hesitation in backing the NFU campaign. Rural communities and Liberal Democrat councillors across Surrey, especially in my own beautiful constituency of Mole Valley, have long campaigned for more visible policing.

  • Chris Botten
    Article: Mar 30, 2021

    The Lib Dem Group have called for a review into Surrey County Council's failed attempt to build an 'Eco Park' to process much of Surrey's household waste after it was revealed that the Council is in legal proceedings with the builder of the facility.

    At the Full Council meeting in March, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change announced that after "exhausting other options available, we have now entered legal proceedings with Suez to resolve our issues. We hope to bring this to a swift conclusion to allow us to move forward with the Eco park and resolve the matter."

  • Paul Kennedy outside Guildford Police Station
    Article: Mar 29, 2021

    Cllr Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat PCC for Surrey welcomed the comments in the Guardian of Martin Hewitt, the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) in recognising that the police's legitimacy is so low in black communities it is damaging the effectiveness of law enforcement.

    Paul Kennedy said the start of solving any problem was to recognise what it was:

  • Article: Mar 28, 2021

    Dear friends, welcome to our latest Update covering material since our last one on 6 March. I am sure you are all relieved that NASA has said the planet will not get hit by an asteroid in the next 100 years, so we can get back to focusing on more immediate issues such as:

    Local COVID updates:

    • Monday sees some changes in what we can and can't do.
    • As usual our links at the bottom of this Update provide links to where you can get the full information from the authorities.
    • The free NHS asymptomatic testing service is moving from Bourne Hall to Ewell Court House, while the vaccination centre is moving from the racecourse to Sandown Park from 17 May.
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  • Article: Mar 23, 2021

    Following pressure from Lib Dem Councillors, Surrey County Council and Surrey Police will now review having street lights turned off across the county.

    In an attempt to save £210,000 a year, the County Council adopted a 'Part Night Lighting Policy' for street lights in 2016, which involved switching off the majority of lights between midnight and 5 am. This decision was always controversial, but has come under added scrutiny following the tragic death of Sarah Everard and increased focus on women's safety.

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  • 20 mph
    Article: Mar 22, 2021

    Paul Kennedy, Liberal Democrat candidate for Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, has secured a commitment at today's Police and Crime Panel meeting from the current PCC David Munro to raise the issue of 20 mph areas with Surrey County Council and Surrey Police.

    The Lib Dems and many local people across Surrey want to see more 20 mph areas outside schools and in residential areas to improve road safety and encourage sustainable travel like walking and cycling. However, both Surrey County Council and Surrey Police have often opposed such initiatives despite 20 mph schemes being successful and popular elsewhere in the country.

  • Chris Botten Large
    Article: Mar 17, 2021

    The Lib Dems called on Surrey County Council to support EU citizens living locally and lobby the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK.

    During this week's Full Council meeting, Councillor Chris Botten and the Lib Dems tabled a motion after new Home Office figures reveal that 4800 people in Surrey are still waiting for a decision on their 'Settled Status' application.

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