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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The next meeting of the Chanctonbury CLC has been brought forward to Monday, 6 June at the Steyning Centre, Steyning. The Minerals Plan is on the agenda to be discussed at 8pm, but the meeting starts at 7pm, so with a large number of local people expected to attend to make their views known about […]

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Jamie Counihan Published by Jamie Counihan, local Bramber Castle Lib Dem campaigner on 18 May 2016. “Thank you for signing the petition against the draft Minerals Plan proposal to extract sand at Ham Farm, Steyning. There is now to be an exhibition at the Steyning Centre this coming Monday, 23rd May starting at 3pm when […]

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Liberal Democrat peers have laid down 20 of the 51 Private Members’ Bills in the Ballot following the Queen’s Speech. On Monday Olly Grender will introduce her Bill on renters’ rights and Judith Jolly will introduce a Bill on registering arms brokers. Further Liberal Democrat Bills have been highlighted by Lib Dem Voice including Anthony Lester’s Bill […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Wed 11th May 2016 – 9:41 pm I’m about as pro EU as it’s possible to get and even I have been dismayed by the constant barrage of negativity coming from Britain Stronger in Europe. People might actually want to follow the Scottish version which so far has got it right. […]

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Sand quarry meeting packs out village centre

by derekdeedman on 11 May, 2016

Members of the public struggled to squeeze into The Steyning Centre on Monday evening to discuss proposals for a sand quarry in Steyning. Around 180 people attended the meeting, which was held before Steyning’s annual parish council meeting, over a proposed plan to extract 850,000 tonnes of soft sand from Ham Farm on the edge […]

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Save Steyning is an action group made up of local people that oppose the creation of a quarry at Ham Farm less than a mile from Steyning Leisure Centre. West Sussex County Council (WSCC) plans to allow the extraction of 850000 tonnes of sand from this site; generating air, noise and light pollution; significantly increasing Heavy Goods Vehicle […]

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EURef Talking Points: being positive. Hope-mongering.

by derekdeedman on 22 April, 2016

By Antony Hook | Fri 22nd April 2016 – 9:39 am I have taken part in hundreds of debates, canvassing sessions and media interviews about Europe. At the moment I am doing several debates per week. My experience is that to be persuasive you have to be positive. Leave campaigners try to suggest that we are campaigning in […]

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Ahead of her regret motion on cuts to the Renewables Obligation, Liberal Democrat peer Lynne Featherstone accuses the Government of launching a “brutal assault” on renewable energy. It was not too long ago that the Liberal Democrats in the Lords led a vote in defence of feed in tariffs, a policy introduced by the Lib […]

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Many people are already getting tired of listening to the Conservatives bickering with each other over Europe and resorting to scare tactics to make their case. So it’s vital we fight a positive, patriotic campaign that is based on hope not fear. There is so much we have achieved already in Europe. Together we have […]

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In yet another move away from the Green energy policies established by the Lib Dems as part of the Coalition Government, the Tory Government has rejected the appeal for a solar farm near Steyning. When climate change is clearly already having a major impact on our weather such as unusual periods of heavy rain, extensive […]

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