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Chair: Sally Symington; Secretary: Rosemarie Hollinghurst; Membership Development Officer: Nick Hollinghurst Click name to contact.

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Irwell Bridge Ordsall Chord
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    The important rail infrastructure project known as the Ordsall Chord was given funding in 2011 by the Coalition Government as part of its economic recovery programme aimed at repairing the damage to UK caused by the Anglo-American Banking Crash. It was one of a package of rail improvement projects, among many others, announced by Rt Hon Norman Baker, the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Birmingham in September 2011.

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Feb 21, 2017

    Welcome to this edition of 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'

    Really bad news - The Pynesfield Gravel extraction application, rejected by both TRDC and HCC, has been allowed on appeal.
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    Countryside campaigners have calculated that the number of homes planned to be built in the Green Belt has increased to 360,000.
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  • EU Funded Electric Charging
    Article: Feb 20, 2017

    The popularity of all-electric vehicles is growing all the time. When visiting Aylesbury last week to sound out the possibilities for upgrading his Nissan Leaf to a new 30 Kilowatt-hour capacity model, Nick Hollinghurst who has been driving an all-electric car since August 2015, was pleasantly surprised.

    The Brexit-induced fall in the value of the Pound has been partially off-set by a fall in costs as battery manufacture expands meaning little or no cost increase like-for-like. This has all been helped by an upsurge in demand for all-electric vehicles - and with good manufacturers' offers still around it has meant that a range-enhancing upgrade is affordable.

  • Icknield Way Crossing Campaign
    Article: Feb 19, 2017

    This picture was taken two years ago at the start of the campaign to improve safety at a well-u8sed crossing on Tring's busy Icknield Way.

    The crossing will be in New Mill between Longbridge Close and Chapel Meadow.

    This is on part of Footpath 41, an important route to the shops and schools.

    It is used by people of all ages but especially by school children.

    Now we've had news that preliminary work for the crossing installation may start in 3 weeks time.

    On Friday afternoon I heard from the engineering team at HCC that preparations may start on 6th of March - i.e. before the period of the scheduled road closure.

    You can never be quite sure of predictions regarding highway work - but fingers crossed!

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Feb 18, 2017

    Welcome to 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'

    Nearly 90 motorists per week are compensated by Highways Authorities for pothole damage to their cars. Last year this cost c £12m, average £650 per incident.
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    The number of private renters made homeless since 2010 has trebled. Last year it was 18,820.……………………………………..

  • roadwork sign
    Article: Feb 15, 2017

    Crossing Installation Works are scheduled to be carried out under a Road Closure on the B488 Icknield Way between the New Mill Roundabout and the junction with Dundale Road. The work is timed to take place between 0930 and 1600 as necessary on Monday 13th March or thereafter.

    Please note that the ability to carry out this work depends on the weather and might have to be postponed if it is too cold or wet.

  • dacorum logo
    Article: Feb 12, 2017

    Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend more than £700 million on street cleaning services every year.

    Dacorum BC are backing Keep Britain Tidy's national litter-picking campaign, the Great British Spring Clean, which aims to encourage 500,000 people to hit the streets and clean up their local communities.

  • dacorum logo
    Article: Feb 9, 2017

    Dacorum

    • Jupiter Drive, London Road and Solway, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Waiting Restrictions

    • Love Lane, KINGS LANGLEY - Road Hump

    • Beggars Lane, ALDBURY - Waiting Restrictions and Parking Spaces

    • Miswell Lane, Tring and Wick Road, WIGGINTON - Waiting Restrictions

    • Various Roads in S W TRING - 20 mph Speed Limit

    • Felden Lane and High Street, BOVINGDON - Waiting Restrictions

    • High Street, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Parking Places

    • Various Roads in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Waiting Restrictions

    • Haynes Mead and Bridle Way, BERKHAMSTED - Waiting Restrictions

    • Various Roads in MARKYATE and POTTEN END - Waiting Restrictions

    • A4146 Leighton Buzzard Rd, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - 7.5 tonne Weight Limit

    • Nettleden Road and Various, LITTLE GADDESDEN - 7.5 tonne Weight Limit

    • Lime Walk, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Waiting Restrictions

    Three Rivers

    • Old Mill Road and The Maltings, HUNTON BRIDGE - Waiting Restrictions

    • Station Road, ABBOTTS / KINGS LANGLEY - Waiting restrictions, Speed Humps and Changes to Existing

    • A404 Chenies Road, CHORLEYWOOD - One Way, Prohibition of Driving, Revocation of Right Turn

  • 80k housing
    Article: Feb 9, 2017

    Millions struggle to make ends meet, with many paying over half their income on rent.

    The Government has shown how "out of touch" it is by declaring today that those in need of affordable homes are on incomes of up to £80,000.

    Commenting on the government's housing proposals today, including defining those in need of affordable homes as being on an income of up to £80,000 across the UK and £90,000 in London, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: "A government that thinks affordable homes can be worth £450k and should be available to those on £80k frankly doesn't have a clue.

  • blown away
    Article: Feb 8, 2017

    Will you add your voice?

    Last autumn, thousands of you signed the petition asking the government not to give fossil fuels more public money than onshore wind.

    The response was lukewarm: they're still keeping wind out of the game.

    Now, we've discovered a painful side effect. By locking wind out, the government is dragging solar down too.

    At the March 8th budget, the chancellor will make a major announcement on future funding for clean energy.

    We're asking him to stop blocking onshore wind and solar. Join us.

    https://1010uk.org/blownaway/