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The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • Icknield Way Crossing Campaign
    Article: Feb 19, 2017

    This picture was taken two years ago at the start of the campaign to improve safety at a well-u8sed crossing on Tring's busy Icknield Way.

    The crossing will be in New Mill between Longbridge Close and Chapel Meadow.

    This is on part of Footpath 41, an important route to the shops and schools.

    It is used by people of all ages but especially by school children.

    Now we've had news that preliminary work for the crossing installation may start in 3 weeks time.

    On Friday afternoon I heard from the engineering team at HCC that preparations may start on 6th of March - i.e. before the period of the scheduled road closure.

    You can never be quite sure of predictions regarding highway work - but fingers crossed!

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Feb 18, 2017

    Welcome to 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'

    Nearly 90 motorists per week are compensated by Highways Authorities for pothole damage to their cars. Last year this cost c £12m, average £650 per incident.

    The number of private renters made homeless since 2010 has trebled. Last year it was 18,820.……………………………………..

  • roadwork sign
    Article: Feb 15, 2017

    Crossing Installation Works are scheduled to be carried out under a Road Closure on the B488 Icknield Way between the New Mill Roundabout and the junction with Dundale Road. The work is timed to take place between 0930 and 1600 as necessary on Monday 13th March or thereafter.

    Please note that the ability to carry out this work depends on the weather and might have to be postponed if it is too cold or wet.

  • First Berkhamsted Station
    Article: Feb 14, 2017

    Tring Station Residents Association has arranged a Talk and Slide Show in the Iron Room, Station Road, near the station.

    It is entitled "The Railway comes to Tring" (or is it Tring comes to the railway?) and will be given by Wendy Austin the well-known local historian.

    Come along and find out: how the route was chosen; how the line was built; how the area prospered; ow the hamlet at the station arose.

    In the Iron Room, Station Road, Tring Station on Friday March 24th 7.30 pm
    complimentary glass of wine
    Tickets £5 (under 18's free) from Rosemarie Hollinghurst 01442 866650 or e-mail rosefinch@btinternet.com
    Tickets also available at the door
    All proceeds to be used for the Iron Room maintenance

  • dacorum logo
    Article: Feb 12, 2017

    Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend more than £700 million on street cleaning services every year.

    Dacorum BC are backing Keep Britain Tidy's national litter-picking campaign, the Great British Spring Clean, which aims to encourage 500,000 people to hit the streets and clean up their local communities.

  • dacorum logo
    Article: Feb 9, 2017


    • Jupiter Drive, London Road and Solway, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Waiting Restrictions

    • Love Lane, KINGS LANGLEY - Road Hump

    • Beggars Lane, ALDBURY - Waiting Restrictions and Parking Spaces

    • Miswell Lane, Tring and Wick Road, WIGGINTON - Waiting Restrictions

    • Various Roads in S W TRING - 20 mph Speed Limit

    • Felden Lane and High Street, BOVINGDON - Waiting Restrictions

    • High Street, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Parking Places

    • Various Roads in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Waiting Restrictions

    • Haynes Mead and Bridle Way, BERKHAMSTED - Waiting Restrictions

    • Various Roads in MARKYATE and POTTEN END - Waiting Restrictions

    • A4146 Leighton Buzzard Rd, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - 7.5 tonne Weight Limit

    • Nettleden Road and Various, LITTLE GADDESDEN - 7.5 tonne Weight Limit

    • Lime Walk, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - Waiting Restrictions

    Three Rivers

    • Old Mill Road and The Maltings, HUNTON BRIDGE - Waiting Restrictions

    • Station Road, ABBOTTS / KINGS LANGLEY - Waiting restrictions, Speed Humps and Changes to Existing

    • A404 Chenies Road, CHORLEYWOOD - One Way, Prohibition of Driving, Revocation of Right Turn

  • 80k housing
    Article: Feb 9, 2017

    Millions struggle to make ends meet, with many paying over half their income on rent.

    The Government has shown how "out of touch" it is by declaring today that those in need of affordable homes are on incomes of up to £80,000.

    Commenting on the government's housing proposals today, including defining those in need of affordable homes as being on an income of up to £80,000 across the UK and £90,000 in London, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: "A government that thinks affordable homes can be worth £450k and should be available to those on £80k frankly doesn't have a clue.

  • ron tindall
    Article: Feb 8, 2017

    At the Adult Care and Health Cabinet Panel on 3rd February, following debate on the Liberal Democrat Motion referred from the Council Meeting of 15th November 2016, an amended motion was agreed by the Cabinet Panel :-

    "Hertfordshire County Council believes that the local pharmacies have an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the population and that they are being underused as part of the response to the health and social needs of local communities.

    The Adult Care and Health Cabinet Panel: i ) Asks the Chairman to write through the Health and Wellbeing Board to NHS England commissioners to highlight the importance of access to pharmacies and pharmacy services throughout the County, especially in rural areas and the vital role local pharmacies have in supporting vulnerable people, and to urge the discontinuation of any reductions.

    ii) Notes the representations already made by the Chairman of the Public Health Localism and Libraries Cabinet Panel

    iii) Asks the Director of Public Health during the commissioning and production of the next pharmaceutical needs assessment to consider the impact of these changes if the regulations on the National Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee allow this."

    Councillor Ron Tindall (Liberal Democrat Opposition Spokesperson) said "At a time when we are asking Pharmacists to do more to take pressure off GPs and A&E departments, the government has introduced cuts to pharmacy funding that fly in the face of economic reality [see financial detail below], and which could lead to local community closures".

    Councillor Nick Hollinghurst (Tring and the Villages) added "community pharmacists play a far bigger role that many people realise ands we need to stop the closure of local pharmacists at the heart of the community. Government funding policies are resulting in a breakdown and fragmentation of our NHS and Social Care Services".

  • blown away
    Article: Feb 8, 2017

    Will you add your voice?

    Last autumn, thousands of you signed the petition asking the government not to give fossil fuels more public money than onshore wind.

    The response was lukewarm: they're still keeping wind out of the game.

    Now, we've discovered a painful side effect. By locking wind out, the government is dragging solar down too.

    At the March 8th budget, the chancellor will make a major announcement on future funding for clean energy.

    We're asking him to stop blocking onshore wind and solar. Join us.


  • mobile eu
    Article: Feb 7, 2017

    UK tourists travelling to Europe could face mobile phone roaming charges post-Brexit.

    The Guardian reported this week on a leaked document showing how UK citizens could face the additional charges.

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "From food and petrol prices to mobile phone bills, it's clear Brexit is hitting consumers in the pocket.

Nick Hollinghurst