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West Worcestershire Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Sep 18, 2020
    By Tom Banner in Malvern Gazette

    Confusion has arisen as to why a hillside in Malvern has been churned up by heavy machinery.

    Walkers have raised concerns after a section of hillside adjacent to Gardiner's Quarry (pictured) has been cut up by heavy machinery, reportedly being used on the hills for tree removal work.

    The Malvern Hills Trust removed trees from the hill last winter, so the ongoing work is being done to finish what was started.

    District councillor Paul Bennett looked into the work, and questioned what was being done.

    You can read the full story here.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2020
    By Tom Banner in Malvern Gazette

    The government plans to completely change the planning process in England have caused outrage by local Liberal Democrat councillors.

    Cllr Paul Bennett, who represents Pickersleigh Ward, said: "There is no extra affordable housing and sites up to 50 at a time will not even have to make contributions to pay for schools, roads or the new hospital we will need.

  • Cllrs Kaleem Aksar and Neville Mills meet with local residents to promote their parking petition
    Article: Aug 21, 2020

    Liberal Democrat District Councillors Kaleem Aksar and Neville Mills are calling on Worcestershire County Council to fix the parking chaos on Redland Road and Cromwell Road in Malvern Link. They have launched a petition to tackle this issue.

    These roads are becoming increasingly overcrowded by parked cars using local services in Malvern Link. As a result, residents are finding it difficult to park near their homes or even find a space at all.

  • Article: Aug 21, 2020
    By Sam Greenway in Evesham Journal

    Lib Dem Cllr Dan Boatright, who called for the chaos in the 2020 exam series to end says he is relieved students are now getting the grades they deserve after the government's U-turn, but has described recent days as "chaotic".

    Dr Dan Boatright, a teacher and a Pershore district councillor, says the government has been playing with people's lives following the announcement of A Level results last week.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2020
    By Christian Barnett in Malvern Gazette

    Changes to the planning system could see the county's countryside ruined by allowing thousands of new homes to be built in a developer 'free for all', a councillor has warned. As part of sweeping changes to the planning system revealed by the Government earlier this month, councils may have to use a new method for calculating the number of new homes it will need to build in the future.