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Part Night Lighting Display Reminder

by awitherick on 18 February, 2012

Just a quick reminder about the Part Night Lighting display that will be at the Liberal Democrat Offices, 9 Hatfield Road in St Albans today from 10am to 1pm as well as online. Already our local County Councillor Allan Witherick has secured some changes locally including lights on Old Harpenden Road, the site of a […]

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Hertfordshire’s council taxpayers will be unimpressed to hear that the County Council has been forced to write off £22.2m worth of Council assets, leaving just £0.5m in their report. Liberal Democrat County Councillor Allan Witherick was astounded by the figures: ‘We expect the occasional accounting error to come up when an item isn’t worth as […]

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Liberal Democrats have pressed for Herts County Council to be compensated by the contractor for the costs of fixing the various design and build errors caused by the contractors building the new London Road Fire Station. County Councillor Rob Prowse, a councillor for St Albans, asked during the full meeting of the County Council last […]

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A list of unadopted roads has been compiled which highlights that the majority of unadopted roads in St Albans district can be traced back to just a handful of large developers. Some roads have been waiting nearly 15 years. Councillor Allan Witherick, who has been fighting hard to get Goldsmiths Way adopted with help from […]

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Tory financial failures cost taxpayer dearly

by awitherick on 11 April, 2011

Reports from external auditors have revealed that the Tory-run County Council’s mistakes have cost residents over £123,000 in extra audit fees with errors being found worth £250,000. Liberal Democrat councillor Allan Witherick said “£123,000 is a lot of money. Think about all the voluntary groups who have just received funding cuts – imagine what this […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillors demand changes to the way the county handles developers payments for community benefit following almost £500,000 being repaid to developers. Senior county councillors have demanded massive changes in the way the county council handles monies it received from developers to help mitigate the effect of developments and to fund such things as […]

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Hertfordshire residents with an interest in the criminal justice system can volunteer to help young people in trouble with the law. Hertfordshire County Council’s Services for Young People relies on community-minded volunteers to help guide and advise young offenders and young people who have been arrested and been before the Courts. Volunteers on Youth Offender […]

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Providing guaranteed respite care

by awitherick on 10 January, 2011

Social care is essential for most people at some time in their life. It embraces the most intimate care for people, often at times of great distress. It is about helping people and their carers to live independent lives. The new Government policy is built on two key reforms that Liberal Democrats have been campaigning […]

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Why be in government?

by awitherick on 26 December, 2010

With the parliamentary party in government, Liberal Democrats often get asked why are they in a coalition with the Tories. Have “we” given up our principles for power? Do we agree with what the coalition government is doing? All kinds of different questions, especially in light of recent entrapment exercises with the press which showed […]

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Unhappy with the gritting, or with our roads?

by awitherick on 19 December, 2010

Do something about it! Herts County Council have now got their online petition system up and running. This means that you can launch your own petitions on the issues that you care about. That could be anything from the state of our roads, through to needing a salt bin near where you live. If you’ve […]

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