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Reports on some of the contributions of Liberal Democrat councillors to meetings of Newcastle City Council.

You can find agendas and papers HERE

and videos of the whole proceedings of Full Council HERE (about 2 weeks after the event)

  • Shut up
    Article: Jun 30, 2017

    Frightened Newcastle residents called liars and told to "Shut Up!" by a leading Labour councillor.

    At this week's city council meeting Newcastle residents, scared for their safety in council owned high-rise buildings after the events in London, came to seek assurances from the council. The reception they received was less welcoming.

  • Cricket
    Article: Jun 21, 2017
    Sticky wicket for Newcastle council as offer of 6 free artificial pitches is snubbed
    Opposition Liberal Democrats councillors in Newcastle have called on the city council to explain why it has declined to take up an offer of six new artificial cricket strips for the city's parks and recreation areas.
  • John Dobson Street ANPR cameras
    Article: Jun 2, 2017
    Following an Adjudicator's finding in favour of some motorists who appealed against their fines for using the bus lane on John Dobson Street in the City Centre, Liberal Democrats Group Leader Councillor Anita Lower said:
    • Although the system was not designed for entrapment, it has had that effect
  • Beecham 50th
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Newcastle Liberal Democrats were delighted to invite Cllr Jeremy, Lord Beecham, to a reception tonight to celebrate his 50 years continuous service as a councillor (and latterly in the House of Lords too). Pictured here (l-r) John, Lord shipley ; Jeremy Beecham; Cllr Anita Lower (current Leader of the Liberal Democrats Group); Peter Arnold (former Lord Mayor) and Cllr David Faulkner (former Leader of the Council)

  • FF40
    Article: May 4, 2017

    Later today : Talk at Newcastle City Library on Friendship Force and the day President Jimmy Carter came to Toon. Exhibition too. See http://newcastlefriendshipforce.com too

    If you were outside the Civic Centre on 6th May 1977, or on the first or any subsequent Friendship Force visits, and would like to join a commemoration at the Civic Centre Council Chamber on 6th May, email jimmycarternewcastle@gmail.com to book a place

  • Housing office move
    Article: Apr 24, 2017
    Housing Options Saville Row office in Newcastle City Centre closes on Friday 28 April. They're still contactable via phone / email during the move to the City Library - see graphic.
  • Sport 50
    Article: Apr 10, 2017

    Liberal Democrat councillors led the way as Newcastle City Council congratulated all those associated with the charity which has provided more than £2.5m in grants to young talent, sports clubs and events in our city.

    Its special anniversary appeal aims to raise £50,000 for the specific purposes of developing young female football coaches, mentoring and development of basketball coaches, expanding the Deaf Rugby Programme in the city and a one year Introduction to Sports Coaching programme for Year 12 and 13 for those young people who currently support Hat-Trick as volunteers in the more disadvantaged parts of the city.

  • Cllr Wendy Taylor with Norman Lamb MP
    Article: Apr 5, 2017
    By Wendy Taylor

    There can be no doubt about the scale of the challenges facing health and social care services in England. Failing to find a solution to this crisis puts some of the most vulnerable people at risk - frail and elderly people in need of care services, disabled people who need support and people with long-term illnesses, particularly those suffering from mental ill health, says Cllr Wendy Taylor (pictured with Liberal Democrat Health spokesman Norman Lamb MP).

  • Sunderland City of Culture
    Article: Apr 4, 2017
    Too often Newcastle and Sunderland are perceived as rivals in the North East and even at loggerheads over many issues. Newcastle Liberal Democrats are proposing a chance for us to come together and give whole-hearted support to the Sunderlan culture bid, which if successful will be of benefit to the entire region and not just to the City of Sunderland - and may show that at times we have common interests and priorities
  • Stronger Economy. Fairer Society.
    Article: Apr 4, 2017

    · Child Tax Credits and Universal Credit family amount worth £545 a year removed

    · A two child limit for Child Tax Credit and the equivalent in Universal Credit worth £53 a week per child.

    · Work related component worth £29 a week removed for new claims for Employment and Support Allowance and the Universal Credit equivalent. The 'support component' for those who are 'more disabled' will continue.