At the Budget-setting meeting at County Hall on Tuesday 25th February, the Conservative-run county council rejected an alternative Liberal Democrat budget that would have provided for an extra £9m to improve road, footway and cycleway maintenance.
The Conservatives also rejected the Lib Dem proposal that would have provided for £3.3m, part funded by a . . . → Read More: Council Tax freeze but extra money for Hertfordshire roads and a winter recovery programme rejected by Herts Tories
Labour’s mayor had to stop the Stevenage Borough Council annual budget and council tax setting meeting on Wednesday evening (26.2.2014) at Daneshill House, in order to try and prevent Labour members shouting down a speech by Manor ward borough councillor and Liberal Democrat group leader, Robin Parker. The Labour members were making so much . . . → Read More: Labour Disrupt their own Budget Debate
Liberal Democrats today successfully called for Herts County Council to take action as a result of recent flooding.
The Leader of the opposition, Stephen-Giles Medhurst (central Watford and Oxhey) commented, “I am glad that Liberal Democrat concerns about local residents and the impact of flooding have been listened to today. We must ensure . . . → Read More: Liberal Democrats today successfully called for Herts County Council to take action as a result of recent flooding
The Liberal Democrat Group on Hertfordshire County Council are demanding action to ensure that the County recovers from recent severe floods, and ensure that everything is done to learn from this and prevent it happening again.
The Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion to Full Council on 25th Feb to ensure that Hertfordshire acts . . . → Read More: Hertfordshire Lib Dems demand action on flooding
Two heavily used mini roundabouts in Chells, Stevenage, were finally repaired, re-surfaced and new road markings painted in two overnight works on 17/18 and 18/19 February 2014.
They are at the junction of Fairlands Way/Chells Way and the junction of Fairlands Way/Webb Rise. The work was done by the Highways Department at Hertfordshire County . . . → Read More: Success with Two Mini Roundabouts – After 3 Years Of Waiting
EU funds could help flooded areas but the Conservative Minister has not applied for them. The EU Solidarity Fund has a budget of up to £414 million in 2014 to help EU countries struck by major national disasters.
The Conservative Secretary of State for the Environment Owen Patterson said he would not be applying for . . . → Read More: Conservatives refuse EU funding for flood-affected communities; County Councils should apply