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This is the official website for West Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats Local Party.
The West Herts Liberal Democrats campaign in the Parliamentary Constituencies of Hemel Hempstead and South West Herts - from Long Marston and Tring in the North West to Rickmansworth and South Oxhey in the South East.

Chair: James Davies; Secretary: Anne Wellington; Membership Development Officer: Dominic Sokalski Click names 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.

Recent Updates

  • Plastic Pollution in Sea 1 (Independent)
    Article: Nov 8, 2020

    A draft new law, setting legally binding targets for cutting plastic waste and pollution, was re-introduced to Parliament on 5th November, 2020 by Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael.

    Despite intense public concern about the scourge of plastic pollution over the past three years, and a number of welcome initiatives by companies, far tougher action is needed by the UK government to tackle the problem comprehensively.

  • West Passage Tring
    Article: Nov 7, 2020
    A Victorian Terrace with pedestrian access only.
    An oasis of calm in the centre of the town, last Tuesday.
  • Three Rivers Chorleywood Councillors Covid Masks
    Article: Nov 4, 2020
    Local Chorleywood Lib Dem Councillors, Phil Williams, Raj Khiroya and Martin Trevett, are shown, masked and socially distanced - following the rules that help to protect us all.
    Phil, Raj, Martin and all their local councillor colleagues want to say a 'Big Thank You' to all NHS and key workers and volunteers during the Covid crisis.
    The crisis has highlighted Three Rivers' community spirit and the dedication of our local council staff and essential workers.
  • Money
    Article: Oct 30, 2020
    Conservative run Herts County Council has wasted £119,000 of council tax payers' money on investigating a failed bid to turn it into a mega
    super council abolishing the 10 district and borough councils.

    Following questions raised by Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, it was revealed that Hertfordshire County Council spent £119,000 in the last year to explore local government reform in the county.
  • Article: Oct 30, 2020
    Did you know that a Select Committee, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has launched a GOVERNMENT SURVEY ON CONSTITUTIONAL AND VOTING REFORM?

    PACAC is appointed by the House of Commons to examine: CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES; the quality and standards of administration provided by Civil Service departments; and the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

  • Stephen Giles-Medhurst
    Article: Oct 28, 2020
    "COUNTY MUST STEP IN WITH FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR THOSE THAT NEED THEM" - says Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition on Herts County Council.

    On Tuesday, 20th October, 2020, at a meeting of Hertfordshire County Council, the Conservatives refused to back a motion from the Lib Dems calling on the government to support the call from Marcus Rashford to provide free school meals during school holidays until next Easter to pupils who normally receive them. Later in the week the government similarly voted this down for England.

  • Tring Skateboard Park (enclosed)
    Article: Oct 25, 2020

    At last month's Tring Town Council Meeting on 28th September youmg representatives from Tring Youth Town Council made a presentation to the Town Councillors about the need for renewed skateboarding facilities in Tring.

    When the Tring skateboard park was first set up 20 years ago it was a much sort after attraction for young skateboarders from Tring and surrounding towns and villages. Despite having been improved since then, however, it has now become rather old-fashioned as newer skateboarding facilities have been established locallyand with others having been recently refurbished to a high standard.

    Recent technical innovations involving specialised high-quality smooth concrete surfaces, plus the impending inclusion of skateboarding as an Olympic sport, have heightened this impression and young skateboarders are now moving elsewhere develop their skills.

    Mrs Emma Cave, the Clerk of Tring Youth Town Council was also present to support the young people and answer Town Councillors' question. She reminded them of the successful track record of the Youth Town Council in making successful funding bids for sporting equipment for the town.

  • Greyhound in Wigginton Safe Again
    Article: Oct 24, 2020

    Well of course it's safe to go to the Greyhound in Wigginton!

    The place is spick and span, they work to the regulations and the social distancing is well organised.

    Now, however, the uneven pavement by the entrance to their car park has been reprofiled, repaired and relaid by Herts County Council's contractors.

    The slope on the footway has been reduced and the whole area smoothed out, right to the edge of the customer car park.

    It's no longer a trip hazard.

    So why not visit for a meal. Be sure to book in advance by telephone (01442 824631) and remember there's not as much room inside just at the moment - but plan a little bit ahead and I'm sure they'll make you very welcome and serve up a tasty meal and the best of refreshment.

  • Cow Lane Tarmac Strip 1
    Article: Oct 23, 2020

    No, not the players' shirts - this particular strip was a narrow length of what should have been grass, but was actually mud.

    When the footway along Cow Lane was extended at the top, near the Tring Tornadoes' ground, the standard pathway width has been specified.

    But actually the verge along Cow Lane is used as off-road overspill parking at big match days and the width of tarmac goes right to the curb so that cars can be fully parked off the carriageway.

    This slip up resulted in an 18 inch of grass which quickly turned to mud as cars drove over it to park.

    A length of missing tarmac was immediately put right, but a shortage of funds meant that we had to wait a year for the missing strip to be sorted out.

    It was put in place yesterday.

  • Document: Oct 21, 2020
    513.91 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    A letter explaining why Nick Hollinghurst will not be standing in Tring again for the County Council - while Sally steps up as the Lib Dem Candidate to take his place in May.