Tag Archives: Liverpool City Council

Local Councils face mass service closures

The Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis will quite rightly be judged by the historians and will focus on the human cost of the pandemic: confused messaging; delays to lockdown; the farcical distribution of PPE. All will be in the … Continue reading

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Covid-19 in Liverpool – Some very reassuring answers to our questions

I’ve had some great answers to questions that the Lib Dem Councillors in the City have been asked A few days ago, I asked the Council and NHS for the answers to some frequently asked questions that we have received … Continue reading

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Positive proposals to deal with Liverpool’s cash problems

On Sunday the Liverpool Echo had yet another of its articles warning about the Council’s financial problems which was both timely and accurate but although stating the problems gives no hint as to what the solutions to those problems might … Continue reading

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Councillors must unite to build a defensive wall around our City

My blood was chilled to a thick ice twice last night. Firstly, when the size of the Tory majority was predicted in the Exit Poll. In fact, it got worse as the night progressed. I had hoped for a balanced … Continue reading

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Change sterile grass areas into wildflower havens

My colleague, Cllr Mirna Juarez, has tabled a motion to the first meeting of the Climate Change Select Committee of Liverpool Council asking for a review of all grass verges and spaces between dual carriageways in Liverpool, with a view … Continue reading

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Grown up politics in Liverpool

I have mentioned a number of times that there was an agreement that we would have a full council meeting to look solely at climate change and the local, national and global things that need doing to tackle it as … Continue reading

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Making Liverpool the Greenest City in the UK

There are two issues which should dominate the political agenda in Liverpool for the next year – the environment and Europe and, because so much environmental policy comes from the EU, they are closely related. We have 12 years left … Continue reading

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Action now on New Build Housing in Liverpool

For the 5 years that I was member of the planning committee I asked question after question about the quality of new build apartments in the City. For a variety of reasons many of the new build units built since … Continue reading

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Thanks Vince – you did a great job

As some of us set off for the Lib Dem Conference in York for the next two days we were met with the e-mail from Vince saying that subject to there being no snap election he would stand down as … Continue reading

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Action at last on stalled property developments in Liverpool & Manchester

I am delighted that the Serious Fraud Office in partnership with the North West Serious Crimes Unit and the Merseyside Police have today issued warrants in respect of people behind two Liverpool properties and the Angel Gate development in Manchester. … Continue reading

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