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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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

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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Supporting Children Who Need Help in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 8 November, 2017

Society’s duty to all children is to support them so that they grow up to fulfil their potential. They can’t do that on their own. Some families need help to support the children in their care. Some children need expert assessment and specialised help. In both cases, Buckinghamshire county council is responsible for providing that help […]

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Residents’ Survey Results

by Carol Linton on 31 October, 2017

A thank you to everyone who responded to our survey. Please let us know of any new concerns while we work on the existing ones. Transport for Buckinghamshire Nearly half of you complained about potholes, closely followed by pavements. This is not surprising as national surveys have Buckinghamshire 27 out of 28 on the satisfaction […]

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Early Help

by Carol Linton on 17 October, 2017

The Early Years Care Proposal Page 187 decision by Buckinghamshire to stop funding all the Children’s Centres in Bucks has to be reviewed after opposition from some councillors. You can contact the local county councillors with your comments. Lin Hazell ([email protected]) and Dev Dhillon ([email protected]). The cut down service will save £3M pa and concentrate the Early Help services around 9 hubs, one […]

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State of roads in Buckinghamshire

by Carol Linton on 8 September, 2017

In the Residents’ Survey which we have been conducting in the south of Buckinghamshire, nearly half of all responses mentioned potholes. For most of us, these potholes are just inconvenient and expensive causing wheel and suspension damage. For others, the potholes are dangerous as cyclists ride round them and car drivers don’t give them room. […]

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Firstly, thank you to everyone who folded or delivered leaflets, or conducted the Residents Survey. It is the start of getting recognised as an active alternative on local councils. The by-election on October 5th 2017, had a turnout of just 18%. It was won by the Tories as expected with 699 votes. They canvassed hard over […]

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