Author: Staff Reporter

Barbara Gibson: Candidate for Stevenage

When it comes to politics, I am an outsider. But I have become so fed-up with what I see as incompetence and indifference on the part of those who are supposed to be representing our interests that I decided it was time to step up. I believe our elected leaders should represent the best interests of our country, not play political games with our future. I was outraged with the complete ineptitude of David Cameron and the lies of the Leave campaigners, and am now horrified by the direction Theresa May has taken, barrelling towards a disastrous Hard Brexit....

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Lib Dems save threatened winter gritting routes in Hertfordshire

Some good news as the cold weather sets in – threatened winter gritting routes in Herts have been saved!…for now. This morning Liberal Democrats presented a 600+ signature petition to the County Council, calling on the Conservatives – who have a huge majority at County Hall – to rethink their plans to cut winter gritting on over 600 roads in the county. Many roads in the county faced being axed from the precautionary winter gritting programme, including some roads used to access schools. However less than 24 hours before the debate, on 1st December, it came to light that the...

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Gresley Park Development Shock

Plans have been announced for a big development – called Gresley Park – east of Gresley Way, approximately from opposite the junction with Fairlands Way/B1037 to opposite the junction with Six Hills Way. It is planned to contain 600 houses. The three elected Liberal Democrat Councillors in Stevenage (Andy McGuinness, Robin Parker and Graham Snell) have announced that they strongly oppose the plans. The proposed development adjoins the Chells Division of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) where the elected County Councillor is Robin Parker. It also adjoins the Manor Ward of Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) where the three Borough Councillors...

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Your views on crucial HMO Consultation needed

HMOs: FOR or AGAINST? – DON’T LOSE YOUR CHANCE TO COMMENT Do you have strong views on Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs)? Then now is your chance to influence a decision by Stevenage Borough Council (SBC). But you must be quick! HMOs are residential properties, with at least 3 individuals, forming more than one household and sharing at least a toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities. They provide some of the poorest accommodation in the private sector. They do not include properties controlled or managed by the local authority or a registered social landlord. Opponents of HMOs say they are...

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