Update from Laurence Brass, campaigner for Bushey North.
Our Lib Dem councillors and I havelong been fighting plans for Watford FC to build a new stadium in Bushey.
As a key part of our campaign, we set out to protect Bushey Hall Golf Course - the proposed stadium site - from being redeveloped for any scheme along these lines. And we now have some very good news to report.
Despite opposition from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives at Herts county council have voted to approve a flawed Speed Management Strategy which will make it harder to introduce 20mph zones and means that Hertfordshire has fallen behind other authorities in the widespread introduction of 20mph limits.
The Conservatives' 'uninspired' proposals in the County's newly adopted'Sustainable Hertfordshire Action Plan' have been slammed by the Liberal Democrats after the Conservatives rejected their immediate 10 point action plan
As a result, it is claimed the county is unlikely to meet the council's target of zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Lib Dem County councillor Steve Jarvis, who proposed a 10 point set of proposals to cut carbon emissions said: "We need bold and immediate steps not woolly words. We have an immediate plan to tackle the problems if we take control of the County Council in May"
Amongst the proposals rejected by the Conservatives were:
Yesterday, at the Hertfordshire County Council Meeting, Tory councillors put support for the Conservative Government ahead of the needs either of unpaid Carers, or of our Care Workforce.
A LibDem motion asked the Council to call upon the Government to increase Carers' Allowance by £1,000 per year (£20 per week) and to honour its Queen's Speech commitment to establish a single watchdog to enforce employee's rights. Labour supported the motion but the Conservatives voted to deny an appeal to Government to support carers, whether paid or unpaid.
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