Beverley Park & Ride - centrepiece of Lib Dem alternative budget proposals

A Park & Ride for Beverley will be the centrepiece of the Liberal Democrat opposition's alternative budget, to be discussed at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's budget meeting this Thursday.

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Beverley Town Council to reduce Council tax precept over 4%

Liberal Democrat led Beverley Town Council has delivered a Council tax reduction for Beverley residents for the second year running.

Following last year’s reduction of 2%, the Beverley precept for residents of the town will reduce this year by a further 4.29%, whilst the Council continues to invest in public services.


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Local Lib Dem calls for Council to provide financial support to vulnerable pet care business

Erica Willett uses the Home From Home pet care business in Swanland and was moved to action when she learnt that they were experiencing some financial struggles in the wake of Covid19: "Ollie, our dog, has been groomed there all his life. I can't bear the thought that the community could lose its first-rate pet services."

Erica Willett is a Lib Dem & community campaigner in Swanland, North Ferriby, Melton and Welton and she has sent off a letter to the Council to call for it to utilise some of its Covid19 grants to support Home From Home pet care.


*Ollie, 5, JackTzu  - pictured at Home From Home pet care after receiving his Christmas groom.

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North Newbald spared huge pig farm

The picturesque village of North Newbald has been spared the impact of a high density 2000 pig production unit on woodlands and meadows next to the East Yorkshire village.

The local parish council had objected to the planning application and 91 residents had written to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council expressing their concerns. At a meeting of the local authority’s Eastern Area Planning Committee this week, the proposal was kicked out by councillors, despite planning officers recommending that that the industrial pig unit should be built.

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Local councillors want residents to have a say on Beverley's proposed 24 hour fast food and industrial development at Swinemoor Lane roundabout

Local councillors want residents to have a say on Beverley's proposed 24 hour fast food and industrial development at Swinemoor Lane roundabout.

The Liberal Democrat ward and town councillors in Beverley are inviting their residents to express their views, after a Lancashire based developer submitted a planning application to build two 24 hour drive through restaurants , a shop, 6 industrial units and 171 car parking spaces on the field adjacent to East Riding community hospital on Swinemoor Lane in Beverley.

This is one of the most significant planning applications in Beverley since the cattle market became a Tesco in 2002.

The developer, EG Group, who have franchise agreements with Burger King, Starbucks, Greggs and Subway have said that they will only purchase the land if their plans are approved by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council beforehand.

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Government votes to block EU citizens' rights to settlement documents

The East Riding Liberal Democrats have warned that the three Conservative MP's David Davis, Greg Knight and Andrew Percy representing the area are risking a “new Windrush-style scandal” after they voted to refuse to offer EU citizens physical proof of their right to stay in the UK. The remaining Tory MP Graham Stuart was absent from the Vote, according to Hansard.

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East Riding Councillors mobilise against poor Childrens' Services

Outraged by poor Childrens' Services in the East Riding of Yorkshire, a few county councillors are trying to make a difference by standing up for children with special needs whose families need extra support.

The initiative led by Liberal Democrat councillor Linda Johnson, to hold East Riding Council to account, has been picked up by ITV Calendar news. Here is their report.


Hull & East Riding Lib Dem Leaders urge Councils to create joint Test and Trace System amid Government failure

Liberal Democrat Leaders on both the Hull and East Riding Council's have today written to the Chief Executives of both authorities to set up the region’s own localised Test and Trace system.

In their letter, Cllr Mike Ross and Cllr David Nolan ask the respective Chief Execs to work together to adopt this new Test and Trace local action model.


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Ofsted Inspection judges East Riding Children's services as Inadequate. Moves for an urgent review to be held by a non-conservative councillor are blocked.

At the East Riding Councils Full Council Meeting (29th July) local Lib Dems made moves to have an urgent review into the East Riding Children's social services to be carried out by someone other than a Conservative Councillor, to ensure it is a full and honest review - the Tories voted against a call for openness, transparency and honesty.

This follows a series of damning Ofsted reports that have stated that the East Riding Children's Social Services were determined to be 'inadequate'. Ofsted's report shows that the Conservative Cabinet have left vulnerable children at risk.


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Tories deny Climate Change in East Riding

The ruling Conservative Group on East Riding of Yorkshire council has denied that climate change will be a problem in this area.

At a meeting of ERYC full council yesterday, 29th July, the Tories rejected a motion supported by the Lib Dems to declare a climate emergency, even though this has been done by many UK councils. The effect of the motion would have been to ensure that all decisions taken by the Council would take climate change implications into consideration.


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