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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Lib Dems back Tees Valley Airport take-over

by Group Office on 13 February, 2019

Local Liberal Democrat Councillors backed the £1.4 billion Tees Valley Combined Authority Investment Plan approved on 24 January. The 10-year plan includes the acquisition of Durham Tees Valley Airport and and land at the South Tees Development Corporation site. Both will promote local jobs and prosperity. The Lib Dems also initiated an all-party letter to […]

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Mersey Road Bus Stops Success

by Group Office on 19 November, 2018

In the past, Newcomen’s Lib Dem Councillor Laura Wright has raised the issue about both bus stops on Mersey Road being opposite each other. This causes traffic jams and is dangerous. The Lib Dem Team is happy to report that this has now been resolved and the bus stops have been moved.

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Redcar gets nothing from pothole fund

by Group Office on 24 January, 2017

Liberal Democrats in Redcar are furious that the town will receive nothing from a Government grant to do up the roads. Last year the Liberal Democrats uncovered figures showing that Redcar & Cleveland Borough would receive only £121,000 from a £50 million Government pothole repair fund. Neighbouring North Yorkshire County Council is getting more than […]

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Redcar Lib Dems condemn paltry pothole grant

by Group Office on 12 April, 2016

Redcar & Cleveland borough is being deprived of money to do up its roads, according to Liberal Democrat councillors. Figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats show that the Labour-run council will receive only £121,000 from a £50 million Government pothole repair fund. Neighbouring North Yorkshire County Council will receive more than 13 times as much. […]

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Opposition to Fight Labour Bus Cuts

by Group Office on 26 November, 2015

The three opposition groups on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have joined forces to oppose cuts to the Link bus service in the area. The council’s Labour leadership is understood to be planning to get rid of or seriously reduce the service. A working group has been set up to discuss the future of the […]

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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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Progress on West Dyke Road Level Crossing

by Group Office on 6 January, 2015

In conjunction with prospective MP for the Redcar Constituency Cllr Josh Mason, Ian Swales MP has listened to the public and arranged a meeting with Network Rail later this month to discuss the closure of West Dyke Road level crossing in Redcar during high winds. Having been contacted by residents and businesses, Cllr Josh Mason […]

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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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Redcar Lib Dems welcome extra money to fix potholes

by Group Office on 14 October, 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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Lib Dems welcome extra money to fix potholes

by Group Office on 30 June, 2014

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council are delighted that the Council is to receive over £300,000 to fix potholes. The Government has just announced extra funding for councils up and down the country to deal with the problem. Redcar & Cleveland is set to get £301,123. The Government estimates that each pothole costs £53 […]

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