Local Campaigning Issues

by Carol Linton on 8 December, 2017

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 Herschal Membership Secretary –  Jane Wallis Beaconsfield representative – Peter Chapman Marlow […]

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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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  Lorely, Baroness Burt of Solihull, spoke to the Beaconsfield Liberal Democrats on October 25th 2019 about her work in Parliament and how a minority party can influence government legislation and policies. Schools should be talking about forced marriage (to boys as well as girls). A young person is worried about being taken aboard should […]

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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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Layla Moran MP and Cllr Steve Lambert visit Marlow

by Carol Linton on 23 March, 2018

On Thursday in Marlow, Beaconsfield Liberal Democrats hosted an evening with speakers Layla Moran MP and Cllr. Steven Lambert, Liberal Democrat Leader of the Opposition on Bucks County Council. Formerly a Maths and Physics teacher, Layla explained how her experience in different systems and work in comparative education made her realise how badly we were […]

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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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Beaconsfield Liberal Democrats invite you to come and hear rising Liberal Democrat star Layla Moran MP Layla Moran won her seat, Oxford West and Abingdon, in the 2017 general election for the Liberal Democrats. Layla was a physics teacher and is now the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Education, Science and Young People. She is a […]

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Education, Health and Care Plans in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 16 January, 2018

  Education, Health and Care Plans were introduced in 2014 to identify additional support requirements for children and young adults up to 25 years of age. They aim to be more robust than the previous Special Education Needs (SEN) assessments and cover a wider age range. Bucks County Council has been struggling to convert 100 […]

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