Category Archives: Liverpool City Council

Liverpool Planning Committee Virtual Meeting – 31st March 2020

For the first time ever Liverpool’s Planning Committee met today in a virtual format using Skype. Despite some IT teething difficulties, we managed quite well to hear each other and contribute. For legal reasons we could not make decisions today … Continue reading

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Call for new Housing Initiatives in Liverpool

On Wednesday my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I will call on the Liverpool City Council to commence a programme of encouraging new housing cooperatives and converting large properties into council run Houses in Multiple Occupation. It is in response to a Labour motion … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s iconic World Heritage Status threatened again by council inaction

Next week the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meet and on their agenda for the 8th time is a report on Liverpool’s World Heritage Status. Worryingly, our iconic status of a World Heritage Site is under threat once again because of … Continue reading

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Government urged to review running of Liverpool Council

Yesterday I wrote to James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to ask him to order a review of the governance of Liverpool City Council. In my request I cited three things as an example of … Continue reading

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£705,000 for Council’s Everton FC costs

On Wednesday we are holding the budget meeting of the Council to set the Council tax for next year. The Lib Dem Group will be announcing what we are doing on Wednesday afternoon prior to the meeting. As you would … Continue reading

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Protecting Council and other public sector employees from violence

In my last blog I pointed out that we were pleased that the Labour Party had shared with us in advance a motion they were putting to the January Council meeting. We were pleased that they have also sent us … Continue reading

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New Hotel and Restaurant tax to fund Giants type events

One of the things that many people do not realise about politics in Liverpool, or for that matter, the Country is that most politicians get on with each other most of the time. In Liverpool, Lib Dems and Labour vote … Continue reading

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