Lib Dems Call for Greater Powers for Local Councils to Tackle Carbon Emissions

  • Harrogate district’s carbon emissions are falling too slowly to even reach net zero carbon by 2050.

  • Liberal Democrats call for more local powers to tackle congestion, invest in public transport, insulate homes, and create green jobs.

  • Lib Dems also call for a declaration of a Climate Emergency locally, committing to net zero carbon by 2030 — Conservatives have refused.

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Government Education Support Too Little And Too Late

A government promise, at the start of the pandemic to provide children leaving care, children with a social worker, and disadvantaged children in year 10 ahead of GCSEs next year, has only now been fulfilled in North Yorkshire County Council.

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Liberal Democrats Raise Concerns on Knox Lane Development

Local Liberal Democrats are concerned by the development off Knox Lane, where the developers are seeking planning permission for an extra 50% more housing than the Local Plan's allocation.

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Liberal Democrats Call For Clarity On Leisure Company

Liberal Democrat councillors have hit out at the ‘abysmal lack of communication’ from Harrogate Borough Council on the creation of a leisure company and called for reassurances before support can be given.

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RAF Paint Job: What a Waste of Money

Local Liberal Democrats are appalled at the news that the Prime Minister is considering the expenditure of nearly £1m on a new paint job for the prime ministerial RAF aircraft.

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Local Liberal Democrats Call For Citizens’ Assembly To Address Climate Emergency

Liberal Democrat councillor Pat Marsh has written to Harrogate Borough Council to renew calls for a declaration of a Climate Emergency and to request the establishment of a Citizens’ Assembly.

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Support Needed To Protect Local Workers And Prevent Unemployment in Harrogate & Knaresborough

  • 12,700 in Harrogate & Knaresborough benefitted from job retention scheme.

  • Further 3,700 receiving financial support through Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, following Liberal Democrat campaign.

  • Scheme must be expanded and extended to prevent mass unemployment, say Lib Dems.

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Government Must Prevent Disadvantaged Pupils Falling Behind Due To COVID-19

Primary schools are now not expected to reopen to all pupils this academic year, leaving the Government with serious questions to answer.

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We should support local journalism and save Stray FM

At a time when we are getting used to strange things happening, there is one event that sticks in my mind.

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Lib Dems Criticise “Ill-Thought-Out” Decision to Open Schools Without Proper Support

The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Government’s “ill-thought-out” decision to reopen schools amidst the COVID-19 crisis, as new statistics from a National Education Union survey show that a large proportion of primary schools in Yorkshire & The Humber remain open only to children of key workers.

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