Article: May 12, 2016
By Clive English (MBC Lib Dem Group Press Officer)
Fury as Government abandons Rural Communities.
Rural Communities across Britain are shocked at the Government's announcement that it will not extend basic broadband provision to those rural areas that still do not have it. Fran Wilson the Leader of Maidstone Borough Council's Liberal Democrat Group has condemned the Government's decision and pledged to support efforts by the Local Government Association to reverse the decision.
Fran said " The Government have attempted to justify this decision by saying that some people in rural areas do not wish to have a broadband connection, ignoring the majority of businesses and residents who do. This will undermine rural communities and businesses which are often already badly lacking in basic infrastructure and public services. This is frankly just an ill- considered short term financial saving, which will eventually prove to be badly damaging to rural communities throughout Britain."
Article: May 7, 2016
By Jane Bird / Martin Cox
We extend our thanks to everyone who voted for us and helped us to achieve these excellent results.
Liberal Democrats pulled off two tremendous wins in the Maidstone Borough elections. Georgia Harvey won Bridge Ward beating the Conservative by 43 votes. Then after several nail biting recounts Emily Fermor won Coxheath by just 1 vote over her Tory rival.
Article: May 4, 2016
Lib Dems Action Day success.
Well done to all members from Maidstone and further afield who turned out in support of our Liberal Democrat candidates standing for the Maidstone Borough Council elections. This year Borough elections are being held only in Maidstone and Tunbridge wells.
Michelle Hastie (Lib Dem Candidate for North ward) commented, "it was really pleasing that so many supporters joined us today. What was even more pleasing was the reception we were getting on the doorstep
Article: Apr 21, 2016
A Message from the Allington Liberal Democrat Team - A20 London Road Roadworks
There was never any doubt that this set of roadworks at this particularly difficult and narrow part of the London Road was going to present a real problem with traffic control, once works were needed to reconfigure the cross-roads necessary to service the new development at The Orchards and in Beaver Road. So it has proved, in spite of the detailed instructions issued by Kent Highways to the contractors.
Article: Mar 11, 2016
A planning appeal which would have led to 220 homes being built on the current playing field of New Line Learning Academy has been dismissed by the government inspector following a lengthy campaign by local Lib Dems and residents.
Maidstone Borough Council chose not to fight the appeal for fear of costs, over-ruling the views of the Lib Dem chaired Planning Committee which wished to continue to Contest the appeal. However North Loose Resident's Association moved forward with the appeal with support from residents and local Lib Dem councillors Ian Chittenden, Brian Clark and Derek Mortimer (who each appeared as expert witnesses at the public hearing).
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