Lib Dems Slam Tory Incompetence, Wasting £Millions of Public Money on Council Office “Vanity Project”

  • Council may have overspent by up to 55% on council office “vanity project”, £8million of taxpayer money.

  • Liberal Democrat councillors have consistently argued against the project from the very beginning.

  • Conservatives must now answer “serious questions” and explain whether they lied or have been incompetent.

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Lib Dems Campaign to Protect Conyngham Hall Grounds, Accusing Tories of Running a ‘Concrete Council’

Local Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to protect Conyngham Hall grounds, after Conservative councillors announced it as a potential site for the new leisure centre. They cite the “need to protect green spaces and access to nature” and claim that this option will bring an “increased traffic congestion and pollution”.

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Lib Dems Push for Free NHS Staff Parking

The Liberal Democrat Group on North Yorkshire County Council have tabled a motion for the next council meeting on 22nd July calling on the council “to make known to all NHS Hospital Trusts in North Yorkshire that this council supports and encourages free on-site parking for NHS staff at their workplaces.”

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Over Two Hundred Residents Share What Saving Stray FM Means To Them

Over 200 residents have shared their "truly heart-warming" personal stories about what Stray FM means to them with the Liberal Democrats, as over 3,000 people have signed their petition to save it.

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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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