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Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Cllr Josh Mason is today celebrating the news that two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 7,700 people in Redcar and Cleveland getting a vital start in life. Apprenticeships offered by companies such as Coast and Country Housing, Elring Klinger, Carillion and our local MP Ian […]

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Liberal Democrats are demanding to know what action the Labour Council is taking to solve the problem of frequent closures of the level crossing on West Dyke Road. The level crossing regularly has to be closed for considerable periods of time during adverse weather. Councillor Mary Ovens, quizzed the Labour Cabinet Member responsible at Thursday’s […]

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Liberal Democrats are demanding that Labour bosses at Redcar & Cleveland Council give residents a cut in Council Tax next year. Lib Dem Deputy Leader and prospective MP, Councillor Josh Mason, tabled a question at last week’s meeting of the Council asking for the cut. Councillor Josh Mason said: “The Council has underspent this year, and […]

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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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