Hull’s Liberal Democrat councillors reject Labour’s Council Tax rise proposals

Hull’s Liberal Democrat councillors are calling on the Labour administration to freeze Council Tax and help out Hull's residents.

Last week Labour councillors included proposals to increase Council Tax by 1.95% as part of their budget for the coming year.

The Liberal Democrat alternative would be to see a freeze on Council Tax.

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Calls for faulty crossing lights to be fixed

Call have been made for the lights at the pedestrian crossing on Beverley Road, between Mizzen Road and Tesco, to be fixed.

Beverley ward Councillor Dave McCobb made the plea after the power to them failed for the second time in as many months – leaving local people struggling to cross the road without traffic signals.

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Councillor Jackie Dad: Not enough is being done to consult and give warning about changes to bus services

Councillor Jackie Dad has today called for more consultation and advanced warning to service users about changes to bus services in Hull.

In recent months a number of services have been diverted, had timetables adjusted or been withdrawn.

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Councillor Terry Keal welcomes £10k grant for Sutton War Memorial

Sutton Ward Councillor Terry Keal today welcomed £10,000 in funding for the refurbishment of Sutton’s War Memorial.

This funding from the Council follows a successful campaign by local residents and Terry to refurbish the war memorial.

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Council creates new Leisure Company despite concerns

Opposition councillors have raised concerns over the creation of a new arms-length Leisure Company by Hull City Council.

Yesterday the labour administration created the Leisure Company despite many unanswered questions and concerns.

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Councillor Claire Thomas welcomes extra growth deal funding to strengthen the economy and create jobs in Hull and East Yorkshire

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.

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Lib Dem Ed Davey cuts first turf at new Siemens factory in Hull

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.

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Campaigners hit out at Labour's library cuts

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. 

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Hessle Lib Dems on Town Council tax freeze

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.

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Residents Let Down by Council's bin service over the New Year

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.

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