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  • Article: Oct 6, 2017

    Editor

    Rutland and Stamford Mercury

    Cherryholt Road

    Stamford PE9 2EP

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    In your edition dated 15 September you reported Rutland County Council (RCC) agreed to implement a green waste charge of £35p.a. RCC's view is that people don't have to pay this charge; they have a choice. According to RCC if people don't want to pay £35 they can take their garden waste to a civic amenities site. But what about the disabled and the frail elderly who cannot lift their garden waste into their car or lift it out at the other end? What about those whose sight is so poor they cannot drive a car? How do they have a choice? Many disabled people already have to pay someone to tend their gardens. Now they are being forced to pay for the garden waste removal as well when the rest of us have a real choice. Surely this is discriminatory?

  • Vince Cable at conference (Robert Male Photography)
    Article: Sep 19, 2017

    Many local Lib Dems headed to Bournemouth at the end of last week to be greeted by mixed weather - at times heavy rain, at times beautiful sunshine and beaches. The main conference hall and fringe events were often packed, especially when Vince or Jo were speaking. In the main Vince wanted to put forward his 'Exit from Brexit' message as well as emphasising that the party can make huge steps forward in the coming months and play an important role in the future of our country. As Tim Farron said, people join the Lib Dems to try to make a difference.

  • Flags
    Article: Aug 30, 2017

    Saturday SEPTEMBER 2nd from 10am

    The European Movement is holding an Action Day against Brexit in Jubilee Square, Leicester

    Please come and join us

  • Article: Aug 6, 2017
    The new Leicestershire Branch of the European Movement would welcome more members and supporters from Rutland and Melton constituency in order to support its campaigning to remain in the EU.
    There are several events planned locally. For example there will be a campaigning street event in Leicester on 2nd September.
  • Article: Aug 5, 2017

    FREE East Midlands Members Q&A with Party Leader, the RtHon Vince Cable
    Derby Moor College, Moorway Lane, Littleover, Derby, DE23 2FS
    Friday 11th August 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm


    Dear Friends

    Please join us for our FREE members only event with our new Party leader Vince Cable. Enjoy an extra chance to network with other Lib Dems across the region and to submit a question for Vince to answer.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2017
    We have received the following request for comments from Rebecca Smith at the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
    Rutland County Councillor Gale Waller has the following comment to make:
    "It would be good to have as wide a view as possible. My view is that 26 councillors is the right number and that ward boundaries should reflect, where possible, current village groupings such as church benefices because villages currently work together to some extent through these arrangements."
  • Johannah
    Article: Jul 9, 2017

    There will be a by-election for RCC ward Whissendine on 20 July 2017. The new Lib Dem candidate is Johannah Randall.

    Johannah has lived in Oakham with her husband Chris for the past 11 years. She graduated with a degree in International Relations and has since enjoyed a successful career in the travel and transport industry. Being a keen fund-raiser, Jo has participated in many charity events including those to raise money to combat cancer and youth homelessness.

  • Prof Ken Siddle
    Article: Jun 29, 2017

    Professor Kenneth Siddle has been a Liberal Democrat member for more than 30 years. He joined when serving on his local Parish Council.

    Ken lives in Wing with his wife Anne, also a research scientist, and his son Edward who is in the sixth form at Oakham School. The family have lived in Wing for more than 20 years.

  • Ed Reynolds (Robert Male Photography)
    Article: May 31, 2017

    As think tanks and even Jeremy Hunt admit that Brexit could be disastrous for the NHS, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron confirms that: "A brighter future is possible. We will stand up to a bad Brexit deal that would hit the NHS hard, and give people the final say with a chance to remain in the EU."

  • Article: May 28, 2017

    ... not just by businesses but by some political parties especially the Conservatives?

    Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign reportedly used personal data to help them win by spending huge amounts to send personalised ads. Companies such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have your data and profiles from social media and can target you on an individual basis.