£700k on new offices - but no money to keep vital services open

Opposition Liberal Democrat councillors have slammed a decision by the Council to spend £700,000 on new city centre offices within days of closing two Customer Service Centres.

The Holderness Road and Ings CSCs closed permanently from 1st April, with other CSCs in Orchard Park and Bransholme having their hours cut dramatically. The closure of the Holderness Road CSC came despite a 700 petition from local residents calling for it to remain open.

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Lib Dems win new rights for tenants and landlords

The Liberal Democrats have successfully ensured the Government adopt proposals to ensure the money of tenants and landlords is properly protected.

The Government has agreed to adopt the findings of his report by Liberal Democrat peer Lord Monroe Palmer. The report’s findings would make it mandatory for all lettings agents to have Client Money Protection.

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Hull Lib Dems: Make Mental Health a Priority

Hull’s Lib Dem councillors are calling for the Council to make mental health a priority.

At a meeting of councillors they will call for the Council to play a bigger role in improving the mental health for people in our community and tackling inequalities in health.

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Lib Dems: Labour mismanagement has led to Hull Council's finance crisis

Lib Dem opposition councillors are set to slam Hull's Labour administration over their mismanagement of the Council's finances.

At Thursday’s budget council meeting, they will accuse Labour of 'maxing out the Council's credit card'.

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Councils facing £2.6bn hole in social care funding – Lib Dems

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned local councils face a £2.6 billion shortfall in funding for social services by 2020.

Analysis by the LGA has estimated 57 social care authorities will be worse off in 2016/2017.

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Councillor calls for playing field clean-up

A councillor has called for Princess Elizabeth Playing Fields in North Hull to be cleaned up.

Local Councillor Dave McCobb recently took Council managers to see the appalling condition of the playing fields first-hand.

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Liberal Democrats call for Government to invest properly in social care

Opposition Lib Dem councillors are set to slam the Government's response to dealing with the funding crisis in social care. 

Late last year the Government attempted to shift the burden of the social care gap onto local councils by allowing them to increase council tax further.

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Lib Dems demand apology from the Sun and Daily Mail

Hull’s Lib Dem councillors are demanding an apology from the Sun and Daily Mail newspapers over their coverage of Hull’s City of Culture opening week.

At a meeting of councillors next Thursday (19 January) they will demand the newspapers apologise for the unfair, negative and insulting coverage of the city.

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Fluoridation is a 'blank cheque'

Opposition Lib Dem councillors have today condemned senior Labour councillors for moving ahead with proposals to fluoridate Hull's drinking water.

The Lib Dems in Hull have long opposed fluoridation and called for better use of targeted education programmes instead.

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Hull Liberal Democrats welcome ban on letting fees

Hull Liberal Democrats have welcomed today’s announcement in the Autumn Statement that letting fees are to be banned.

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