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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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  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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The Beaconsfield Constituency Liberal Democrats will be presenting two motions to the national conference in Southport on March 9-11 2018. They are Ending Discrimination in Mental Health Detention Ending the Criminalisation of Abortion Please contact us with any comments. Ending Discrimination in Mental Health Detention Conference notes that: In May 2017, the Prime Minister described […]

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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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