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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)

  • 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.

  • NHS Patients Let Down By Conservatives
    Article: Apr 4, 2017

    Deputy Leader Cllr Wendy Taylor to lead a debate asking Newcastle City Council to note that:

    1) The health and social care system in England is facing unprecedented challenges and that failing to find a solution to this crisis puts some of the most vulnerable people at risk, particularly 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.

  • Bus lane cameras Neville Street
    Article: Mar 27, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Opposition on Newcastle City Council have challenged the council's Labour administration to produce an updated air quality management plan for the city and to set out a Clean Air Action Plan, following growing concern about air pollution levels in the city centre and on key arterial routes including the Coast Road, Great North Road, and West Road corridors.

  • School crossings
    Article: Mar 17, 2017

    Although the Labour Cabinet Member rejected the petition so many signed online and on paper, we have not let the matter rest. There's been a lot of chatter about what might happen, so we thought you'd like to see an extract from the letter that's gone out from Council officers to all Head Teachers, which is about as definitive as it gets at this stage.