Johnson bows to the inevitable and declares new lock down, with immediate effect

Local Lib Dem Councillors and MPs have been watching the rising number of cases of the Corona virus with increasing concern since before Christmas.

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Rookwood – what’s changed?

In a fanfare of carefully controlled publicity, HDC have just released ‘Version 3’ of their plans for Rookwood. On examination they turn out to be largely the same as Version 2, but with nicer pictures!

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Tory Fat Cats Snatch Children’s Milk

The Conservatives at West Sussex County Council rejected a plan to reduce Special Responsibility Allowances of their own councillors by twenty-five percent on Friday instead voting to only cut opposition allowances. They did this shortly after choosing to remove funding for mid-morning milk for children on Free School Meals, echoing the decision on school milk by Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s.

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


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


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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