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  • Clifford's Tower - York - Spring Conference - 9th March 2014
    Event: Mar 17, 2017 4:00 PM - Mar 19, 2017 1:00 PM
    York Barbican (Conference Centre) Paragon St, York, North Yorkshire YO10 4AH

    Liberal Democrat conference returns to York for Spring 2017.

    Conference will open with Consultation Sessions at the Novotel York Centre 15.00-17.30. The York Barbican is expected to open at 16.00 on Friday 17 March. Conference will close at approximately 13.00 on Sunday 19 March.

    All members are welcome to register, attend and vote at York conference. There are more details at http://www.libdems.org.uk/spring-conference

  • Manston Airport (By James Stewart from England (P6280015) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jan 31, 2017

    Due to public demand, extra seats have been made available for this meeting. An excellent line up of speakers will detail the business opportunities at Manston as an Aviation hub. The meeting will be chaired by David Foley, CEO of Thanet Chamber of Commerce.

    This technical meeting, supported by groups fighting to save the airport, will take place in the Winter Gardens (Queens Hall) Margate, from 10 am till 2 pm on Saturday 4 February 2017. It will be a platform for relevant subject experts to explain how Manston Aviation Hub could generate a viable business and revenue streams for Manston from cargo handling, aircraft recycling, pilot training and private flying, and a spaceport. Leader of Thanet Council Chris Wells, will answer questions and give details on the future of the Airport site - should be interesting!

  • Iwade Lorry
    Article: Jan 30, 2017
    By Brian Mortimer

    The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for local authorities to have powers to compel all lorry drivers who use satnavs to use commercial models following a fresh catalogue of chaos on the nation's roads.

    Kent residents are fed up with large lorries clogging up villages and town centres, getting stuck on tight medieval bridges or in residential streets, or thundering down narrow country lanes.

  • Streetlight Column
    Article: Jan 30, 2017
    By Rob Bird

    The conversion of Kent's streetlights to LEDs appears to be going well and feedback from residents on the new lights has generally been very positive. Unfortunately, Kent Highways continue to be let down by other contractors that fail to do jobs properly and on time.

    At last Thursday's County Council meeting Rob Bird put the following question to Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport:

  • Ted Last
    Article: Jan 30, 2017

    Lydd Town Councillor Ted Last has welcomed Lydd Town Council agreeing a cut in its community charge for 2017/18.

    Following on from the December meeting of Lydd Town Council when a budget reduction of £27,000 for 2017/18 was agreed; Ted Last proposed at the January meeting that the precept be set at £177,980, a decrease on the current year of about 6.5%.

  • Document: Jan 23, 2017
  • Cannabis / Hemp plant
    Article: Jan 23, 2017

    Officers from Shepway Community Policing Team carried out a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs act at an industrial unit in the Shorncliffe area of Folkestone during the afternoon of Wednesday 18 January.

    Around 40 cannabis plants were seized by officers. Growing equipment has also been dismantled and removed. Enquiries are ongoing.

  • Antony Hook
    Article: Jan 20, 2017

    Liberal Democrat candidate Antony Hook became the first Liberal Democrat Councillor on Faversham Town Council today after seizing the Abbey Ward seat from the Conservatives who slumped to third place.

    Antony is well known to Shepway Lib Dems as a long term friend of the local party and two time European Election candidate for the Party. Shepway campaigners Tim Prater and Neil Matthews went to Faversham to help his campaign on the penultimate weekend of the election.

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