Time to cut Council Tax, say Redcar Lib Dems

by Group Office on November 15, 2014

Figures uncovered by Liberal Democrats in Redcar and Cleveland suggest that there is enough spare cash in the council’s coffers to give residents a council tax cut in this year’s budget. For the last three years, the council has turned down extra government grant to freeze council tax, instead hiking tax for local people. To […]

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No wonder Henry Taylor Court residents are up in arms. The litter near the garages is an absolute disgrace. The Lib Dem Team has demanded an urgent clear-up by the owners, Coast & Country Housing.

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£70,000 boost for disadvantaged pupils

by Group Office on November 11, 2014

Disadvantaged primary school pupils in Redcar & Cleveland borough are set to receive nearly £8 million to boost attainment, the Liberal Democrats have announced. The pupil premium funding for 2015/16 will help teachers support those children at most risk of falling behind their colleagues. The figure for the borough is £7.95 million, an increase of […]

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A tribute to Joyce Benbow

by Group Office on November 5, 2014

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council have paid tribute to former Councillor Joyce Benbow who died on Saturday 1 November aged 84. Joyce served as councillor for the West Dyke ward following her victory at a by-election in 1996, and was a Cabinet Member between 2003 and 2007. She stood down from the Council […]

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Liberal Democrats have slammed Labour Council bosses after it emerged that Redcar & Cleveland Council’s budget reports are by far the hardest to understand in the country. The study by the Manchester Evening News declared the Council’s budget report more complex than Professor Steven Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’. According to a recent analysis […]

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Plans to Build 320 Houses in Ormesby Refused

by Group Office on October 20, 2014

The Council’s Regulatory Committee by 6 votes to five has refused planning permission for 320 houses to be built on the Longbank Farm site in Ormesby. Only Labour Councillors supported the application. It’s a victory for the campaign by local residents and Lib Dem Councillors to protect green areas. The Committee only gave three local […]

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Redcar Lib Dems welcome extra money to fix potholes

by Group Office on October 14, 2014

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council are pleased to see that a substantial grant from the Government to fix potholes is now being used. Earlier this year the Government announced an extra £301,123 for Redcar and Cleveland Council to fix holes in the roads. Lib Dem Council Group Leader Glyn Nightingale recently demanded to […]

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Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council are delighted that the borough has seen the largest fall in Tees Valley of the number of young people not in education employment or training (NEETS). Whilst the proportion of young people aged 16-18 not in Education, Employment or Training remains higher than the national average, it has […]

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Redcar Lib Dems demand answers on Vertical Pier

by Group Office on October 9, 2014

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council today demanded to know what is being done to ensure that Redcar’s “Vertical Pier” is properly maintained. This follows concerns that some of the structure was not coated properly and has allowed the tower to rust. There are also major worries that the units within the tower are […]

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Supporting World Teachers’ Day

by Group Office on October 2, 2014

Redcar Liberal Democrats are urging people to recognise the hard work done by teachers in our communities. This comes in the run-up to World Teachers’ Day, held on 5 October. Councillor Josh Mason, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Redcar & Cleveland Council, commented: “It is right to celebrate the work done by […]

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