Why I support the Lib Dem campaign for a better deal for Carers

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by WSCC Cllr Morwen Millson

Some years ago, in my Councillor role, I chaired a Task Force on the needs of unpaid Carers’, who provide informal support to family members or friends. We were trying to identify how West Sussex County Council could better support them.

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Rookwood...the fight goes on

By Clive Trott

Congratulations to the ‘Keep Our Green Spaces’ alliance (KOGS), who did a fantastic job in halving plans to build a 473 house estate on Newhouse Farm. Now the ‘Keep Rookwood Green’ alliance are trying to do the same for Rookwood and protect our wonderful Warnham Nature Reserve.

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Lib Dems urge Chancellor to "level the playing field" for small shops over Christmas

The Horsham Liberal Democrats have today called on the Chancellor to “level the playing field” to help small high streets compete with internet giants in the run up to Christmas.

The Liberal Democrats fear local shops hit by decreased footfall during the coronavirus pandemic will continue to struggle and have therefore proposed a new scheme in a similar vein to how the Eat Out to Help Out scheme aided restaurants.

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Take part in the Lib Dem Draw!

What would you do with £1,500 in time for Christmas?

That’s just one of many prizes in the Lib Dem Christmas Draw. Tickets are limited, so buy yours now!

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Jenrick bows to public pressure

Good news for Horsham - Robert Jenrick’s massively unpopular planning reforms are in meltdown before ever reaching Parliament. The threat was a huge increase in our housebuilding target, from 800 today to 1,715 every year. Now the promise is a lower figure, although it remains to be seen how much lower.

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Lib Dems call for free postage to care homes in the run up to Christmas

Horsham Lib Dems are joining Liberal Democrats across the country calling on the Royal Mail to allow people to send cards and parcels to loved ones in care homes for free for the rest of the year. Sign our Petition today!

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Horsham & Crawley Liberal Democrats Chair report to AGM 2020

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Dr. Lesley Hendy, outgoing Chair of the Horsham & Crawley Liberal Democrats addresses the membership in her AGM report on the previous year's successes as well as the challenges and changes we still face.

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Good news for 15,000 West Sussex pupils as government u-turns on free school meals

The Conservative government of Boris Johnson has again bowed to pressure from Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford (and thousands of individuals who signed petitions and wrote to MPs) and pledged to provide free school meals this Christmas, next Easter and the summer holidays to eligible children.

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No-go areas for cyclists – our countryside

By Chris Geeson

Cycling is a potential answer to everything from obesity, to climate change, to congestion. Sadly the Government’s approach to harnessing this answer has been a failure. In quick succession we’ve seen £2 billion put into emergency COVID pop up cycling lanes, an updated cycle-friendly Highway Code, and our first Dutch-style cyclists’ roundabout.

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Horsham Liberal Democrats call on Horsham District Council to support the provision of free school meals

The Leader of the Liberal Democrats Group at Horsham District Council has asked HDC to work alongside West Sussex County Council to stop children going hungry.

In light of the decision by government this week not to support the provision of free school meals over the October half term, Horsham Liberal Democrats’ District Councillors have asked Horsham District Council to work alongside West Sussex County Council to provide support in the coming week to the families in our District who rely on free school meals.

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