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  • Article: Dec 16, 2020

    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:

  • Article: Dec 16, 2020
    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.
  • Fight Climate Change
    Article: Nov 15, 2020

    Whilst welcoming Herts County Council's announcement that it is finally making a start on addressing the climate emergency, Liberal Democrat County Councillors have condemned the Conservative Council's proposals in their "Sustainable Hertfordshire Action Plan" as unlikely to meet the council's target of zero carbon emissions by 2030.

  • Article: Nov 3, 2020

    Lib Dem campaigners kickstart volunteer book scheme to fill gap left by closure of council library

    Volunteers who were set to open a new community library in north Bushey are adapting the scheme to a mobile service in response to the return of lockdown.

    The library was due to open its doors every fortnight from 11th November at the North Bushey Baptist Church, after generous locals donated more than 1,300 books.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2020
    Conservative run Herts County Council has wasted £119,000 of council tax payers' money on investigating a failed bid to turn it into a mega super council abolishing the 10 district and borough councils.

    Following questions raised by Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, it was revealed that Hertfordshire County Council spent £119,000 in the last year to explore local government reform in the county.