Marshalswick South Focus Team

Councillors, Rod Perks and Allan Witherick working with Andrew Duff MEP and Melvyn Teare for you Learn more

Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Make sure it stays the season to be jolly…

by awitherick on 8 December, 2010

The police, trading standards, fire service and others, are all putting out warnings (not all of which will be covered in the press sadly) to try and help people stay safe and have a great Christmas. This time of year sees many people spending lots of money, meaning great opportunities for thieves and con artists. […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Something short from the fire service, but it’s a real issue which people should watch out for. Help to keep your family and Christmas presents safe from fire by following a few simple guidelines: – Never place candles near your Christmas tree or materials that can catch light easily. – Check your Christmas tree lights […]

Read more    Leave a comment

£280,000 up for grabs in St Albans

by awitherick on 5 December, 2010

That’s how much is still available until March 2011 in St Albans to support people in keeping warm and improving energy efficiency. As part of the Home Energy Scheme many people will have heard that they can get free cavity wall or loft insulation if they are on benefits or over 70. It’s a positive […]

Read more    Leave a comment


by awitherick on 30 November, 2010

The Herts County Council website seems not to be coping with snow traffic (surprise!). The above link will take you straight to school closures. (Thanks to Lib Dem county website: Weather update 30 November 2010 for Batchwood and Marshalswick secondary schools. STAGS: “wear warm clothes and sensible footwear” Townsend: School OPEN but make […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Why structures matter

by awitherick on 27 November, 2010

St Albans City & District Council voted this week to restructure, reducing the number of departments from seven to ten. This will release funding by removal of senior posts and reflects the changes on the ground which are being made to reduce costs while concentrating on delivering services. The Liberal Democrat controlled council is always […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Salt’n’snow in numbers

by awitherick on 24 November, 2010

1 October, the date at which Crews in Hertfordshire Highways are out on standby 24 hours a day. 2= The number of hours taken nn every trip to treat over 42 per cent of Hertfordshire’s roads – that’s over 1,500 miles. 3 ranks for priority order for clearing roads. The gritters cover 58 different routes […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Active St Albans funding

by awitherick on 23 November, 2010

Know of some one involved in a sports club locally which are looking for a little funding to get new people active and involved? If so there’s a small pot available at the link below:*id*161

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment