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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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Don’t let Friday the 13th be a bad day for you, or indeed any other. Liberal Democrat County Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick said “It’s easy to see why both legitimate companies, and con-artists, use these techniques.  They work. If they didn’t they wouldn’t invest huge amounts of time and effort, as well as money, […]

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Don’t forget to vote today!

by awitherick on 5 May, 2011

It’s going to be a close run fight between Heather Teare for the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservatives in Marshalswick South. We need every single person to get out there and vote to really make a difference. It only takes a few minutes but we only won by just one vote last year in neighbouring […]

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AV isn’t just about arcane elections rules

by awitherick on 2 April, 2011

The Alternative Vote isn’t an academic discussion, or a political experiment.  It’s a real chance to make our government more representative of the votes of the people who elect them. You’ll hear many stories about what it might mean.  That far right voters will have their votes counted more than once, that fringe parties will […]

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Are you the Trusting sort?

by awitherick on 22 March, 2011

Ever wondered how you could prepare yourself or your staff for future career development, meet some interesting people and do something worthwhile for the community all at once? After the success of last year’s charity trustee recruitment campaign, local charities from across the district are again seeking to recruit charity trustees with a range of […]

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One week left for your Census return!

by awitherick on 20 March, 2011

Ignore the fact that legally you have to fill in your census or pay a fine for a second- actually what are the reasons for completing it? Liberal Democrat Councillor Melvyn Teare, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability at St Albans City and District Council, said: “It is important that every household completes the questionnaire […]

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For those who heard about the Dragon’s Apprentice- the local group from St Albans Girls School (STAGS) walked off with two of the top prizes at the awards ceremony this week. The project, which was sponsored by Cllr Allan Siao Ming Witherick from his locality budget, brought together young people from local schools and business […]

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St Albans City and District Council has bought a tractor that will be used all year round to transport the market stalls to and from St Peter’s Street in St Albans and in the winter to help clear the snow from paths. A snow plough and salt spreader have also been purchased to be used […]

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EEDA Funding…

by awitherick on 23 January, 2011

Local businesses in St Albans developing innovative new products in 2011 could receive a major funding boost through the East of England Development Agency (EEDA)’s Grants for Research and Development programme. EEDA is offering between £20,000 and £250,000 in grant funding to businesses developing ‘greener’ technologies in 2011. The grants are being made available thanks […]

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Some gifts are toxic….

by awitherick on 5 January, 2011

And I’m not talking about that horrible after shave that your aunt brought*. A few key things to remember: Recycle what you can! That includes gifts next year. Just avoid giving them to the person who gave them to you. Don’t forget charity shops, both for buying and getting rid of unwanted presents (but make […]

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