Leeds LibDems Seek ‘Sheffield-Strength’ Strategy for City’s Trees

Leeds Liberal Democrats are submitting an amendment at Leeds City Council’s Annual Budget Meeting on Wednesday that seek to invest in a closer relationship between city’s residents – both human and arboreal – in future years Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Stewart Golton will present the proposal. He said: “The management of the city’s trees […]

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Press release: LibDems seek to get People Power in charge of city’s streets

The Liberal Democrat group are proposing a series of amendments at this week’s Leeds City Council Annual Budget meeting that hope to put communities in control of planning transport improvements in their area. The creation of ‘15 Minute Neighbourhoods’, on street electric vehicle charging, and a new team to get delayed suburban transport schemes implemented, […]

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Press release: Budget debate Opposition Jury find Labour Council guilty of PCSO ‘theft’

Leeds Liberal Democrats say a joint stand by Opposition Council groups to call for the reintroduction of 37 Police Community Support Officers axed by Labour is a judgement on their ‘theft’ from the neighbourhoods they now no longer patrol. The Liberal Democrats have joined other Opposition groups on the Council in submitting identical amendments at […]

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Press release: LibDems move to firm up ‘City Limits’ Council Care Commitment

Leeds Liberal Democrats are calling for a study on how the Council’s fostering service could be transformed into John Lewis-style employee owned company. It is hoped that by putting foster carers in charge, more could be recruited, and less children would be looked after in placements outside the city. Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr Stewart […]

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Press release: LibDems repeat blueprint to regain City’s Recycling Credibility

Leeds Liberal Democrats hope that a recent U-turn by Leeds City Council to cancel charges for bulky waste collection offers a glimmer of hope that the Labour-run authority might be starting to listen to criticism of its worsening recycling record. They hope that, after multiple attempts, Liberal Democrat proposals for food waste collection, doorstep glass […]

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LibDems call for Council to put ‘Communities in Control’ of Council Services

Leeds Liberal Democrats have called for Leeds City Council to set up a ‘Community Devolution Commission’ to counter what they see as a dangerous level of centralised control of spending and service delivery within the Council.Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Stewart Golton is proposing the amendment that would bring about the Community Devolution […]

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Lib Dems demand tax cuts for small businesses in Leeds

Lib Dems call for tax cuts for 10,300 small businesses in Leeds  In the wake of Small Business Saturday, local Lib Dems call for small businesses in Leeds to be given a tax cut, saving them an average of £5,000. The tax cut would help businesses including local restaurants suffering from Christmas cancellations following new […]

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