Councillor Claire Thomas has welcomed the announcement today of extra growth deal funding for Hull and the wider region. It means an extra £9.9 million will be coming to the area between 2016 and 2021. This is on top of £103.7million already allocated in July 2014.
The funding is aimed at boosting the local economy and creating jobs.
Local Lib Dems have welcomed Energy Secretary Ed Davey to Hull as he cut the first turf on Alexandra Dock – kick-starting the new factory that Siemens are building on the site.
Campaigners for Hull's libraries have reacted angrily to plans that will see library services across the city reduced significantly.
A report going to the Council's cabinet this month recommends significant cuts to library opening hours. These include closing Central Library for two half days during the week and full day closures for libraries including Avenues, Fred Moore and Holderness Road.
Lib Dems on Hessle Town Council have frozen Council tax this year.
At a time when every penny counts, we know it's a priority for people in Hessle to keep bills low.
Local Lib Dems are raising concerns with the Council about problems with bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period.
Many people did not have their brown bins collected on their rearranged day or the Saturday after the New Year bank holiday, and the Council are not arranging missed collections for people whose bins were not emptied unless residents themselves rang 300300 to arrange collection.
Lib Dem councillors are calling for Hull’s Council Tax to be frozen in 2015-16, amid fears the Labour administration want to put it up again.
Next year the government has pledged funding to help councils freeze Council Tax.
Maria Coward, Cllr Claire Thomas and the Pickering Ward Lib Dems have launched a petition calling for a zebra crossing for Hessle Rd, near the Police Station.
8th January 2015
Lib Dem councillors have condemned the decision by the Labour administration to spend another £240,000 on consultants.
At a meeting of Council next Thursday Lib Dem councillors will condemn the £240,000 spend and call for further cuts to libraries and Customer Service Centres to stop.
Cullen Close play park, East Hull, is set to receive £30,000 of new play equipment and refurbishment.
The refurbishment will include: new play equipment, new surfacing, two benches, new bins, a netball hoop and some landscaping.
Local councillors have worked to get the Wold Road and County Road South area tided after complaints from residents.
A number of residents in the area had complained to local councillor Ruth Payne about the state of grass verges and footpaths in the area.
Ruth along with Boothferry ward's other councillors, Helena Clay and Karen Woods, arranged for the area to be tided.