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  • Gosforth ward surgery 2016
    Event: Feb 6, 2016 10:00 AM - Apr 30, 2021 12:00 PM
    Gosforth High Street NE3

    Gosforth councillors will be on Gosforth High Street on the first Saturday of every month, outside the Shopping Centre (look out for the umbrella and the sandwich board)

    This is in addition to private Councillor surgeries which are advertised widely and regularly.

    We look forward to seeing you to discuss issues of concern, or just to say hello!

  • Petition: Apr 13, 2021

    We, residents of Newcastle upon Tyne, are concerned about the remaining 40 mph speed limit between the Great North Road and Sandy Lane, following the extension of the 30mph speed limit on the Great North Road to the Brunton Lane roundabout.

    This includes road safety because the pavements are narrow - pedestrian numbers have risen significantly over the last year and as more people move onto the new North Gosforth Park; danger to cyclists and wildlife from speeding cars ; difficulty of leaving North Brunton and Heritage Gardens; pollution (including noise) from excess acceleration and braking on entering/leaving the 40 mph zone

  • Shirley Williams
    Article: Apr 12, 2021

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    "This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrats family.

    "Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.

  • Christine Jardine MP
    Article: Apr 9, 2021

    As the Treasury publishing the Chancellor of the Exchequer's text messages to David Cameron regarding Grensill Capital, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said:

    "There are now serious questions that Chancellor Sunak must answer about the nature of these conversations. Yet again, the stench of cronyism emanates from this government.

    "We need full transparency on exactly what the Chancellor did and what David Cameron's involvement was in persuading him."

  • Ed Davey and Ali Avaei
    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are fighting for a fairer, greener and more caring country where everyone has a chance to get on in life. In a message to Cllr Nick Cott, who leads a 20-strong group of councillors in Newcastle, Ed Davey MP (pictured here with Nick last year in Newcastle) said:

    " I know that local people who vote for Liberal Democrats on May 6th in Newcastle upon Tyne will get strong local champions who will get things done in your important city.

  • Cllr Greg Stone 2021
    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Opposition Liberal Democrats on Newcastle council are seeking further clarity from the North East Joint Transport Committee and transport bosses on their intentions for a new bus strategy for the region, after the Government's publication of a National Bus Strategy in March. Tyne and Wear has lacked an up to date bus strategy in recent years following the collapse of Nexus plans for a Quality Contract Scheme, and the JTC has not yet set out its full response to the Government's blueprint, having received only a brief update at its last meeting in March.

  • Cllr Anita Lower
    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Opposition Liberal Democrats councillors in Newcastle are calling on the council to rethink its removal of litter bins from parks, and to draw up a "summer strategy" for the city's parks and green spaces to reduce repeats of the tidal wave of litter affecting many city parks last week.

    They believe the council would save money and improve the appearance of city beauty spots by reinstating some of the bins removed as part of council budget cuts in recent years, suggesting that the cost of emptying bins during warm weather weekends would potentially be less than the cost of large scale clean ups after heavy public use of the parks.

  • Ed Davey and Ali Avaei
    Article: Apr 2, 2021

    After the Government rammed through the Coronavirus Act extension despite unease amongst MPs of all parties, Liberal Democrats Leader Ed Davey MP said: "This vote hands Conservative Ministers a blank cheque to use draconian powers they don't need. I am proud that Liberal Democrats voted against it.

  • Climate Change. Part three of our ‘Plan for the Future’
    Article: Apr 2, 2021

    The UK is due to host the 26th United Nations climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 1-12th November. But there are now reports of a delay to until Spring 2022. Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, Wera Hobhouse MP commented: "Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government for immediate clarification over the potential delay to COP26. It is deeply unfair to leave developing nations in the lurch with so many conflicting reports about the future of the COP.

  • Cable works
    Article: Mar 29, 2021

    Newcastle City Council Permit Team has created a Residents Hub to provide some advice and support specifically targeted at residents across the city who are querying road works.

    https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/roads-pavements-and-streets/residents-hub