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New range of adult swimming lessons launched

by awitherick on 17 March, 2011

Swimming is an excellent way to stay fit and healthy, but a large proportion of adults cannot swim or feel nervous in the water. To help them take the plunge to learn to swim or simply improve their technique, a new range of swimming lessons aimed specifically at adults are being launched by St Albans […]

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Liberal Democrat Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure, Anthony Rowlands, has welcomed the signing of the construction contract with Wilmott Dixon for a new leisure centre at Westminster Lodge. ‘The signing is an important milestone in this major project which will dramatically increase the range of leisure facilities available at Westminster Lodge, so meeting the […]

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The hidden killer- the need for support

by awitherick on 20 February, 2011

Domestic violence and domestic abuse are true hidden killers. Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick has been campaigning to raise awareness on these.  “When I worked for the Police Authority we knew under reporting was an issue- too often those suffering didn’t come forward.  Especially men.  We need to change perceptions make people more aware of […]

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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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Got a leak in Marshalswick South?

by awitherick on 14 February, 2011

A useful website address we got sent recently as councillors: Does what it says on the tin- gives advice on internal plumbing and how to avoid problems when it’s freezing. Yes, we suspect we aren’t the only ones thinking that they could’ve told us it a bit earlier!

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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