Official Opening for Dragon Park and Butterfly Park

Claire Thomas and Abigail Bell were really pleased to be able to attend the official opening of Dragon Park and Butterfly Park- the two parks on the former Tilbury and Bethune school sites.

Although they have opened rather later than we would have wanted, it's great to see them open for everyone to use at last.

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Lib Dem group respond to Adult Social Care Cuts

The Liberal Democrat group on Hull City Council have spoken out after the Council’s Cabinet made cuts to Adult Social Care.

The decision will see just under £1m removed from the service this year and over £2.5m every year after that.

Two day care centres are set to close, with one older people’s care home effectively closed and sweeping changes to a number of other services to elderly and vulnerable residents.

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Lib Dems attack £100,000 waste on boundary review

Hull’s Liberal Democrat group have condemned the ruling Labour administration has for wasting thousands of pounds of tax-payers money. 

The condemnation follows the publication of an interim report by the Independent Commission set up by Hull City Council to explore the city’s boundaries with the East Riding.

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Former Tilbury School site park open to the public

Lib Dem Councillors Claire Thomas and Abigail Bell have welcomed the news that the park at the former Tilbury School site has been opened to the public.

The park was created after the former Tilbury School site closed, and had originally been scheduled to open in June 2014. 

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Liberal Democrats raise concerns about affordable Conservative government plans

Last week the Chancellor announced that the government will allow developers to build on brownfield land without planning permission.

This is the latest in a series of attacks on local communities and fails to address the real problems, Liberal Democrats in Local Government have said.

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Opposition Lib Dem councillors are calling for more openness over controversial plans for a new cruise ship terminal in the city - which could be sited just yards from people's homes.

The Council's cabinet met this morning and agreed to press ahead with plans for a cruise ship terminal. One of the two potential sites is off the Victoria Dock housing area.

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Campaign for Votes at 16

Sometime before the end of 2017 there will be a referendum to decide whether or not the UK stays in the EU.

Regardless of where you sit in the debate, it's obvious that the referendum will affect the futures of 16 and 17 year-olds, so what better time to reduce the voting age to 16?

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Lib Dems call for Hull City Council to sign up to the Living Wage

At a meeting of Council next week Lib Dem councillors will call for the Council to sign up to the Living Wage.

The Living Wage, which is not the same a Minimum Wage, was set up over a decade ago to ensure that workers are paid enough to live on. Outside of London the Living Wage is currently set at £7.85.

Opposition Lib Dem councillors have been calling for the Council to adopt the Living Wage for some time.

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Lib Dems announce Mike Ross as new Group Leader

Councillor Mike Ross has been announced as the new Leader of Hull City Council’s Lib Dem Group.  Mike, who was previously Deputy Leader, replaces Councillor Abigail Bell. 

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Hull & Hessle Lib Dems Statement on Hull West & Hessle election

Abigail Bell, Lib Dem group leader on Hull City Council, said:-

"The news of a last-minute change of Conservative candidate confirms what we already know – that the Conservatives are really out of the race in Hull West and Hessle. Any chance they had of improving their 2010 performance will no doubt have gone now.

“The facts speak for themselves. Of the 20 Hull and East Riding councillors in Hull West & Hessle, 10 are Labour and 9 are Lib Dems - there are no Conservative or UKIP local councillors anywhere in Hull West and Hessle constituency. Even last year, when the local elections were on the same day as the European Elections, UKIP were third and the Conservatives a distant 4th place across the constituency. If anyone can take on and beat Labour in this constituency – it’s the Lib Dems.

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