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  • Providence Inne, Sandgate
    Event: Dec 7, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Providence Inne, 47-49 Sandgate High St, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AH

    A regular meet-up on the first Wednesday of every morth for Liberal Democrat members, supporters and the Lib Dem curious in the Shepway area!

    Simply come along for a social drink and a chat: no speeches, no leaflet delivery. It's a "buy your own" event (sorry!) but come along and say hello to our Councillors, campaigners, members and friends.

  • Article: Dec 2, 2016

    What follows is the correspondence between myself and Shepway District Council about the Sandgate East CPZ (so far). What it boils down to is... I complained under Shepway's Corporate Complaints Procedure, Shepway chose to "investigate" it under another procedure (which took a while), Shepway decided they didn't agree with me (and sent me a broken - as of 2nd December at 16:40 - link to the procedure they didn't investigate it under), and now they'd like me to get back into my box please (the last bit is my assumption). This is what we pay our Council Tax for folks!

  • Sarah Olney
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    Speaking at the count following her shock victory in the Richmond Park by-election, newly elected MP Sarah Olney said:

    "Let me start by thanking the other candidates for a hard-fought campaign - and to Zac Goldsmith in particular, I wish you well and assure you that I will continue your fight against the expansion of Heathrow.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Dec 2, 2016

    The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election following a swing of 21.7%.

    Folllowing the victory Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

    "The message is clear: The Liberal Democrats are back and we are carrying the torch for all of those who want a real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.

  • Parking space directly in front of access to flats
    Article: Nov 24, 2016
    By Tim Prater, Sandgate Parish Councillor

    Shepway District Council continue the process of putting in place the Sandgate CPZ, despite over 96% of respondents to the statutory consultation on the scheme being against.

    Since Monday 21st there have been Parking Wardens all over the area, issuing "advisory" tickets in the area (they start booking people for real on Monday 28th apparently).

  • Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in hand
    Article: Nov 24, 2016

    This is a Government that is just about managing. The official figures have revealed a £220 billion Brexit black hole- hundreds of billions taken out our economy when we need it most. Given how bad the outlook is, it's no wonder the Chancellor doesn't want to have to do another Autumn Statement.

  • Olly Grender, Tom Brake and Letting Fee Rent campaigners
    Article: Nov 24, 2016

    Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.

    Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters' Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament.

  • Tim Farron campaigning / running
    Article: Nov 15, 2016

    Lib Dem Party Leader Tim Farron is visiting Canterbury on Tuesday 22nd November - would you like to see him there?

    Canterbury Lib Dems are holding a tea party to welcome him that afternoon (which is already fully booked - sorry!), but in the evening Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a drinks reception and public lecture from 6.30pm.

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