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West Dyke Road bench success

by Group Office on 23 November, 2018

Following action from the local Liberal Democrats, the benches in West Dyke Road are to be replaced. New designs for the replacements have been agreed.

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Newcomen rose gardens action

by Group Office on 21 November, 2018

Councillor Laura Wright has been in discussion with the council about doing up the rose gardens out of public realm money. The designs so far have been about putting coloured tarmac down in flower patterns with barely any flowers. Laura says: “I have been fighting for more flowers and plants and pushing for actual roses. […]

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Redcar Lib Dems support end to single-use plastics

by Group Office on 18 January, 2018

Lib Dem councillors today backed a motion aimed at phasing out single-use plastics at Redcar and Cleveland Council. The council today agreed to ensure that single-use plastic items such as plastic cups are not used by the council after existing stocks run out. The motion was submitted by Independent Councillor Stuart Smith. It was amended […]

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Newcomen bin victory

by Group Office on 10 November, 2017

Newcomen ward residents are pleased with the new dual litter bin on Windermere Avenue. Lib Dem Cllr Laura Benson successfully pushed the council into installing it following requests from local people. Cllr Laura Benson said: “It was clear from talking to local residents that the new bin was badly needed. “I am so pleased that […]

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Can Bellway Add Up?

by Group Office on 4 July, 2017

Bellway can’t add up! A retrospective application for 10 flag posts and 2 V-boards has been submitted at Swan’s Corner, yet there are 18 flag posts and 3 V-boards in situ. In reply to Cllr Carole Morgan’s email the planning officer in charge of the application wrote:- “Thank you for the email below. I have copied this […]

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More flowers needed say Redcar Lib Dems

by Group Office on 3 August, 2016

A local Lib Dem councillor is calling for more flowers to be planted in order to brighten up the area. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council tends to use green shrubs rather than flowers in its flower beds and planters. Redcar Councillor Chris Abbott said: “Redcar and Cleveland must be the only Borough in the country […]

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Hundreds object to Swan’s Corner housing plan

by Group Office on 31 May, 2016

At least 532 residents signed letters objecting to Bellway’s plan to build 141 houses at Swan’s Corner. A large team of volunteers contacted local residents to seek their support in sending objections to the Council. Opposition to the scheme was convincing and overwhelming. Residents’ top objections are worsening traffic problems, lack of school places and […]

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Redcar Lib Dems oppose greenfield development

by Group Office on 7 January, 2016

Liberal Democrats today persuaded Redcar and Cleveland Council to adopt a policy of putting new housing on “brownfield” sites rather than on green fields. At today’s meeting of the council, Lib Dem Councillor Chris Abbott seconded an opposition motion committing the Labour-led authority to prioritising future residential development on previously developed brownfield land. The motion, […]

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“No more traffic on Ormesby Bank” say Lib Dems

by Group Office on 30 July, 2015

Liberal Democrats in Ormesby ward on Redcar & Cleveland Council have carried out a traffic survey on Ormesby Bank as part of their campaign to limit house building in the area. The results are staggering. There were: • 1864 vehicles on Ormesby Bank near Swan’s Corner between 7.45 am and 9.00 a.m. • 3812 vehicles […]

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Labour breaks bulky waste promise

by Group Office on 7 July, 2015

After only a month in charge of Redcar & Cleveland Council, Labour is already breaking promises. Liberal Democrat councillors have slammed Labour Council bosses after they decided to increase the charges for “junk jobs” (bulky household waste) today. Today’s decision by the Labour Cabinet means that residents will now pay £17 for collections of large […]

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