Here it's Lib Dem or Conservative

Lib Dems will...

Protect the NHS including Broomfield's A&E

Cut congestion (better bus, pedestrian + cycle facilities)

Bring more jobs to Chelmsford and affordable homes

Involve the public more

Conservatives...

Raised your council tax but didn't spend the extra cash!

Stashed away £20 million in the council bank account

Delivered traffic chaos by giving in to developers

Made too many decisions behind closed doors

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 19, 2018

    British jobs should be protected, following a vote in the House of Lords. Liberal Democrats helped defeat the Government and voted to keep Britain in a European Customs Union, which is key to Britain's future prosperity.

    An amendment on the customs union (supported by the Liberal Democrats and some Crossbenchers, Labour and Conservative peers) was passed by 348 votes to 225.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Apr 9, 2018

    1. Working to end homelessness being criminalised.

    Vagrancy isn't a word we often use in the 21st Century. That's why the law that makes homelessness a crime dates back to the 19th century. Layla Moran MP, our excellent MP for Oxford West and Abingdon has brought forward a bill to repeal this draconian law and stop people being arrested just for not having a roof over their head.

  • No Parking logo
    Article: Mar 29, 2018

    Parking is banned on Chelmer Valley Road as from tomorrow (30th March 2018). Lib Dem County Councillors Stephen Robinson and Mike Mackrory represent the area that it runs through and have been lobbying for a long time for action. Every day people take their life in their hands and brake sharply to go up the kerb onto the grass verges.

  • Schools young
    Article: Mar 27, 2018

    Liberal Democrats are proposing an end to teaching being dominated by tests. We teach our students to remember facts and figures but not how to apply and adapt them, which in today's world is sorely needed.

    We focus so much on high-stakes testing that we overlook other crucial areas of a child's development, which has led to a mental health crisis in our schools and universities. It needs to change.

  • A pavement with broken and dislodged paving slabs.
    Petition: Mar 24, 2018

    We, the undersigned, believe that our roads and pavements are in such a bad state that they are dangerous for both pedestrians and road users. We call upon the Council to do more to make our roads and pavements safer for us to use, without fear of injury or damage.

  • Stephen Robinson and Chris Davidson outside the former Rainsford High School site
    Petition: Mar 23, 2018

    Lib Dem Cllr. Stephen Robinson and colleagues in North Chelmsford Community Trust say we need a community hub on the former Rainsford High School (St. Peter's) site, as part of redevelopment plans.

    We the undersigned back plans for a community hub on the former Rainsford High School (St. Peter's) site.

  • Survey: Mar 22, 2018
    4 questions

    Parking is becoming more of a problem across the whole of Chelmsford and in particular in our area.

    With the usual difficulties at the start and end of the school day, we now find that commuter parking is also becoming an issue.
    Since the lower end of Kings Road, and other roads close by, are part of the residents parking permit scheme, the number of parked vehicles in the area has increased.

  • Article: Mar 22, 2018

    Today is World Water Day, and competition for this increasingly scarce resource is affecting the environmental integrity and biodiversity of our world.

    The undeniable fact is that freshwater ecosystems are the source of almost all the water we use in our cities and in manufacturing, and about half the water we use to grow crops. For many of us in developed countries good water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely pause to consider what life would be like without it. However, we know that for many of the world's poorest, clean water, on tap, is a dream.