Our first Northwich Focus (for many years) has been delivered !!

Our Northwich team have delivered the first FOCUS leaflet we have published for Northwich for many years! It reflects much of the feedback we got at our Northwich Day of Action Street Stall.

We are putting together a strong experienced team of candidates across Cheshire West in May 2019.

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

To download a copy of the latest Northwich Focus click HERE

Our Next Farndon Ward Focus has been delivered

We are putting together a strong experienced team of candidates across Cheshire West in May 2019.

In Farndon Ward, Paul Roberts and his team have delivered our latest FOCUS leaflet,

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

To download a copy of the latest Farndon Ward Focus click HERE.

Northwich residents give us feedback on Brexit and their local priorities

 

We held a street stall in Northwich today and have some great conversations with dozens of Northwich Residents. We spoke to a few potential new members too!!

The main concerns people raised were as follows:

1. We ran a ‘Brexitometer’ and you can see the results for your self in the picture!

2.The distinctly below average performance of Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC)

3.An overwhelming no to the idea of parking charges at Baron’s Quay?

4.A big no to Tata’s plan to incinerate 50% more waste

5. Comments on Victoria Infirmary (VIN) included :

  • We need VIN but I don’t mind where is located
  • VIN is such a useful resource
  • VIN must not be changed – it offers a fantastic service
  • Keep VIN as it is a local resource, don’t send services to Leighton
  • We need to keep it in town as some people have trouble travelling outside.
  • There should be a hydro pool
  • Concern that there are no adult autism services

6. We have a flourishing town centre, but we must get some retailers into the vacant space in Baron’s Quay

7. General concerns were expressed about :

  • Roads and general infrastructure
  • Pensions
  • Junior doctors workload
  • Not enough schools and GP’s for new housing
  • Builders charging management fees of typically £250 a year to manage green spaces which should be funded by CWaC.
  • The ‘Leasehold Ground Rent Scandal ‘ affecting newly built houses
  • Too many bins, CWaC should copy Cheshire East
  • A feeling that CWaC is too Chester centric

It was a very productive morning and we look forward to hearing a lot more from people across the area as our campaign for the May 2019 Local Elections gathers pace.

If you want to help us get in touch HERE

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Lib Dem National Day of Action Street Stalls Frodsham+Northwich 6+8th Sept

As part of the Lib Dem National Day of Action we are holding two Street Stalls one in Frodsham (10.00 am to 14.00 ) this Thursday (6th September) in Main Street outside the former Nat West branch and the other next Saturday (8th September) in Witton Street, Northwich from 09:00-13: 00.

Alongside our Campaign, for an ‘Exit from Brexit’, we want to find out what Local and National Issues matter most to local people: It’s a great chance to raise our profile ahead of the May 2019 Local Elections too.

It will be interesting to see what issues come up perhaps

-Proposed Parking Charges at Barons Quay?

-Proposed movement of Health services at Victoria Health centre to Leighton?

–Frodsham Neighbourhood Plan?

-The campaign for the public to have the final say on Brexit?

It would be great if you could come along and have a chat we want to hear from you.

Tarvin Kelsall and Delamere Focus Delivered

 

We are putting together a strong experienced team of candidates across Cheshire West in May 2019.

In Tarvin Kelsall and Delamere Ward, John Edwards and Ted Lush have delivered our latest FOCUS leaflet,

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

To download a copy of the latest Tarvin and Kelsall Focus click HERE.

Farndon Ward Focus Has Been Delivered !!

 

We are putting together a strong experienced team of candidates across Cheshire West in May 2019.

In Farndon Ward, Paul Roberts and his team have delivered our latest FOCUS leaflet,

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

To download a copy of the latest Farndon Ward Focus click HERE.

 

More good news for Northwich, what about Winsford?

Image: Winsford Guardian

 

The headlines and even a TV documentary in the last few weeks have suggested that Marks and Spencer and other retailers like House of Fraser are in an irreversible decline. The traditional high street is under real pressure not just from the internet but also the growth of out of town retail. Big increases in rents and in particular Business Rates have also made what was was once many traditional retailers biggest strength into a big weakness

Sky News’s Adam Boulton also recently suggested HERE that the death of the High Street is nigh!

It’s really important that our local Councils Cheshire West and Cheshire East respond to changing events with a radical new approach to how to develop and improve our town centres. Town centre’s perhaps need to be redeveloped as mixed-use spaces. Yes, some high-quality retail space for local retailers but also social ( cafe’s restaurants etc ) and residential space too.

In this climate, Cheshire West’s decision to develop Baron’s Quay at Northwich and create more retail space seems very unwise. This raises additional concerns about Winsford which is at a much earlier stage of redevelopment

Lib Dem Winsford Cllr Charlie Parkinson commented that Chesire West and Chester’s announcements of a new Weaver Square consultation for a new master plan for Northwich was a case of  ”More good news for Northwich, what about Winsford? ..millions more.. poured into Northwich to try and rescue Barons Quay…is Winsford being kicked into the long grass yet again ?’

Let’s hope Winsford doesn’t suffer more delays and that lessons are learned and the mistakes in Northwich are not repeated.

Richard Dawson – Eddisbury and Weaver Vale Liberal Democrats 

 

Our Winsford Councillors Deliver the Spring Focus

We are putting together a strong experienced team of candidates to fight the seven Winsford seats on Cheshire West in May 2019.

We have already delivered 5000 FOCUS leaflets during the Christmas holidays. Currently, we are delivering our Spring edition of FOCUS.

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

To download a copy of the Spring Focus click HERE.

Cllr Malcolm Gaskill

Bunbury By-Election -Big Swing to Eddisbury & Weaver Vale Lib Dems

Bunbury By-Election 22nd March 2018

 

A BIG THANKS TO BUNBURY from Mark Ireland-Jones

‘I would like to thank everyone that helped in anyway in the by-election, your time and efforts were very much appreciated, it was my first foray into elections, I enjoyed it, I am much fitter having walked miles and learnt a huge amount!

Although we didn’t win we took a good share of the vote and both Labour and the Greens had reduced shares compared to last time so we have re-established ourselves as the main challengers to the Conservatives.Our campaign was well received giving us a good base for May 2019!

CON: 53.3% (-16.9)
LDEM: 27.5% (+27.5)
LAB: 14.3% (-3.4)
GRN: 4.8% (-7.2)

 

Report from Lib Dem North West Region Spring Conference 2018 – Daniela Parker and John Edwards

Excellent performance from the Eddisbury and Weaver Vale team on Saturday 16th March with both Vera and Paul Roberts extremely capably chairing and generally being their usual supportive selves.

Special mention also to Daniela Parker who stole the show with her well practiced and smooth delivery on the leasehold policy motion (with a strong summation from Paul again).Conference endorsed this unanimously.

John Edwards eloquently presented his radical new motion regarding lifting pensioners from poverty, which was also unanimously supported by conference. Thanks also to Ian Priestner for his excellent summation. It was backed by Andrew Haldane who tipped it as having the potential to be passed by Federal conference and put his support behind supporting John and our local party in achieving this goal.

Good to see E&WV members making such an impact on Policy.