Tupton: Proposed Ankerbold Road Development

Tupton: Proposed Ankerbold Road Development

Consultation, Housing
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Tupton, David Hancock, has again called on the Council to reject the current planning application from Northwood. In a public statement, Cllr Hancock said: The proposed development of the field on Ankerbold Road has become a topic for discussion again following revised plans being submitted. Firstly, I will lay out my position unequivocally. Where housing is both affordable and sustainable I will support it. The truth is that the proposed Ankerbold Road development is neither. I have seen NEDDC and members and supporters of the controlling Labour group suggest that the proposed development is to provide adequate housing for our children and grandchildren. I genuinely wish that was true - but these are not starter homes. The plans are available online for anyone to verify the…
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Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

Community
"Nearly every family in this country has a relative who was killed or injured in the Great War." Vince Cable said, "My maternal grandfather was badly wounded, taken prisoner and his health was permanently damaged. Today we remember them and we honour their sacrifice." Around North Derbyshire our teams have been involved in the centenary Remembrance Day services. Here are ust a few of the pictures we've been sent by our members.
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Update on Meeting with Derbyshire Constabulary

Update on Meeting with Derbyshire Constabulary

Police
Yesterday N-E Derbsyhire Lib Dem Leader, Cllr David Hancock, and Parliamentary Spokesperson, Ross Shipman, along with Wingerworth Parish Councillors, Diana Ruff and Nick Knyhynyckyj met with Derbyshire Constabulary in a very informative and frank meeting. On the positive side, Tupton & Wingerworth will be getting an additional PCSO in the coming months – which will result in a more visible police presence in the future. One issue that became very apparent is that there is a big failing in communication – both in terms of the police keeping the public updated on what’s happening and in terms of crimes being reported to the police in the first place. Inspector Rob Bowns brought records of the reported crimes in #Tupton and #Wingerworth which are significantly lower than those being reported on…
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Fracking to start again in the UK

Fracking to start again in the UK

Environment
Responding to the news report that Fracking is set to start again in the UK, after being suspended in 2011, following two minor earthquakes; Liberal Democrat spokesperson for North East Derbyshire, Ross Shipman, said: "The events in Preston North Road are of very real concern to the residents of North East Derbyshire. It was the events in Lancashire, seven years ago, that led to the Liberal Democrats undertaking a full scale review of fracking and we determined that the risks outweighed any potential benefits." In Scotland, the Liberal Democrats helped to secure an outright ban on fracking and Ross Shipman wants to see that ban extended. He argues: "There are those who argue that decisions should be made on a local basis; but environmental impacts don't stop as soon as…
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North Derbyshire Lib Dems meeting with Derbyshire Police

North Derbyshire Lib Dems meeting with Derbyshire Police

Police
Following our request to meet with Derbyshire Police, I'm pleased to advise that N-E Derbyshire Parliamentary Spokesperson, Ross Shipman, and N-E Derbyshire Lib Dem Council Group Leader, Cllr David Hancock, will be meeting with Chief Inspector Barry Doyle, LPU Inspector for the North East Rob Bowns, and Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner Kevin Gillott on Thursday 18th October. The Lib Dem team have also invited the Chairs of Tupton and Wingerworth Parish Councils, Cathy Goodyer and Diana Ruff, to enable them to put forward their views following recent increases in crime across the two N-E Derbyshire Wards. "We understand that police budgets have been cut," Ross said. "However, the whole of North East Derbyshire and Bolsover cannot be policed by a dozen officers as is the case now. It's geographically…
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Team Grassmoor

Team Grassmoor

Representation
North Derbyshire Liberal Democrats are proud to formally announce our next set of Candidates for the 2019 District Elections – for Grassmoor Ward, in North East Derbyshire. North Derbyshire's Young Liberal Representative, Blaine Uknighted, will be standing alongside Sandra Hinds. Throughout the year your local Lib Dem team have been working hard for local residents and will continue to do so. Our aim is to improve local services and make ourselves available to you at all times. We hope you will use BOTH of your votes to elect Blaine and Sandra to represent the Grassmoor ward next year. In the meantime; if you need their support - please do not hesitate to contact them on: Blaine.Uknighted@nedbd-libdems.com 07741 497547 Sandra.Hinds@nedbd-libdems.com 07870 975764
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World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018

Health
World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2018 This year's World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause of death for people between 5-19 years old. Being young can be difficult, with changes in every part of your life. From exam pressures, social media, getting to grips with dating, to moving away to uni or getting a new job, young people deal with many different pressures while growing up. Often at the same time they are starting to use drugs, like alcohol, which can make problems worse. Unfortunately there's still a taboo around…
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Organ Donation Week – Words Save Lives

Organ Donation Week – Words Save Lives

Health
Words Save Lives This Organ Donation Week runs between September 3rd and 9th and asks one simple thing of us - to talk to our families about organ donation, today. Many people have never talked about organ donation with their families. That means lost opportunities for donations because families don't know whether a loved one wants to be an organ donor or not. That family support is crucial to donations taking place. If we can make more conversations about organ donations happen we can increase the number of transplants and save lives. There’s no time like the present, talk about it today. Talking about your organ donation decisions makes it easier for your family to support your decision and for you to support theirs. You could help someone waiting for that vital…
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