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  • Jon Ball at the launch of the 2015 Liberal Democrat manifesto.
    Article: Apr 15, 2015

    Today the Liberal Democrats lanched our manifesto for the General Election with plans to balance the books but to do so fairly.

    Ealing Central & Acton candidate Jon Ball, who was at the launch, commented on what he feels are the most important policies for Ealing:

    "Firstly, we in the Liberal Democrats are committed to investing an extra £8bn a year in the NHS by 2020 to enable our health service to cope with medical inflation and an aging population. This would mean an extra £57.6m a year extra for the Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group to spend on healthcare here in Ealing.

  • Petition: Apr 8, 2015

    The undersigned are against Ealing Council forcing residents to have two wheelie bins to store their waste, when many homes do not have the space. We are also against a fortnightly collection of household waste. Ealing Council needs to think again.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2015

    Local Councillor Gary Busuttil attended a Council Scrutiny Panel meeting where the topic of wheelie bins was discussed. He raised the fact that many properties are not big enough to house the proposed two wheelie bins plus any garden waste container.

    After the discussion the position of the Labour administration is as follows:

  • Article: Apr 3, 2015
    In Southfield Ward Focus

    In our April newsletter we report about how Ealing Council looks set to force everyone to "have wheelie bins whether they want to or not", a rent to buy scheme and a very significant investment in renewable energy.

    Update on Council's fortnightly collection & wheelie bin plans

    Local Councillor Gary Busuttil attended a Council Scrutiny Panel meeting where the topic of wheelie bins was discussed. He raised the fact that many properties in Southfield are not big enough to house the proposed two wheelie bins plus any garden waste container.

    After the discussion the position of the Labour administration is as follows:

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on today's announcement confirming that the Ultra Low Emission Zone will go ahead said:

    "This announcement is welcome, although I regret that we still have to wait five and half years until the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone. Boris Johnson will have long left City Hall when this scheme finally starts to be implemented.

  • Article: Mar 27, 2015

    Safer Neighbourhood Teams across the capital are still not meeting Londonwide standards for accessibility according to a new report published today by Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group.

    At present the Metropolitan Police service website proudly states that every Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) "will respond to every message directed to us within 24 hours."

  • Stephen Knight
    Article: Mar 27, 2015

    A hardship fund designed to protect the poorest in society is failing to deliver since it was devolved to local councils in 2013 is the key finding in a report published today by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Stephen Knight.

    The report reveals that for the second year in a row many London Boroughs are unlikely to even spend their allocated budget of local welfare assistance (LWA).

  • Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayor's refusal at today's Mayor's Question Time to accept a full and independent audit of the procurement process for the design of the Garden Bridge said:

    "Through extensive investigation led by Architect Journal a number of serious issues have arisen about how Heatherwick Studio was awarded the contract for the design of the proposed bridge. It really is odd in the extreme that companies with far greater expertise in designing bridges were marked down on the criteria of 'relevant design experience'.

    "When a former chairman of the Royal Institute of British Architects procurement reform group states that serious questions remain about the selection process you would expect the Mayor of London to directly address the issues of concern.

    "Yet instead the Mayor has dodged answering questions and simply thrown abusive comments at anyone who dares to question the merits of the Garden Bridge."

    "The whole process has been as murky as the water that flows down the Thames."

  • Petition: Mar 24, 2015

    The undersigned are against Ealing Council forcing residents to have two wheelie bins to store their waste, when many homes do not have the space. We are also against a fortnightly collection of household waste especially in the Summer months when the temperatures are hotter. Ealing Council needs to think again.

  • Article: Mar 17, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on today's report by the House of Commons Transport Committee on river crossings said:

    "Far from being forward looking this report is based on ideas dating back to the 1970s.

    "I think it is bitterly disappointing that the report totally overlooks the need for improved public transport links across the Thames, such as extending the London Overground across the Thames beyond Barking Riverside.