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  • Stephen Robinson and large pothole
    Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Roads and pavement repairs need a radical overhaul. Too many people risk injury and discomfort because of the way Conservative-run Essex County Council manages our highways.

    Lib Dems have long campaigned for action to repair roads and pavements. They voted to amend the budget to invest more in pavement repairs. However, the Conservatives instead voted to CUT the maintenance budget by £2.5 million for 2021-22.

  • Cllr Jude Deakin
    Article: Apr 28, 2021

    Lib Dem county councillors have been spending their community grant budgets on projects that benefit their local communities.


    Lib Dem County Councillor Jude Deakin nominated North Avenue Youth Club in Chelmsford to receive £1,000. This will cover the set up costs for a defibrillator outside the club. Cllr Deakin also nominated Chelmsford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, West Chelmsford Children's Centre and Tennyson Surgery Wellbeing Garden for grants.

  • Marie Goldman
    Article: Apr 27, 2021

    Essex was one of the first areas in England to introduce community testing for coronavirus. An effective test, trace and isolate system is essential to slow the spread of coronavirus. Along with a vaccine it is a step towards a more normal life. Lib Dems have called repeatedly for the Government to fix Test and Trace. Yet month after month figures for contact tracing showed the government's system was not working. To be effective tests need to be turned around in 24 hours, and financial support must be given so people can self-isolate when asked to.

  • Shop local ()
    Article: Apr 21, 2021

    At Chelmsford City Council, the Lib Dem leadership have been keen to help local business recover from the pandemic. So they have worked with the "Click It Local" team to create a local alternative to those global shopping websites.

    Said Council Leader Stephen Robinson, "Hopefully this can help independent businesses who have not set up their own online selling page; it's one of a number of initiatives from the City Council to help Chelmsford businesses."

  • Sackfuls of litter in large bins
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of Essex residents' waste is being buried in landfill after the the collapse of Conservative-run Essex County Council's agreement with its waste contractor.

    The Conservatives' pet scheme saw millions of pounds spent on a waste processing plant in Basildon designed to recycle black bin waste into fuel, but it never worked.