• U-turn
    Article: Nov 21, 2018

    Reacting to the ‎news of Wiltshire Council's last minute U-turn to drop Sunday car parking charges due to start this Sunday, Leader of the Opposition and Lib Dem Group Leader on Wiltshire Council Ian Thorn said,

    "I'm delighted that Wiltshire Council's Cabinet have finally seen sense. These Sunday parking charges were a terrible idea.

  • Article: Oct 15, 2018

    Wiltshire Liberal Democrats are calling for a Brexit Summit on the potential impact on local residents, businesses and vital services of leaving the European Union next Spring, in a motion to Wiltshire Council on Tuesday in Trowbridge.

    Last August a Lib Dem Freedom of Information request revealed Wiltshire Council had held no meetings about exiting the EU and had undertaken no Brexit impact assessments.

    Chippenham Cllr Clare Cape who is proposing the Lib Dem motion will say, "Brexit is only a few months away. Whether you think that is a good or bad thing, there is an urgent need for frank discussions on its impact on Wiltshire.

    Wiltshire Council should be bringing together local leaders in business, agriculture, tourism, education, health and social care experts and elected representatives. We need open and comprehensive Brexit risk and impact assessments.

    Brexit will have a massive impact on our country and county. Wiltshire residents and businesses need to be well informed, involved and reassured that any short- and long-term impacts on our vital services and local economy are identified, mitigated and managed."

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  • Nobody's listening
    Article: Aug 6, 2018

    Wiltshire's Conservative controlled Council has already hiked the cost of parking. Now they plan to charge for parking on Sundays and Bank Holidays. "The Tories are killing our High Streets. Many local shops and small businesses in Chippenham are already struggling. This parking price hike will put visitors off coming and drive customers to out of town supermarkets. It's a bad idea and must be dropped," said Cllr Ross Henning.

  • Clare Cape
    Article: Aug 6, 2018

    The new development at Birds Marsh will have a profound effect upon our area, so we are campaigning to keep the roads safe for local people and to hold developers to the promises they have made. We are looking forward to seeing affordable housing for local families and the new road which will form a link to the A350.

  • Town centre meadow
    Article: Aug 6, 2018

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Bill Douglas has had another successful campaign supported by his Lib Dem colleague Cllr Ross Henning and an independent councillor. Wiltshire Council has at last provided the materials and labour to transform the area and the Town Council has agreed to take on the maintenance.