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  • Article: Jun 24, 2019

    We have a by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire!

    The current MP, a hard Tory Brexiter, has been overwhelmingly recalled by his constituents.

    And if we take this seat off the Tories and they may lose their working majority in the Commons.

    Brecon and Radnorshire is a seat that we held until 2015, and we hold the Welsh Assembly Member seat.

  • Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford (Chelmsford Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Cllr Mike Mackrory has demanded answers as to why the ECC owned, historic, listed Shire Hall building remains empty after eight years.

    Mike described the interior as having been in a 'shocking state' the last time he visited a few years ago, and that 'it can only have deteriorated since then'.

    Mike also asked why a suggestion from an interested private individual that part of the building be used for an Art Gallery has been rejected. The "well placed individual" only approached ECC with a plans for an art gallery in the past two months.

  • Office block
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Cllr Mike Mackrory questioned the Leader of the Council concerning County Council building 'A-Block' which has been inspected and requires work following a recent incident where parts of the building were falling off into the below car park.

    Mike asked that given the extensive and costly recent external repairs to this building, what recompense is the Council seeking from the building contractors who carried out the same work at enormous cost in 2013.

  • Jude Deakin
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    It is recognised that primary school aged children are being groomed by gangs and often by the time they reach the age 13 it's too late.

    In light of this Cllr Jude Deakin has questioned whether Youth Services can reduce the age of awareness education and commission work for children from aged 10 to 19 rather than the current 13 to 19.

  • School children
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Last year Essex CC decided to sell Essex Education Services by auction.. At the recent council meeting, Cllr John Baker (Colchester) demanded clarity over the current situation, as there had been no updates on the matter.

    John says that this is a vital service for all types of schools across Essex and without knowing what is happening with the sale, how can schools plan for the future.