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Campaigning for Southend and district, all year round.

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Published, Printed & Promoted by Christopher Bailey of behalf of Peter Gwizdala and Lucy V. Salek (Liberal Democrats), all at 77 Vernon Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2PS

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  • Carole Mulroney
    Article: Mar 21, 2018
    By Carole Mulroney in Leigh Times

    I've been involved with Local Government in one way or another all my working life and have seen it from both the side of a Council employee and working for developers as a paralegal in a City law firm; and for the last 4 years as a Borough Councillor.

    I'm not an extreme person. I like common sense and straightforwardness and I can't abide 'faff' and procrastination. I like a 'can do' attitude, even if in the end I find I can't. I am not afraid to stand firm and speak my mind but I have always been drawn to the principles of fairness, tolerance and community.

  • Southend-Hospital
    Article: Mar 12, 2018
    By Carole Mulroney

    Now that the NHS has extended the consultation Period on the STP until 23 March more people, who have perhaps not ventured into the world of responding to consultations, have the chance to do so.

    You can view all the documents and have your say about them on the Mid and South Essex Website - http://www.nhsmidandsouthessex.co.uk/

  • Article: Dec 19, 2017

    Notice of Motion

    The effect of development on services in Leigh

    Because of growing concern in Leigh the following motion by Carole and Peter will be considered at the next cabinet meeting at Southend

    All members are aware of the rapid growth in development in Leigh, especially in flatted development. These problems are spreading in the Borough. particularly to areas close to the c2c railway stations.

  • Leigh & West Leigh Focus Oct/Nov 2017
    Article: Dec 7, 2017
    In Leigh & West Leigh Focus Oct/Nov 2017

    Old Town pub music no fun for residents

    Summer in the Old Town is enlivened by a succession of musical events at the pubs. But while visitors can listen, have an enjoyable time and then walk away, the residents of New Road and on the hill behind cannot.

    They are listening to it most of the day and into the late evening, sometimes on both days of the weekends. If two or more pubs have amplified music outside they seem to compete with each other and the noise gets worse.

    Article: Dec 6, 2017
    By Howard Gibeon in Kursaal Focus October 2017

    Traffic, and as a consequence, air pollution is increasing in Southend and particularly in Kursaal Ward.

    With cars, lorries and vans pumping out noxious gases while crawling through our streets, major concerns have been expressed over the impact on the health of local residents in Sutton Road, Queensway, Southchurch Road, Southchurch Avenue and the Seafront. The Council seems only interested in meeting minimum national standards and not establishing better provisions for our community.

  • Ashley Thompson with missing road sign
    Article: Dec 5, 2017
    In Leigh & West Leigh Focus Oct/Nov 2017

    Still no sign of the sign

    Summed up in one picture ... a government programme that has failed; a Council that is failing

    We took this picture of the missing road sign at Lapwater Close on 20th June. Four months later in October the sign still has not been replaced.

    In the summer edition of the Tory newsletter in West Leigh they claimed that the delay was not due to budget cuts ".but of course as road names are individual, each sign is specially made to order, which takes a little time.".

  • Kursaal Focus
    Article: Dec 4, 2017
    In Kursaal Focus October 2017

    Why has Kursaal Ward become a political football?

    It is being treated as a merry-go-round by all the other political parties, with two Councillors recently swapping sides in the Council chamber.

    Was that really what you voted for?

    The Lib Dems work consistently, as a dedicated team, across the Borough for the benefit of residents.

  • Leigh & West Leigh Focus September 2017
    Article: Dec 3, 2017
    In Leigh & West Leigh Focus Oct/Nov 2017

    The Fight Goes on For Fair Catchment Areas!

    • Council backtrack after protests

    • New proposals still not good enough

    • Academy Trust making waves

    • New school still needed in Leigh

    SOUTHEND COUNCIL's first thoughts on changing the catchment areas for North Street, West Leigh and chalkwell schools were met with a storm of protest from unhappy residents.

  • Vince Cable Nov17
    Article: Dec 2, 2017
    In Kursaal Focus October 2017

    The Brexit negotiations are not going well and it is looking increasingly likely we will leave the European Union with no deal.

    This is deeply worrying.

    Half of Britain's trade is with Europe and the weakness of the pound compared to the euro is having a detrimental effect on businesses.

    It is imperative that we stay in the "Single Market" thereby protecting trade and the millions of jobs that rely on it. Anything less and the whole country faces hard times ahead.

  • Peter Wexham - warned of need for sprinklers four years ago
    Article: Dec 1, 2017
    In Leigh & West Leigh Focus Oct/Nov 2017

    Grenfell Horror: Lessons are still to be learned

    DESPITE the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has still not given Councils the power to require sprinklers in all newly built blocks of flats.

    Cllr Peter wexham (right) says "As long ago as 2013 I urged Southend Council to change the Building Regulations so as to insist on sprinklers. But Council officers explained that without new powers from the Government, changed Building Regs could not be enforced.

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