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West Worcestershire Liberal Democrats

  • Cllr Kaleem Aksar outside the Council House September 2020 ()
    Article: Nov 17, 2020

    A petition calling for a residents parking scheme on Cromwell Road and Redland Road in Malvern Link has still not been responded to by Worcestershire County Council after three months.

    The petition, which received 63 signatures on these two roads alone, was sent to the County Council's Cabinet Member for Highways Cllr Alan Amos in early August. The District Councillors who organised the petition, Liberal Democrats Cllr Kaleem Aksar, and Cllr Neville Mills, have not received a reply as of the 17th November. Over three months after the signatures were submitted. Nor have the residents on Redland and Cromwell Roads who are dealing with the parking problems.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2020
    By Jess Charles in Evesham Journal

    Cllr Dan Boatright, a teacher at a sixth form college, is calling for GCSE and A level exams to be scrapped for 2021 and replaced them with moderated teacher assessment grades.

    The Government has decided continue with exams in 2021 despite schools experiencing increasing levels of disruption because of the coronavirus. Town and District councillor for Pershore, Cllr Dan Boatright says this level of disruption has created unfair disadvantages and it is also acutely variable across the country, with some pupils able to attend consistently, whereas others have been unwell or had to self-isolate.

  • Article: Oct 22, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought new focus on the issue of child hunger, but this is a not a new problem. The absence of any support equivalent to free school meals in the holidays is a long overlooked problem. Now families have the added worry of how they will access school meals during lockdowns too.

  • Cllr Kaleem Aksar at the Splash leisure centre
    Article: Oct 13, 2020

    Malvern Liberal Democrats challenged District Council Leader, Sarah Rouse, on the future of Malvern Splash at the latest Malvern Hills District Council meeting.

    After the significant £2.5 million additional support for the Leisure Centre contract during the Coronavirus pandemic, Cllr Kaleem Aksar asked how services would be improved for residents with all the new money being spent.