This is the official website for Tring and Berkhamsted Liberal Democrats.
The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.
If there's one thing that all 77 of Hertfordshire's county councillors all agree on, it's this - that they spend to much time coping with highway problems.
County Councillors have many other responsibilities:- Social Services, Public Health,Childrens Services, Special Educational Needs Support, Adult Care, Waste Disposal, Libraries and the Fire & Rescue Service. They also have a number of specialised planning responsibilities in connections for such things as:- Transport, Flood Management, Environment Issues, Health & Wellbeing and Disaster Recovery.
On the third Tuesday of each month we have our Supper Club here in Berkhamsted.
We discuss politics and anything else we choose to talk about.
It gives us the chance to get to know each other and to put the world to rights.
We welcome all Lib Dem members - and anyone of a similar mindset - who would like to join us.
He rtfordshire Liberal Democrat county councillors have challenged the Conservative administration at County Hall about its repeated failings over highways gulley cleansing.
At the recent County Council meeting, Lib Dem County Councillor Chris White (St Albans Central) highlighted the fact that he had already flagged up 20 entirely blocked gulleys in his division and was working on a further ten.
Nick Clegg explores possible approaches that the Government could take towards EU negotiations.
Nick Clegg MP, Lib Dem Spokesman on Brexit A powerful and consistent precedent has been set by successive UK governments whereby they lay out an approach to Parliament in advance of EU treaty negotiations. For an overview of the White Papers and motions published in advance of EU Intergovernmental Conferences (IGCs), which are the forums used to discuss and agree EU treaty changes, please click here www.libdems.org.uk/brexit-challenge-eu-negotiations.
From LibDem Leader, Tim Farron ... This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out of our economy when we need it most. Given how bad the outlook is, it's no wonder the Chancellor doesn't want to have to do another Autumn Statement.
European research shows that CO2 emissions from vehicles can de reduced by around five per cent by improved maintenance and design to make the surfaces smoother. The research was carried out by members of FEHRL (Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories).
The findings show that the condition of the road surface directly affects vehicle fuel consumption. If the surface is in poor repair, fuel energy will be wasted. This is because the so-called 'Rolling Losses' are higher. Energy is absorbed by suspensions systems in smoothing out the shocks from uneveness, joints, rutting and potholes. In addition energy is absorbed by the tyres in the increased flexing that will occur at the tyre/road interface.
There were 9 council by elections this week, but only one change - a Conservative gain from Labour in Pendle's Reedley Ward high in the Pennines near Nelson. With Labour and the Conservatives fairly evenly matched it only needed a small swing for the seat to change hands. The election was hard fought with a high turnout and with UKIP failing to stand once again it was not surprising that the Conservatives got the modest boost they needed.
Welcome to this edition of 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'
Local Area Forum The next Rickmansworth Local Area Forum is on November 23rd , at Three Rivers House, starting at 7.30pm. Rickmansworth residents are all welcome. Most of your elected councillors will be there and you will have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments, give your views on local matters. There will be a report from the Police on community safety.
Fancy a guest for a month ? It is almost pantomime time and some of the Watersmeet panto performers are seeking local accommodation from 27th November to 31st December. Apart from this potentially being fun, you would also be paid between £80-£120 per week (depending on the food offered. breakfast, evening meal). If you have a spare room and might be interested in helping the venue and its guests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and details will be provided.