Boris Island. Not Wanted!

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 5 November, 2009

Local Liberal Democrats are strongly opposing London’s Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson’s proposal to build another London airport by the Thames Estuary.   Yet again London politicians are trying to dump an unwanted airport here on the North Kent coast says Cllr Maureen Ruparel – Leader of Medway Liberal Democrats. She said that ‘Medway have already […]

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Disabled Parking – Let’s get it right

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 29 October, 2009

Cllr Stephen Kearney is pleased with some of the improvements to the procedure for people who apply for disabled parking bays. “It is great that people now have a formal right of appeal if they disagree with the officer who refuses an application. It is also good that there is a fast track procedure for […]

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Roadworks must be co-ordinated

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 29 October, 2009

Cllr Herby Crack is angry that Medway Council and utility companies are not co-ordinating roadworks properly. At last Wednesday’s meeting of Medway’s regeneration committee Herby said that the current position was unacceptable. “It is ridiculous that when the council resurfaces a road or builds a new road or pavement, that 3 weeks later a host […]

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Chatham’s New Bus Station: Improvements at Last

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 29 October, 2009

Medway Council has finally made some improvements to the proposed design of Chatham’s new Bus Station following pressure from Councillors and the public. Local Liberal Democrats slammed the design of the new dynamic bus facility back in August and the updated design was being scrutinised at tonight’s Regeneration Committee meeting (Wednesday 21st October). Lib Dem […]

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Beware Tory Cuts

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 8 October, 2009

Councillor Geoff Juby is dismayed. “The Tory Cabinet has proceeded to ignore all advice even from their own side. At a meeting two weeks ago the Councils scrutiny committee responsible for schools stopped the first attempt by the Cabinet to close St Johns Infant School.” Even a Tory parliamentary candidate said that this was the […]

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SWINE FLU: CHILDREN ORDERED TO SCHOOL

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 17 September, 2009

Cllr Geoff Juby is flabbergasted to be told by Medway Council that all children, even those with underlying medical conditions, are still expected to attend school, even if swine flu is identified Cllr Juby added “At council in July I asked the Cabinet Member for Education what council policy is for children in high risk […]

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Tories refuse to be green or prudent

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 17 September, 2009

At last Thursday’s council meeting Cllr Maureen Ruparel, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, highlighted the fact that for eighteen months now the council have failed to set up the task group which was supposed to be carrying out an energy audit in council premises. Cllr Ruparel says “This was supposed to have been set […]

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The Barrier goes down at Fortress Gun Wharf

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 17 September, 2009

Medway Council is showing its true colours again. From this week it will be impossible for a member of the public to drive to their local council office to listen to a debate that affects them or to meet their local councillor.   Councillor Maureen Ruparel is greatly saddened by the idea that the General […]

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Waste Contract Delay to cost Medway’s Residents

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 27 August, 2009

An “emergency” item appeared on Medway Council Cabinet’s agenda today. Cllr Andy Stamp says “Suddenly the Tory Cabinet has announced that they need to extend the old waste contract because there is a risk that contractors who lost the bidding for the new 25 year contract may appeal.” Councillor Stamp responded to this announcement saying […]

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£9 million arrears of Council Tax

by medwaylibdemcllrs on 20 August, 2009

Medway’s Lib Dem Finance Spokesman Geoff Juby is shocked by the sharp increase in the amount of uncollected Council Tax in Medway, rising to £9.4 million in Council Tax arrears for 2008-9.Geoff says “All councils are having problems with people being unable to pay their bills during the recession. But Conservative run Medway Council is […]

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