Local Campaigning Issues

by Carol Linton on 8 December, 2017

Burnham needs a secondary school School Transport changes On-street Parking plans Education, Health and Care Plans for Children Early Help for Families State of the roads in Buckinghamshire Housing Children’s Services Unitary Authority National Insurance    

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Resident Survey – Burnham, Dorney, Farnham, Taplow

by Carol Linton on 26 August, 2017

Jane Wallis and Carol Linton The local Liberal Democrats would like to hear your views on local services, so that we can progress issues with the county, district and parish councils. The concerns of individuals are often ignored but by working together, we may get action from the councils or organise some self-help. You can […]

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Who and what we are

by Carol Linton on 14 March, 2017

We are the Liberal Democrats in southern Buckinghamshire. Map and details We believe in an open, tolerant society that works for all. Local representatives are: Chairman  –  Carol Linton  Secretary and Gerrards Cross Representative – Diane Holden Treasury and Iver representative – Jeff Herschel Membership Secretary –   Beaconsfield representative – Peter Chapman Marlow representative – Nick […]

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The Campaign for EU Election May 23rd 2019

by Carol Linton on 9 May, 2019

Beaconsfield Liberal Democrats are campaigning in the EU elections on May 23rd to REMAIN in the EU. We need help to deliver leaflets around the area over the next 2 weeks, and we are gathering in Marlow High Street on May 18th from 2.30pm. Please join us. The list of candidates and campaign manifesto are […]

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Have you heard about the NHS Primary Care Networks?

by Carol Linton on 28 April, 2019

All GP practices across the country will come together into networks covering around 30,000 to 50,000 patients. In the very south of Buckinghamshire, surrounding Slough, the network starts in July 2019 and will consist of • Burnham Health Centre • Southmead, Farnham Common. • Threeways, Stoke Poges • Iver Health Centre • Denham Medical Centre […]

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Burnham needs a secondary school

by Carol Linton on 22 February, 2019

Burnham and the surrounding area has a population of over 20,000, and the academy group E-Act is proposing to close the upper school due to low pupils numbers! The existing 235 pupils will be offered a place at their other school in Bourne End, 6 miles away along narrow roads unsuitable for buses. Viv Nicholas […]

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Think Schools – Burnham

by Carol Linton on 22 February, 2019

Written by Viv Nicholas for Round and About   No man is an island, entire of itself. Everyman is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. John Donne – 1624   We learned from a press release issued on December 7th 2018 of a consultation on the future of Burnham Park E-Act […]

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Single Unitary Council is announced.

by Carol Linton on 4 November, 2018

At last we have a decision. The majority of residents, the 5 existing councils and other stakeholders agree that a unitary arrangement was required in Buckinghamshire (excluding Milton Keynes which is already unitary). The debate was whether to have one or two councils. On 1 November 2018, the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and […]

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What the Liberal Democrats did in coalition (2010-2015)

by Carol Linton on 30 October, 2018

Here’s a list of extreme Tory policies stopped by the Liberal Democrats by being in the coalition government: Inheritance tax cuts for millionaires Scrapping help with housing costs for young people Weakening arrest warrants for people who have fled overseas Firing workers at will, without any reasons given Regional pay penalising public sector workers outside […]

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School Transport

by Carol Linton on 27 July, 2018

Change is coming with Bucks county only providing mandated school transport. Does this impact you? Bucks council ‘has decided that it is timely to review the entire Home to School Transport for the 0-25 cohort of children and young people attending education and training.’ As with on-street parking, the policy is that all discretionary services […]

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Bucks On-street Delivery Plan

by Carol Linton on 27 July, 2018

Bucks county council considered changes to the on-street parking scheme for the county on July 9th 2018. The council wants to ensure the parking schemes are self funding and that the current deficit is eliminated. This probably means that any improvements are funded by the parishes As residents, we should be prepared for more cashless […]

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Why we still need to be in Europe

by Carol Linton on 17 April, 2018

Everyone is getting exasperated with the millions of pounds and civil service resources that are going into the Brexit project  whilst neglecting the urgent problems of the NHS and social care, education and training, transport and infrastructure, defence review, devolution (especially Northern Ireland) and many more. The European project has perhaps been too successful in […]

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Unitary Authority

by Carol Linton on 18 March, 2018

  In 2017, I wrote this blog. Local Government in Buckinghamshire is going to be reorganised into a single tier, which has many advantages. All local government services provided by one organisation – a one stop shop, reducing confusion on who does what and whom to contact Higher levels of satisfaction with unitary authorities Better […]

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