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by awitherick on 25 October, 2011

It might have been burnt down, but Tennis is back in force at Batchwood. Cllr Allan Witherick watches the bubble go up Liberal Democrat Cllr Allan Witherick who represents Batchwood Ward said “Whilst I am happy to see at least some of the things up and running I am concerned that if the Council moves […]

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Sporty spice?

by awitherick on 19 May, 2011

Want to find out more about how you can become more physically active in St Albans? Well there’s one website you must take a look at: Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick agrees that keeping active and healthy is vital for a good quality of life: “I used to teach martial arts, but now I’m […]

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St Albans City and District Council’s Liberal Democrat Cabinet have agreed, proposals for a budget for 2011/12 that ensures that nobody in the District will have to pay more District Council related Council Tax than last year, and delivers £2.2m of savings whilst protecting residents’ essential services and support for organisations helping vulnerable people locally. The […]

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Liberal Democrats on Hertfordshire County Council have set out their vision and ideas for the budget in a letter to the Chief Executive. Throughout the budget setting process for this year the Liberal Democrats have sought to find savings that will protect frontline services and cut the waste in the council’s budget. Chris White, Liberal […]

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Planning has changed- for the better

by awitherick on 5 January, 2011

Planning committee member Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick has welcomed the implementation of a new planning system which will hopefully see applications turned around faster. The new My Service Planning facility, which will replace the current planning applications search facility, will provide a greater range of searches and more detail about each application and its […]

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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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Among the many subjects which have come up this autumn for Councillors to discuss has been the live music scene in St Albans and with it, curiously, the role of buskers. How many places do you think can play live music in the District? 30? 50? 100? 150? The answer is 192, before you add […]

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As predicted by the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative-controlled county council has received a humiliating rebuke from its auditor over the state of its account who has used his powers under the Audit Commission Act 1998 to issue a rare ‘Section 11’ notice. In it he says the council needs to make sure there are adequate […]

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Jubilee Centre – More than just a meal

by awitherick on 14 November, 2010

Nestled in Catherine Street in what used to be a school, the Jubilee Centre has been in and out of the papers with the County Council withdrawing services and others eyeing this prime location for redevelopment. Inside though things have progressed unabated and HCM (Hertfordshire Community Meals) doesn’t just provide good value hot meals for […]

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Supporting the community with funding

by awitherick on 11 November, 2010

Last year Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick was able to use his locality budget to support a wide variety of local groups with everything from new doors for St Albans Judo Club through to helping use community payback people to do work improve the area. This year he has already started to award funding to […]

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