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The Spending Review

On Wednesday 20th October 2010, the Coalition Government set out a clear plan to deal rapidly with the worst financial position this country has faced for generations. With the largest budget deficit in Europe and spending more than £100 million a day on servicing our debt – enough to build a primary school every single . . . → Read More: The Spending Review

Will you say “Yes” to fairer votes?

Are you fed up with a political system that gave us the Iraq War, the MPs’ expenses scandal and means that millions of votes are wasted every election?

All that can change on 5th May next year in the Fairer Votes Referendum.

Changing the way our voting system works will mean that MPs won’t . . . → Read More: Will you say “Yes” to fairer votes?

A new Upton Ward–final proposals

A new “Upton ward” is to be created by the Boundary Commission’s final proposals for the electoral boundaries in Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC). This new ward will elect two councillors in the May 2011 local elections. The new ward covers the same area as Upton Parish Council. It will include the Dale Camp, Moston, . . . → Read More: A new Upton Ward–final proposals

Welcome to Newton Ward – final boundary proposals

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This long ward stretches from Parkgate Road and the “Fountains Roundabout” in the West to Long Lane in Upton in the East. It will include Northgate Village, Parkgate Road, Abbots Grange and . . . → Read More: Welcome to Newton Ward – final boundary proposals

The Heywoods and Bailey Bridge Close – Resident Survey Results

On 6 September, the Liberal Democrat Focus team carried out a residents’ survey in this area. Many thanks to all who gave us their comments. Here is report-back on what you said and what we are doing about the issues you raised. Several respondents stated they liked living in this part of Chester. Excellent news! . . . → Read More: The Heywoods and Bailey Bridge Close – Resident Survey Results

Northgate Village – Resident survey results

On 10 August, the Liberal Democrat Focus team carried out a residents’ survey in this area. Many thanks to all who gave us their comments. Here is report-back on what you said and what we are doing about the issues you raised. Several respondents stated they liked living in this part of Chester. Excellent news! . . . → Read More: Northgate Village – Resident survey results

Brook Lane – Street light fixed

Alley street light repaired: At last the Council has fixed the street light in the alley behind Brook Lane near Ermine Road. In response to our residents’ survey that we carried out in August, a resident told us that an alley street light was not working. This . . . → Read More: Brook Lane – Street light fixed

Shavington Avenue – Tree maintenance

A number of residents have complained to members of the FOCUS team in the last three years about the poor standard of maintenance of the trees in Shavington Avenue. In some cases it is difficult to walk safely along the pavements. Lib Dem Councillor Bob Thompson and the FOCUS . . . → Read More: Shavington Avenue – Tree maintenance