Welcome to the official website of the 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.

  • School Places
    Article: Jun 25, 2018

    L ib Dems were disappointed, but not surprised, when Hertfordshire Tories effectively voted to increase property developer profits by reducing the amount they have to pay to provide school places.

    Counties can fix the amount of contribution developers must pay for new schools from within a range set by the Government. The Tory change in contribution, from the upper end of the range allowed in the regulations to the bottom end, was proposed by officers because it was 'too difficult to argue' after neighbouring authorities and the Government's own agency, the Education & Skills Funding Authority (ESFA), allowed developers to contribute the lowest possible amount for building schools to the lower specification.

  • Northchurch Sign Flattened
    Article: Jun 20, 2018

    At the HCC Council Meeting of 27th March, Lara Pringle, the new DBC councillor for Northchurch presented a petition from the local Road Safety Pressure Group, "Go 20 Northchurch".
    Local residents have been calling for some time for a 20 mph speed limit to be imposed on the centre of the village.

  • 2018 Carnival
    Article: Jun 19, 2018

    Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th - Tring Summer Carnival - Four days of fun in Tring.

    Film and music events, Carnival Day on the Saturday , and the RAF Halton Voluntary Band and Castle Choir on the Sunday. Come and celebrate summer with your very own local carnival. All events take place in the Tring Carnival marquee on Pound Meadow, Tring. There is plenty of parking and the site is within a 5 minute walk of Tring town centre.

  • Grenfell Tower
    Article: Jun 19, 2018

    Police & Crime Commissioner's proposal would strip assets and close fire stations

    Hertfordshire County Council today renewed objections to a bid by Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd to take over the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Council's Cabinet voted to continue to oppose the hostile takeover and to refute the PCC's latest claims.

  • Tring Sports Ctr Nick
    Article: Jun 18, 2018

    Cllr Nick Hollinghurst, Liberal Democrat Town and County Councillor for Tring, said "DBC has consistantly negllected our shared use sports facilities. These were originally built and provided at public expense for shared use both by the public and the school. Over the years, access by the public to these facilities has become more and more restricted.

  • supperclubsofa
    Event: Aug 21, 2018 7:30 PM
    32 Trevelyan Way, Berkhamsted HP4 1JH

    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.

  • Cllr Mark Watkin with concerned parents
    Article: May 28, 2018

    Lib Dem spokesperson for Children's Services, County Councillor Mark Watkin has expressed his dismay at the decision to severly cut funding for the provision of an ongoing services at Nascot Lawn beyond October. This decision was taken without any review ot the current needs of the families.

    He said, "During the meeting a number of the Board members expressed their sympathy for the plight of these children, yet when the moment came for them to support these words with action, they remained mute. It was shameful!"

    They have been warned by the County Council's Health Scrutiny Committee that if they don't improve their engagement with parents, their decision will be referred to the Secretary of State." It looks like they have a long way to go."

  • Cllr Inga Lockington
    Article: May 26, 2018

    Are you an EU citizen and did you need to get a Permanent Residency Card in November 2016?

    Ex-Mayor of Ipswich, Inga Lockington, a Lib Dem councillor for 19 yrs has been denied UK citizenship despite an English husband & permanent leave of residence in UK for 40 years.

    After paying £1,282 her application was rejected in January because she should have got a Permanent Residency Card in Nov 2016 and the Home Office says that because of that they can't be satisfied that she is actually permanently resident.

  • Thameslink train
    Article: May 26, 2018

    Liberal Democrat County Councillors have unanimously backed an all party motion condemning the problems caused to travellers in Hertfordshire by train companies, Network Rail and the Department of Transport. The County Council agreed to tell them all that they are failing to look after the interests of Hertfordshire residents and businesses.

  • Cluttered Junction Northchurch
    Article: May 26, 2018

    The DBC Development Control Committee, which newly elected Lib Dem Councillor Lara Pringle addressed last night as Ward Councillor, unanimously voted to refuse planning permission for a development at Dudswell that involved a long, narrow access road onto an already complex and cluttered junction on the busy A4251.