Author: Tom Wren

Old Town Street Meet

Your local Liberal Democrat team, including Old Town Candidate Mason Humberstone, will be in your area to meet you and listen to your concerns Saturday 20th January 10:30am – 11:30am They will be on the pavement outside: Subway on the Old Town High Street 39 High St, SG1 3AH 10:30am – 11:30am on Saturday 20th January Please come along and speak to them Street meet Leaflet...

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Winter Weather Statement – Robin Parker 17/12/2017

Winter Weather Statement – Robin Parker 17/12/2017 During the recent snow and ice conditions, as usual I received queries from residents about treatment of roads and pavements and I would like to clarify some facts. The highways authority is the Conservative dominated Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and they are responsible for nearly all the highways (roads and pavements) in Hertfordshire. The Labour dominated Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is responsible for the town centre and neighbourhood shops. As the major opposition group at HCC, the Liberal Democrats have asked repeatedly over the years for more resources to be spent on winter treatment, but this has been denied by the Tory majority. Put the search term ‘Gritting routes’ in the HCC website and you will see a map which can be zoomed in for local detail. It shows that, for gritting, HCC have priority routes shown in red (main roads, bus routes) – which are done first – and secondary routes shown in blue (main estate routes) – which are done if and when the priority routes are all done. The trouble is that they rarely if ever get to the secondary routes – and also they have refused our requests to extend the routes. I and my Lib Dem colleagues have criticised this and want it changed. Put the search term ‘Salt bins’ in the HCC website and there is...

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Street Meet in Martins Wood 9.12.2017

The Lib Dem team were out in Martins Wood yesterday, despite the cold, and were able to chat to several local residents about their concerns. Look out for us in other locations in the New...

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Winter conditions highways update from HCC

A further update. Our lunchtime weather forecast is showing a mix of snow flurries and freezing rain for the rest of the day with heavier snow around teatime tonight, becoming lighter later on. Further occasional snow possible overnight but we expect this to become light and patchy. We are doing a fourth gritting run today starting at 3:00pm with snow ploughs fitted again. Even though we have done a number of runs there have been some challenges with the occasional jack knifed lorry and problems at hills with heavy vehicles struggling and stopping other traffic. We have put extra gritters on the A41 where the police have reported some vehicles being stuck. We also have extra gritters on the A414. Where traffic is blocking roads this does mean the gritters may not be able to get round and complete their run as anticipated. We’re continuing to liaise with the police to deal with any specific issues that come up during the day. If the situation changes we will update...

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Chells Street Meets – Saturday 2nd December

Liberal Democrat Street Meets Saturday 2nd December  10:30am – 11:00am  – Corner of  Telford Avenue and Newton Road  11:15am – 11:45am  – Corner of Chells Way and Brunel Road Your local Liberal Democrat team, including Borough and County Councillor, Robin Parker, and Chells Candidate Tom Wren, will be in your area to meet you and listen to your concerns PLEASE COME ALONG AND SPEAK TO THEM Flyer – Telford Ave/ Newton Road Flyer – Chells Way/Brunel Road...

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