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Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

County Council Election Day – Today, 4 May

by derekdeedman on 4 May, 2017

If yoy are a voter living in Ashurst, Bramber, Steyning, Upper Beeding or Woodmancote don’t forget to vote for Ross Wellby – Liberal Democrat candidate for Bramber Castle. NO ONE ElSE CAN BEAT THE TORY! Ross has fought a strong campaign with many residents meeting him as he delivered at least one of the several […]

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Many local people will know that Horsham District Council Tories want to impose car parking charges on our local car parks in the rural areas of Horsham District from 1 April 2017. Chanctonbury Liberal Democrats have always campaigned against the introduction of car parking charges as this would have a disastrous impact on the shops […]

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Dear Derek I heard yesterday that the private ambulance transport business, Coperforma, are to lose their contract to an NHS provider, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, so wanted to update you. I’ve been campaigning for this for many months now so I am absolutely delighted at the result. There is to be a managed transition period up […]

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Another Steyning Council By-election and again no information about the candidates! As a postal voter I know the names of the two candidates, but although all electors should know there is an election, as there are poll cards for every elector, most non-postal voters are unlikely to know who the candidates are. Since one is standing as an Independent […]

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Jenny Randerson called on the Government to enforce fair compensation for passengers of Southern railway. The Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson questioned the Government over action to make Southern pay out compensation promptly and fairly. Recently the company has restricted the use of third party software which ease the compensation process. David Cameron and George Osborne […]

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Death of George Cockman

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2016

I was sorry to learn of the death of George Cockman at the age of only 77. He and I worked closely together on a number of local issues when he was the Independent District Councillor for Steyning and I was the Lib Dem County Councillor for Bramber Castle. I also often met him in […]

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Rebuilding the Housing Bill

by derekdeedman on 28 March, 2016

After 9 long days in Committee the Housing Bill will now enter Report after Easter. Peers will vote to make considerable changes to a Bill, which in its current state, will only exacerbate the current housing crisis. The Liberal Democrats have spoken on a number of controversies in the Bill as it crawls through the […]

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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Dr James Walsh is claiming that having 1000 fewer Police officers and staff, and no new PCSO’s, as proposed by the current Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) will lead to part-privatisation of policing in Sussex. Dr James Walsh, a former Chairman of Sussex Police Authority said:” It is becoming […]

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Tim Farron’s new year message

by derekdeedman on 2 January, 2016

January 1, 2016 – 12:05 am Here is the new year message for 2016 from Lib Dem leader Tim Farron: The New Year is a time to look forward and it is as important for us as a party to set ourselves new goals and ambitions as it is as individuals. I am determined that […]

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Sussex Police under attack from the Tories

by derekdeedman on 7 November, 2015

Sussex Police is set to lose some £57m  ( around 20% of its annual budget) over the next few years because of George Osborne’s cuts. This means some 500 fewer Police officers in Sussex, and already PCSO’s are effectively being phased out, as now recruiting is taking place as they resign or retire. There will […]

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