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  • Gale Waller
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    Thoughts from Lib Dem Cllr Gale Waller

    If anything is designed to raise hackles it is local development. Rarely is any scheme proposed but someone thinks it is in the wrong place, the wrong design or simply not needed. Accusations of nimbyism abound and whilst this might be the case in some circumstances there is generally some substance to the objections. Consider housing developments. Of course everyone deserves an adequate, and for them affordable, roof over their head but location is as important as bricks and mortar. In the earliest days people settled around sources of water and food and communities were self-sustaining. Later, trade, whether for necessities or desirables, grew and so people began to produce more than they needed to undertake this trade. Later still, fuelled by early technological developments, fewer people were needed to produce food but more needed to produce goods and this was most efficiently done on a larger scale and so our towns developed based on factories supporting industrial need. In more modern times, as the population grew, we developed garden communities and new towns but these had employment at their heart. You could not secure a house in the new town of Stevenage, for example, without having a job locally and the town was designed with comprehensive cycle ways to get you to work. And whilst towns like Stevenage now house commuters, due to an improved A1 and railway to London, it wasn't built to be a commuter town. Indeed, at no time did we build towns simply to be dormitory settlements yet that is what Rutland County Council is proposing for the St. George's Garden Community next to Rutland Water.

  • At the Whipper Inn
    Article: Nov 13, 2019

    Rutland and Melton's Liberal Democrat Candidate, Dr Carol Weaver met constituents at The Whipper Inn, Oakham on Saturday 16
    thNovember to discuss the Liberal Democrats' plans for the future:
    ✔ Remain in Europe and invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services
    ✔ Tackle the climate emergency and support greener industry
  • At Ferneleys (Iain Wright)
    Article: Nov 1, 2019

    We held a great informal meeting at Fernley's Dairy Barn Cafe on Sunday 10th November. (Find it on google maps here)

    Around 30 people came to meet Carol Weaver the Liberal Democrat candidate.

    A general election is happening - let's win it in Rutland and Melton and help stop Brexit and start building a fairer, more open and better Britain!

    Thanks to Hamish McAuley for arranging the event and to Vanessa Darlington and Ferneleys.

  • Carol Weaver
    Article: Oct 25, 2019

    Dear fellow Liberal Democrats

    As you will know it is likely that the PM will once again be trying to schedule a general election next week. This may not materialise but when it does happen we shall be ready.

    Would you like to be a member of our growing campaign team?

    This means

    helping out, leafletting, attending events, being kept informed.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2019

    A liberal environmental policy

    Some thoughts by Dr John Twidell

    Our present life style is the cause of climate change and ecological disruption. The impending dangers are known and considered unacceptable by the UN, the EU and the UK. The good news is that mitigation by adapting our local and national lifestyle brings economic opportunity of more jobs, greater efficiency and application of modern technology. The key to mitigation is to blend ourselves with the natural environment, as is done with renewable energy and plant-derived materials. Consider some examples.

  • Bill Newton Dunn MEP
    Article: Oct 13, 2019

    PLEASE BOOK THE DATE

    Friday 29 November, evening

    Annual General Meeting and Dinner

    Speaker: Bill Newton Dunn MEP

    Venue : Rutland Water Golf Club

    Other details tba

  • Article: Oct 12, 2019

    Rutland and Melton Liberal Democrats

    Dear Editor

    With regard to letters from Jim Bennett (Brexit Party) and Alan Duncan MP about EU defence, and as an academic with expertise in this field, I'd like to clarify a few facts. There has been much nonsense talked about something supposedly called the 'Lisbon Treaty 2020' on the internet. No such thing exists.

  • coffee cake
    Article: Oct 6, 2019

    Please come and join us for tea and cakes in North Luffenham on

    Sunday 13th October 2.30pm - 4.30pm

    It will be a good opportunity to meet other members, supporters and the new prospective parliamentary candidate.

    RSVP for address: LibDemsEC@aol.com

  • Carol Weaver (with Skip) (Robert Male photography)
    Article: Sep 15, 2019


    Dear Member or Supporter

    As you may have read elsewhere, I have been appointed as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Rutland & Melton constituency. I've been meeting as many members as possible over the last week but would like to meet more and we shall be holding 'meet the candidate' get-togethers in all three regions of our constituency - Melton, Rutland and Harborough - soon.

  • Lib Dems for Melton
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats were campaigning in Melton on Saturday 14th led by former council candidate Dr Hamish McAuley and PPC Carol Weaver.